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Anyone At LHR Today?  
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Hi there folks,

As the weather was fine, me and fellow photographer Chris Sharps hit LHR for the day. There were a few crowds of spotters/photographers at the 27R threshold and at Myrtle when they switched over. We thought we see some familiar faces but weren't too sure  Laugh out loud

Just curious as to if any of those were you?!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks,

Justin Big grin

PS: Matt and Kevin, good meeting you today guys  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

Justin,

Anything good in today?

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Ben,

How you doing mate?

(These a/c are ones that were good for me  Big grin)

We had a couple of Biz Jets in today, Mustang Sally (G-VROC) made an appearance  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ZK-SUJ The Lord of the Rings ANZ 744, a DHL 757, Ethiad A330, a Scot Air Do328!?! and the New Livery PIA 743.

Other than that it was the same old  Laugh out loud

Justin  Smile


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

And an Evergreen performing the most amazing approach you will see on a civilian aircraft.747-100 with one engine shut down and the other 3 not working properly performing an 'S' approach starting at 3,700FT at 4DME!

User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Wow, sounds like lots of specials going on at LHR... we just had a few Austrian arrows Dashs today  Wink/being sarcastic  Insane

regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

On a sidenote: I shot the Pakistan NC 747 while it was over AMS with a beautiful contrail.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

I was there!!!!  Big grin

Some interesting traffic this evening, we even saw a Hercules (it looked like a China Air Force one, but cant be too sure, and we missed it!)

Great sunset, and a great day.
Nothing much to report back from LGW either!  Sad  Big thumbs up

Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

Some interesting traffic this evening, we even saw a Hercules (it looked like a China Air Force one, but cant be too sure, and we missed it!)

I can see why you thought it was CAF.It's actually Air Algerie and comes in semi-regularly.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

What colors does that Herc have? Tim and I saw a white Herc with a blue tail fly over AMS at a reasonably high altitude, heading to the North.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Yes, We managed to choose to head to McDonalds when that Evergreen done that approach  Sad So we missed it!!

Very scary,

Justin  Smile


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4466 times:


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Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

was the one in today,Wietse.Came in on a French arrival route too.


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

I take it that it that that Herc is on a cargo flight?
Would be cool if it was carrying pax!


Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

Yes I was there with my 100-400 lens I took photos of the Evergreen doing the 'S' turn on approach, I have uploaded them this morning, but don't know how long they will take to be screened, I have marked them as incident on the upload page

Regards

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

I was there, when the Evergreen came in, didnt see anything wrong.....what happened?


Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Simon
The Evergreen radioed a Mayday and was diverted to LHR
No 1 engine had a fire and was shut down and No 2 was possibly shut down aswell

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2739 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

what time did it come in again?


Simon

Edit: Ive just been reliably informed that I wasnt there!  Big grin


I was there later on in the day.

[Edited 2004-04-25 15:02:51]


Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

I timed it at 11:50am

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

click on the link for pictures of the Evergreen approach

http://mysite.freeserve.com/iankirby_photos

Cheers

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4368 times:

Hey justin great to meet you and chris on saturday. I got some fantastic results of the evergreen. Will upload ASAP when I get the CD from Matt


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4359 times:

Kevin,

Heya mate  Big thumbs up Great meeting you and Matt too  Smile Trust us to go for something to eat when something happens!!

We went back to the threshold but you were both gone  Sad Where did you guys head of too?

Justin  Smile

PS: Man I got sunburnt!


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

sorry dude, we went home. Well, matt went to work and I went to see my girlfriend. I rreally wanted to stay a the wx was fantastic but had to go. email me the next time you go down there and I will come up.


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

Yep i was there aswell. Got a good picture of the Evergreen and it has already been download. Entered as urgent but rejected by the screener as their are no visual signs of distress (ie smoke from engine). In my haste to get the photo downloaded i even over sharpened it and it got rejected due to jaggies :-(

Great day there must have been at least 50-80 people by the huts on 27R.

LHRSIMON
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

Photo of the Evergreen 747 on approach to 27R


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Photo © Ian Kirby



Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

I got an email a couple of days ago from Evergreen's air ops, they asked if I had any shots of the approach as they were interested in seeing them-I sent them a couple that really show how high above the glideslope this aircraft was.

Did they contact anyone else?



Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Matt

No not received anything myself

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 25, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

Matt, i got a few as well from the 300D...


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
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