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Heathrow - 16 Widebodies On Approach  
User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 18768 times:

Below an amazing image I've just created from my virtual radar software a few minutes ago.
16 widebodies on approach at the same time to London Heathrow. Simply amazing.

Does anyone know the best times to track widebodies aircraft into this airport? I believe in the afternoon they get dozens of flights from Asia while in the morning from the USA. Is this correct?

Screen shot made with AirNav RadarBox, http://www.airnavsystems.com/radarbox

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User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 18751 times:

And even more impressive 5x B744 in line to land at Heathrow runway 27R.
Amazing.

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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4026 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 18656 times:

Sweet set up. Too bad it's not Mac friendly, though with most Macs running both OSs nowadays, I suppose it's moot.

Thomas



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 18559 times:

That looks rather leisurely for Heathrow. Not very many in the stacks. It gets a lot more exciting during the day.


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18250 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Thread starter):
Does anyone know the best times to track widebodies aircraft into this airport? I believe in the afternoon they get dozens of flights from Asia while in the morning from the USA. Is this correct?

Correct.

Early morning will see the first arrivals from the USA, but also the Far East and South Africa.
From about 1330, expect to see the arrivals from the US dry up and the next "wave" of arrivals start from the East.

Have fun

Mark



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User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18218 times:

Thats because the stacks are out of range! Theres probably around 30 Heavys scheduled in between 0602 and 0700 local each day.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 18031 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Thread starter):
16 widebodies on approach at the same time to London Heathrow. Simply amazing.

Sorry might be being thick here but I can only count 13 going into LHR, where are the other 3 ?.


Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 5):
Thats because the stacks are out of range!

On the first pic, BVV, OCK, LAM and BIG holds can all be seen, although there are only 2 a/c in the hold a LAM, and looks like 1 just leaving OCK and 1 at BVV.

 

[Edited 2008-08-13 01:29:56]


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User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17943 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Reply 1):
And even more impressive 5x B744 in line to land at Heathrow runway 27R.
Amazing.

Forgive me if my eye sight or airline codes are wonky, but what's a Ryanair 738 doing on LHR's 27R in Dirkou's screengrab? Though MOL didn't want anything to do with Heathrow? Big grin


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17926 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Thread starter):
Below an amazing image I've just created from my virtual radar software a few minutes ago.

Hmmm, one could be mistaken for thinking you work for airnav...  sarcastic 

R


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17926 times:



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 7):
Forgive me if my eye sight or airline codes are wonky, but what's a Ryanair 738 doing on LHR's 27R in Dirkou's screengrab? Though MOL didn't want anything to do with Heathrow?

Check out it's FL. it is merely passing over.

 Smile



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17917 times:



Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 5):
Thats because the stacks are out of range! Theres probably around 30 Heavys scheduled in between 0602 and 0700 local each day.

They are there on the first pic.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 6):
BVV

BNN Bovingdon



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17903 times:



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 7):
Forgive me if my eye sight or airline codes are wonky, but what's a Ryanair 738 doing on LHR's 27R in Dirkou's screengrab?

Its flying at 15900ft so its way above LHR approach. Its probably on its way to LTN or STN.



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17875 times:

I think the reason why it looks so leisurely is because it's taking data from ADS-B broadcasts. Not every aeroplane has the capability so there are some planes that are there but not showing in the picture.


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User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17834 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 6):
On the first pic, BVV, OCK, LAM and BIG holds can all be seen, although there are only 2 a/c in the hold a LAM, and looks like 1 just leaving OCK and 1 at BVV.

Ooops thought they were both the same picture. Terminal Control try to clear the stacks where possible by 0700 local (using both runways), they'll be busiest at 0602l as everyone waits for the night ban to end. That would be a good picture

Doesnt seem to like alphanumeric callsigns but for info

BAW58L FACT-EGLL (baw58)
BAW24R KORD-EGLL (baw296)
BAW6W KIAD-EGLL (baw216)
BAW5CA CYYZ-EGLL (baw92)

Bovingdon is BNN.


User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 17771 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 11):


Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 7):
Forgive me if my eye sight or airline codes are wonky, but what's a Ryanair 738 doing on LHR's 27R in Dirkou's screengrab?

Its flying at 15900ft so its way above LHR approach. Its probably on its way to LTN or STN.

Thanks! Imagine that, a plane flying ... I'll wake up in a minute, promise   

[Edited 2008-08-13 02:08:27]

User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 15932 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 6):
Sorry might be being thick here but I can only count 13 going into LHR, where are the other 3 ?.

Did you count the 767-3/4's? I believe those are widebodies as well.

VTBD



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User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14315 times:

Hotelmode: how did you get alphanumeric callsign turned into numeric callsigns?

Robk: I do not work for AirNav. I'm part of the beat testing team of their new RadarBox software.


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12727 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Reply 16):
Hotelmode: how did you get alphanumeric callsign turned into numeric callsigns?

By flying them at some stage! But I think theres a flight routing book that has them in too.


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12574 times:

It must have been quietening down because it looks like VIR22 didnt go into the OCK hold at all, Its doing 250kts downwind to fill the gap between BA174 and BA24R.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11801 times:



Quoting VTBDflyer (Reply 15):
Did you count the 767-3/4's? I believe those are widebodies as well.

Of course, but there is only 1 763 going into LHR. I counted off the actual radar screen in the first post, rather than the list at the side, although on double checking the list, that also only shows 13 widebodies going to LHR.

COA70 is going to AMS, DUB008 is passing over, and RCH298 is also not destined for LHR, so I have not included these, as the title of the thread and the first post specifically refer to a/c going into LHR.

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 10):
BNN Bovingdon

My bad. Thats what happens when you type in the dark, using only the light from the monitor to light up the keyboard !!.

 Smile



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11665 times:

Hopefully we'll be seeing a number of B748F's/B748I's soon as well.... yes ...

Boeing 747-8F Production Begins

Imagine a site of B748's and A380's landing in.... Wow!



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User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10975 times:

>By flying them at some stage! But I think theres a flight routing book that has them in too.

Do you know where that routing book can be found?


User currently offlineThomsonfly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8764 times:

Cute to see G-VHOL on approch back into LHR, I worked on the beauty the day before as the VS21!

User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4681 times:



Quoting Dirkou (Reply 21):
Do you know where that routing book can be found?

Wow see why you couldnt find it! That was a tough search but I knew i'd seen it somewhere!

http://www.seldecpublishing.co.uk/page2.html


User currently offlineBarnesy2006 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4606 times:



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 7):
Forgive me if my eye sight or airline codes are wonky, but what's a Ryanair 738 doing on LHR's 27R in Dirkou's screengrab? Though MOL didn't want anything to do with Heathrow?

The Ryanair is heading to Palermo (LICJ) from Stansted (EGSS) on what looks like a LAM departure now heading for Midhurst (MID) VOR.


25 Climb1 : Ahh! I wondered how you had Radarbox 2009. Didnt think that was out yet! Ive got the current version and it is fantastic. Great purchase. As well as
26 Fcogafa : Just another day at Heathrow, the following taken from my SBS today sorted by the time I lost them on finals...(I hope I have removed all the non LHR
27 Lapper : I only see 4 744's on approach. Looks to me like BA138 is in the LAM stack. Its FL is much higher as well. Cool software though!
28 Cloudyapple : Not bad. Scheduled 37, landed 42 - all heavies.[Edited 2008-08-14 08:05:46]
29 Dirkou : >Ahh! I wondered how you had Radarbox 2009. Didnt think that was out yet! I'm one of the 15 beta testers of the new version.
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