08AUG20 / 1600Z - The BA 747 Sendoff @ EGLL

The British Airways 747 Sendoff!


It was announced just hours ago that British Airways will be permanently scrapping their 747s. The BA 747 is one of the most iconic versions of one of the most iconic planes ever built, and has carried so many people across the world, including myself, three times in fact. Please join me in giving these birds a proper sendoff, especially because they won’t get one in real life.


Event Details

Server: Expert
Airport: London Heathrow - EGLL
Time: 2020-08-08T16:00:00Z
NOTAMS: Please respect either UNICOM or IFATC.


Gates

Below are every route that I could find that the BA 747 has operated on a regular basis at some point. If there’s somewhere I’m missing, please let me know!

Terminal 3
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot Assigned Runway
323 British Airways 747-400 Cape Town [FACT] @Liam_Gardener 9L/27R
325 British Airways 747-400 Cape Town [FACT] 9L/27R
326 British Airways 747-400 Denver [KDEN] @CPT_Colorado 9L/27R
327 British Airways 747-400 Denver [KDEN] @nolan_brant12 9L/27R
328 British Airways 747-400 Las Vegas [KLAS] 9L/27R
329 British Airways 747-400 Las Vegas [KLAS] 9L/27R
330 British Airways 747-400 Miami [KMIA] @CPT_HILD 9L/27R
331 British Airways 747-400 Miami [KMIA] @AviatorNikola 9L/27R
332 British Airways 747-400 Nairobi [HKJK] @Raptor_416 9L/27R
334 British Airways 747-400 Nairobi [HKJK] 9L/27R
335 British Airways 747-400 San Diego [KSAN] 9L/27R
336 British Airways 747-400 San Diego [KSAN] @DeltaCs100 9L/27R
340 British Airways 747-400 Vancouver [CYVR] 9L/27R
342 British Airways 747-400 Vancouver [CYVR] 9L/27R
353 Remote British Airways 747-400 Accra [DGAA] 9L/27R
357 Remote British Airways 747-400 Cape Town [FACT] 9L/27R
Terminal 5A
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot Assigned Runway
505 British Airways 747-400 Toronto [CYYZ] @jasper.hero 9L/27R
508 British Airways 747-400 Mexico City [MMMX] @Louis_Woodward 9L/27R
512 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @I-am-the-captain-now 9L/27R
514 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @Pingu 9L/27R
516 British Airways 747-400 Singapore [WSSS] 9R/27L
518 British Airways 747-400 Tokyo Narita [RJAA] 9R/27L
Terminal 5B
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot Assigned Runway
531 Remote British Airways 747-400 Lagos [DNMM] @GameBoy_KIRB 9L/27R
532 British Airways 747-400 Phoenix [KPHX] @AviationFreak 9L/27R
533 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @Stellar_G 9L/27R
534 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @IF787 9L/27R
535 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @DanyyRude 9L/27R
536 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @Mukundan_Srivatsa 9R/27L
537 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @anon38496261 9R/27L
538 British Airways 747-400 Los Angeles [KLAX] @Jacob_Layton 9R/27L
539 British Airways 747-400 Los Angeles [KLAX] @Andrew_Yates 9R/27L
541 British Airways 747-400 Seattle [KSEA] @Leron_Gundlur 9R/27L
542 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @RTG113 9R/27L
543 British Airways 747-400 Philadelphia [KPHL] @TylerShah 9R/27L
544 British Airways 747-400 Philadelphia [KPHL] @Captain-787 9R/27L
545 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @TheAirplaneBoy3520 9L/27R
546 British Airways 747-400 Houston [KIAH] @John19 9L/27R
547 British Airways 747-400 Austin [KAUS] @snoman 9L/27R
548 British Airways 747-400 Austin [KAUS] @Suhas 9L/27R
Terminal 5C
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot Assigned Runway
551 Remote British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @Smitty824 9R/27L
552 British Airways 747-400 Hong Kong [VHHH] 9R/27L
553 British Airways 747-400 Lagos [DNMM] @William_Jones 9R/27L
554 British Airways 747-400 Washington Dulles [KIAD] @FloAviation 9R/27L
555 British Airways 747-400 Washington Dulles [KIAD] @Lufthansa2 9L/27R
556 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @CPT_Bambi 9L/27R
557 British Airways 747-400 Philadelphia [KPHL] @Voyager456 9L/27R
558 Remote British Airways 747-400 Chicago O’Hare [KORD] @AnonymouslyAnonymous 9L/27R
561 Remote British Airways 747-400 Chicago O’Hare [KORD] @Marcel001 9L/27R
562 British Airways 747-400 Chicago O’Hare [KORD] @Planeviation 9L/27R
563 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @LazyGuy222 9L/27R
564 British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @charrison 9L/27R
565 British Airways 747-400 Delhi [VIDP] 9R/27L
566 British Airways 747-400 Los Angeles [KLAX] @nativetoalaska 9R/27L
567 British Airways 747-400 Boston [KBOS] @Brody_Swiatek 9R/27L
568 British Airways 747-400 Boston [KBOS] @AAEagle 9R/27L
572 Remote British Airways 747-400 Johannesburg [FAOR] 9L/27R
573 Remote British Airways 747-400 Johannesburg [FAOR] 9L/27R
575 Remote British Airways 747-400 New York JFK [KJFK] @Derp_PH 9R/27L
576 Remote British Airways 747-400 Beijing [ZBAA] 9R/27L
581 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dubai [OMDB] 9R/27L
582 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dubai [OMDB] 9R/27L
583 Remote British Airways 747-400 Mumbai [VABB] 9R/27L
590 Remote British Airways 747-400 Mumbai [VABB] 9R/27L
591 Remote British Airways 747-400 Victorville [KVCV] @ClassicAirlinerLover 9R/27L
592 Remote British Airways 747-400 Toronto [CYYZ] @Oliver_Willis 9R/27L
594 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dallas-Ft. Worth [KDFW] @Bobby_Burg 9R/27L
582 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dubai [OMDB] 9R/27L
583 Remote British Airways 747-400 Mumbai [VABB] 9R/27L
590 Remote British Airways 747-400 Mumbai [VABB] 9R/27L
591 Remote British Airways 747-400 Victorville [KVCV] @ClassicAirlinerLover 9R/27L
592 Remote British Airways 747-400 Toronto [CYYZ] @Oliver_Willis 9R/27L
594 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dallas-Ft. Worth [KDFW] @bob 9L/27R
595 Remote British Airways 747-400 Dallas-Ft. Worth [KDFW] @iiExTReME 9L/27R
596 Remote British Airways 747-400 Mexico City [MMMX] @Mexinschweiz 9L/27R

More gates will be added if necessary.


Have you been lucky enough to fly on a BA 747?

  • Yes!
  • No

0 voters

I’ll leave you with this picture from Heathrow in July 2019. Pictures is G-BNLY painted in the Landor Retro Livery at Stand 547 preparing for my flight to Austin, with another 747 in the background as well. (Credit: Me)

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Noooooooooooooooo! This is so sad to see them go, I’ll miss seeing them in the skies. I’ll take 552 to JFK.

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You’re signed up! It’s super sad, probably the saddest aircraft retirement for me personally in my lifetime. Just out of curiosity, where have you flown a BA 747 to?

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New York JFK to London Heathrow.

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I was going to next year 😒

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Man, that’s disappointing. Where to/from?

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LAX-LHR and back. Even though we have a direct flight to EGCC, I wanted to fly a 747 before they were gone. (Because we go to Manchester when we go)

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I’ll take 568 to Boston… I believe this an event we should all partake in!

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Sure thing! I’d love to see the community come together around this!

562 British Airways 747-400 Chicago O’Hare [KORD]

Ill ave tis flight please! Love the BA747, RIP, queen of the skies!

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Can I get this one? Thanks!

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Can i take this please. Truly awful news I hope the -8s fly for many years to come.

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I think we chose the same one, I can change to 567 to KBOS

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Ok, thanks!

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Sorry, I am running an event at that time:(

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Can I take remote 590?

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@Planeviation sure thing!


@Stellar_G you’re signed up!


@William_Jones the gate is yours!


@IF787 I can give you a different gate to JFK if you’d like, or one to BOS. Let me know!


@GameBoy_KIRB sure thing!


@VH-VCQ, no worries, this event is 6 hours earlier if you happen to be interested

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Thank you!

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I wish I could’ve flown on one but I didn’t have the chance. I am so sad to see them go. I would join the event but thanks to the new update I am back on grade 2 😭😭😭 because I only had 74 landings. I’m so sad that I couldn’t fly on one and that I can’t make this event.

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It’s very sad indeed. I could put you down temporarily if you’d like if you think you will be grade 3 in a few weeks again (no worries if that’s a no though)

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