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Children take to the skies to celebrate Jubilee

Young passengers at check in Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Children from all over the North East were treated to a special flight over the region today as part of the ongoing Jubilee Celebrations. Over a hundred excited youngsters packed departure gate 22 at Newcastle International Airport as flight SL 2012 arrived.

Excitement as plane arrives at Newcastle Airport Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The trip was organised by Newcastle Airport with airline Jet2. Tyne and Wear Vice-Lord Lieutenant Fred Holt joined the party to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.

He welcomed young passengers from Walbottle Village Primary School in Newcastle, Bede Community Primary in Gateshead, Dame Dorothy Primary School in Sunderland, Durham Trinity School & Sports College, North Tyneside Carers’ Centre, and children from Northumberland and South Tyneside.

Boarding the Jubilee plane Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Captain Dixon doing final checks Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Newcastle from plane windows Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The specially chartered plane flew them over well known landmarks as well as their own homes. The captain did his best to fly below the cloud which threatened to spoil the view.

Tyne and Wear Vice-Lord Lieutenant Fred Holt disembarks Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Children disembarking Jubilee plane Credit: ITV Tyne Tees