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JakTrax wrote:Hi Block40Osan,
As you say UK weather is unpredictable, but westerly/northerly winds are typical throughout winter. London normally sees a few clear January days and I'd certainly hope you'd see some sun during such a long stay, however we can go weeks at a time with very little sunshine unfortunately! You rarely get two or three sunny days in a row to be honest, but you can get two or three each week if you're lucky.
I am away in early January but might be able to personally help you out after 17th (I am actually from the north of England but frequent LHR in winter) - there is an excellent spot near the end of Cains Lane that requires a ladder but I have a spare and so it wouldn't be a problem.
As you can see from this photo, the aircraft are much lower than at Myrtle Avenue and the football club, and you get some nice LHR backgrounds.
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Transae ... Hwg6Mfc%3D
Virgin 744s are best photographed at MAN (my local), and with so much time here it would be very easy to book some last-minute travel up north (about 4-5hrs on a coach from London, or 45 minutes by air). LGW can be very repetitive and the photo spots are not great; it also doesn't see too many bizjets.
Both LHR and MAN offer superb winter photography. LTN is good also - if not a little slow at times - but you're right in that you definitely need a car to get to the best location.
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