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Best Time To Spot At LHR?  
User currently offlineJW777BA From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6473 times:

Just wondering, when is the best time to spot aeroplanes at LHR? I usually go there on a Saturday and in the holidays go normally in the week.

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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

Best time? Definitely not the summer!

Karl


User currently offlineil76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Midnight: No heat haze.

User currently offlineJW777BA From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6434 times:

Thanks for the suggestions!  

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Okay, joking aside.....

Do you want to collect numbers or take photos?

Karl


User currently offlineJW777BA From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6334 times:

To take photos, I would only collect the numbers if a new aircraft is flying in like the China Southern the other day.

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6329 times:

For photos the place is only really any good if they're on the 27s this time of year (Myrtle and the A30 if you want to avoid heat-haze). There are a couple of evening spots for 09L that are okay too. I tend to only go for photos in the winter.

West-east runways are awful during the summer - try BHX instead, which has a more north-south alignment.

Karl


User currently offlineJW777BA From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 6324 times:

I went to BHX a couple of weeks ago and it was very good, no problem with light. I've been to the 27s a lot and its been good, but in the evening its been awful. I'll try the 09L locations, haven't tried that area yet.

Thanks  


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

The north perimeter road (Bath Road) is the place to be in the evenings for 27 arrivals/departures. There's also a roundabout near the 09L approach that's good after 19:00.

Don't forget that the sun's angle in the evenings will favour 27 arrivals, as the light will be nose-on rather than tail-on.

Karl


User currently offlineJW777BA From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6306 times:

I would normally go to the Bath road area anyway, as well as Myrtle Avenue and I will now go down to LHR later to get some pics. I will also go to the roundabout, I presume it's by Terminal 5.

Once again, Thanks


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