In 1992 Royal added it's first widebody aircraft to its fleet when a pair of Lockheed 1011s Tristars were delivered. The airline used these aircraft for cross country and long haul intercontinental flights until 1998 when they were sent to Chile.
Captain Vaughan is in command for a roundtrip flight from Toronto Pearson to Las Vegas. Besides 3 cameras in the cockpit we've also positioned cameras alongside rwy 33 for takeoff in Toronto and rwy 25 Left for landing in Las Vegas.
Get a full cockpit description by the Captain and Flight Engineer, follow the checklists, listen to communications with ATC and admire the scenery which is spectacular on this route specially the arrival into Las Vegas.
After 6 years of service, Royal's Tristars were retired and replaced with a series of Airbus A310-300s. The aircraft were used mainly on long haul flights to Europe, just like in this program which takes you to London.
We meet our crew in the operations office where they go over the flight plan, weather, notams, fuel requirements, diversion points and more ; once we get to the aircraft we follow the walkaround inspection of our A310.
With thunderstorms in the area our aircraft performs a maximum takeoff weight departure from rwy 24R.
During the flight Captain Sharp takes you through the cockpit and instrumentation and explains the twin engine over water operations known as ETOPS and we make a morning landing at London's Stansted airport