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.