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Place To Spot In LHR?  
User currently offlineAircanada333 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 471 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Me and my friend from Canada are planning to go spotting at LHR but before we have to know if there are great spots.

If you know some spots just write them please.

Thanks!


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User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quite a few places to the east of the airport, Myrtle Avenue & The Green Man pub, and don't forget the visitors centre on the Bath road, you can try the top level of the T2 car park but the views are a bit restricted especially with the construction of the A380 stands.


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User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

I have seen a lot of people by that roundabout just past the BA maintenance hanger and road crossing area.

User currently offlineSlarty From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Try http://www.plane-mad.com/guide_view.php?guide=lhr for some pointers.

When I was travelling to Europe frequently, I chose to spend weekends in London, and often stayed at the Renaissance hotel at LHR (rates were quite reasonable on weekends) -- my hotel room was usually ideal for spotting (and outside in the parking lot was even more amazing, especially when the Concorde was still flying). Not sure about the other two road locations, but there is just so much heavy traffic there, I think you'll be pleased just about anywhere.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Pogo (Reply 1):
you can try the top level of the T2 car park but the views are a bit restricted especially with the construction of the A380 stands

If you were on the top level of T2 car park, you would soon attract the attention of the security guards as there are CCTVs up there. A security guard would apprend you within a few minutes and will tell you (falsely) that aircraft photography and spotting are not permitted under airport regulations. Most spotters/photographers temporarily disappear when the security guards make an appearance.

For good spotting places at LHR see the thread Heathrow Spotting Places? (by European Nov 18 2004 in Aviation Photography)



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