Kubik From Croatia, joined Apr 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13133 times:
I was browsing the internet and searching for some info around the LHR area and could not resist to go across the terminals and I could not believe my eyes. SIA A380 at the gate at T3. Click here to see Not sure if it is double post. If it is please delete.
Thank you! Great perspective. I wish LAX had all of those double jetways at our gates!
It really puts in perspective how much larger the A388 is than other aircraft. Scaling the length, I think the Udvar-Hazy 85m long A389 would work for all 4 T3 A380 ready gates! Does anyone know the maximum length for those gates?
Much clearer photos than the ones from six months ago. I'm amazed at the resolution.
Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 2): Taken Sep 28, 2008. Also showing up on Google Earth.
Interesting tidbit. Aircraft or satellite photos? I assume the former.
Bevisisback From Netherlands, joined Oct 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12389 times:
This might be a stupid question but how can you identify a/c type and carrier from above?? the VS A346 is a dead cert due cos the engines are painted red, and the biggest one is definately an A380, but what about the others????
Shizzlmizzl From Switzerland, joined Apr 2009, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12008 times:
Quoting Evomutant (Reply 10): Slightly off topic, but when was Runway 23 decommissioned? It still has some pretty clear markings in places, and how often was it used towards the end of it's life?
AFAIK it was closed in 2002. They used it if the winds weren't favorable to land on the other runways.
The markings are only clearly visible on the northern part of the airport because the images are old. The images of the southern part aren't that old, and you cant find any RWY markings anymore...
Fcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11800 times:
Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 12): Yeah what gives? They have like 6 planes standing there at the same time? It this normal?
It is a daily event to see a large number of AAL aircraft on the ground together in the mornings, although several B777 services have now been replaced since the photo was taken by B767's. AAL now operate mostly from the more northerly pier, having swapped with VIR some months back.
That is indeed GYMMM which has now gone completely of course. The T4 stands were being converted for A380 operation and also the building of a CIP lounge. Of course now there are no A380 flights into T4 until MAS or ETD or KAL get them!
Also now the T1 area and the 27L taxiways have changed considerably and the new T5 pier is almost complete. That is the trouble with Google Earth, it is mostly years out of date!.