There is an Art . . . to Flying . . .

. . . The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. — Douglas Adams, ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’.

Airline travel has changed — a lot — over the last few years, with increased security measures meaning longer wait times for passengers and more restrictions on luggage.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the fascination that airports and airplanes have for children. The idea that an enormous piece of machinery such as a modern airliner can actually lift off the ground and fly is wondrous — even to many adults.

It’s not surprising, then, that the Airport theme is a favourite Playmobil theme, and that is has now been refreshed for 2007. There are three large pieces to this theme: the Jet Plane (#4310), the Airline Terminal (#4311), and the Cargo Zone with Forklift (#4314). The Jet Plane can be used either as a passenger plane or a cargo carrier; the seats can be dismantled and removed in order to make room for cargo. The Airline Terminal features security personnel as well as check-in counter staff and passengers, and the Cargo Zone boasts a forklift for manoeuvring containers and security barriers.

The smaller pieces include the Cargo Crew (#4315), with mobile stairs, a scissor lift, and a baggage cart; the Airport Tower (#4313) with blinking light and control desk; the Airport Vehicle (#4319) with directional signals; the Horse Cargo (#4316), and the Passenger with Dog (#4317).

This theme is in stock now. Bon voyage!

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