BEA Scottish Services 47

 

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BEA Scottish Services

 

The flights below came from the Summer 47 timetable from www.timetableimages.com . We will be following the services within the Scottish Highland and Islands in this feature.

 

There is one unique route within this list. Flights to and from Barra are dependent on the state of the tide as the runway is on the beach. Seventy years on the service is operated by Twin Otters with the same timetable limitation.

These services were flown using de Havilland Dragon Rapide and DC-3 aircraft, with some services initially being flown using Junkers JU-52 aircraft. Reliability and spares issues meant that the JU-52s were quickly replaced by Rapides. By the mid 50s the services were taken over by de Havilland Herons which were better suited to the route demands than the larger DC-3s.

The airport for Glasgow at this time was a couple of miles to the west of the modern Glasgow Airport in Renfrew. We will be using the modern airport which is in FS9 and FSX.

 

Glasgow Shetland (Route S220A)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

015

0

0830

Glasgow

EGPF

036

100.9

1000

Inverness

EGPE

019

63.0

1055

Wick

EGPC

048

30.5

1150

Kirkwall

EGPA

-

73.9

1355

Sumburgh

EGPB

 

Glasgow Shetland (Route S205A)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

049

0

0835

Glasgow

EGPF

017

108.8

1000

Aberdeen

EGPD

-

163.0

1140

Sumburgh

EGPB

 

Aberdeen Orkney (Route S220B)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

347

0

0925

Aberdeen

EGPD

019

80.5

1030

Wick

EGPC

-

30.5

1055

Kirkwall

EGPA

 

Shetland Aberdeen (Route S220N)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

230

0

1255

Sumburgh

EGPB

199

73.9

1400

Kirkwall

EGPA

166

30.5

1435

Wick

EGPC

-

80.5

1555

Aberdeen

EGPD

 

Orkney Glasgow (Route S220P)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

199

0

0830

Kirkwall

EGPA

218

30.5

1055

Wick

EGPC

195

63.0

1150

Inverness

EGPE

-

100.9

1355

Glasgow

EGPF

 

Orkney Glasgow (Route S205P)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

175

0

1540

Kirkwall

EGPA

231

107.6

1715

Aberdeen

EGPD

-

108.8

1900

Glasgow

EGPF

 

 

Aberdeen Inverness (Routes S207D/S207R)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

318

0

1035

Aberdeen

EGPD

1600

-

47.5

255

47.5

TBA

Lossiemouth

EGQS

TBA

136

24.9

-

24.9

1130

Inverness

EGPE

1515

074

0

 

Glasgow Hebrides Stornoway (Routes S214A/S214N)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

305

0

0845

Glasgow

EGPF

1620

-

89.6

339

89.6

0950

Tiree

EGPU

1525

122

36.8

015

36.8

1025

Barra

EGPR

1455

158

27.4

046

27.4

1145

Benbecula

EGPL

1425

195

54.9

-

54.9

1220

Stornoway

EGPO

1245

227

0

 

Glasgow Campbeltown (Routes S218A/S218N)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

247

0

0925

Glasgow

EGPF

1050

-

49.8

-

49.8

1000

Campbeltown

EGEC

1015

066

0

 

Glasgow Islay (Routes S217A/S217N)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

269

0

1130

Glasgow

EGPF

1325

-

62.6

-

62.6

1220

Islay

EGPI

1235

086

0

 

Inverness Stornoway (Routes S215N/S215A)

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

308

0

1300

Inverness

EGPE

1150

-

83.2

-

83.2

1400

Stornoway

EGPO

1100

126

0

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

There is a repaint for the default DC-3 for FS2004 for the slightly later BEA scheme which can be found at www.flightsim.com in beadc3.zip. The same era of scheme is included in the payware MAAM DC3. Dragon Rapides for FS9 and FSX are available in the library at www.cbfsim.co.uk

I think Keyline paint schemes for this era were done at one time for the DC-3 but I cannot now find them.

 

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