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Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:18 am

Hi there folks,

As the weather was fine, me and fellow photographer Chris Sharps hit LHR for the day. There were a few crowds of spotters/photographers at the 27R threshold and at Myrtle when they switched over. We thought we see some familiar faces but weren't too sure  Laugh out loud

Just curious as to if any of those were you?!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks,

Justin Big grin

PS: Matt and Kevin, good meeting you today guys  Big thumbs up
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:26 am

Justin,

Anything good in today?

Ben Pritchard
 
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:45 am

Ben,

How you doing mate?

(These a/c are ones that were good for me  Big grin)

We had a couple of Biz Jets in today, Mustang Sally (G-VROC) made an appearance  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ZK-SUJ The Lord of the Rings ANZ 744, a DHL 757, Ethiad A330, a Scot Air Do328!?! and the New Livery PIA 743.

Other than that it was the same old  Laugh out loud

Justin  Smile
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:47 am

And an Evergreen performing the most amazing approach you will see on a civilian aircraft.747-100 with one engine shut down and the other 3 not working properly performing an 'S' approach starting at 3,700FT at 4DME!
 
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:57 am

Wow, sounds like lots of specials going on at LHR... we just had a few Austrian arrows Dashs today  Wink/being sarcastic  Insane

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:17 am

On a sidenote: I shot the Pakistan NC 747 while it was over AMS with a beautiful contrail.

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:18 am

I was there!!!!  Big grin

Some interesting traffic this evening, we even saw a Hercules (it looked like a China Air Force one, but cant be too sure, and we missed it!)

Great sunset, and a great day.
Nothing much to report back from LGW either!  Sad  Big thumbs up

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:31 am

Some interesting traffic this evening, we even saw a Hercules (it looked like a China Air Force one, but cant be too sure, and we missed it!)

I can see why you thought it was CAF.It's actually Air Algerie and comes in semi-regularly.
 
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:34 am

What colors does that Herc have? Tim and I saw a white Herc with a blue tail fly over AMS at a reasonably high altitude, heading to the North.

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:06 am

Yes, We managed to choose to head to McDonalds when that Evergreen done that approach  Sad So we missed it!!

Very scary,

Justin  Smile
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:27 am


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was the one in today,Wietse.Came in on a French arrival route too.
 
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:54 pm

I take it that it that that Herc is on a cargo flight?
Would be cool if it was carrying pax!


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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:49 pm

Yes I was there with my 100-400 lens I took photos of the Evergreen doing the 'S' turn on approach, I have uploaded them this morning, but don't know how long they will take to be screened, I have marked them as incident on the upload page

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:51 pm

I was there, when the Evergreen came in, didnt see anything wrong.....what happened?


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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:56 pm

Simon
The Evergreen radioed a Mayday and was diverted to LHR
No 1 engine had a fire and was shut down and No 2 was possibly shut down aswell

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:59 pm

what time did it come in again?


Simon

Edit: Ive just been reliably informed that I wasnt there!  Big grin


I was there later on in the day.

[Edited 2004-04-25 15:02:51]
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:01 pm

I timed it at 11:50am

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:06 pm

click on the link for pictures of the Evergreen approach

http://mysite.freeserve.com/iankirby_photos

Cheers

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:26 am

Hey justin great to meet you and chris on saturday. I got some fantastic results of the evergreen. Will upload ASAP when I get the CD from Matt
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:22 am

Kevin,

Heya mate  Big thumbs up Great meeting you and Matt too  Smile Trust us to go for something to eat when something happens!!

We went back to the threshold but you were both gone  Sad Where did you guys head of too?

Justin  Smile

PS: Man I got sunburnt!
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:07 pm

sorry dude, we went home. Well, matt went to work and I went to see my girlfriend. I rreally wanted to stay a the wx was fantastic but had to go. email me the next time you go down there and I will come up.
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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:08 pm

Yep i was there aswell. Got a good picture of the Evergreen and it has already been download. Entered as urgent but rejected by the screener as their are no visual signs of distress (ie smoke from engine). In my haste to get the photo downloaded i even over sharpened it and it got rejected due to jaggies :-(

Great day there must have been at least 50-80 people by the huts on 27R.

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:40 pm

Photo of the Evergreen 747 on approach to 27R


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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Wed May 05, 2004 6:34 pm

I got an email a couple of days ago from Evergreen's air ops, they asked if I had any shots of the approach as they were interested in seeing them-I sent them a couple that really show how high above the glideslope this aircraft was.

Did they contact anyone else?



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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Wed May 05, 2004 9:09 pm

Matt

No not received anything myself

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RE: Anyone At LHR Today?

Wed May 05, 2004 9:23 pm

Matt, i got a few as well from the 300D...
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