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5 London Airports In 1 Flight (Video)  
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

Check out this gem that has recently appeared on YooToobe.




Fantastic.

 bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

How and why did they get permission to do that?


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User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Awesome video. Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize STN was that big. How can London support 3 large international airports?

User currently offlineGc2 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

STN actually has more land than Heathrow, (although it doesn't use a big proportion of it) so its pretty large in that way, Terminal wise it's growing quickly, the new extension has just opened.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4075 times:



Quoting Rampguy (Reply 2):
How can London support 3 large international airports?

Because it's a big city and the UK, particularly the southeast where London is situated, is very densely populated.



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4056 times:



Quoting Rampguy (Reply 2):
How can London support 3 large international airports?

Because despite what NY thinks, London is the capital of the world !!!

 yes   duck   flamed 



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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Awesome video!

As far as STN goes. I'm sure I read somewhere that with a second runway then it would in theory have a greater take off and landing capacity than LHR?


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4015 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 1):
How and why did they get permission to do that?

I imagine they got SVFR (Special VFR) clearence to cross London airspace. Helicopters use SVFR clearance all the time around Heathrow and cross it a few times a day. I would guess a light aircraft was allowed to do it then as it was very early in the morning,

They crossed LHR at 0433, any later I imagine they wouldn;t have been able to do it as the first arrivals start coming in shortly after this.


User currently offlinePRGDLGUY From Czech Republic, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3932 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 1):
How and why did they get permission to do that?

sounds to me like really russian question  devil 


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3892 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 5):
Because despite what NY thinks, London is the capital of the world !!!

Damn right.

Quoting Theginge (Reply 7):
I imagine they got SVFR (Special VFR) clearence to cross London airspace. Helicopters use SVFR clearance all the time around Heathrow and cross it a few times a day. I would guess a light aircraft was allowed to do it then as it was very early in the morning,

They crossed LHR at 0433, any later I imagine they wouldn;t have been able to do it as the first arrivals start coming in shortly after this.

Thanks, I know nothing about such things so the info is appreciated. Some weeks ago I saw a light aircraft fly right over the middle of the runway (not down the runway but across it) and over the terminal at STN as I was leaving work in the afternoon, never saw such a thing before. I know this is light on details, but why would he be doing that at a major airport?



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User currently offlineJmbarros12 From Brazil, joined Nov 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Fantastic video. I really enjoy watching airport overviews. I´m very impressed with the size of the airports being so close to each other.

Tks for posting it, Leezyjet!

Sds,

João Marcelo



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3826 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 9):
Some weeks ago I saw a light aircraft fly right over the middle of the runway (not down the runway but across it) and over the terminal at STN as I was leaving work in the afternoon, never saw such a thing before. I know this is light on details, but why would he be doing that at a major airport?

Because sometimes it's a cool thing to do to fly over a big airport like that, and it is a learning experience for the pilot as you have to ask ATC for clearence to transit the airspace. It might even have been me depending when it was as a friend and I flew over STN when returning from the Pilot Magazine Fly In at Duxford a few weeks back !!.

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User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

I'm curious why they landed before before their flyover of Luton. Did they do a touch and go there or did they need to stop and refuel?

Great video nonetheless - although I'm not too sure about the choice of music...


User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3646 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 5):
Because despite what NY thinks, London is the capital of the world !!!

This former NY'er and Anglophile won't disagree with that assertion.

Quoting Davehammer (Reply 6):
As far as STN goes. I'm sure I read somewhere that with a second runway then it would in theory have a greater take off and landing capacity than LHR?

If STN has a less restrictive curfew, then yes, it would.

It's not the capacity of LHR that's exceptional (I live near an airport, ATL, with 250% as much runway capacity as LHR), it's the near 100% usage and the huge planes involved that make it the world'd third-busiest airport.


User currently offlineWolflair From Mexico, joined Sep 2007, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3567 times:



Quoting DiscoverCSG (Reply 13):
Quoting Davehammer (Reply 6):
As far as STN goes. I'm sure I read somewhere that with a second runway then it would in theory have a greater take off and landing capacity than LHR?

If STN has a less restrictive curfew, then yes, it would.

Actually STN has a less restrictive curfew regarding operations, but there is a cap on its number of passengers server (as per the current planning permission). AFAIK it is 25 mill pax/year.

A second rwy requires an additional permit. There are lots of discussions and many NIMBYs are trying to put a big fight, but IMO the project will go through.



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3387 times:



Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 12):
Great video nonetheless - although I'm not too sure about the choice of music...

Agree with the first bit but I thought the music was awesome!!!

It is a fantastic video and to experience such a thing would be great



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Fantastic video, these guys had a good morning that's for sure, what a unique thing to do!


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Brilliant video. Love to see how calm LHR is, just before another day of rush.


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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3177 times:



Quoting Rampguy (Reply 2):
How can London support 3 large international airports?

One of the primary reasons is that it's disconnected from the rest of the continent by the sea!

This explains why (for example) Dublin and Oslo have O&D airports which seem disproportionately large to the size of the populations they serve. You can't drive anywhere, so there's only one realistic alternative.

Another pertinent reason is that the weather in the UK is so changeable and horrible, that we've got into the habit of flying off at every available opportunity.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Amazing video, and the music suited it well (Into the sunlight, the sun was coming up  Smile )

Nice to see the other airports as well, and some good circling over the Towers

(btw am i the only one that thinks the guy in the left seat is kinda cute hehe)
Sorry, had to say it


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Great video; looks like Elstree was their base airfield

As a local flyer in this area they could have also probably sneaked in Southend and the perhaps the smaller airfields of Panshanger, Fairoaks, Denham, White Waltham, Wycombe, Blackbushe, Farnborough and Biggin!

London are normally very accommodating of SVFR clearances through the Class A Hearthrow Zone; Gatwick & Luton similarly, although these are only Class D. Stansted (also D) are however are notoriously sulky, so I guess the early hour here was the trick. Looked like 737 heaven there.

One little observation is that North of Biggin (enroute London City), maintenance of Rule 5(d) - Low Flying becomes a little difficult in a single. I can only assume the lads had this in mind in electing their route



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2902 times:



Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 12):
I'm curious why they landed before before their flyover of Luton. Did they do a touch and go there or did they need to stop and refuel?

I don't think they landed, looks more like a low approach and go-around to me. Fuel would not be a problem for the PA-28 on a short flight like that.

Quoting Shankly (Reply 20):
As a local flyer in this area they could have also probably sneaked in Southend and the perhaps the smaller airfields of Panshanger, Fairoaks, Denham, White Waltham, Wycombe, Blackbushe, Farnborough and Biggin!

And North Weald and Stapleford, heck maybe even Rochester too !!. Lot's of options on a flight around London however, I don't think flying over g/a airports that you can do anytime was the main reason for this flight !!.

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