Onboard Virgin Atlantic Flight VS045. London Heathrow, England, UK – New York (J.F.K Intl), USA




Date: Wednesday 8th July 2009
Airline: Virgin Atlantic
Flight No: VS045
Aircraft: Boeing 747-4Q8
Aircraft Name: "Lady Penelope"
Aircraft Reg No: G-VFAB
Serial number: 24958 LN:1028
First flight date: 14/04/1994
Delivery date: 28/04/1994
Seat No: 52J (Window Seat)
Departure Airport: London Heathrow, UK
Depature Gate No: Terminal 3, Gate 16
Departure Runway: 27L
Arrival Airport: New York (John. F. Kennedy Intl), USA
Arrival Gate No: Terrminal 4, Gate 26
Arrival Runway: 31L
Take-off Time: 2:26pm BST
Arrival Time: 4:25pm EST (BST-5)
Flight Duration: 6hrs 59min

0:06 - Boarding Pass

0:16 - Cabin Crew PA detailing the duration of the flight. View of the ground handling agents.

0:24 - British Airways 767-300 on Runway 27L about to depart.

0:30 - British Airways 767-300 takes off from Runway 27L.

0:35 - View of Terminal 4 with a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 737-700 on Stand.

0:40 - Turning onto Runway 27L.

1:47 - Take-off and view of Terminal 5.

2:24 - Close-up of the wing.

2:32 - Ascending through the clouds.

2:41 - Ascending out off the clouds.

2:49 - Flying over the clouds and into clear blue sky.

3:01 - Fields of Southwest England.

3:03 - iMap showing the route from London to New York.

3:09 - iMap Flight Data.

3:26 - Flying over Anglesey, Wales and out into the Irish Sea.

3:32 - Close up of the General Electric CF6-80 engine.

3:38 - Inside a Virgin Atlantic 747-400 toilet.

4:14 - Lunch time. Overview of the meal - Puerto Rican Beef Stew.

4:45 - iMap flight data.

4:48 - Flying next to Iceland.

4:52 - 5 hours till landing.

5:01 - Flying over thick cloud over the Atlantic Ocean.

5:15 - Flying over the Labrador Sea and approaching the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

5:26 - Snowy mountains of Newfoundland.

5:35 - Greenery and lakes.

5:48 - 443 miles / 59 mins till landing.

5:54 - Entering into the United States of America.

6:01 - Seat overview.

6:36 - Tray-table overview.

6:47 - Safety Card.

6:51 - Overhead panel overview.

6:56 - The Galley.

7:12 - Flying past clouds.

7:17 - Very long pier.

7:31 - Starting our descent into New York.

7:36 - Banking left.

7:43 - Close-up of air-brakes.

7:59 - Close up of flaps extending with a right bank over the Atlantic Ocean.

8:12 - Turning right over Long Island.

8:20 - Long Island Beach and the surroundings.

8:37 - Banking left for line-up on Runway 31L.

8:41 - Seawane Country Club

8:49 - Final approach.

8:19 - Landing on Runway 31L at New York (John. F. Kennedy Intl).

9:28 - Touch-down.

10:05 - Cabin Crew welcome announcement and turning off the runway.

10:32 - Flaps retract.

10:42 - Taxiing past the Aircraft Control Tower.

10:48 - El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 - 4X-ELB at the Gate B29 with ground service crew servicing the aircraft.

11:03 - A Singapore Airlines 747-400 and Qatar Airways 777-300ER on Stand.

11:15 - Etihad Airways Airbus A340-541 - A6-EHD at Gate B30.

11:30 - Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-642 - G-VGOA at Gate B28.

11:53 - Pulling onto Stand B26.

Filmed using the Sony HDR-HC9 HDV1080i High Definition Handycam.

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