4 Oct 2012
Meet the air-prentice
It’s the kind of job that quite a few adults would dream of – so it has to be huge fun for a 10-year-old… testing out Virgin Atlantic’s refurbished 747s.
And Billy Yeomans, from Chichester, is easily one of the best children to try it out, after creating his own plane cabin in his family home, collecting over 30 aeroplane safety cards and navigating his Dad on a flight to Switzerland to become the airline’s first Junior Approvals Manager.
Billy beat off the competition from over 600 applicants to spend the day at Gatwick Airport on the plane, testing the inflight entertainment, taste testing a menu and fiddling with the seat settings, before taking a nap in one of them.
The 10-year-old is then making his report to Richard Branson – highlights are that the games are ‘brilliant’ although the food doesn’t beat his mum’s home cooking (aaaah) – before around half a million children follow in his footsteps on 650 flights a year.
Image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic (and Billy)