Get used to the sight of easyJet planes going round in circles over Ellesmere Port and Wirral this week.

That's because the budget airline is carrying out pilot training exercises at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

This often involves planes landing then taking off again straight away, as well as flying round in circles over and over again.

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An Airbus A319 aircraft was today (Wednesday, May 11) seen doing numerous manoeuvres over the River Mersey, south Liverpool, Wirral and Ellesmere Port.

According to the flightradar24 website, easyJet flight EZY9090 took off at 1.53pm and is still carrying out operations.

An easyJet spokesman said: “easyJet has been conducting routine crew training flights at Liverpool, which are set to continue for the rest of the week.

“The airline has a comprehensive training programme for its pilots and, as part of this, conducts numerous flights of this kind every year.”