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Aeroplane Activities In Perth

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A list of some of the fantastic aeroplane activities for families in Perth.

My three year old daughter is utterly fascinated by aeroplanes, and never fails to point one out as it flies through the air. Perhaps it is the 30-odd flights she has taken in her short life, the pure excitement of travelling or the sheer size of the planes that makes them awe-inspiring for her.

If your children are as equally fascinated by flying, Perth has a number of activities you dedicated to air travel, including the Perth Airport Viewing Platform, the Aviation Museum in Bull Creek and a range of flight simulation centres. If you’re looking for aeroplane and air travel related activities in Perth, read on.

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Perth Airport Viewing Platform
Perth Airport Viewing Platform
Dunreath Drive, Perth Airport (turn right at the big roundabout)

If you want to see some aeroplanes landing and taking off in Perth, the Perth Airport Viewing Platform is the place to go. It is located around 3 to 4 kilometres from the domestic airport and has a free carpark plus wheelchair and pram access.

As our writer Shannon points out in this excellent article about the platform, Perth Airport is not Heathrow, and there can be a long wait between planes coming and going. It is also important to remember that if the weather is unfavourable, the planes will land at another runway. You can read the full article here.

The platform is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm from April to September and from 6:30am to 7:00am during October to March.

Image: Shannon Meyerkort, Perth Mums Group

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Aviation Museum, Bull Creek
Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek (just off Leach Highway)

Learn all about Western Australia’s aviation history.
Come and see a range of aircraft.
You can read an external review here.

Image: WA Aviation Museum


Note – some centres have a minimum age for children to take part in simulation flights. Always check the minimum age with the centre before booking.

Perth Flight Experience Flight Simulator
355 Newcastle Street Northbridge
9228 8737

Runs the Flying Start Children’s Program, in which children can fly a Boeing 737 from the Captains seat.
Children will learn the basics of aviation using games and educational activities.
Also offers children’s birthday parties for children of all ages.

Image: Perth Flight Experience website

Jet Flight Simulator Perth
8/4 Moonie Street, Willetton

Available for children aged 7 and over and adults.
Take the helm of the Boeing 737-800 or an F22 Fighter Jet!
Flight experiences are 30 minutes long.

747 Flight Sensation, Malaga
54 Crocker Drive, Malaga

Experience the thrill of flying a 747 Jumbo Jet!
No experience required, suitable for families.
Bookings are essential.

Flight City, Jandakot
1B Eagle Drive, Jandakot Airport, Jandakot
9417 7703

Fly in the cockpit of a Boeing 777!
Fly to and from a range of destination!

Aircraft Simulation, Mandurah
Unit 12, 7 Galbraith Loop, Mandurah
9534 9737

Fly a Boeing 737 or a Cessna 172!
Flights start from 30 minutes in length, including take off and landing.

Your little pilot will love these aeroplane activities! If you are looking for more fantastic, family friendly activities around Perth, read on here.

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