Planes

Would you like to know what's involved in managing the skies over Birmingham?

There are planes to fly, model planes to see and our very own Air Traffic Control.

You won’t need your pilots licence or a head for heights to fly in Flight School, just a steady hand. Take to the skies on a flight simulator and learn to take off and land a variety of aircraft from a sea plane, single seater Cessna or Red Bull stunt plane. Take off from Birmingham airport or fly down the Las Vegas strip, take a moment to see the sights from a whole new angle.

Whilst these flight simulators are reasonably easy to use, we don’t recommend them for smaller children, as they will have trouble reaching the rudder pedals. 

On both the first and second floors you will see plenty of detailed model aircraft and aircraft memorabilia, from our collection, along with some large models that were made and flown by Ron, an ex pilot who regularly volunteers in Flight School.

Air Traffic Control was officially opened in 2015 by Richard Massingham, Head of Air Navigation Services, (ATC) at Birmingham Airport. Get a glimpse into what it takes to manage the skies above Birmingham and other international airports, with the live view of flights taking off and landing.

Upcoming Events
WWTP Little Christmas Lights Switch On
DATE: 19 November-17 December 2016  |  Exclusive

The nights are drawing in which means the lights are coming on, and here at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes all the model layouts take on a magical look at night.

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Model Making Course, Session 2
DATE: 3 December 2016  |  Exclusive

Budding modellers now have the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade with the launch of our new railway modelling sessions.

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Discover a Magical Christmas at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes
DATE: 19-30 November 2016  |  Exclusive

As Autumn fades into Winter WWTP takes on a Christmassy feel. There is host of activities taking place during November and December in and around our interactive areas.

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