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SQ A380 On Google Map At LHR  
User currently offlineKubik From Croatia, joined Apr 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13278 times:

Hello folks,

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.

Kubik

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User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13220 times:
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Yup indeed. Looks like it's parked up at Gate 1. A bit rare to see the VS bird there though...I thought they preferred the cluster around the 40s?


Me: (Lining up on final) I shall now select an aiming point. || Instructor: Well, I hope it's the runway...
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13191 times:
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Taken Sep 28, 2008. Also showing up on Google Earth.


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User currently offlineGorgos From Greece, joined Dec 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13167 times:

Very cool pic!

So... the virgin is a a340-600. Air Canada an A330-300 (?).

The one down, whats that? An A321?


User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13113 times:
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I believe the air canada is a 767


Me: (Lining up on final) I shall now select an aiming point. || Instructor: Well, I hope it's the runway...
User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4761 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13110 times:
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Quoting Kubik (Thread starter):
SIA A380 at the gate at T3

Good find. Nice to see her from above.  Smile


User currently offlineAirbusA370 From Germany, joined Dec 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13077 times:



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 4):

The one down, whats that? An A321?

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Impressive. You could easily put the A321 on the A380's wing...


User currently offlineACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13047 times:

You can also see the AA breast cancer awareness 777 at T3, along with a plethora of other AA 777s

User currently offlineGorgos From Greece, joined Dec 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13049 times:



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 4):
I believe the air canada is a 767

You are right  Smile

The horizontal stabs on the tail are different then the ones you can find on the virgin a340, which means it isnt a A330.


User currently offlineACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13034 times:



Quoting Gorgos (Reply 8):
Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 4):
I believe the air canada is a 767

You are right Smile

The horizontal stabs on the tail are different then the ones you can find on the virgin a340, which means it isnt a A330.


And you can't see any winglets on either wingtips and their shape of the rear of the fuselage and PSU exhaust doesn't look right for a A330/340 but does for a 767


User currently offlineEvomutant From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12949 times:

Heathrow sure is a fascinating place from above.

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?

Also, the aircraft missing it's stabilizer at the East of the airport between runways and hidden behind a fence, is that G-YMMM?

[Edited 2009-11-01 11:08:58 by evomutant]

User currently offlineSlinky09 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12914 times:



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 1):
Yup indeed. Looks like it's parked up at Gate 1. A bit rare to see the VS bird there though...I thought they preferred the cluster around the 40s?

I've taken a fair few VS birds from the pier with gates 7, 8, 9 etc. They used to congregate around the 40s but now seem to have moved to the nasty old pier and the teens.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12829 times:



Quoting ACKattack (Reply 7):
along with a plethora of other AA 777s

Yeah what gives? They have like 6 planes standing there at the same time? It this normal?

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User currently offlineWoof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12780 times:



Quoting Evomutant (Reply 10):
Also, the aircraft missing it's stabilizer at the East of the airport between runways and hidden behind a fence, is that G-YMMM?

Good spot. Looking at the wing damage, I'd say 1000% correct.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13152 posts, RR: 100
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12638 times:
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Quoting Kubik (Thread starter):
Click here to see

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!  bigthumbsup  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.


Lightsaber



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13152 posts, RR: 100
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12596 times:
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I assume the three gates with construction work on T4 are to make room for the two A380 gates there?

I zoomed over to T5 and its amusing, some Sept 28th photos, some from earlier (construction). I'm amused by the jetways just 'ending' in an auto parking lot.  Wink



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User currently offlineBevisisback From Netherlands, joined Oct 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12534 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????

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12407 times:



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 2):
Taken Sep 28, 2008

- and looks exactly like what I saw on Oct 7, 2009 (not insisting though on exact gate location). Now, scroll the picture North-East-East...


User currently offlineFca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12236 times:

That's really odd! At the BA/Qantas How can the satellite be taking the picture as if over the right of the qantas but also over the left of the BA tail? or did it go over twice  Smile

User currently offlineSlinky09 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12154 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 12):


Quoting ACKattack (Reply 7):
along with a plethora of other AA 777s

Yeah what gives? They have like 6 planes standing there at the same time? It this normal?

Get AA at the right time int he morning and it's a lovely sight to see all those T7s lined up ... oops, except now they are sending 767s and 757s, ick.


User currently offlineShizzlmizzl From Switzerland, joined Apr 2009, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12153 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...


User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12012 times:

And then on the other side of the airport you have this 744 which clearly needs some repairs. Personally, I don't like that lump on the side and I prefer my wings to by straight. But I'm picky.

User currently offlineFcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11945 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!.


User currently offlineWHPBUR From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11730 times:

What about the highly modified British Airways 747 cargo tent extension pod aircraft? A little further west near Term. 5.

User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 11327 times:



Quoting Gorgos (Reply 3):
The one down, whats that? An A321?

I would think B752. There are no mini flap fairings on the wings like on the A321...perhaps I'm wrong...


25 Post contains images ZANL188 : My favorite is the AC 767 with 2 cockpits, 4 engines, and a really big port wing!! Google Earth... always makes for some amusing moments
26 Jjeff : And anyone notice the parked Concorde parked on the west side of RW23?
27 FRAspotter : hmmmm sure this isn't DFW?
28 JetBlue777 : What was the green aircraft with 4 engines? A346? DC-8? right near the Control tower
29 MSPNWA : If we're looking at the same one, that's a BWIA A343. It's on the older 2006 image of the north half of the airport.
30 9VSIO : Easy, we spend far too much time looking at planes. As for carrier type, some carriers have very distinctive colours like AC's green. If you look to
31 Lightsaber : Nice find! I think the air-bridge connected ahead of the 767's nose is just the right final 'touch.' Thank you. I wondered at the age of the older im
32 Spr773 : I am surprised that we can zoom in to actually see the titles on the side of the a/c. Thanks Google...!!!
33 RIX : Yes : It's not there anymore, on Oct 4 I saw it inside some service area. 3 days later, arriving to CDG, I saw another one there...
34 TiktokJAKE : I just love the difference in grass color around the runways! Im guessing one was taken in Summer and the other in Winter!
35 Glom : Don't be fooled, the image making up the Northern third of the airport predates the completion of T5. There has been a lot of changes around the 23 a
36 Emirates773 : Also if you follow the line of 27R on the OP's google map and cross the M25 motorway you can see a Qatar A340 starting a left turn.
37 Lawair : Is it possible to spot an aircraft inflight (like cruising) with Google Earth as well? I thought that might make for an interesting picture.
38 4holer : And at least 2 shadows of it in the field to the left...
39 Kubik : There was some while ago discussion here about a 747 flying over Yellowstone National Park. I tried to search for it. Unfortunately I was not able to
40 Lawair : Just found it on Google. That was pretty cool. Thanks!
41 Post contains links and images PW100 : The "other site" also has an SQ 380 . . . : http://www.bing.com/maps/default.asp...1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1 Regards, PW100
42 Post contains links PW100 : ??Not sure why that photo did not work out. Anyway, click this link and you will find no less than 100 wide-bodies (including 36 B744's!!) at LHR on t
43 Glom : It's gone! Instead, there is now some mutant love child twixt Jumbo and Whale in 747 livery sitting at the end of pier 5. It would be nice if Google
44 Post contains links Dazbo5 : I've just been doing the same as Kubik at my local airport, Blackpool and it's interesting to see the Red Arrows lined up on runway 07/25! Darren
45 AuroraLives : In Google Earth, go into "historical" mode (the "clock" on the toolbar above the actual image). Slide back to 2006, and you will see the entire airpo
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