This guide is to help pilots fly to the correct summer holiday destinations from their European Regional Homebase Airports in the UK., Germany , Holland or Sweden. Most of the common destinations are shown in this guide. There are many more but these are the main ones. You may fly to those other ones as a separate flight number the number is listed in the relevant section. All flight numbers are given the flight code BVA.
Your departure time at a resort or intermediate stop is arrival time at the gate plus one hour for the onward or return flight. For flights to Cyprus , Greece East Turkey Bulgaria from UK you may break your journey up by landing in Austria or Germany either at Vienna or Munich. Going to the Canary Islands use Lisbon Seville or Granada. For Agadir Morocco use Gibraltar. For Southern Greece you could use Rimini. The choice is yours this is just a guide.
There are three areas of operations for you local instructions are contained on the section pages.
These flight operate from 1st May to 31st Oct as most of the Mediterranean resorts (Especially Turkey Greece and Bulgaria) close
between 1 Nov and 1st May.
|Europe -North Africa - Egypt|
|Atlantic, America ,Canada , Caribbean & Pacific Areas|
|Middle & Far East & Indian Ocean - Asia|
|Island and Highland Flights|
From the Operations Manual
Having chosen your departure and destination airports and type of aircraft you now choose a departure time. On long flights over 3 hours you may like to make an intermediate stop on route around the halfway mark. For example Gatwick to Tenerife you could stop at Faro in Portugal. See the intermediate stops page for more details. Charter Airlines do not fly to the same resort every day like scheduled airlines do. However the departure times will be more or less the same time at homebase airports each day only the destinations changes each day.
Our Departure Off Block Times within Europe from our Homebase Regional Airports to the Europe resorts are in local time below just choose one for each flight
From Germany Sweden and Netherlands Homebase Airports
From UK and Eire
On arrival at the resort or intermediate stop you can either save the flight and fly the return leg another day or depart back one hour later. It is suggest you do a three shift system so pick a morning departure then on return to homebase then pick an afternoon one and then a night flight. This will keep you competent at flying at all different light effects. The exception being long haul which have to depart to comply with the Atlantic crossing times shown below.
Flying Over the Atlantic
For flying the Atlantic Westbound from Europe flights in the Oceanic Airspace are normally entering the airspace between 1130 and 1930 UTC at the Entry points just West of Ireland. Eastbound flights from USA and Canada to Europe enter the Oceanic Airspace from 0100 - 0800 UTC time Eastbound at the entry points East of USA and Canada. You have to work out your flight time to arrive at the entry points no earlier or no later of the times stated above. More on the Atlantic operating procedures can be found elsewhere on the website as this airspace is unique.
Departures to the Far East
Flights to the Middle East , India or Indian Ocean and Thailand will leave European Homebase Airports between 1800 and 2330 local time. These will operate from London Heathrow Amsterdam Frankfurt or Stockholm Arlanda Only . Times are published on the page of each section which override this general guide.
Above All have Fun
The Management Team
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