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A380 Spotting LHR This Saturday  
User currently offlineTabitha2000 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3190 times:


Hoping to surprise my dad to see the A380 for the 1st time this Saturday. Looks like winds are coming in from west.

If that is the case and if it departs on time, will it being taking off from 09R or 09L? Would Spout Lane be the best place to stand? Is parking easy?

If not and it takes off towards the east, is Myrtle Lane the best place to spot? Is parking easy?

Finally, can we go and it see at a terminal? If so, which terminal does it park at and are there any good viewing places?


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User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Hi Tabatha,
If it's westely winds, then the runway used will be 27. The scheduled runway for departure is 27R Saturday mornng. If you don't want to take photos for the site, then I suggest you park up in the visitor's centre (poorly named) which is next to the Rennaissance Hotel, outside the Heathrow academy. You will get a good view of the departing aircraft starting their take off roll.
If it's easterly winds, then I suggest you park in Hatton Cross car park, from where the departures will pass over your head.
As for the terminals, I'm afraid that's a no-no as there are only views from airside within T3

User currently offlineTabitha2000 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Thanks for that - really helpful - my dad will be made up!

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