Virtual Journey - London City Heliport to Dover Ferry Port
Leg 12 - London, London City Heliport to Dover Ferry Port with FSX and Dodosim Bell 206
Before leaving London a helicopter fly over of the city is carried out with FSX and the Dodosim Bell 206 helicopter before moving onto Dover where the UK leg of the journey ends and the French leg will begin.
Map of the Route
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries.
London is a leading global city,in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport.It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world.London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.London is the world's leading investment destination,hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city.
London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within Greater London.Its estimated mid-2015 population was 8,673,713, the largest of any city in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5 per cent of the UK population.] London's urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The city's metropolitan area is one of the most populous in Europe with 13,879,757 inhabitants, while the Greater London Authority states the population of the city-region (covering a large part of the south east) as 22.7 million.London was the world's most populous city from around 1831 to 1925.
Famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres.
The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
The Waterloo & City line is a short, underground railway line in central London, England. Part of the London Underground rapid transit network, it operates as a shuttle service between Waterloo and Bank stations with no intermediate stops. Its primary traffic consists of commuters from south-western England arriving at Waterloo mainline station to the City of London, and for this reason the line does not normally operate on Sundays or public holidays.
London Heliport , previously called Battersea Heliport is London's only licensed heliport. The facility, which was built by W. & C. French and opened in 1959, is located in Battersea on the south bank of the River Thames, 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) southwest of Westminster Bridge and between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Railway Bridge.
The heliport, once owned by Westland and then Harrods, is a very small site, making use of a jetty to provide a helipad for take-off and landing, and onshore parking for three to four aircraft, depending upon their size. The heliport provides landing, parking and refuelling services between 08:00 and 21:00 (flights are permitted between 07:00 and 23:00), albeit parking is normally restricted to smaller helicopter categories.
The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, south-east England. It is the nearest English port to France, at just 34 kilometres (21 mi) away, and is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year, with an annual turnover of £58.5 million a year.
The port has been owned and operated by the Dover Harbour Board, a statutory corporation, since it was formed by Royal Charter in 1606 by King James I. Most of the board members are appointees of the Department for Transport. The port has its own private police
Simulator used: Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition (FSX Steam)
Video of The Journey
Screenshots of the journey from London to Dover