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LHR May 14-15th  
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Hello guys,

some of you A.netters might remember the fun we had in LHR last year on May 22nd, the day the Kenya 777 arrived from the US on her delivery flight. There were lots of A.net people and we had some good laughs, especially with the crew from CMF, A and W.

That's one of the reasons I really couldn't resist giving myself another nice little treat of LHR's finest air traffic. That's right: I'll be visiting LHR during the weekend of May 14-15th, together with Wim Callaert, another BRU spotter/photographer. We'll be staying at the Renaissance Hotel, in a Club Level room. This should give us a good view of traffic (I remember the stay in that hotel in 2003, also with W,A, Sabena332, Ndebele, Sabena690, TurboTrent,...).

Anyway, if anybody is interested, feel free to join us that weekend and shoot some great photos of aircraft landing and departing at LHR. Since I've always had pretty decent weather the last few years in London, I'm pretty confident we'll have acceptable weather as well during that weekend.

Basically we'll arrive around 8h00 LT and, depending on traffic, we'll head straight to a spotting place or, should weather be bad, possibly try to get an early check-in in the Renaissance Hotel, so we can drop off our bags (not very likely, but I've requested an early check-in). In case of bad weather our hotel room could provide us with some good viewing opportunities. Sunday evening we'll depart around 17h00 back to T4 for our evening flight back to BRU.

Greets,
Ivan

PS: another thread concerning some interesting LHR traffic: QF, MH, GF & NH At LHR (by Apuneger May 3 2005 in Civil Aviation) .


Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

I could join in...  Smile ill ask around the usual LHR crew too  Smile

Kaz x


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Damn, I think I'm away that weekend  Sad Was great fun last year. Kenya 777, Elbonians, screeners...those were the days!



Cheers

James



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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 1):
I could join in... ill ask around the usual LHR crew too

You're more than welcome!

Quoting Sulman (Reply 2):
Damn, I think I'm away that weekend Was great fun last year. Kenya 777, Elbonians, screeners...those were the days!

Too bad. Yeah, it sure was fun with those 'bad attitude' guys Big grin

Ivan



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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1325 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Pilot Kaz - if your going to be at LHR, I have no option but to bring some fine Belguim chocolates with me and some of my photos to charm you with!

(don't worry, I'm only jesting).


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 4):
Pilot Kaz - if your going to be at LHR, I have no option but to bring some fine Belgium chocolates with me and some of my photos to charm you with!

(don't worry, I'm only jesting).

Oh no please do I loooooooove Belgium chocolates  Silly


RHAA ELBONIANS!!!


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 5):
Oh no please do I loooooooove Belgium chocolates

Hmmm Belgian chocolates. I just had some. Big grin Anyway, hope to see you guys then...

Greetings,
Ivan



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

I can Confirm attendance of Myself and a Few others on the 15th of May More information will be posted soon on the non-aviation Forum  Smile

(I will link it to here  Wink)

kaz


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

As promised...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/817001/

Kaz


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 8):
As promised...

LHR -May 15th.... (by Pilot kaz May 8 2005 in Non Aviation)

Is this 'LHR mini meet' for Sunday May 15th? Sounds interesting, that's for sure. Hope we run into each other. Would be nice to meet some other people at LHR... If you see two people taking photos with some nice white L glass, that's probably me and Wim... On the photo above, I'm the third from the left. Notice however, that normally I don't laugh at all Big grin

I just got an email from a 'LHR resident' who predicts 09 ops the whole weekend. In order to get some nice takeoff shots he suggested to go to 'Staines Road' in Feltham, a 15-20 min walk from Hatton Cross. Anybody has an idea on how to get there by bus or by foot from Hatton Cross or so?

Greets and see you then,
Ivan



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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Just a small addition:

* Does anybody have some sort of weather (wind) prediction for the coming weekend?

* Could anybody tell if the 09R spot is visible on one of the following (excellent) photos:


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Photo © Pyers Easton



Thanks a lot.

Greets,
Ivan



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2319 times:

Quoting Apuneger (Reply 9):
Anybody has an idea on how to get there by bus or by foot from Hatton Cross or so?

To get to Feltham, take the 285 from Hatton Cross.

Below is a link to a map. The A315 is Staines Road. The 285 runs along the small yellow road going away from Hatton Cross, then joins the orange road, A312 and follows that down and turns right at the second cross roads, by the 'M' in Feltham.

It isn't far to walk, but the bus is quicker. Tesco's car park is just before the A315/A312 cross roads, where there is a small cream road going into the big grey bit. Thats not too bad for shots either, and food drink and toilets on tap.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...p=&table=&ovtype=&zm=1&scale=50000


On this map, the 09L spot is where the roundabout is next to the 'L' in Longford, thats where we all were last year in the field. If you walk up to the A4, then turn left and walk along about 200m there is a bridge that goes over the M25, you are almost on the same level as the landing a/c from the bridge, especially the heavies.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...=&zm=0&scale=50000&up.x=186&up.y=7

Have fun. I won't be there this year as I'm going up North that weekend.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Leezyjet: Thanks for the info! Appreciate it a lot. Have fun up North!

Greets,
Ivan



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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

If you click on the aerial Camera icon you can get this for 09 left.

http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cg...=0&scale=25000&down.x=188&down.y=4

how's the Flying Going Leezy?


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2232 times:

Hi there is a BMI A330 in LHR tonight due out to Bombay tomorrow am around 0915ish 1st service!

Also the P4- 727 operating as IRAQI 001 is in and a Qatar biz along with the Bahrain 747sp! Have fun!


User currently offlineMinoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2222 times:

Some nice surprises. Thanks for the information.
Greetings,
Wim


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

There should be a LOT emb170 night stopping due out around 0700 local Sunday!

If the weather behaves they may use 27s Sunday but they are still on 09s at the moment!


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

So 27s today I bet that Air India 747-200 VT-EGC got the cameras going it looked real nice flying down the approach!

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Hi,

I am just back from my weekend at LHR together with Wim aka 'Minoeke'. We sure had some fun, even though bus line 81 was a complete mess, ending up in a long walk from Harlington Corner to the 09L approach spot and waiting more than one hour to catch a bus back to our hotel.

Saturday the weather wasn't perfect. We got the MH special 747, but it took off from 09R quite early, ending up in non-perfect shots.

Sunday were 27 ops. We made some amazing photo's, that's for sure. And guess what arrived on 27R while we were waiting on our bas back to T4. Yup, the MH special 747 bathing in perfect evening sunlight. Oh well, there are more important things in life.

We also met with some London 'residents' and had a nice chat.

Greets,
Ivan



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Quoting Apuneger (Reply 18):
Yup, the MH special 747 bathing in perfect evening sunlight. Oh well, there are more important things in life.

We thought of you and knew you wanted it but never the less I shot got her... Just a quick edit but..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/woohoomalkaz.jpg

What aircraft did you depart on? I may have shot your departure  Smile

Thanks for stopping bye  Smile


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Kaz,

thanks for that photo. When I saw it coming in while standing at the bus station I had a tough time staying calm. But we just started laughing and after a minute or so our bus arrived.

We just could have made it, but it could have arrived at 18h30 as well, and then we have to hurry to T4 for nothing basically. Still a pitty, since the departure shots from Saturday were not perfect...

We departed around 8PM on A319 G-EUPX and arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule. The last BA flight out of BRU was even standing at our gate when we taxied in. Even 2/3 of the gates were empty, we still had to wait for the other aircraft being pushed back, can you believe?

Anyway, tomorrow I'll take a look at my photos. I think they'll be quite good.

Greets,
Ivan



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Here you are  Smile A very fast edit though so sorry for that  Smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/quickgepux.jpg

and im just going to slip this in  Wink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/kazlhrsunset2.jpg
(still needs a proper edit  Wink)

Kaz


User currently offlineMinoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Hi Kaz,
Thanks for the lovely picture of our flight. Really appreciate it.
Greetings,
Wim


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 21):
Here you are A very fast edit though so sorry for that

Kaz,

As Wim said, thanks for that photo. We even sat in that seat. So when you took this photo I was taking some photos as well  Smile Was that one taken from the famous Esso station spot?

The 747 underneath it is really stunning. I wish I'd taken that one, even more than the MH special c/s. It's just brilliant!

Greets,
Ivan



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