Unfortunately, the time has come. The final countdown begins. As some of you already know, I’ve left a note on my profile stating my resignation from my CEO position of my VA & inactivity from IFC. This is the final IFC event I will ever create. However, while it’s the final countdown to my leave, it’s also a countdown to a hopefully bright 2021! With that, I & the co-hosts of this event would like to present to you: San Francisco - Bengaluru!
SFO - BLR Flight Time: 17 Hours 30 Minutes
SFO Departure Time: 2020-12-18T23:30:00Z
Co-hosts will not be responsible for any violations or ghosts received during the course of this event.
Please spawn in about 20 minutes before the event.
Do not attempt to pushback at the same time as the person beside you.
If ATC is present, follow all ATC instructions.
Respect IFATC or UNICOM at all times.
Please look at the Airport Charts & Runway Config. Information to be better prepared for the event.
KSFO Airport Chart & Runway Configuration
San Francisco International Airport is the largest airport in the Bay Area. With numerous flights to Europe & Asia, it’s a hub for United Airlines & Alaska Airlines. The SFO terminal being used for this event is Concourse G, the International Terminal for Star Alliance members that fly to San Francisco. Cargo gates & Maintenance Gates have been added in this event.
San Francisco Airport has 2 sets of parallel runways that intersect each other. Runways are 1L/19R, 19L/1R, 28L/10R, & 10L/28R. The most frequently used runways are 1L, 1R, 28L, & 28R, with most heavies departing & arriving on the 28s.
VOBL Airport Chart & Runway Configuration
Kempegowda International Airport is a fully solar-powered airport serving the major tech hub of Bengaluru. It is a hub for IndiGo, AirAsia India, & Alliance Air. The international terminal is being used currently in this event. Remote gates & several domestic gates have been included to accommodate traffic.
Bengaluru has 2 parallel runways. These runways are 09R/27L & 09L/27R.
An Important Message From @ran
Alright, you might be wondering, what’s message? Well, I wanted to share a message. Here goes:
When I first joined the IFC back in September 2019, it was quite an exciting time because the moment I found it, I wanted to be an active part of the community & share the love for aviation that we all do. At first, I was probably the most inexperienced person at using the IFC, but with a helpful community, I was finally able to understand the dynamics here.
Fast forward to October 2019, I went for my first plane spotting session after noticing @Luke’s topic over here. I even started to apply for VAs to fly & have fun with fellow pilots, having only flown 1 time for 1 VA before it, unfortunately, closed down. At the same time, I was working with a friend on creating an Asiana VA, but left when I learned that ANA Virtual was available. Applied in November 2019 (Today, in fact :) & the rest is history! December 2019 was an amazing month & I began settling down into the IFC.
2020 came along & I attended my first event, hosted by @Will_A at EGLL, I enjoyed the event a ton! A few weeks later, ANA Virtual was approved. Ever since then, we’ve been working hard & I definitely thank all the pilots, staff, & IFC for the support, especially with my minimal experience. Unfortunately soon after, the pandemic came, but that also meant more of meeting people & uh… getting into a few fights. I specifically apologize to @GlobalFlyer1 & @Thunderbolt as well as any others that I may have fought with over several matters. I hope we can put matters aside.
2020 has been a crazy year. I’ve met so many people during lockdown. I remember flying with folks, playing skribbl, talking about our lives in general, music, whatever you can think about. I’ve also been able to collaborate with so many people on so many events, especially with SAV & as a mentor to OZVA. We have had fights, we have laughed, we have cried, but in the end, we all love aviation. That’s for sure! Just a month ago, something terrible happened that you may have never seen me again, but you all are freakin’ amazing & have helped me get back on my feet.
I never expected that I’d become regular one day, but I’m quite grateful that I’ve been able to help the IFC in any way that I can. I know I sort of blasted @jasonrosewell (I know I shouldn’t tag staff, but…) back in September & I’m very sorry about that. I’m also glad that from that topic, a civilized discussion took place & now the IFC & IF are at a much better position that before, getting better everyday. Just goes to show that while many of us have different opinions (In the US, a divided nation), the community does so much more together. We are United (If you got my poor joke, yay :)
I thank everyone for an amazing experience. While I’m sort of exiting the IFC (I’m still going to be active on social media), I know there will be people who’ll come along & go. I hope to become part of the glorious future the IFC is headed for someday.
The One & Only,
Now let’s enjoy this event :D
You are free to choose either the Air India 777-200LR, Air India 777-300ER, or United 787-9 for the flight from SFO-BLR. Please comment airline/aircraft type below while signing up.
San Francisco - Bengaluru Gates (41 attendees currently)
|G96||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@PocketRishi||Deadheading to Seattle if necessary|
|Maintenance Apron North 02||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Flightistic|
|Maintenance Apron North 03||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@AGSilver_04|
|Maintenance Apron North 04||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Texan|
|Maintenance Apron North 05||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Mukundan_Srivatsa|
|Maintenance Apron North 06||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@USA_ATC|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-08||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Pilot_Felix|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-09||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Half-Aviation|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-10||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Airliner|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-15||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Tomato_Blast|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-16||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Sanchayan_Chakma|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-19||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@InfiniteArya|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-21||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Nee|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-22||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@CaptainZac|
|Maintenance Apron North 41-23||United||B789||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@KIND9624|
|Cargo Apron 9-03||Air India||B777-200LR||VOBL (Bengaluru)|
|Cargo Apron 9-04||United||B787-9||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@nolan_brant12|
|Cargo Apron 9-05||United||B787-9||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Captainflight|
|Cargo Apron 9-08||Air India||B777-300ER||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Samit16|
|Cargo Apron 9-09||Air India||B777-300ER||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Ainesh_Kumar|
|Cargo Apron 11-02||United||B787-9||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@YC-International|
|Cargo Apron 11-03||United||B787-9||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Infinite_Ec|
|Terminal 3 Gate F81||Air India||B777-300ER||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Skytrail|
|Terminal 3 Gate F83||United||B787-9||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Adhan|
|Terminal 3 Gate F85||Air India||B777-300ER||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Leron_Gundlur|
|Terminal 3 Gate F87||Air India||B777-300ER||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Dip_Prajapati|
|Terminal 3 Gate F89||Air India||B777-200LR||VOBL (Bengaluru)||@Vishark107|