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Best Times To Spot The A380 At LHR?  
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Hi Everyone,
I will be spending a couple of days in business meetings at the Sheraton at Heathrow Airport on Monday and Tuesday of the coming week (June 30th, July 1st). What would the best times to catch good sightings of the Singapore A380? Living in Chicago, I havent really had any chances to see the giant. (Missed the one time it visited ORD).

Also are there any specific spots at/around the Sheraton that will give me a great view? I imagine (like most days) they will be launching planes out on 27R which runs parallel to the Sheraton. Since I am actually attending meetings, I will not be able to stray too far from the Sheraton.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

I suggest you try the search engine, this came up last week, and the week before that, and before that, and before that, and.... well, you get the idea. And you might have better luck in the Photography forum.

User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. (starts pretty soon)

SQ 318 arr LHR 19.10
SQ 321 dep LHR 22.05

Daily

SQ 322 arr LHR 05:55
SQ 317 dep LHR 11:55

I understand currently the A380 can only use 9R / 27L ( The one on the opposite side of the airport from the hotels ). Dont know if this was changed, something to do with runway width or weight I recall. (Ive never seen it use any other runway)... though I believe it approaches / departs in the same flow as the traffic using the other runways

Best viewing place is from the foot bridge over the main road right outside Hatton Cross tube... but warned if it's landing have your camera ready.. it doesnt give much warning !!!

Happy viewing.



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User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

I understand currently the A380 can only use 9R / 27L ( The one on the opposite side of the airport from the hotels ). Dont know if this was changed, something to do with runway width or weight I recall. (Ive never seen it use any other runway)... though I believe it approaches / departs in the same flow as the traffic using the other runways


The Singapore A380 can use both runways as i have seen it depart and land on the northern runway 27R.


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