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DC10 Education Centre

The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

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Introduction

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • The Runway Visitor Park is a Dementia Friendly Site and champion.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cabin.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 identical entrance doors leading into the cabin.
    • There is tactile paving at the bottom of the steps only.

Classroom

  • The classroom area is the front of the cabin of this old airliner.
  • It contains the fixed airline seating, with armrests both sides (photographs 1 and 2).
  • Some of the central seats have been removed, and folding seats can be used here if required (photograph 3).
  • There is a large tv screen at the front of the cabin area.
  • There is level access throughout the cabin area, however, there is a deep, marked step leading into the cockpit (photographs 4 and 5).
  • Lighting is good throughout.
  • There is no hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Visitor Centre Reception, including the Concorde Hangar and Conference Rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the toilet block in the centre of the park, next to the reception building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Visitor Centre Reception, including the Concorde Hangar and Conference Rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the toilet block in the centre of the park, next to the reception building.