6SEP20 / 1600Z - The Heathrow Retirement Sendoff @ EGLL

Hello Everyone

Welcome to The Heathrow Retirement Sendoff

Credit


aviationphotographic.com

Hosted by KTJ_Mitchell

As we all know here at the IFC, during the year 2020, many airlines have retired their aircraft early due to the drop in air travel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some very iconic aircraft are also included such as the British Airways 747, British Airways A318, and Air France A380.

This event goal is to combine all of the aircraft being retired in 2020 or due to be retired in 2020. This event hopefully is able to represent all of the aircraft in all different sizes in liveries which we have seen recently having a retirement announcement or already have been retired.

This event will take place at EGLL, which is where there are enough gates to accommodate all of the airlines and aircraft which will be featured in the event. All of these airlines included fly into London. Helps to keep a little bit of realism too.

Credit

https://fsxinsider.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-planespotter-h/

About London Heathrow
London Heathrow Airport, originally known as London Airport until 1966 and know known as London Heathrow Airport ICAO:EGLL IATA:LHR is a major international airport serving London, United Kingdom and the surrounding area. Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic.

List of Aircraft included in Event

British Airways Boeing 747-400
British Airways Airbus A318-100
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600
KLM Boeing 747-400
Air France Airbus A380-800
Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER
SWISS Airbus A319-100
Qantas Boeing 747-400
Singapore Boeing A330-300
Delta Boeing 777-200ER
American Boeing 757-200
American Boeing 767-300ER

Event Information

Server: Expert
2020-09-06T16:00:00Z
NOTAMS: Please use realistic procedures with or without IFATC

Credit

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9644039

Gates

Terminal 5 (British Airways)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
501 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
502 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
503 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
505 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
506 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
507 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
508 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
509 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
511 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
512 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
513 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
515 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
517 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
518 British Airways A318-100 KJFK via EINN
519 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
520 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
521 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
522 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
523 British Airways A318-100 EINN only
Satellite 1 (British Airways)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
531 British Airways 747-400 CYYR
532 British Airways 747-400 KSJC
533 British Airways 747-400 KIAH
534 British Airways 747-400 KATL
535 British Airways 747-400 KDTW
536 British Airways 747-400 KLAX
537 British Airways 747-400 KJFK
538 British Airways 747-400 OERK
539 British Airways 747-400 VHHH
541 British Airways 747-400 WSSS
542 British Airways 747-400 WMKK
543 British Airways 747-400 KORD @KTJ_Mitchell
544 British Airways 747-400 KBOS
545 British Airways 747-400 KSFO
546 British Airways 747-400 DGAA
547 British Airways 747-400 KDFW
548 British Airways 747-400 KIAD
Satellite 2 (British Airways)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
558 British Airways 747-400 KSFO
557 British Airways 747-400 KJFK
556 British Airways 747-400 KLAX
555 British Airways 747-400 KORD
554 British Airways 747-400 KBOS
553 British Airways 747-400 KLAS
552 British Airways 747-400 KMIA
551 British Airways 747-400 KIAD
568 British Airways 747-400 KPHL
567 British Airways 747-400 KDFW
566 British Airways 747-400 OMDB
565 British Airways 747-400 KSAN
564 British Airways 747-400 KJFK
563 British Airways 747-400 KPHX
562 British Airways 747-400 CYYZ
561 British Airways 747-400 KDEN
Satellite 3 (British Airways)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
572 British Airways 747-400 ZBAA
573 British Airways 747-400 FACT
575 British Airways 747-400 MMMX
576 British Airways 747-400 FAOR
590 British Airways 747-400 KSEA
591 British Airways 747-400 KJFK
592 British Airways 747-400 KAUS
594 British Airways 747-400 RJTT
595 British Airways 747-400 RJBB
596 British Airways 747-400 VABB
Terminal 3 (Virgin Atlantic, Delta, American, and Qantas)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
326 American 757-200 KPHL
328 American 757-200 KPHL
330 American 757-200 KJFK
332 American 767-300 KPHL
334 American 767-300 KJFK
336 American 767-300 KCLT
340 American 767-300 KORD
342 Delta 777-200 KATL
335 Delta 777-200 KSEA
331 Delta 777-200 KBOS
329 Delta 777-200 KJFK
327 Delta 777-200 KDTW
325 Delta 777-200 KATL
323 Delta 777-200 KSEA
318 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KATL
320 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KJFK
322 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KEWR
364 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 DNMM
365 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 VIDP
363 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 FACT
321 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 OMDB
319 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KMIA
317 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KBOS @Jack_Q
316 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 VHHH
313 Virgin Atlantic A340-600 KLAX @Knellered
307 Qantas 747-400 YSSY via WSSS
305 Qantas 747-400 YSSY via WSSS @Robert_Thomas1
303 Qantas 747-400 YSSY via OMDB
301 Qantas 747-400 YPPH via WSSS
Terminal 4 (Air France and KLM)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
461 Air France A380-800 LFPG
405 Air France A380-800 LFPG @Skylineheavy
406 Air France A380-800 LFPG
408 KLM 747-400 EHAM
410 KLM 747-400 EHAM
411 KLM 747-400 EHAM
Terminal 2 (Singapore Airlines, SWISS, and Air Canada)
Gate Airline Aircraft Destination Pilot
218 SWISS A319-100 LSZH
217 SWISS A319-100 LSGG
216 SWISS A319-100 LSZH
213 SWISS A319-100 LSZH
212 SWISS A319-100 LSGG
211 SWISS A319-100 LSZH
231 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
232 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
233 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
236 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
238 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
239 Singapore Airlines A330-300 WSSS
241 Air Canada 767-300 CYHZ
242 Air Canada 767-300 CYYZ
243 Air Canada 767-300 CYOW
244 Air Canada 767-300 CYUL
246 Air Canada 767-300 CYVR @Canadian_Aviator
247 Air Canada 767-300 CYYC
248 Air Canada 767-300 CYYZ
249 Air Canada 767-300 CYUL

Credit

https://aeropx.com/photo/20111105180026

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Trivia

How many 747-400s did British Airways operate?

  • 57
  • 60
  • 109
  • 29

0 voters

When was the last time the callsign Speedbird 1 was used before the A318?

  • Aircraft Ferrying Flight
  • First flight of a new route
  • Concorde LHR-JFK
  • Codeshare Flightnumber

0 voters

Hope to see you there!

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Can I take this?

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246 AC 763 to CYVR there you go!

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WOW. This is such a well thought and organized event. I can’t join but this is AMAZING.

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Thank you very much!

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Can I take gate 305 to YSSY via WSSS please

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305 QF 744 YSSY via WSSS gotcha down thanks for joining!

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Awesome as thanks

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Thank You very much to Virgin Virtual Group for sponsoring the event!

To find more info about them, go back up to my original post and scroll to in between the gates and trivia. This can send you to both their main VA thread, their website, and their instagram!

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I’ll take gate 317 to KBOS!

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317 KBOS VA A346 There you go!

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This looks amazing! Can I have an Air France A380 to LFPG?

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@SkyLineHeavy sure! Do you have a gate preference or do you just want me to assign you a random one?

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I’m good with whatever you pick.

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Alright then, 495 AF 388 LFPG, there you go!

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I’ll take the KLAX Virgin route if I may?

Alrighty, 313 VA A346 to KLAX there you go!

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Gonna see if we can get some more signups!

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