“Teachers should make $1,000,000 a year, or at least more than rock stars”.

That’s the general sentiment, and exact verbiage of many parents around the world learning to educate their “perfect” children from home. Even with the most perfect of children, it’s just not easy.

Any and all educational distractions are welcome, and Virgin Atlantic is launching 15 minutes of fun and education, every day this week, via the ‘Virgin Atlantic Flight School’. And yes, even fully grown aviation geeks are invited.

The Instagram TV series will feature unique insights from aviation professionals including pilots, engineers, customer experience designers and cabin crew.

On Tuesday, April 14th, Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Pilot, Bernice Moran kicks things off with inside the life of a pilot. Parents, kids and anyone of the aviation geek persuasion are invited to submit questions 24 hours in advance of the sessions, and have their questions answered.

Here’s the rest of the weeks sessions, so far…

Date Name Job role Subject Matter
Tuesday 14th April Bernice Moran Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Pilot A day in the life of a pilot
Wednesday 15th April Otis Dublin Virgin Atlantic Cabin Service Supervisor Cabin crew medical training and crisis management
Thursday 16th April Henry Buckley Customer Experience Designer Designing a world class aircraft cabin
Friday 17th April Macauley Rhind Apprentice Engineer What goes in to keeping an A350-1000 flying?

So how can you take part?

Virgin Atlantic is launching these daily sessions from their Instagram, and all can be viewed from a mobile phone. Simply follow Instagram handle @VirginAtlantic for more details, and of course for the videos which go live at 1PM UK Time (8AM EST) daily.

From pilot barbie dolls to this aviation learning series, Virgin Atlantic is attempting to inspire the next generation of aviation innovation and professionals, including bridging the gender gap in the aviation industry.

For now, you can have your questions answered, and the magic of flying demystified online every day this week at 1PM. It’s not like you’ve got somewhere to be.

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