[Arrived!] British Airways Virtual Presents: "Fifty Years of the Queen!" @ EGLL - 091530ZFEB19


British Airways Virtual Presents: Fifty Years of the Queen!

It may be surprising to some, but the Queen of the Skies has graced our skies for almost fifty years.
Join British Airways Virtual as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Boeing 747 on the day of its inaugural test flight, as we fly an iconic B747 route, from London Heathrow to New York John F. Kennedy, with ATC services (hopefully) active at KJFK during the event! Join us as we pay homage to arguably the most iconic aircraft to ever fly in our skies, known affectionately as the Queen of the Skies, and the first “Jumbo Jet”.

Did You Know?


By Aldo Bidini - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pan-American-World-Airways-Pan-Am/Boeing-747-121/1292533/L?qsp=eJyrVkrOzytJrSgJqSxIVbJSSsxJKs1V0lEqSCxKzC1WsqqGiHimKFkZG5oZmtXWAgDBChDW, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60446121

As a matter of fact, the First Commercial Boeing 747 flight was between London Heathrow and New York John F. Kennedy Airports, on January 21st 1970. (Pan Am flight 2)

London Heathrow (EGLL) to New York John F. Kennedy (KJFK)


19 An official Event of British Airways Virtual

control%20tower ATC should be available upon arrival at KJFK.

Server: Expert

Aircraft: British Airways Boeing 747-400

Departure: London Heathrow (EGLL)

Arrival: New York John F. Kennedy (KJFK)

Flight Time: Approximately 6 hours 45 minutes.

Date and Time of Departure: 2019-02-09T15:30:00Z

Flight Plan


Climb Profile: 2200 ft/min, 240kias to FL100, 310kias to FL280, Mach 0.84 to cruise

Cruise: FL380 (38,000ft)

Descent Profile: Start Descent at PVD VOR, Mach 0.84 to FL280, 290kias to FL200, 260kias to FL120, 245kias or less to final approach.

Fuel: Approximately 85,000 kilograms.

Please comment below to be assigned a gate. We will be departing from Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, as this is the main British Airways Terminal at Heathrow. We will aim to all park at Terminal 7 in New York, the terminal at which BA park at JFK.

(At London Heathrow (EGLL)):

Gate Assignments
Gate Attendee Callsign (If Applicable)
Gate 531 @Max_burrell BAVA334
Gate 532 @Matt BAVAONE
Gate 533 @CJHoughton BAVA-4
Gate 534 @Matevz_Treven BAVA184
Gate 535 @joslleymiguel_holand Speedbird 116 Heavy
Gate 536 @CaptMj BAVA193
Gate 537 @Finley_Baverstock BAVA476
Gate 538 @Hytexta BAVA218
Gate 539 @Ross_Mainprize BAVA179
Gate 541 @Matthew_Rush BAVA210
Gate 542 @Infinite_flight_A320 BAVA377
Gate 543 @CaptainCam ASVA001
Gate 544 @AIDAN101 ASVA083
Gate 545 @elovelin ASVA096
Gate 546 @Benjwri BAVA141
Gate 546 @Diederick BAVA363
Gate 548 @Harry_Evans BAVA214
Gate 557 @Ilkka_L BAVA342
Gate 556 @James_Harvey BAVA120
Gate 555 @PrzemekGancarz BAVA127
Gate 554

More gates will be added as necessary.

  • Please ensure that you maintain safe spacing of at least 5NM at all times.
  • Obey speeds and Flight Plan outlined in this event thread.
  • Make sure to follow any and all ATC instruction.
  • Please spawn in at around 2019-02-09T15:15:00Z to facilitate a swift pushback at 2019-02-09T15:30:00Z

  • Double time is up for grabs! As always, this will be multiplied for you by a Flight Supervisor. Please mention in the comments of your PIREP that you are eligible for Double Flight Time!
  • Please make sure that you request a gate and fly using your assigned BAVA Callsign (BAVA296, for example).

So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us as we pay tribute to the most iconic aircraft ever manufactured, on one of its most iconic routes!

As stated above, please comment below to request a gate! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Event Managers @Max_burrell or @21cabbage.

Contact Us

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I’ll happily take a gate for BAVA! (BAVA014)

Great looking event thread! I’m already looking forward to it!


i will take gate to for BAVA184 thanks!


I’ll take a gate as usual. (speedbird 116 heavy)


Could I hate hate 539 please. BAVA179


BAVA193 I’ll take one!!!


Put me on reserve I may not be able


BAVA476 I’ll take one


BAVA218 I will take a gate thanks !


Ill take a gate please. BAVA210


I actually did not know this. Thank you for informing me. How fascinating.


All replies above this message have now been assigned a gate. See you there! -MB


I’ll take a gate BAVA116


I would love to join!
My callsign is ASVA001


Sign me up!BAVA377


Me too! ASVA096


We apologise however we have had to make a slight timing change to the event. The event will now be departing at 15:30Z with an ETA of 22:45Z. We hope everyone can still make it but if you can no longer attend please let us know 🙂

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


Have assigned gates to the most recent replies. Please all note the time change and once again on behalf of the BAVA team sorry for any inconvenience caused. We still hope to see you all there! -MB


I’ll take a gate now the time has changed :) - BAVA141


Max can I get gate 531 or 542