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Liverpool John Lennon Airport Information and Flying Experience Days

An airbase situated in an instantly recognisable part of the UK and named after one of its most iconic figures, Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers the opportunity to enjoy some brilliant flying days and experiences in the North West of England. From helicopter flights over the city, to introductory flying lessons to get your aviation aspirations off to a great start, you’ll have a day out you’ll never forget with FlyDays.

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It offers many eateries inside the airport including Frankie and Benny's, Subway, Starbucks and JD Weatherspoon. Please note some or all of the flying experiences below at Liverpool John Lennon Airport may be run by an independent operator and the flight dates will be subject to availability.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Speke
Liverpool
L24 1YD

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located in the suburb of Speke, half an hour’s drive from the city centre of Liverpool, and is well connected with links from there and surrounding areas such as Warrington and Chester via the A561 road and M56 motorway. The nearest train station is Liverpool South Parkway, and a taxi from the station to the airport takes just under 10 minutes.

Runway
09/27
Dimensions(m)
2285x46
Surface
Asphalt
TORA(m)
09-2162
LDA(m)
09-2101
AMSL
81ft
Restaurant Restaurant
Maintenance Maintenance
Hangarage Hangarage
Custiner Service Customs
Runway True Runways
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Flying Experiences at Liverpool John Lennon Airport Information and Flying Experience Days

Four Seater Half Day Flying Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
Four Seater Half Day Flying Experience
Enjoy a Four Seater, Half Day Flying Experience taking off from John Lennon Airport, Liverpool. When you arrive at the airport you will receive a saf ...
£580.00
Two Seater Half Day Flying Experience Experience from flydays.co.uk
Two Seater Half Day Flying Experience
Enjoy a Two Seater, Half Day Flying Experience taking off from John Lennon Airport, Liverpool. When you arrive at the airport you will receive a safe ...
£505.00
4 Seater 60 Minute Flying Lesson Experience from flydays.co.uk
4 Seater 60 Minute Flying Lesson
Experience the feeling of flying a light aircraft with this 4 seater, 60 minute flying lesson. Taking off from John Lennon Airport in a Piper Warrior ...
£255.00
2 Seater 60 Minute Flying Lesson Experience from flydays.co.uk
2 Seater 60 Minute Flying Lesson
Experience the feeling of flying a light aircraft with this 2 seater, 60 minute flying lesson. Taking off from John Lennon Airport in a Piper Tomahaw ...
£229.00

Flying Experiences in North West

120 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
120 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session
This is a completely unique Flight Simulator Experience as the 120 minute session takes place in the Upper Deck of a real Boeing 747-400. The aircraf ...
£244.95
90 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
90 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session
This is a completely unique Flight Simulator Experience as the 90 minute session takes place in the Upper Deck of a real Boeing 747-400. The aircraft ...
£199.95
45 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
45 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session
This is a completely unique Flight Simulator Experience as the 45 minute session takes place in the Upper Deck of a real Boeing 747-400. The aircraft ...
£139.95
20 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
20 Minute Boeing 747 Simulator Session
This is a completely unique Flight Simulator Experience as the 20 minute session takes place in the Upper Deck of a real Boeing 747-400. The aircraft ...
£74.95
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Available nationwide, these 30-minute helicopter flying lessons are available at a whole host of locations and are completely flexible, meaning it is ...
£259.00
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for Two - Special Offer
Looking for an unusual but fun flying experience day for you and a friend, family member or loved one to enjoy together? We think you'll be excited a ...
£139.98
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
Indoor Skydiving for One - Special Offer
This is your chance to discover the thrills and adrenaline of body-flying on this exciting indoor skydiving experience for one, available to book at ...
£69.99

Information About Liverpool John Lennon Airport

One of the UK’s busiest airports, with around 5 million passengers passing through each year, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is naturally one of our most popular venues for flying experiences we have in the North West of England here on FlyDays.

It was built in the grounds of the historic Tudor manor house Speke Hall, and was originally known as Speke Airport, with scheduled flights commencing from there in 1930 to airports in Eccles, Birmingham and Croydon. Its official opening wasn’t until 1933, by which point it was taking on more Irish Sea crossings to Belfast and Dublin.

With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, civilian aviation was ceased temporarily, as the RAF requisitioned it and it became known as RAF Speke. A ‘shadow’ factory was erected in the grounds of the airport, where over 1,000 Bristol Blenheims and Handley Page Halifax bombers were constructed.

On 8th October 1940, RAF Speke was the site for one of the fastest air-to-air combat attacks in the Battle of Britain, when a Hawker Hurricane, driven by Flight Lieutenant Denys Gillam, shot down a German Junker 88 plane, which was subsequently captured in a famous painting titled Fastest Victory, by military artist Robert Taylor.

As the war ended in 1945, civilian flights and passengers through the airport slowly began to return to normal pre-war levels, growing to 75,000 in the three years after. With the arrival of the swinging 60s - a decade that was to prove fruitful for putting Liverpool globally on the map - the city took control of the airport, with HRH Prince Philip opening the new runway extension there in 1966.

Beatlemania bought Liverpool into sharper focus, with newsreels of the time picturing adoring fans of John, Paul, George and Ringo crowding outside the old Grade II listed Art Deco terminal of the airport. Even though the airport is still in operation at a new building, the old terminal has since been transformed into a hotel owned by the Crowne Plaza group as a mark of its cultural significance.

In 2001, 21 years after his death in 1980, the airport was renamed in honour of John Lennon to the name we now know it as today. And with the old Yellow Submarine sculpture from the Albert Docks situated at the entrance to the airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport now remains as iconic a landmark and tourist attraction as the city itself.

Heli Across the Mersey

One of Britain’s best loved cities, FlyDays offers an unbeatable way to take in the famous sights of Liverpool with our range of Helicopter Flights we offer for One or Two to enjoy.

However far you choose to fly for, whether it’s 6 miles or 25 miles, you’ll take off from the helipad at the airport, up into the skies with your pilot acting as your tour guide to help you point out all the key sights as you fly up the mouth of the River Mersey.

Anfield stadium, the home of 2020 Premier League champions Liverpool F.C, the Royal Albert Docks, St George’s Hall, the Cavern Club. All of these and more are at your feet, and you’ll get to see them in a way you never have anywhere else.

The Flying Liverpudlian

If you’ve dreamed of taking to the skies above Liverpool, flying for yourself, our range of flying lessons and flying schools that are hosted at Liverpool John Lennon Airport will help you realise that dream.

Sessions in our two seater aeroplanes last for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Whichever one you go for, they’re a fantastic way of getting you introduced to the joy of flying your own plane, and all under the guidance of a CAA qualified instructor.

Plus they’ll count towards the tuition and experience you need to apply for your Private Pilot’s Licence, so it could just be a treat for yourself or a present for a loved one that pays out long term in a nice career or hobby in aviation.

Booking to Fly at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

FlyDays is looking forward to you booking your next flying day or experience with us at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. You can purchase an open gift voucher which is great to treat yourself or a loved one with, and offers flexibility for when you want to attend your next event there.

But any of the experiences you see listed with available dates can be booked onto directly as well. Whichever option you go for, all you’ll need to do is look forward to enjoying some quality time in the air over the North West of England.

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