Takeoff and departure

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Beautiful Queen of the Skies.

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Walk-around. Checking the engines.

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London ground, Virgin 019 request pushback.

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After pushback. Virgin 019 taxi and hold short runway 27L via F B M U N2W.

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Taxiing on the Bravo taxiway.

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Turning…

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British Airways 747 docking at Europier. The old control tower in the background.

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Turning towards Mike taxiway. Croatia Airlines A320 at the gate.

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Ready for takeoff.

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Rotate.

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In the background T5 in the making.

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Positive rate. Gear up.

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Overflying WOD VOR and turning towards CPT VOR.

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Overflying Nottingham. East Midlands Airport in the distance.

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Lake District National Park.

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Contacting Scottish Centre.

En route

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Crossing the Atlantic close to Island.

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Cruising.

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Empty cockpit at FL330.

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Overflying Greenland.

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Climbing to FL360.

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Centre tank is empty. Shutting down fuel pumps.

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Approaching top of descent, after almost 10 hours.

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The Coast Ranges of California.

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Sacramento Valley.

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Lake Mendocino.

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Turning towards San Francisco.

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The drylands of California.

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The Bodega Head peninsula.

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Point Reyes.

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San Francisco Bay covered with low clouds.

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The Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz Island in the distance.

Arrival and landing

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Overflying Golden Gate Park.

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KSFO on display.

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Turning to intercept a localizer.

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San Mateo Bridge.

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Long final.

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Minimums.

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100…

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Over the runway threshold.

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Spoilers deployed. Reverse thrust.

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Holding short to cross 28L.

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Taxiing.

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Part of the United fleet.

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Towards the gate.

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Ground crew.

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Connected with the bridge.

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Parked and secured.

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Impressum

  • PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies
  • Heathrow Xtreme by UK2000
  • VFR Real Scenery by Just Flight
  • MegaScenery USA 2004 Vol.3, Northern California by PC Aviator
  • San Francisco by FlyTampa