christeljs
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Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:09 am

Just wanted to ask someone here what was up at LHR yesterday. I spent 2 nights in the Renaissance Hotel and I witnessed 7 go-arounds 18th of June. Yes, 7! Anyways, lots of pix to come soon, oh and happy birthday to me today  birthday   biggrin 
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:10 am

Happy Birthday  bigthumbsup 

Sounds like you had a blast, hope to see the pics soon Big grin

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:25 am



Can't wait to see how those panning shots turned out  Wink
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:27 am

Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter):
Just wanted to ask someone here what was up at LHR yesterday. I spent 2 nights in the Renaissance Hotel and I witnessed 7 go-arounds 18th of June. Yes, 7!

Damn! I always miss the good stuff! - I was planning to go to LHR sunday as the aircraft were on the 27's etc... but decided not to in favour of watching the World Cup!

Go-arounds are far from unusual at Heathrow.. with an aircraft landing every minute from 5am until 10pm, 95% of the time on the same runway one after the other, go arounds are gonna be a regular occurance!

Looking forward to your pictures  Smile

...and many happy returns on your birthday!  champagne 

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:32 am

Indeed it is quite bad down at EGLL, and is quite a pain in the arse :@
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:14 pm

7 G/A.
Was it the Same Aircraft or some Training flights.
BTW Birthday Wishes.
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:21 pm

Happy Birthday Cristel (champagne}. Are we allowed to ask how old?  duck 

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:18 am

Hi Cristel, Happy Birthday (belated!)



Look forward to the pic's !

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
7 G/A.
Was it the Same Aircraft or some Training flights.

I seriously doubt it is either.

I wouldn't have thought that a landing aircraft would have enough fuel on board for 7 go-arounds, but what do I know?!

Training flights in and out of Heathrow during the day? - Highly unlikely with the density of LHR's traffic flow.

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:09 am

No, these were 7 different aircraft. I also witnessed British Airways G-TTIB puncture on landing and were stuck on a taxiway for a long time while they changed her tyre. Lots of flashing cars around her. I had a fabulous time at The Renaissance Hotel!

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:57 am

Great pictures Christel, especially the first picture of your McDonalds... I'm lovin' it!  rotfl 

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:48 am

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 10):
Great pictures Christel, especially the first picture of your McDonalds... I'm lovin' it!

Hehe, darn, people now know I eat at McDonald's  Embarrassment
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 11):
Hehe, darn, people now know I eat at McDonald's

No trip to LHR would be complete without the obligatory trip to at least one of the 3 Mcdonald's on the Bath Road !!!.

Great pics BTW. Let's see some more.

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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
Great pics BTW. Let's see some more

I shot 1400 pics on my trip
 Cool Have some patiance! Big grin
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 13):
I shot 1400 pics on my trip

 Wow! Holy crap!!! Please tell me it was a digital and not film!!! jk. You were there for only 2 days and you got 1400 pics? How many times did you have to change/recharge the camera battery? 1400 is an insane amount!!!... (not that I'm complaining...  Wink)
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:17 pm

Nice Pics.How close is the Hotel from the Tarmac.Is it near Hotel Parkinn.
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:33 pm

I guess one of the ones you saw was Egyptair on Monday evening. I was at the end of the runway going past on a bus what I heard it power up and saw it start climbing again. I couldn't see anything on the runway to cause it, although I only managed a quick glace. I saw an SK M80 just on one of the turn-offs though so maybe he was a bit late with that left turn...

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
How close is the Hotel from the Tarmac.Is it near Hotel Parkinn.

It's literally across the road from 27R. You can see from Christel's 1st picture above what the view is like. The Park Inn is on the other side of Bath Road with no-where near as good a view ofhte runway.
 
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:55 pm

Go arounds at LHR are common practice, I drove past LHR last Saturday on the M$ and saw a BA 777 fire up and go around...as I say, very common.

Great pics, I await more.
 
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 17):
Go arounds at LHR are common practice

I think one may have just happened, couldn't see who it was, but I definitely heard it.
 
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RE: Just Back From Heathrow!

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting Lapper (Reply 16):
I guess one of the ones you saw was Egyptair on Monday evening.

My flight home left at 1.15pm. Allthough we had to wait until 2pm for our final departure due to heavy traffic at LHR.

And yes, of course I shot digital. I had a laptop, so I was fine with space  Big grin

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