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)
2019-02-09T15:30:00Z → 2019-02-10T22:45:00Z
An official Event of British Airways Virtual
ATC should be available upon arrival at KJFK.
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
EGLL D113B D256K 5127N/053W D101H CPT KENET UGNUS OKTAD 5150N/237W TALGA LANON BADSI LIPGO DOGAL 5500N/2000W 5600N/3000W 5600N/4000W 5400N/5000W NEEKO ALLEX PLYMM PVD 4126N/7145W TRAIT PARCH CCC ROBER KJFK
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||Attendee||Callsign (If Applicable)|
|Gate 535||@joslleymiguel_holand||Speedbird 116 Heavy|
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!