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Myrtle Avenue Heathrow Qs

Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:29 am

Hi - I have limited mobility so am wondering about the practicalities of taking shots at Myrtle Avenue. A few Qs I hope you can help with:-

1. Is it always safe there - I am a bit of a sitting duck with my camera equipment - no risk of getting mugged there?

2. How hard is it to get parked down Myrtle Avenue? If you go by car and can't park there, where do you park?

Thanks !
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RE: Myrtle Avenue Heathrow Qs

Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:13 am

1 - Sadly I know very few places with a zero risk of getting mugged. It's fairly open and most times there are other, like-minded folks there. Do you not have a friend you can visit with?

2 - Next to impossible, but I don't know if there are any disabled parking bays. Best parking option for me is Hatton Cross carpark, then a short walk. Sorry, but I don't know how realistic that is for you.
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RE: Myrtle Avenue Heathrow Qs

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:11 pm


Myrtle avenue from my experience is quite a safe area. Like scbriml said there's always usually other spotters there and I've never heard of any trouble..! You'll be fine I say!

Car parking near bedfont fc always must be watched as two or more wheels on the curb can bring trouble and watch out for permit holding areas. Forget trying to park on the actual road I say.

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RE: Myrtle Avenue Heathrow Qs

Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:50 am

Also, the Myrtle Avenue photography spot is in fact a small grassy area, with some muddy bits.

This makes it very difficult for wheelchair users! You did mention limited mobility and you may mean this in terms of wheelchair use.

As mentioned there are normally like minded photographers there when the planes are landing on that runway. Keep close to them and strike up a conversation, it might be me......!

Remember Myrtle Avenue is suitable for photographs of landing aircraft on 27L only. Also when the planes are landing on the 27's (L and R) they do change runways at 15.00. This means a decamp to a different area, and possibly different issues. i.e. no parking and or long walk from Hatton Cross to the roundabout near BA hangars.

Also, similiar issues may occur if the planes are landing at the 09 end.

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