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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

I was at Heathrow this Sunday and Monday, and what a great time it was, its such a shame that the fence has that barrier all around it, but i managed to get over that hurdle by standing on the pavement on the opposite side of the road.
I was also on the approach path a few times, near the maintenance hangar, where i was lucky enough to see Concorde being towed across the road to T4.
also seen were a few Gulf Air A340'S, Cathay Pacific 744's, and saw Concorde land right overhead 2 times whilst i was there.
Heathrows a great airport to visit, a shame the viewing area on T2 was closed but i hate taking pics up there anyway because its too far away from any runway action for my Camera to pick up.
Anyway flew there and back on Bmi A320 G-MIDZ (I forgot which one we flew back on though.)

If your thinking of visiting EGLL for just one day i recommend it, its very satisfying and very,vey busy  Smile

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
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I know what you mean, spotting at LHR is very satisfying.



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

I'm going down to LHR tomorrow, I know that Concorde takes off at about 10:30, but isn't there 2 flights to JFK from Heathrow?

I know one lands at around 18:00, what about the other?

DC-10


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

The terraces are closed? So where is a good place to watch planes now? Also, where has the aviation shop gone on the terraces? I planned to buy my JP there!!

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Yes CX, the spotters terrace is closed currently until further notice.

http://fly.to/fwog should help with other places.

The aviation shop is still open up there?? However, I MAY have heard on the LHR list that it was closed for rennovation though  Sad

I flew into LHR yesterday, IB4144 from Seville, landed around 1540, wonder if anyone saw me land on 27R...

Henry


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Is there 2 Concorde flights to JFK and back?

DC-10


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Just 1 x Daily LHR-JFK Concorde flights.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

The BA001 now takes off at around 18:45-19:00, pushback being at 18:30

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

So there isn't a flight in the morning?

DC-10


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Not since the beginning of April, the slot was used for something else, pissed off a lot of regular customers, 400 complaints apparently.
But as things have turned out, the new time is better for the large numbers flying on Concorde for a last chance and for leisure.
You do wonder if we had the balls to do a proper (BA003) evening flight sooner, as well as the proper 10:30 BA001, we'd have been in a better position, but BA reckoned pressure from some US customers made them go for an evening flight.
But you know how rudderless and generally crap BA marketing has been in recent years, all those Waterside twats justifying their existence.
We really need two flights per day to meet the incredible demand, not likely as we've been run down staff wise so much in the past year, so the petty agendas of some in Engineering management (who hate the aircraft, the one who announced the retirement to us could barely conceal his glee) have hit BA again.
Think of the extra cash we could make out of Concorde's last months, as it is BA may regret hinting at all the special things they are going to do to celebrate the retirement, it could all turn out to be a non-event.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

There's a shop in the Visitors Centre on Bath road. That is also a decent place to spot indoors.

The777Man



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Thanks for your answers. I will see if I have time to go to LHR. After hearing all about it my priority to go there has dropped. Might buy a JP at the Gatwick shop instead.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Or get it straight from the source at the Buchair shop at ZRH. Heard it's less expensive there.

The777Man



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Its a shame that LHR doesn't have similar spots to airports like AMS, ZRH or MAN otherwise we'd be treated to some fantastic shots..

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Planespotterx

Where where you on sunday as I was there too

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

The777Man,

The JP would become very expensive if I had to fly to ZRH to get it!!


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Cx flyboy:

Thought CX flew to ZRH with 340s... but perhaps you don't fly 340s, only the Boeings ?

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
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