SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6073 times:
The CSA shot looks as if it was taken onside the airport permiter , in other words ramp access. I am not sure but try contacting the photographer. Yes this is the quick way but maybe he can give you some better tips.
The second shot is as Justin says, just along the perrimiter road next to 27R. It's a little spot down by the ren hotel that is set away from the road. Be carefull there, the police have stopped me a few time there before. This was shot there.
Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6011 times:
It all depends what types of shots you want?
For side on landing shots, try Myrtle Avenue. Get the 285 to Hatton Cross and head towards the BP Connect garage. The follow that road down and you will approach the landing lights, carry on walking. You should come to a playing field this is Myrtle Avenue. Shots like these are achieved:
For landings on 27R (similar to those at Myrtle Avenue) I would take the bus or walk from Hatton Cross to the BA maintenance area. There is a roundabout near by, ideally you want to shoot from the pavement under the approach.
If they are using runway 09L for landings then you want to catch the bus from outside the Renaissance (You can get the 285 to the renaissance) into "Longford". This is a small village right under the 09L approach path. These shots are also going to be quite similar to those mentioned above.
Lurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5971 times:
The Bus to Longford is the 81 which goes to Slough when you get to Longford there are two stops the 1st Near the Mc Donalds and the second after this which is the one you need for 09 Left landings once of the Bus walk towards the approaching aircraft until you reach a road traffic round about then turn left you will have to cross the road then walk under the approach lights and if its a weekend you may see people standing in the field.
Wrap up WARM as it gets real Cold at this Spot in the Winter!!
SnowJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5854 times:
Man, I've got to find out how to get to those photo spots at the Renaissance, let alone all the other spots! I've only got a few months left here, and I need to find the other choice spots if I'm going to get any more decent shots before I leave the UK! I like Myrtle Avenue, and the field off of 09L is not bad either--if the cops are in a good mood--but I need to get to those other areas sometime before July or so.
JAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5785 times:
If you can get a good rate then actually staying at the Renaissance is a good bet especially if sharing a twin. At the end of the corridors are opening windows that can be shot from! I didn't have a decent enough lens last time I was threre - but I have now!!!
I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
These were shot at the "famous" road crossing, as aircraft are tugged across from the main airport area, to the BA maintenance area. From where I shot Wunula, imagine panning right 90 degrees, then that's where the winglet was taken. Normally an SAA lump will park up there, and from the path I don't think any lens would fit it in??The winglet overhangs the fence if memory serves me well.
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5730 times:
The prevailing winds in the UK are west/south-westerly and as aircraft always try to takeoff and land into the wind, it means they will use 27s 75-80% of the year (approximately).
I also believe LHR has 27s as the preferred runways if the tailwind component is less than 5kts - i.e. even if the wind goes round to easterly, or at least an easterly component, the component needs to be greater than 5kts for them to switch to easterly (09) operations.