18JUL20 / 2100Z - Gatwick Airport Flyout to Mauritius @ EGKK to FIMP **Completed**

Welcome to London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the second-busiest airport by passenger traffic in the UK, after Heathrow and the ninth-busiest airport in Europe!
As of 2020 Gatwick is the busiest airport in the world to operate only one runway with a passenger use of 46.5 million at the end of 2019.
With some of the biggest airlines operating out this airport such as British Airways, EasyJet, Emirates and TUI (etc), the airport has been almost out of use due to the COVID-19 pandemic with hundreds of aircraft sat on the ground out of use.

I think it is time we gave Gatwick a bit of Infinite Flight love and operate a huge fly out to using the long-haul aircraft the airport used to operate on a daily basis!!

That being said, this event will give Gatwick the chance to operate to its full capacity using its single runway operations flying to the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Why Mauritius?πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊAccording to SkyScanner there are currently 7 flights a week that operate to MRU, with the two dominating airlines being TUI and British Airways!

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊThe attraction of tourism to Mauritius is immense with the island having stunning views, crystal clear waters and a great historical background it is more than the perfect luxurious holiday destination for any traveller

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊThe island is located in the Indian Ocean around 1,200 miles off the South East coast of Africa with the capital being located on mainland Mauritius, Port Luis

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊWith this Mauritius is one of the most well known and popular scuba diving destinations in the world, due to its access to a whole new world of marine life, coral reefs and ship wrecks that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊThis destination sees over 1.3 million tourists each year, and the numbers are growing!!

I think Mauritius and Gatwick needs to be celebrated in infinite flight don’t you?

πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊSo what are you waiting for? Pack your flight bags and join me on this epic flight using a TUI 787 or British Airways 777-200ER, the views will stun you on final approach after this 12 hour flight! πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί

Sponsor for this Event

I am proud to say my favourite Virtual Airline, and one I have been a member of for 2 years, @OldTuiVirtual , is our sponsor for this event!!

TUIVA is probably one of the best VA’s I have been apart of, and if you can put yourself in a TUI 787 for the 12 hour flight it would be great to get the TUI colours flying again out of its main hub LGW, to one of its most favoured long-haul destinations, Mauritius!!

Lets see those TUI colours flying!! (If you prefer BA 777-200ER Thats fine too!!)

Event Details

Server: Expert

Airport: London Gatwick Airport - EGKK

Date: 18th July 2020

Time: 2100 Zulu - Pushback will be 30 minutes after event start

NOTAMS: Please read through EGKK Airport charts , Runway in use will be utilised on the day, either being 26L/08R (Weather Dependent).

FIMP is a fairly small airport with 16 gates available for the 787/777 to park, therefore, depending on numbers please be patient on landing, taxi-way holding may have to be put in effect (again depending on numbers), please see FIMP Airport charts for more details.
Finally, IFATC is not expected on the day.

Other than that, have fun and I really hope we get some good numbers attending for this amazing flight!! Enjoy✈️

Note Flight Plan will be available, and posted here on the day of event!!

Gate Assignments

Please reply to this thread with the following details: Gate, Aircraft, Pilot/Callsign - I will then put your name in the gate requested below.

North Terminal Gates
Gate Aircraft Airline Pilot / Callsign
Gate 46 789 TUIVA @FlyCymru101
Gate 47 789 TUIVA @DeccyB
Gate 48 788 TUI @Tsumia
Gate 49 788 TUIVA @JustinG
Gate 50 789 TUI @Liam_Gardener
Gate 51 789 TUI @Infiniteflightuk2
Gate 52 789 TUIVA @Will_King2 (Event Host)
Gate 53 789 TUI @kieran464
Gate 54 788 TUIVA @Dreadjack888
Gate 561 788 TUIVA @Hari
2B Gate 563 788 TUIVA @Azuolerr
2B Gate 566 789 TUIVA Unoccupied
2B Gate 568 788 TUIVA @ncl.spotter
2B Gate 571 789 TUIVA @Zak_Plant
2B Gate 573 β€” β€” β€”
2B Gate 111 β€” β€” β€”
2B Gate 102 β€” β€” β€”

South Terminal
Gate Aircraft Airline Pilot / Callsign
Gate 13 772 BA @VH-VCQ
Gate 15 772 BA - D27WW @Bobby_Burg
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More Gates can be added Depending on Popularity of Event!!

Special thanks to @DeccyB for helping me create my very first event thread for IFC!!

Event Details
FPL - Flight Plan can be copied from host (CaptainKing)
Please use the following loads depending on your selected aircraft:

Aircraft Fuel PAX Cargo
787-8 70,000KG 300 5,700KG
787-9 74,600KG 320 5,300KG
777-200ER 87,000KG 300 5,000KG

Push back will be initiated 30 after event start (2130 ZULU), this allows for all event attendees to spawn in time
We will be pushing back from Gate 571 then 568 and so on
Please read airport charts attached in above thread to ensure you are familiar with FIMPs airport layout
Taxi-way hold may have to be in affect on arrival depending on numbers

Climb Profile
This is extremely important as there are large number we need to keep at least a 10nm distance from each aircraft throughout, so please follow the follow climb profiles out of EGKK, if you need to adjust for whatever reason, please do so:

Speed VS Altitude
220KTS 2600 5,000ft
250KTS 2400 11,000ft
300KTS 2200 16,000ft
300KTS 2000 21,000ft
300KTS 1600 26,000ft
300KTS 1400 28,000ft
Mach .80 1200 35,000ft (Cruise)

One last thing… Have Fun!


First sign up: I’ll take gate 46 (north terminal) Tui B788 callsign will probably be TUIVA189

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Pls can I take Gate 46 mauritius obvs 789?

Thanks for the plugin πŸ˜„

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I’ll go for:

Gate: 47 (north)
Aircraft: B788 Tui
Pilot: Justin Grimm
Callsign: TUIVA190

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Quick memo: TUI only uses the north terminal in LGW with BA in the South πŸ™ƒ

I’ll take whatever gate in the North Terminal with the TUI 788 πŸ˜‰

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Great will put you in gate 46!!! Thanks for the sign up πŸ€ͺ✈️

Haha no worries!! It will have to be gate 47 !!788 or 789 whatever you feel is good ✈️

Haha yeah I know thought I’d chuck a few extra gates (hoping numbers will increase) ✈️
Gate 48 it is πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the sign up !!

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Any is good!

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Gate 50 - 789 - Tui

Many thanks :)

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Gate 50 coming up!! Thanks for joining ✈️

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Hey please can I have a gate? πŸ˜„
I’m very experienced with this route as I’ve flown it many times in real life and in infiniteflight.
I’d also be cool as I’m from Mauritius as well!

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Ah amazing!! I am a big fan of this route and have flown it many times with TUI!!! And My Uncle is from MRU😁 An amazing place!!
Gate 51 coming right up! TUI 789 Ok for you ?

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Yeah! Can’t wait!

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Perfect all done!! Should be a good event!! Hopefully we will get a few more signing up ✈️

Such a hard decision between the 772 BA or 789 for TUI😬Do i stay loyal, add variety to the event and have the animated cockpit with the 772 . ORR do i fly the dreamliner, which i haven’t flown in ages n keep the tui theme going? Please surprise me!!


The surprise is… It’s got to be the TUI 789!! Especially as you haven’t flown it in a while ✈️
Gate 53 coming right up!! Thanks for singing up!! Hopefully should be a great event!! 😁

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To this please:

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Thanks Will! Can’t wait!

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Hey yes of course!! I will put you at South Terminal gate 13 as you are the first BA ✈️ Hopefully we will get some more BA sign ups! If not I will move you to get 54 nearer to the event time 😁 Thanks for the sign up !!