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User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Having not been back to Heathrow since 2000, I know that the viewing terrace on top of T2 is closed, but has the store (I think it was called Mach III) which was there closed and moved else where or is it still open and servicing customers. I believe there was a cafeteria next to it as well.

Looking at planning a weekend in October and would rather know if the whole area has been barred or just the access to the terrace overlooking T2 gates, 9R/27L and T4.

Thanks,

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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Sadly the whole are is now closed to the general public, although you can go to the visitors centre on the Bath Road, the shop has moved a few things there, aswell as food available, a number of buses from central bus station go there, and are free too!

Glenn



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

DavidT,

When are you looking at going to London. I am looking at the 7-11th of Oct to head that way.


Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

EZYAirbus: Cheers mate! Sad indeed. Loved it up there in the past. Fly in from Calgary just to hang out there for hours on end and then fuel up in the pub overlooking the chek in counters in T1.

FutureFO: Oddly enough, that was the weeked I was thinking of simply to take advantage of the long weekend we have. (Canada's Thanksgiving Day is 11th) The AC fare for the weekend is about $1000.00 Cdn and the equip. is A333's. (YYC - LHR - YYC) I have not purchased anything yet, just curious about my "former" favourite spot and needing an explanation to give to the wife. I thought I would try, "travelling with my girlfriend, long and sleek and boy does she ever move at night. She has 2 of the most gorgeous...!"


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

DavidT,

Let me know. I am catching CO from MCO at USD445.67 for the weekend. Connecting thru IAH both ways. If you want to go I can show you some of the places that I have found and been shown and maybe we could get one of the LHR guys to show us around. I do need to know later on tonight or early tomorrow to confirm my tickets. As far as excuses for the wife go, just get creative with it.



Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Hey if ya want I can join you guys there, im off work 7-10th October, im happy to come down shoot a few aircraft with you guys, ill also try drag down some other LHR anutters too!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

If it's a sat i'll try and make an appearence!

Chris



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Oooooh! BA is offering cheap fares YYZ-LHR for that weekend too... I might join y'all for some spotting. Let me double check my skeds.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 3103 times:

Looks like we might have somthing going here. If we all want to get together start letting eveyone know. I have to purchase my ticket by 0000 tomorrow night to get my nice cheap fare. I will however be flying in and out of LGW.


Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Hello All,

I have booked a flight into LHR from MCO by way of MIA. I will be arriving early-mid morning of the 8th and departing the morning of the 10th. I am staying at the Holiday Inn on the corner of Bath Rd and Sipson Way.



Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Ok nice one, well i made sure im free for those days, hopefully next year I will get out to the USA/Canada and shoot some pics there!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Glenn,

Excellent. Hopefully we can get a good group together. A few spots that you may know of that I haven't been to. Also come to the US next year I can arrange a few things for you if you decide to come to the colonies.


Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

the days planned for the little heathrow meet, the arrivals will be on 27L so we can go to Myrtle Avenue, the famous 'Green Man' pub, both excellent for shooting pics.....

Myrtle Avenue

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Photo © Ryan Hemmings



Glenn



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Glenn,


Is that near the Hatton X tube station or just a bit further out? Let me know. I have been to Hatton X several times in that field just under the approach. Also what is the weather forecast to be during that time.


Sean



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
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Damnit! I would've love to come but unfortunately i start university that week.

FutureFO

That picture is taken from the small grassy field at the end of Myrtle Avenue, excellent spotting location if arrivals are on 27L. As for the weather, this is Britain, it's anyones guess.  Big grin



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Arsenal,

It is over a weekend, 9-10 Oct. Maybe you could spare one day to be with us. Unless you are going to University elsewhere.


Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

EZYAirbus: When you say "Green Man" pub, is there actually a pub on the corner to enjoy a pint or 2 while spotting or is that more a saying about something. All my past times at LHR was spent on the T2 terrace, hanging around Stanwell Moor, walking along Bath Road and my all time favorite was the ole "Peggy Bedford" Pub which was across from the Sheraton Heathrow which very sadly was torn down and replaced with a gas station and McDicks. (Sorry for the language, but the story behind that was corporate greed and "do anything" to get their way.)



User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
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FutureFO, i'll see, stupid uni wants me come on Saturday of all days to sort out some enrolment stuff...grrrrrrreat.


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

the green man is a real pub where you can enjoy a real pint in the massive garden watching aircraft pass over head around 150/200ft above you!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

or 1 minute walk from where that pic was taken is the duke of wellington pub, great food and a must do for a pint and a pic from the garden!

im off that weekend ill be there if my camera comes back from Canon, quoted 10 weeks though and i put it in on sept 1st!!!

Ryan



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

David,


Are you coming or are you still contemplating? Just wondering, let me know.


Sean



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2604 times:

Hi guys ive spoken to a few LHR 'Anutters' a few of them are hoping to be there, im looking forward to it, hopefully we get a good turn out and excellent weather!

Glenn



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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Hopefully we will get a good group together and have a good time. Next week is coming fairly quickly.


Sean from MCO and CVG



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Can we get some more UK based anetters to sign up for a little meet 9/10 october???/

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2738 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2421 times:

I'll see what I can do. Depends if im working though!

Simon Nicholls



Simon - London-Aviation.com
25 Mikedlayer : I might come along if I get my 300D in time, I'll see what turns up! Mike
26 FutureFO : Just come and have a pint or 2. Or just bring the old camera. I am bringing both my digital and my flim slr. Sean from MCO and CVG p.s. I am booking a
27 Stretch 8 : Ladss: How far is Myrtle Ave. and the "Green Man" pub from the Renaissance Hotel @ LHR?
28 FutureFO : Stretch8, Are you venturing to LHR anytime soon? If you are I am arriving 8 Oct and leaving 10 Oct. Staying 1 night at the LHR Holiday Inn and then ov
29 Stretch 8 : Sorry Sean, I will not be arriving until 20 October for an overnight en route to Croatia. But I have heard that the Renaissance has rooms with great R
30 Post contains images Rj111 : The viewing centre would be a lot better if the dumbasses hadn't planted trees between it and the runway. In about ten years time they'll be huge and
31 EZYAirbus : Hi guys the walk to myrtle avenue and green man pub from the renaissance hotel could take around 30mins, they virtually on opposite sides of the airfi
32 FutureFO : Glenn, Brilliant idea, look forward to a meetup. I met Ikarus a few years ago and RJ100 flew in from BSL. Hopefully we will get a good group together
33 Visityyj : Don't forget that buses are free in the LHR 'zone'. Myrtle Avenue is just across the road from the Hatton Cross stop. Bus maps on the baa website.
34 EZYAirbus : Just a little update, weather for the weekend is looking ok-ish, saturday is sunny with a few scattered clouds 16c and sunday well, gonna piss down al
35 European : Hi all, What heathrow could do: Hire some staff to keep an eye out on the Queens Building and charge a little bit of money to go up there so they will
36 FutureFO : Glenn, What is the forecast for 8/10, just wondering how I should pack. Sean from MCO and CVG
37 FutureFO : Anyone still planning on coming to LHR for a day of viewing/photo/spotting? Hopefully like I said we can get a large group together and have some fun.
38 AlitaliaMD11 : Hey i will be in London from October 28 to November 1 and was also wondering where the shop was and some good spotting spots.
39 EZYAirbus : Ok people the weekend is near, can we maybe arrange some sort of meeting place/time, maybe post pics of ourselves?? Glenn
40 FutureFO : Yes please start posting a location and a time. Or lets start an e-mail list and arrange that way. Sean from MCO and CVG
41 EZYAirbus : Ok my car has to go into a garage for some small repairs saturday morning, but ill be there in afternoon with pilot_kaz, we will also be spending nigh
42 FutureFO : Glenn, What time are you planning on checking into the Renaissance? I am checking out of the Holiday Inn at checkout and then moving over to the Renai
43 EZYAirbus : alternativly you can contact me on gj_eldridge@hotmail.com its my email and msn account, im always online! Glenn
44 FutureFO : Ok all here I am in the beautful city of London and have spent the day at my hotel with an obstructed view of 9L. Anyways, we need a meeting area for
45 EZYAirbus : Hi myself and pilot kaz and few others will be at the 09L approach at around 10am if anyone wants to come along! Glenn
46 FutureFO : I am at the Ren now and unfortuantely do not have a ride to 09L approach. If there is anyone that is floating around the boards rite now can give me a
47 EZYAirbus : It will be 10am tomorrow as i got many things to do today that are quite important, i.e get car fixed, quite important for tomorrow! Glenn
48 FutureFO : Glenn, I thought you were getting the car fixed fixed this morning 9/09 not 10/10. Oh well, anyway to get around to the other sides of the field or is
49 FutureFO : Glenn, If you need to get in touch with me just ring up the Ren or post a message and I will get it later. Since you have to pay for the internet here
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