Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Landing At Heathrow  
User currently offlineRwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

I was in Old Windsor this evening at a friends house, and was watching the planes fly in over Datchet into land at Heathrow airport. All of the planes were coming in on the same line, when all of a sudden a plane came in straight over Old Windsor instead. All subsequent planes were back in the old line over Datchet. Did this one plane land on a different runway, or was it flying in at an angle for some other reason? Normally they form a line over Maidenhead when landing from the west, and always form a straight line from there to the runway. Apparantly early in the morning they often fly in over Old Windsor before moving further north and over the usual line over Datchet. (Apologies in advance for any ignorant statements made above, I am only an enthusiast and do not work in the industry!). Many thanks in advance.

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

I'm not a pilot, but I have come from MAN into LHR many times on the flight deck - most of which in the more 'normal' opposite direction over london to land on the 27s.

From what you are saying, it appears that the 'odd man out' over Windsor was executing what is known in the business as the 'West Drayton Snatch'!

West Drayton ATC bring you almost overhead on 180 at LHR with the runways East to West directly in front of you. They then give you clearance to land with a very sharp right hand down, followed by another sharp left hand down to line up on 09.

Hence, the West Drayton Snatch!



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

It may have landed on the other runway (09R) if it was heading to T4. ATC allow this to reduce taxiing time.


No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Landing At Heathrow
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Landing At Heathrow. posted Wed Feb 11 2004 19:56:00 by Codeshare
UPS 757 Landing At Night W/o Lights? posted Thu Nov 16 2006 08:00:51 by Motopolitico
Zero Flap Landing At TRF Today (Ryanair) posted Tue May 16 2006 21:51:38 by MerlinIIIB
Landing At NCE posted Tue May 18 2004 06:57:56 by VS346
Baggage Handling At Heathrow posted Tue Mar 9 2004 14:48:55 by Djdiffusion
Hard Landing At SNA posted Thu Oct 30 2003 06:29:53 by FlyLAX
Feasibility Of Landing At ASE Rwy 33 & SXM Rwy 27 posted Sun Sep 21 2003 17:58:34 by Phatfarmlines
Stand Numbers At Heathrow Egll posted Wed Jul 9 2003 19:29:58 by Ajaaron
UA Emger. Landing At DEN posted Wed Jan 9 2002 08:53:21 by Rydawg82
Emergency Landing At PHL Saturday? posted Mon Aug 6 2001 03:31:10 by Contrails

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format