So this was my first long haul flight in IF. My normal flight times have always been short and medium-haul, with my longest being 5 hours.
So I decided to take a shot in the dark and fly the British Airways 747-400 service (BAW283) from London to Los Angeles.
This was flown on the training server and the flight plan was created (as always) with SimBrief and FPLtoIF, Flight time was 10.5 hrs.
Taking off rwy 27L @ EGLL
Climbing out of Heathrow
About 2 hours into cruise… The middle of the Atlantic ocean
Laaand hoooo! Somewhere over Northern Canada
Over the Navada Desert on descent to LA
Final rwy 25L @ KLAX
A terrible landing (this wasn’t the flare… This was the bounce.) Not used to the height of the cockpit on the 74!
The taxi back was smoother
Thank you for flying British Airways!
Thanks for reading-
Your friendly neighborhood New Zealander,