Intelligent Television and Video's Boeing 767-300ER Leisure International is a further continuation of their video series, offering the experience of taking a flight from Leisure International's London Gatwick airport to Orlando, Florida.
Leisure International began utilizing this particular craft in 1993 as a subsidiary of Air UK Leisure, and soon became well-recognized for their use of it. The experienced and professional flight crew introduce the viewer to this flight personally, including a full briefing and overview of procedures in case of emergency. The entire experience of taking this flight aboard a Boeing 767 is presented faithfully.
Takeoff and landing are filmed with four cameras from separate angles to provide the maximum possible detail. During its 80 minute runtime, this video will offer much more information in less time than could be learned by taking the flight itself. During the course of the flight video, which covers the journey in full, the crew explain and demonstrate the various functions and controls of this successful passenger aircraft in detail.
Discussing the reasons for its design, we explain difficulties particular to the transatlantic route and the certification of extended operations range for twin-engine aircraft, which requires special procedure. Also discussed at length is the craft's new Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System.
Packed with information and visual demonstration from the baggage loading at takeoff to the carefully executed landing procedures, this video offers Boeing 767 and aviation fans alike a rare glimpse into the operation and design of these marvelous aircraft.
This is a highly sophisticated aircraft, and the details of its operation make for a fascinating and educational experience. Intelligent Television and Video have sought to create a series that faithfully recreates the experience of flight in various aircraft, and the Beoing 767-300ER of Leisure International does so adeptly, fitting well into the series.
Leisure International Airways flight from London, Gatwick to Orlando, USA with Captain David Henry
Captain David Henry, director of flight operations, invites you to join him and First Officer Norman Port on a memorable flight on-board this Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Our journey begins at London Gatwick airport and takes us to Orlando in the United States of America.
En-route David and Norman will show you some of the systems on this Extended Range aircraft. During our Atlantic crossing you will also learn about the North Atlantic Track in great detail. We also discuss, in depth, the topic of ETOPS (Extended Twin Range Operations) and the implications of flying a twin engine aircraft over the Atlantic.
You will also see and hear the full briefing for the take-off from London Gatwick along with details of the procedures needed in the event of an emergency. The descent and arrival into Orlando International Airport are also discussed in detail.
Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System
A relatively new system on the aircraft, TCAS (Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System) is described to you. This system can detect and monitor other civil aircraft in its flight path and is now mandatory in the USA. This programme was filmed using 4 cameras to give you an unparalleled view of both take-off and landing. We also show you the aircraft being loaded with cargo and baggage along with the fuel required for this transatlantic flight. This is a truly educational programme for all to enjoy.
Leisure International Airways
Leisure International Airways was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Air UK Leisure, especially to manage and operate the two Boeing 767-300ERs which are leased by Unijet from ILFC. "We decided to adopt a separate identity for the 767 operation so as to differentiate between that and Air UK Leisure's European area charter activity with its Boeing 737 fleet", said Jeremy Dixon, managing director. Leisure began 767 transatlantic services with two 326-passenger long range-300ER versions on 1st May 1993. During the first six months of operation, Leisure set an industry record for Boeing 767 utilisation. The figure of 17.7 hours per day, compares with an industry average of 10.3 hours according to 767 maker Boeing. In the words of Chris Parker, chairman of both Unijet and Leisure, "the 767 provides excellent passenger comfort and has a range capability unequalled in this category of aircraft."