ATC and tracking of G-BOAF’s last flight



11:18 - Muddypaws :-

Taxied 11:14

Will come up first on 134.125

Airborne

Climbing to 13,000ft Heading

Climbing to 1,500ft  280 deg

Other a/craft have butted in to say goodbye


11:30 - Muddypaws :-

Climbing to 21,000ft


11:32 - Muddypaws :-

Appears to be going out west towards Bristol
Climbing 26,000ft
Requesting 33,000ft as very light

 

11:32 - Gnirts           :-

134.750
Climbing FL260 (26,000ft) and requesting FL310 (31,000ft)

pretty light today


11:33 - Muddypaws :-

Climbing 31,000ft

 

11:35 - GAF            :-

At 11:38 now on 133.600 Passing FL288 (28,800ft)


11:32 - Gnirts           :-

Currently 133.6 London.

 


11:35 - Muddypaws :-

Freq 133.6 now, I may loose her ATC signal soon


11:37 - Muddypaws :-

Maintaining 31,000ft, F/E (Flight Engineer) is retiring after this flight

 

11:37 - Gnirts           :-

Getting louder and louder here I’m in Wales.

The bloke sounds depressed on the radio.

Maintaining FL310 (31,000ft) still.


11:38 - GAF            :-

Just called London 133.600 at FL310 (31,000ft). Plenty of

chat between pilot  and ATC re last flight etc

 

11:40 - Muddypaws :-

Appears to be going west.

I’m  losing ATC contact.

Lots of goodbyes and thank you's flying about

 

11:40 - Gnirts           :-

Just a chat with Les Brody

Overhead Bristol at this time.  


11:41 - Gnirts           :-

132.95

 

11:41 - GAF            :-

 At 11:41 at FL310 (31,000ft) over Bristol

At 11:42 changed to 132.950 at FL310 (31,000ft)


11:42 - Gnirts           :-

Overhead join at minute 45 and landing at 1 o'clock

 

11:43 - Muddypaws :-

 ATC Freq. change that I couldn't hear. Too faint.


Sorry -- lost ATC contact now still at 31000 I believe.


11:53 - Gnirts           :-

Still up on 132.95 westbound.



11:58 - Gnirts           :-

133.615 passing FL500 (50,000ft) left turn to re-establish inbound



11:59 - Gnirts           :-

Would like to route Jersey, Guersney and back around

 

12:03 - Gnirts           :-

Descending FL370 (37,000ft)


12:03 - Gnirts           :-

Still with Brest ACC on 133.615


12:07 - Gnirts           :-

Descending FL340 (34,000ft)

 


12:11 - Gnirts           :-  

Levelling FL340 (34,000ft)


12:20 - Gnirts           :-  

London 135.05

Descending FL180 (18,000ft)

Routing DCT SAM
Squawk 5176 ident

 

12:21 - Gnirts           :-

Correction maintaining 340 until advised.

 


12:22 - Gnirts           :-

Descending FL200 (20,000ft)


Someone asked permission to formate on the aircraft. Pilot replied

with "tomorrow, not today"

 


12:24 - Muddypaws :-

Heading north . Expect 12000 by Southampton.

 

12:22 - Gnirts           :-

Heading 010, expect FL180 (18,000ft) at Southampton.
Just off the south coast.

12:25 - Gnirts           :-  

Pilot has just twigged with the vectors, they're taking him directly overhead Swanick ATC centre.

12:26 - Muddypaws :-

Heading 010
“    “   “  020
Requesting to go right over the top of somewhere

 

12:27 - Gnirts           :-

 London 135.8

 

12:28- Muddypaws  :-

 Heading 025
 Freq 135.8
 Down to 18,000ft

 

12:28 - Muddypaws :-

 Left onto 350


12:29 - Gnirts           :-

He briefly plugged the burners in over Swanick

 

12:29 - Muddypaws :-

 Left 280

 Freq134.75


12:31 - Muddypaws :-  

 Heading 275

  Descend 11,000ft


12:31 - Gnirts           :-  

 London 134.75 now

 

12:32 - Gnirts           :-

Down to FL80 (8000ft)


12:32 - Gnirts           :-

 136.075 Bristol radar


12:33 - IanK66        :-

 136.075 Now

 

12:34 - Gnirts           :-

 3000ft QNH 987

 122.725 now Filton


12:37 - Gnirts           :-

 2000ft

 

12:46 - Gnirts           :-

Still on 122.725. Intereferene gone but he's weak.
 Spitfire also on channel


12:58 - Gnirts           :-  

Heading 300 until intercepting ILS for runway 27.
 Final approach here we come.

 

13:00 - Gnirts           :-

132.350
 Established on ILS rwy 27

 

13:02 - Gnirts           :-

 "Clear to land 27 Alpha Foxtrot"


13:04 - Gnirts           :-

Text book landing on the numbers.
 Still got weak ATC comms.


13:06-  LisaL             :-

Even the guy on Bristol radio is crying.

 I hope BA and Airbus are happy with themselves Anyone got a tissue?

 

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