My child loves Airside Andy, but who are the characters they work at the airport with? How are they different to my avatar? And how do they keep the airport running smoothly? As your child builds the airport with others and new characters emerge, you’ll be able to tell the difference between all the friends and vehicles. For now let’s get started with a look at our title character Andy and his trusted friend Tilly…
Andy out on the airfield
Andy is the controller and the team leader at the airport. Andy’s main goal is to run the most well-organised and smooth-running airport in the world. Energetic, enthusiastic and optimistic – Andy loves his job! He also loves plans and charts and lists.
If only everything always went according to his plan!
Despite his position of responsibility, Andy is not an authoritarian figure, more an enthusiast! He is prone to allow his sense of play to run away with him. Andy’s best quality – his enthusiasm for the running of the airport and trying out new things to improve it – can sometimes get him into a tangle or a tight spot!
From his workshop base, Andy enjoys tinkering with the vehicles and introducing them to new gadgets – with assistance from his friend and colleague Tilly….
Super smart Tilly
Tilly runs the Warehouse and is great at helping Andy find whatever he needs – and, if she can’t find it, she’ll invent it! She is Andy’s super resourceful friend and is a smart problem solver – she is clever and creative and always finds solutions to problems. Tilly is both grounded in fundamental mechanics and engineering and hi-tech savvy.
Andy and Tilly are real friends to kids. Inspired by their adventures in the virtual world, your child then lives out their own airside stories through imaginative play. As a result they begin to understand important lessons about problem solving, working together and expressing their emotions.