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We are super excited to welcome you onboard. The Deck is now officially open at City Airport, Barton, Liverpool Road, Manchester M30 7SA. Use the "Book 747 products" link in the above menu to book your time slot now to get onboard the aircraft through one of our many different packages.

On arrival at City Airport, Barton, please follow signs to the right for "The Deck" where parking is available- do not drive ahead into the main car park, you will have gone too far. Disabled parking is signposted outside the front of the hangar. No animals are allowed inside the hangar with the exception of support/assistance dogs.



Flight sim experience onboard the 747 is based in The Deck Hangar, not in the Flight Sim Centre building. Please drive/walk round the back of the flight sim building on arrival and you will see the large blue hangar in front of you. Multiple ticket types available. Our basic sim ticket provides 20 minute session to include three landing attempts at airport of choice. Extended session consists of gate to gate experience from and to an airport of your choice including taxi and engine start. Why not come prepared to the sim with some airports you may like to fly from/to or some scenic areas that you would like to fly over such as the Las Vegas strip, Manhattan, Eiffel tower. Full details on each ticket type via link in menu above. Minimum age to fly is 8. All children under 16 must be accompanied by adult (who must purchase the additional person ticket add on). 

Full wheelchair access is available to the hangar and Doors2Manual shop. Whilst a ramp is available to board the aircraft, due to the nature of the attraction the inside max dimensions between seating and cabin layout means that whilst most wheelchairs will easily fit onboard and down the aisle, some may be slightly too large and most will not fit through the flight deck door. Carer tickets are available via the above links. For flight sim, as flight deck access is unavailable to wheelchair users and due to space constraints, any users must be able to make their way unaided from the cabin into front cockpit seat. 

Due to the distance from the seat to the rudder pedals and control column forward limits, there may be the need for the instructor to assist with flying controls from time to time. 

Flight sim tickets are non-refundable however are changeable (by date/time) up until 7 days prior. Please email us on to amend- we will endeavour to offer you your first choice of availability however this may not be possible. Changes made within 7 days of sim booking once confirmed are subject to a 50% booking cost change fee. Flight sim tickets are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. If you wish to extend the date on your voucher, please email us where a £25 6 month extension charge will be arranged.

In the event of a booking date being confirmed and then a "no-show" occurring, a complete new booking will be required with no refund or deductions in cost.



You must ensure you arrive no later than the start time of the event booked on your ticket. Failure to do so may result in long waiting times for a slot to get onboard to come available however access to the hangar will be possible. For those purchasing flight deck access add ons, your time slot within the booked event time will be provided on arrival. Maximum time in flight deck is 10 mins for a max group size of 4. In order to ensure the aircraft preservation, under no circumstances are any control surfaces to be touched in the flight deck without prior approval from The Deck staff member present. As children must be supervised within the flight deck, a minimum of one adult flight deck add on must be purchased if children want to go inside.


Once on site, please check in at the desk at the front of the hangar. 


General admission to the hangar without an onboard The Deck ticket valid on that day is payable on the door and subject to availability. We reserve the right to refuse this to those without a pre-purchased onboard ticket if max capacity has been deemed to be reached. Pricing as follows for hangar ticket:

Adult- £3.00 (13 and over)

Child- £1.50 (3-12 years)

Under 3 - free (due to cabin environment one infant per adult, this includes if they want to go in flight deck)

All standard 747 Experience tickets are non refundable however are transferable up until 7 days prior- please email for availability.

This ticket gives also access to the hangar, Doors2Manual shop and external aircraft photo opportunities. 

Further info

For details on cockpit workshops and fear of flying, please follow the above link to "book 747 products".

Toilet and restaurant facilities are generally available on site at the airport close to our hangar. Please check the City Airport website for further details. 

For group bookings/educational visits/events larger than 8 please contact us by email on

Gift cards are available for purchase via the gift card tab at the top of the page in the menu, for sim and standard experience tickets. Once booked, we will send a gift card out to you in the post leaving the name sections blank for you to complete. gift cards are valid for 6 months from the date of booking. 

For 6 month and year passes, a personalised, engraved membership card will be sent to you in this post. This gives unlimited access for you (and any family members if purchasing the family card) to the hangar, aircraft and cockpit on days that we are open for six months from date of purchase. Please bring order confirmation if wishing to visit before receiving your card.

For anyone who has received/purchased a ticket as part of a Doors2Manual shop purchase, please turn up at a time of your choice and show your order confirmation email. You will be assigned a boarding time on arrival. There is no requirement for you to use any of the links above.

No food or drink onboard the aircraft

At all times we reserve the right to refuse entry to The Deck 747 Hangar and aircraft. 

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