avion660 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7960 times:
No idea, (and I'd be interested to know why too) but it's not that uncommon. The other evening I watched FDX001, a 777 start off from its stand at STN, taxi to the threshold of runway 23, power up and take off. Interesting to switch to satellite view : it's pretty much bang on for position of taxiways and runway.
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 4964 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6822 times:
Planes disappear when they land at NRT and HND, but I can watch them taxi to take off from HND. It's impressive how quickly they clear that new runway and make that bank over Tokyo Bay. It's also fun tracking the 787 flights.