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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2074 times:


Hi,

just a quick question. Has it already been reopened or is it still closed ?

Thank you !


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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

From what I hear it is still closed.

DC-10


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

I will be at LHR next Saturday but I do not care if the deck is open or not because there is still the Hatton Cross spot, a lot more spectacular than the observation deck.

Patrick


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Patrick,

Aircraft will be using 27L for landing (over Hatton Cross) up until 1500 next Saturday (unless the wind is easterly).


Matt



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Hi Matt,

thanks for the tip, I hope 27L is in use from 3 pm.

Patrick


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

No, it's the other way around!!

Head to Hatton Cross for approach shots in the morning/early afternoon. From 1500 onwards landings will be on the northern runway (27R).

I hope the weather is better than it was today-I got rather wet!


Matt



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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I am flying ORD-LHR-VIE in a few weeks, with almost a 4 hr layover. Any suggestions on somewhere to go spotting (inside or outside security)

Thanks!
Eric


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Matt,

sorry for the misunderstanding, I think that I had a beer too much, thanks for the enlightenment.

Patrick


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1910 times:
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I am flying ORD-LHR-VIE in a few weeks, with almost a 4 hr layover. Any suggestions on somewhere to go spotting (inside or outside security)

Yes, if the spectator's gallery isn't open by then, there are plenty of good places to spot without breaking rules at LHR.

Try this site:

http://www.planespotting.com/airports/plint.html#LHR



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1907 times:
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http://home.hccnet.nl/de.bock/spotting/Spottinglhr.htm



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1891 times:

I will be in LHR next week. I am pretty dissapointed that the deck is closed but I can get very good photos from Hatton Cross too.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Still no sign of when the deck will open again.
Anyone have a clue?

DC-10


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19098 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

After arriving into LHR from CAI on Wednesday, I had a three-hour wait before my onward coach departed. I thus decided to visit the observation deck but, as predicted, it was firmly closed, as it will undoubtedly remain until the Gulf crisis is over.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I think someone on this forum posted that it was shut for over a year when the Vietnam war was happening. Doesn't look like they've got any intention of opening that viewing deck in the next 3-4 months.

DC-10


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Just a question: if the observation deck is closed, how about the small cafetaria and the aviation shop ('Mach III'?)? Are they closed as well or what?

Greetings,
Ivan



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Haven't been down there, but the original post about the army being at LHR said that the Mach 3 shop was still open. The lower deck of the viewing deck is open (behind the glass window) but the top level is not? Is that right?

DC-10


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19098 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

When I was there the actual door leading to the stairs was not open. Thus I do not see how one could visit the Mach 3 shop or the indoor viewing area.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Seems like a weird situation. So basically the shop and the cafetaria are left without revenues or what? Or are these just 'airport employees' that are put on sometyhing else when the observation deck is closed?

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Since I am putting together a get togeether for the week of 11-14 Mar I have posted on my thread about the deck and hopefully it will reopenin the next week. If not then I am planning Hatton Cross or the Visitors Centre. If anyone can provide further info over the next week please post.


Cheers,

Sean



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