Copyright WDR/Claus Langer
Copyright WDR/Claus Langer
Copyright WDR/Claus Langer
Copyright WDR/Claus Langer
Copyright WDR/Claus Langer
Copyright WDR/Claus Langer

Yesterday, almost 80,000 children set a new visitor record at the WDR "Door Opener Day" of the Mouse in Germany, in New York, Austria, France and Luxembourg. At the invitation of the "Sendung mit der Maus", around 800 companies provided insights into the world of adults for the eighth time in a row on German Unity Day – it was a matter of honour that Eurowings was also present at its largest location, Düsseldorf Airport. Once, as a captain, announce the flight from Düsseldorf to London: Yesterday's idea at DUS Airport was to give children a live experience of the exciting world of flying including a visit to the cockpit with seating in the captain's chair, of course.

Around 80 children and their parents had the opportunity yesterday, as part of the "Door Opener Day", to experience up-close take-offs and landings on a bus tour over the apron and to learn exciting details, for example about aircraft handling, aircraft parking fees and the tricky aptitude test for pilots. Once sitting in an aircraft turbine and once pressing one of the countless buttons in the cockpit: The highlight of the day - besides the visit of the mouse - was the subsequent tour of a Eurowings A320 (with former Air Berlin painting) in hangar 7. The colleagues of Lufthansa and Eurowings Technik around Thomas Schroers, Fleet Manager Longhaul, shared their knowledge with the mouse fans and fascinated not only the nine-year-old Emmi from aviation, who as a captain was allowed to announce the Eurowings flight from Düsseldorf to London live on the radio (WDR2).