RETURN TO FLIGHT

BRITISH AIRWAYS VERIFICATION / OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT / TRAINING FLIGHT LOG


Click on the flight number for full details: including tests flight aims, crew info, pictures and audio. Flights that have been major milestones in getting the aircraft back in service are listed.


UK MOD Picture - Crown Copyright



Picture - Brian Gavin


Picture - 'Hobie'









  • October 5th 2001 - BA 9010C

    2nd British Airways Operational Assessment flight
    3hr 35min flight in and out of London Heathrow on G-BOAF





  • October 22nd 2001 - BA 9093C

    Transatlantic Operational assesment flight (Outward)
    3hr 25 min flight from London Heathrow to New York - JFK


Picture - Reuters


Picture - AP







  • Feb 8th 2002 - BA 9150E

    2nd Airtest of G-BOAD (Alpha Delta)
    3hr 30min (approx) airtest in and out of London Heathrow







In a special interview with Amy Fleming of the UK's Guardian newspaper, Captain Mike Bannister talks about his week and the build up to the verification flights : click here to read it - It will open in a new window

Bannister recounts the build up to the flights and the work that has gone on thoughout the past year, he also goes on to say that the test flights went very well with the aircraft handling no differently to before.