Qantas Virtual Presents: Entering the Jet Age @ YSSY - 241200ZSEP16

Server: Leg 1 & 2: Training Server 1 / Leg 3: Expert Server

Region: Leg 1: Australia, Leg 2: New York, Leg 3: London

Airport: YSSY to YORG. KSWF to KJFK. EGHH to EGLL.

Aircrafts: QantasLink 717-200, Jetstar A320

Flight: (Unless instructed by ATC otherwise) Climb: to 10,000ft @ 3000fpm, max 240 knots then to FL200 @ 2000-2500fpm, max 300 knots. Descent: FL200 to 10,000ft @ 2000-2200fpm, slow to 240 knots. 10,000ft to 5,000ft @ 1500fpm, speed 200 knots. (Only descend to 3000ft unless safe @ 1200-1500fpm, slow to 170-180knots) - All speeds in IAS

Descent Waypoints: Begin your descent at the following fixes; Leg 1 - MVI / Leg 2 - MAY12 / Leg 3: JEDIL (Unless instructed by ATC otherwise)

Time: 1200ZULU, 1300BST , 2200AEDT , 0800EDT

check your local time here

NOTAM: All Welcome to join!

57 years ago in July, Qantas ahead of all other airlines outside the US started receiving their first 707-128 jet airliners. September that year they started flying Sydney to Heathrow via New York. Come join us as Qantas Virtual hosts a commemorative flight celebrating this monumental moment in Australian aviation history. Infinite Flight Escort Service will also fly escort for the event.

Please follow all appropriate rules and if ATC is present their instructions as well.

Please find charts for the relevant airports below;

YSSY

YORG

KSWF

KJFK

EGHH

EGLL

Please copy my flight plan before push back. I will take off last to ensure everyone has the flight plans. My callsign for the day will be J0RDY to make it easier to find me. Feel free to join us at the start of any or all of the 3 legs. If there are any prospective ATC’s willing to control any of the 6 airports in the event, just hit me up!

Look forward to seeing you in the skies!

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Leg 2

Leg 3

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great event and using my home airport of Bournemouth as well!!

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This is the most well thought-out event I have seen in quite some time. Congrats

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Thanks very much @Rodney_Buckland Appreciate the kind words 👊🏽

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I agree with @Rodney_Buckland to the highest degree. This is probably THE best planned flight that I’ve come across on here. Please, keep up the great work.

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As this event draws closer, I would like to make a point that the speeds, climb/descent rates and Waypoints to begin your descent have all been calculated and tested to ensure a safe take off and landing. If you go outside the specified instructions, you may have to take corrective measures.

*If ATC approach is present, their instructions override the set rates stated here.

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*Damn…I just realised I put the wrong time in the video 😂 It’s still 1200zulu regardless of what my weary mind put in the video

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The countdown is on! Join us for this historical event!

Be sure to add QV to your callsign to show you are an event participant!
See you in the skies!

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Not long now everyone! No gate assignments needed as you all have the info required. Look out for me at Gate 2-01 and copy my flight plan before pushback. See you at Sydney in a few hours!

Great! I’ll see you there![quote=“Eric_Jordy, post:1, topic:67657, full:true”]
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Server: Leg 1 & 2: Training Server 1 / Leg 3: Expert Server

Region: Leg 1: Australia, Leg 2: New York, Leg 3: London

Airport: YSSY to YORG. KSWF to KJFK. EGHH to EGLL.

Aircrafts: QantasLink 717-200, Jetstar A320

Flight: (Unless instructed by ATC otherwise) Climb: to 10,000ft @ 3000fpm, max 240 knots then to FL200 @ 2000-2500fpm, max 300 knots. Descent: FL200 to 10,000ft @ 2000-2200fpm, slow to 240 knots. 10,000ft to 5,000ft @ 1500fpm, speed 200 knots. (Only descend to 3000ft unless safe @ 1200-1500fpm, slow to 170-180knots) - All speeds in IAS

Descent Waypoints: Begin your descent at the following fixes; Leg 1 - MVI / Leg 2 - MAY12 / Leg 3: JEDIL (Unless instructed by ATC otherwise)

Time: 1200ZULU, 1300BST , 2200AEDT , 0800EDT

check your local time here

NOTAM: All Welcome to join!

57 years ago in July, Qantas ahead of all other airlines outside the US started receiving their first 707-128 jet airliners. September that year they started flying Sydney to Heathrow via New York. Come join us as Qantas Virtual hosts a commemorative flight celebrating this monumental moment in Australian aviation history. Infinite Flight Escort Service will also fly escort for the event.

Please follow all appropriate rules and if ATC is present their instructions as well.

Please find charts for the relevant airports below;

YSSY

YORG

KSWF

KJFK

EGHH

EGLL

Please copy my flight plan before push back. I will take off last to ensure everyone has the flight plans. My callsign for the day will be J0RDY to make it easier to find me. Feel free to join us at the start of any or all of the 3 legs. If there are any prospective ATC’s willing to control any of the 6 airports in the event, just hit me up!

Look forward to seeing you in the skies!
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My callsign will be BE48ST! I’ll spawn at Gate 2-02, See you there!

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The Spirit of Australia takes to the skies at the top of the hour! Hope you can join us on this historical event!

10 minutes! The Qantas Virtual Group awaits!

Right behind you Jordy!

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There are SO MANY people!!! Sydney is as busy as KLAX atm! 😱

Congrats everyone! Awesome first leg! 2nd leg starts soon on TS1 @ KSWF to KJFK

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Are you going to hold short until everyone comes?

We lost a lot by the end @LachyRobertson . Don’t think many of them have access to the expert server.

We did turn YSSY into KLAX for a while there though 😂😂😂

Thanks to everybody who joined the event and celebrated not only a historical event in Australian aviation history, but a historical even in aviation history in general! Qantas was the first airline company outside the USA to purchase and fly a jet powered commercial airliner. A big moment in aviation history. It wouldn’t be Qantas’ last “Firsts” either. Their innovation and professionalism is what makes them the worlds leading airline today. And the Qantas Virtual Group will be here to hold the events to commemorate those achievements, so stay tuned for more historical events coming soon!

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This made me laugh 😂

We turned the crossing at runway 07 in to the M1 Freeway 😂😂😂😂

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