Christeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
Just wanted to ask someone here what was up at LHR yesterday. I spent 2 nights in the Renaissance Hotel and I witnessed 7 go-arounds 18th of June. Yes, 7! Anyways, lots of pix to come soon, oh and happy birthday to me today
GEEZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter): Just wanted to ask someone here what was up at LHR yesterday. I spent 2 nights in the Renaissance Hotel and I witnessed 7 go-arounds 18th of June. Yes, 7!
Damn! I always miss the good stuff! - I was planning to go to LHR sunday as the aircraft were on the 27's etc... but decided not to in favour of watching the World Cup!
Go-arounds are far from unusual at Heathrow.. with an aircraft landing every minute from 5am until 10pm, 95% of the time on the same runway one after the other, go arounds are gonna be a regular occurance!
Christeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
No, these were 7 different aircraft. I also witnessed British Airways G-TTIB puncture on landing and were stuck on a taxiway for a long time while they changed her tyre. Lots of flashing cars around her. I had a fabulous time at The Renaissance Hotel!
Holy crap!!! Please tell me it was a digital and not film!!! jk. You were there for only 2 days and you got 1400 pics? How many times did you have to change/recharge the camera battery? 1400 is an insane amount!!!... (not that I'm complaining... )
"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1590 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
I guess one of the ones you saw was Egyptair on Monday evening. I was at the end of the runway going past on a bus what I heard it power up and saw it start climbing again. I couldn't see anything on the runway to cause it, although I only managed a quick glace. I saw an SK M80 just on one of the turn-offs though so maybe he was a bit late with that left turn...
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15): How close is the Hotel from the Tarmac.Is it near Hotel Parkinn.
It's literally across the road from 27R. You can see from Christel's 1st picture above what the view is like. The Park Inn is on the other side of Bath Road with no-where near as good a view ofhte runway.