08AUG20 / 1500Z - The End of an Era: Farewell to the Queen of the Skies @ KJFK


The End of an Era: Farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Come join us in New York as we say goodbye to our flagship aircraft, the 747. As we’re sure everyone’s heard, British Airways has retired all Boeing 747 aircraft effective immediately. To commemorate the Queens 30+ years of service we will hosting an exciting event from New York (JFK) to our hub at London Heathrow (LHR).


New York John F. Kennedy (KJFK) to London Heathrow (EGLL)

Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:00 PM


19 An official Event of British Airways Virtual


Server: Expert

Aircraft: British Airways Boeing 747-400

Departure: New York John F. Kennedy (KJFK)

Arrival: London Heathrow (EGLL)

Flight Time: Approximately 5 hours 55 minutes.

Date and Time of Departure: Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:00 PM


Our routes take us slightly north and east, flying over "beantown" before crossing into Canadian Airspace. We will eventually reach the Atlantic Ocean after passing Gander, and the oceanic tracks will then carry us over to the British Isles.

Route 1 (BAVA, AAVA, IFAEGAF )

Departing runway: 31R

Speeds: 250kts to FL100, 315kts to FL280, M.84 to Cruise

Altitude: FL350

Arriving Runway: 09L

Specific procedures for the event will be released prior to the event along with any changes to the itinerary by a representative from your respective VA.

Flight Plan

SID: MERIT6
FPL: BOS COPLY CANAL TUSKY ACADN SUTKO NICSO 4800N/5000W 4900N/4000W 5100N/3000W 5200N/2000W LIMRI XETBO DOLIP SLANY STU LUFTU DIKAS DEZZU GAVGO KENET
Appr I09L


Route 2 (ASVA, DLVA, IFC members)

Departing runway: 31L

Speeds: 250kts to FL100, 315kts to FL280, M.84 to Cruise

Altitude: FL330

Arrival Runway 09R

Specific procedures for the event will be released prior to the event along with any changes to the itinerary by a representative from your respective VA.

Flight Plan

SID: SKORR4
FPL: BETTE ACK KANNI PORTI 4700N/5000W 4800N/4000W 5000N/3000W 5100N/2000W DINIM ELSOX GIPER EVRIN NEKAP LAZTU ABDUK NUMPO OKESI HOFIK
Appr I09R (IBB10)


If you’re a member of BAVA or a community member who’d like to join us, we simply request that you all ask for a gate below (more gates will be added if needed)! We look forward to seeing you there!


Gates at New York City John F. Kennedy (KJFK)
Alaskan Virtual Gates

Terminal 4A

Gate Member
Gate 02 @infiniteflight_17
Gate 04 @CaptainMorin
Gate 06 @AIDAN101
Gate 03 @EvanScruggs
Gate 05 @Kzn_Star
Gate 07

American Airlines Virtual Gates

Terminal 8

Gate Member
Gate 33 @Esaacc999
Gate 35 @HarryH1
Gate 37 @Cole_Papenhausen
Gate 39
Gate 41
Gate 43
Gate 45

British Airways Virtual Gates

Terminal 7

Gate Member
Gate 02 @21cabbage
Gate 03 @Chris_Wing
Gate 04 @Nick_Wing
Gate 05 @Darragh_ODonoghue
Gate 06 @felixcat
Gate 07 @CaptainNoGear
Gate 08
Gate 09 @TimShan05
Gate 10 @Munir_Siddiqui
Gate 12 @DannyHL

Terminal 5

Gate Member
Hardstand 34 @Adam_Wilson
Hardstand 32B @Alexian61
Gate 30A
Gate 09A @SSGTRocky
Gate 11A @DanielOConnor
Gate 14A @ZB1423

Terminal 8

Gate Member
Gate 16 @JackieChan
Gate 14 @Bo-oing
Gate 12 @Ryan2226
Gate 10 @CptAdam
Gate 08X @Pilot_Future
Gate 06 @Joseph.Barnett
Gate 04

Delta Virtual Airlines Gates

Terminal 4

Gate Member
Gate 22 @Babacar
Gate 25B @Gaming_sniper
Gate 24 @SirMarkieMark
Gate 27 @lucaviness
Gate 26 @Juiceplustim
Gate 29 @maestro
Gate 28 @Capt_Jim
Gate 31 @PilotMatt
Gate 30
Gate 33
Gate 32
Gate 35
Gate 34
Gate 37

Global Air Force

Terminal 1

Gate Member
Gate 01 @ThomasThePro
Gate 02 @Captain_Hoss
Gate 03 @BostonStrongWill
Gate 04
Gate 05
Gate 06
Gate 07
Gate 08
Gate 10
Gate 11

Infinite Flight Community Gates
Gate Member
Hardstand 90 @philippine217
Hardstand 89W @Ifly_high001
Hardstand 88W
Hardstand 87
Hardstand 86
Hardstand 85
Hardstand 84
Hardstand 83
Hardstand 97
Hardstand 96

Gates at London Heathrow (EGLL)

There will be no assigned gates upon arrival at London Heathrow, however it is recommended that VAs park at their relative terminals.


BAVA, ASVA, AAVA overflow

Terminals Image Courtesy of LiveFlight


DLVA & AAVA

Terminals Image Courtesy of LiveFlight


IFAE, IFC

Terminals Image Courtesy of LiveFlight


  • Please ensure that you maintain safe spacing of at least 5NM at all times.

  • Obey speeds and flight plan outlined in this event thread.

  • Ensure to use correct unicom procedures.

  • Please spawn in at around Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:45 PM to facilitate a swift pushback at Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:00 PM

  • VA members must fly under their assigned callsigns for the duration of this event.


British Airways Virtual Airline would like to extend its appreciation to our following partners:

Alaska Airlines Virtual l American Airlines Virtual l Delta Virtual Airlines l Global Air Forces

We would also like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the Infinite Flight Staffing team for their assistance with this event, and to our events managers for organising this exciting gathering.


Would you like to attend? Request a gate today to join us for our 747 celebration!

Share any photos of this event with us in the thread below or via this link for a chance to be featured on our Social Media outlets!

Contact Us

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If any Virtual Airline Member or Community Member has any questions regarding this event, then please contact our event managers, @justifyletters or @21cabbage.
British Airways Virtual, 2020.
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