Just for clarification, and I'm sure most know anyway, the foot bridge at Hatton Cross is nearest to the approach to 27L, but doutless you can get approach pics of a/c on 27R.
We've had terrorism in GB
for a number of years (not Al Quaida) and a number of innocent people have died - even military horses killed in Hyde Park.
I was in T4
some years back, meeting a friend from EWR
, when there was a mortar attack, originating from the western perimeter area near the new T5
- we had to evacuate T4
by going down the Underground railway to get either to Central Area, or into London Town! There was also a van found in one of the northside hotel carparks, complete with a straightforward launcher.
I'm all for effective security, and I'm glad that the USA is catching up . . .
Enjoy your spotting, but remember a lens flashing in the sunlight can cause automatic response from those put there to protect YOU! A close friend of mine who works for the BBC as a News Cameraman, staying at the 'journalists hotel' in BGW, the Palestine Hotel, when a shell from a US tank hit the hotel a couple of floors below! When they later met up with the US commander, they were told that they thought somebody was aiming a weapon at them, so they fired at the TV
lens flashing in the sun!
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!