In a few days I will be in London to visit the city. Along with this, it would be my intention to spend some time spotting... you know, as an aviation enthusiast is nearly mandatory!
First, I will land at LCY: I am going to check on the airport's website the night before to see if there is any traffic coming in for the time I will be there; in case, I would like to stop there for half an hour or 1 hour.
Do you have any spot to suggest me where to take pictures from? (I aim for "creative ones", those typical of LCY... not a simple sky shot... I have something like this in mind:
Photo © Randy Harricharan
Let's now get to the very business, LHR:
1. Which is the runway operations and usage? Generally, with no wind, are 27s or 09s the preferred ones?
2. I have checked some guides and I think I will base my "tour" on these two ones:
I won't have a car so I will be using public transportation or, if possible, public transportation.
Would you mind to piont me the "must" spots for every runway according to the limitation above?
3. The traffic is huge and various and I am particularly interested in wide bodies (A380s, 787s first of all)... which day and time of the day would you suggest in this sense? (I am not aiming to catch everything, but I would like to know if there is a particular day/time combo that would make me gain more chances!).
Last but not least: anything to point out about the relationships between spotters and airport security / police? I mean, I would like to avoid bad circumstances...
(in case there are spots to avoid etc.)
For now that's all.
Thank you very much in advance,