Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2300 times:
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.
James768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2161 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.
Ned Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2118 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.
Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2051 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...
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1966 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.
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