Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Heathrow's 3rd Runway - Runway 23  
User currently offlineAirways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Hi there!

Has anyone seen Heathrow's cross runway, Runway 23, being used recently? I can't find any photos of aircraft landing on it on Airliners.net. From memory, this is the short runway used when crosswinds are strong and is around 6,500ft. Rumour has it that 744s land on it when the wind is strong.

Any comments?

Cheers

Airways45

17 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Well it doesnt have an ILS.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

I watched planes land on it when I was a kid !!

User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

When i was on a Swissair A320 from Geneva a few years back we landed on LHR's Runway 23.


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineJames768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

And - has anyone who's spotted at Heathrow ever seen a plane land in the opposite direction - on 05? I too spent many years a lonnnggg time ago spotting there, and never saw this happen. Arrivals onto 23 were usually great fun, only in terrible weather, would love to have landed on it.

User currently offline747Forever From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Hey there,
Runway 05 is disused, i'm not sure of the reasons why, but it is a disused runway in that direction.

Cheers,

Jeff.


User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

O5 could be disused because its T4 is right next to it.So when ever a plane is pushed back its tail is only about 20m away from the runway.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I am not debating the length of Rwy 23 but it seems to me that 6500ft is not enough for a B744 to land on.

User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Within the 15 years that I spent spotting at LHR, only once did I ever see an aircraft land on 05. This was around 1977/8, when out of the blue we saw an Iberia DC10 on short final whilst standing on the QB.

User currently offlineJames768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

I havent been spotting at Heathrow since long before the days of T4, so that can't be it, just found it odd that theyc ould land in one direction and not the other.

User currently offlineAirways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

According to www.worldaerodata.com you can still take-off from 23 if you are a prop! Correct about 05 though, it doesn't appear on any air maps. By the way, If you approach 23 you fly directly over RAF Northolt. I seem to recall someone saying that it is most likely to be used in November...

User currently offlineDispatchboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2378 times:

I have only ever seen 1 aircraft land on that runway and it was a Canadian DC-10 on an emergency. Other than that I have never seen it being used on a full scale operationl day.

User currently offlineMrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

I think the runway cannot be used any longer because of the proximity of T4's remote stands.


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer




User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

05 is disused -- T4, cargo buildings

23 can't be used when either a/c are at the Tango stands (the large face of T4), OR a/c of a certain size are at the Tango stands. I'll check later.


User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Whenever I am at LHR this runway is always used as a taxiway.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

I think it is still used occasionally as an emergency bad weather runway.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Do a search for B707-465, VR-BBZ, and later G-ARWE, of Cunard Eagle, later to BOAC. Flight BA712, April 1968 on the first leg of LHRZHR on it's way to SYD. From memory it literally finished it's active life on 023.


Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Re my previous message - take a look at airdisaster.com with details given.


Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Heathrow's Proposed New 3rd Runway posted Thu Jul 25 2002 23:28:12 by Thomasphoto60
LHR 3rd Runway: They Had Owned The Land posted Sun Oct 22 2006 08:20:11 by Kaitak744
HKG Is Planning On A 3rd Runway posted Thu Sep 14 2006 09:27:22 by YLWbased
3rd Runway At MUC-NIMBYs May Sue Airport posted Tue Jul 25 2006 21:16:24 by A342
BA: LHR 3rd Runway Sooner Than Later posted Thu Jun 8 2006 00:26:25 by Scotron11
BBC On Heathrow's New Runway Plans. posted Wed Dec 7 2005 19:39:18 by Shamrock350
Nartia Building Their 3rd Runway posted Sat Oct 1 2005 23:55:15 by Kaitak744
MUC's 3rd Runway: Green Party Talks Utter Nonsense posted Mon Aug 8 2005 22:16:06 by Udo
Heathrow Crosswind Runway - Still Used? posted Fri Feb 18 2005 01:03:12 by Highpeaklad
LHR: Would 3rd Runway Mean More Domestic Routes? posted Sun Feb 29 2004 17:54:16 by Capital146