glennstewart
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Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:05 pm

Hi All,

Finally going to do the 24 hours of flying required to come to Heathrow from sunny Sydney. After screening 1,000's of photos, looking forward to seeing the additional liveries and minimal separation Heathrow provides.
In Australia we're pretty anal about separation. We're unlikely to see the equivilant of this:


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...anytime soon.
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Anyone out there that could either show me around, or provide some Heathrow hints.

Kindest regards,

Glenn Stewart
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Starlionblue
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:10 pm

The pic caption is a bit sensationalistic. At LAX you will see two lines of the same lenght on any given day. And it's probably the same at ORD, JFK, CDG and so on.

The separations are fine. 1 minute, as timed from my balcony.

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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:14 pm

You should see "busy" Sydney.
Then again, we're at the far end of the globe.

Btw - going to be in London:

Thursday, 10 June 2004 London
Friday, 11 June 2004 London
Saturday, 12 June 2004 London
(in continental Europe)
Sunday, 4 July 2004 London
Monday, 5 July 2004 London
Tuesday, 6 July 2004 Depart London
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:15 pm

I'll have moved to the States by then. Otherwise I could have lent you a balcony and a pair of binoculars.

There are a couple of sites on LHR spotting. Google away.

In London, don't miss the London Eye, another BA attraction. A fantastic experience.
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:15 pm

Ill see what I can do Glenn, maybe get a few of us together?


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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:57 am

I saw the same thing at FRA a few weeks ago when I was there, much longer line than that!!!!!
 
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:08 am

Six in line is not an unusual scenario at ATL either.
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:16 am

Six in line is not an unusual scenario at ATL either.

I have seen at least six, occasionally 9 or 10 much longer and they disappear into the haze, in line for each landing runway, 26L and 27R, many a time.
 
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RE: Heathrow Hints.... Please Help Me If You Can :)

Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:25 am

You think your airports are boring? Come to INN!  Laugh out loud

On weekdays we don't have more than 10 (!!) scheduled flights... on weekends maybe around 20.

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Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:52 am

Phollingsworth-

Very true. If you're coming from the west, the turn to final for 26L and 27R is out near Stone Mountain. I have at times seen two in the base leg, 6 or more on final and several on downwind.
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Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:59 am

Spotterboy-
But you can't really complain about INN. I've seen some of the photos from there...just amazing. Try coming to GFK, same trafic as you (prob less), but its flat as hell.


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Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:50 am

To be honest, sometimes when I am driving out of MUC at night, I can see more than just 6 aircraft coming in. They're all perfectly lined up with their landing lights perfeclty visible. They may not be all on final, but still... (Greetings to the directors in MUC, if one of them reads this!)
I would have expected more than 6 at an airport like LHR  Smile
But LHR has disappointed me in the past anyway. I always hope to get into some nice holding pattern before our clearance for finals into LHR, but that was NEVER the case... Wether I'm on the wrong planes or arrive at the wrong times  Smile
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Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:06 am


I should be around in the UK late June early July ( for the football really)- tentatively planning to depart on 7 July. Id love to come on down to LHR one of those days for a meet and spot sort of thing!

Will probably be floating around near EMA as well, but we shall see.
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