24MAY20 / 1600Z - Visit Scotland From Home! Glasgow airport flyout @ EGPF

Visit Scotland from Home! - 2020-05-24T16:00:00Z


Pictured above are the fairy pools in Skye, around 45 minutes from Glasgow

Hello Infinite Flight Community! I would like to introduce you to my home country of Scotland, and what better way to do this than a flyout from one of our biggest airports. Glasgow International Airport (IATA: GLA; ICAO: EGPF), is the second biggest airport in Scotland, and lies around 10 miles west of Glasgow city. Last year, 8.8 million passengers travelled through Glasgow airport, with the biggest airline operating by passenger volume being easyJet, and the most routes being offered by Jet2. Glasgow primarily has routes inside the UK, and in Europe, however there are some airlines operating to America and the Middle East, including a daily emirates A380 service to Dubai.

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An aerial view of airside at Glasgow airport

The spirit of this event is to see the beauty of Scotland, and to visit the neighbouring countries of England, Wales and Ireland. Scotland is home to many beautiful islands, most of whom can be reached by plane. Take your favourite light aircraft for a tour of the nearby Glencoe valley, and then up to go hunting for the fabled loch ness monster near Inverness. The Dash-8 Q-400 is the perfect choice to visit some of the larger islands, such as Benbecula, Lewis and the Shetland Isles. A personal recommendation is to visit the beach airport at Barra, and experience landing right next to the water in the TBM-930.

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Twin otter landing at Barra beach airport - the only one of its kind in the world!

This event is brought to you with the help of easyJet Virtual. I have been a member of easyJet Virtual for almost 2 months now, and we are an amazing community of pilots with a fantastic selection of routes that will take you all across Europe โ€“ from Reykjavik to Rhodes and Birmingham to Bodrum we can take you anywhere you want to go. Go even further with our codeshares, taking you to Dubai, Los Angeles and Hong Kong to name but a few. So, go on, have some more orange, and take to the skies with easyJet Virtual!
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Please be aware, that most of the gates at Glasgow airport only allow for aircraft up to the size of a 737/A321, and to allow for maximum occupancy, there will only be a few slots for heavies.

Date & Time: 2020-05-24T16:00:00Z
Server: Expert
Airport: Glasgow International (EGPF)

Here are the gates available, with the airline and aircraft size according to the gate. The east pier is for easyJet, Jet2 and TUI, as they have the biggest variety of routes internationally. The central, domestic pier is for all routes to the UK and Ireland - I highly recommend these ;). The west pier is for all other international, longer haul routes.

East Pier (Low cost intl)
Gate Airline Destination Dest ICAO Aircraft Attendee
1A easyJet Berlin EDDB A319 @Dreadjack888
3 easyJet Paris LFPG A319 @PATOU95 - EZYVA419
4 easyJet Palma de Mallorca LEPA A320 @silverlink - EZYVA1
5 easyJet Funchal LPMA A320 @GeorgeD - EZYVA318
6 easyJet Geneva LSGG A320 @Jack5101 - EZYVA145
7 easyJet Pula LDPF A320 @Mr_Pika_Man_Smith - EZYVA380
8 easyJet Palma de Mallorca LEPA A320 @ScottishPilot - EZYVA350
9 Jet2 Dubrovnik LDDU B738 @hazc1905 - Channex 221
10 easyJet Venice LIPZ A320 @DannyHL - EZYVA503
11 easyJet Palma de Mallorca LEPA A320 @kyle0705
81 Private Charter Dubai Intโ€™l OMDB A318 @tominski - G-TOBY
82 easyJet Bordeaux LFBD A320 @josh_104 - EZYVA2
Domestic Pier
Gate Airline Destination Dest ICAO Aircraft Attendee
14 Loganair Barra EGPR TBM-930 @DanG387
15 Loganair Campbeltown EGEC TBM-930 โ€”
16 Loganair Tiree EGPU TBM-930 โ€”
17 Loganair Kirkwall EGPA Dash-8 โ€”
18 Loganair Benbecula EGPL Dash-8 โ€”
19 Loganair Stornoway EGPO Dash-8 @CaptainNoGear - LOG1851
20 Loganair Sumburgh EGPB Dash-8 โ€”
21 easyJet Belfast EGAA A319 @Luke_King-kong - Easy 0825
22 easyJet Luton EGGW A319 @charlieab29 - EZYVA104
23 easyJet Gatwick EGKK A319 @Tommy_Chadburn
24 easyJet Jersey EGJJ A319 @15shawo - EZYVA4
25 British Airways London City EGLC E190 @James_Wright - BAVA271
26 Aer Lingus Dublin EIDW A321 @itz_miri
West Pier (International)
Gate Airline Destination Dest ICAO Aircraft Attendee
27 WizzAir Budapest LHBP A320 โ€”
28 Delta New York JFK KJFK B757 @DeltaCs100
29 KLu Amsterdam EHAM DC-10F @delightt1
30 Virgin Atlantic Orlando KMCO B744 โ€”
32 TUI/Thomson Lanzarote GCRR B757 โ€”
33 Air Transat Toronto-Pearson CYYZ A330 โ€”
34 WestJet Halifax CYHZ B738 โ€”
36 KLM Amsterdam EHAM B738 @joshualjk - AFKLM147
37 Emirates Dubai OMDB A380 @bradders777x
38 British Airways Barcelona LEBL A321 โ€”
40 Air Berlin Berlin-Schoenefeld EDDB A320 @Mconover2022 - AirBerlin 862
GA stands

When requesting a GA gate, please let me know what you intend to do, Iโ€™ll put it below and maybe someone else might join you. Scotland is better seen with good company!

Stand Intention Aircraft Attendee Callsign
GA01 Flying to Fife (EGPJ) C172 @Scott.Paddon I F A E Euro
GA02 EGVN-EGPF-EGVN C130J @vr-206sqn-raf Comet 888
GA04 Flying to Barra (EGPR) TBM-930 @danieloconnor โ€”
GA05 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA06 Flying to LGA (!!) TBM-930 @United2 โ€”
GA07 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA08 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA09 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA10 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA11 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”
GA12 โ€” โ€” โ€” โ€”

More GA gates can be made available upon request

To reserve your spot, reply to this post with your desired gate, and callsign. Destination changes can be made within reason, those above are provided as a suggestion. If Barra turns out to be popular (which I hope it will), I will dedicate more gates to it.

Guidelines & Key info

  • Please spawn at your gate 10 minutes before the start time
  • Be sensible with regards to pushing back - donโ€™t go at the same time as your neighbour!
  • Keep a sensible distance between you and the aircraft ahead when taxiing - the APU is not a tasty pre flight snack
  • Have a look at Glasgow airportโ€™s charts to find your gate, and other important airfield info
  • Make sure you file a flight plan - FPL2IF is great for this
  • Intersection departures are encouraged for lighter and GA aircraft, as you will not need the full length of the runway, and it means you get more time to fly :)

Thanks everyone for reading, and I hope to see lots of you at Glasgow soon!

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I will take this one please :)

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Canโ€™t wait for the event! Can I have a gate to Palma please

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Thats you both added!

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Yay! Canโ€™t wait!!!

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Gate5 EZYVA to Funchal

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i will take GA01 please, Callsign will be I F A E Euro.
I will be flying to my home airport โ€˜Fife Airportโ€™ on the east coast in Fife. EGPJ.
I will be taking the C172 please.

Greetings from a fellow Scotsman

Scott

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Thats you both added! Thanks guys

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Yes Yes Yes and Yes! (Did I mention yes?)

Too many routes to choose from!! Iโ€™ll take gate 19 Loganair to Stornoway. Callsign LOG1851

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Lovely stuff, thats you added!

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Lovely event, nice seeing Scotland getting some love! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ โ™ฅ๏ธ

Iโ€™ll take the easyJet burrminham gate for EZYVA please!

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206 Sqn would like to visit & Fly Out, could we have a GA spot please

Comet 888
EGVN-EGPF-EGVN
C-130J

Cheers

VR-206 Sqn

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@Charlieab29 @VR-206sqn-RAF thatโ€™s you both added, look forward to seeing you both at the event!

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Hi jack, this looks like a wonderful event! Iโ€™ll take a GA gate down to Barra in a tbm please. Never flown there but it looks cool. Cheers ๐Ÿ˜†

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Thatโ€™s you added, enjoy, itโ€™s fun!

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Hi guys ! May I have gate 3 to Paris pls ?! EZYVA419 for my callsign thanks ! ๐Ÿ˜

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Nice event mate, may I have the Jet2 to dubrovnik as Channex 221

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Thatโ€™s you added! cheers

Gate 24 please (EZYVA420)

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Thats you added! Thanks