Blackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 17 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
I was at LHR on Tuesday April 17th. Two men were sitting there on their chairs and predicted any incoming aircraft. I asked them about what they're doing. They had a printed chronological list of every arriving plane which they got from the internet, a scanner with earplugs and a lot of experience and knowledge. They also had folders with every airline fleet in there. So they checked registrations and noted it down and checked if they'd already seen it I think. Just ask people there, those men were very friendly and gave me a lot of info during the day.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (14 years 15 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
I used to predict what aircraft was coming by where the landing lights were placed on the wings, i was shown up when the Fokker 70/100 showed up at schiphol. anyone who has seen one on approach will understand what i mean.