Heathrow in 2013

Heathrow in 2013

Postby TonyO on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 4:57 pm

This thread will be updated as the year goes by with interesting movements or snaps from when the weather actually co-operates.

Feel free to add any interesting moves or shots of the day from the world's busiest international airport.


Heathrow - January 1, 2013

First day of the year and with it blue skies and sunshine. Qatar halted 787 ops and replaced the Dreamliner with a 777LR while LOT was due to bring in a 787 on its afternoon rotation.

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And my favourite shot of the day...

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Mark K on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 6:14 pm

Heathrow - January 1, 2013

Few from this morning at the 27L taxi and holding points:

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LHR_20130101_013_N841MH by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

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LHR_20130101_226_A6ETK by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

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LHR_20130101_302_N76010 by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

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LHR_20130101_598_A9CKB by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

United Arab Emirates (Dubai Air Wing) Boeing 737-8EC BBJ2:

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LHR_20130101_1111_A6MRM by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

One of Virgin Atlantic's newest A330's which was on lease to China Airlines when new:

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LHR_20130101_1460_GVGEM by mark_k_kwiatkowski, on Flickr

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby IanH on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 8:22 pm

Super shots chaps. Head ons are very pleasant as are the lift offs. All the best for the year ahead chaps. Good to meet and a good idea too. Am told LOT arrived around 4pm.

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby SamP on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 10:20 pm

Was good to see you all on Tuesday. That Etihad shot... I thought you were meant to know better Tony? :whistle:

A couple more from New Years Day, here's hoping we see more weather like this in 2013!

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby TonyO on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 10:55 pm

Oh yeah, and the All Black came in! Great snapping Sam, Gulf Air is particularly nice!
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Afoster on Thu 03 Jan 2013, 11:19 pm

Hi, great shots - my son wants me to take him down one crisp sunny Sunday morning to get some shots - where would you recommend to be a good place to park up for a couple of hours ?

If they come in on 27L is Hatton Cross / Fagg's Road area the best location or would you suggest elsewhere ?

Thanks

Angus
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Jetnoise on Fri 04 Jan 2013, 7:34 am

If landing on 27L then Myrtle Avenue is the place to be - the green at the end of the road is the most popular photography spot for 27L arrivals (TW14 9QU for sat nav/online mapping). Parking can be an issue - if the road itself is full, then along Hatton Road (turn right out of Myrtle Avenue) on the left just past the Duke of Wellington pub is the Bedfont Recreation Ground which has a small (and usually empty) car park.
If landing on 27R then you can either park at Hatton Cross tube station (or in/near Myrtle Ave.) and get a bus such as the 285 from Hatton Cross to the northside/central area (they are free) and get off at the 27R threshold just past BA maintenance for final approach shots there.
The departure shots on this thread are taken from/near the BP petrol station near the end of 27L (or the 09R threshold if you prefer) when departures are using 27L. Parking in the petrol station is often impossible (full of parked-up cabbies) so park near the Rising Sun pub in Stanwell village (TW19 7LB), walk across the small bridge and through the gate and turn left and then along to the grass just before the petrol station.

Good luck - bring some good weather with you!

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Afoster on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 8:35 am

Hi, many thanks for the locations - looks like Myrtle is the place to be !

Now, I have one more question too (sorry) - is there anyway of finding out which runway is 'currently' in use - I appreciate that they can change between leaving home and arriving, but it will give us an idea of where to head for initially.

For up to date weather conditions, I use an app called AeroWeather, which is handy for cloud levels and more accurate forecasting.

After seeing all the various photos via this site, he has really got the bug for it, and has already started his on 'blog-site' for anything photographic and in particular aviation based - we even ended up at Luton Airport (crash gate 5) for lunch yesterday as we were in the area !

Thanks,

Angus
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Westwings on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 10:02 am

Very Nice shots, I really need to visit Heatrow myself one day.
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby TonyO on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 3:14 pm

Heathrow - January 13, 2013

Twelve days after the last visit to the world's busiest airport and operations shifted the 09 runways, however a fantastic forecast proved overly optimistic and the expected clear blue skies were replaced by amassing layers of cloud. Not all hope was lost however, with a couple of sunlit departures in the cold.

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Mark K on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 4:45 pm

As Tony mentionded, slim picks in terms of shots in the sun but here are an additional two departure shots, quite happy with the Malaysian as its an angle i've wanted of that scheme.

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby TonyO on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 8:55 pm

Well recovered, especially the Malaysian, will have to play with my A380 shots! Good to see you again!
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Mr Flibble on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 8:57 pm

Great shots guys. Waiting for a clear day to come up!
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Jetnoise on Mon 14 Jan 2013, 6:53 am

Angus,
The runway use at Heathrow alternates on a weekly basis when the 27s are in use with one being used for landing up to 15:00 at which point landings switch to the other. The next week the runway use will be the opposite.
If 09s are in use them most will land on 09L all day. If you take a look at the following site, it shows Heathrow in the centre of the screen and the two runways are clearly shown as extended grey lines, along with the traffic currently using them......

http://www.heathrowcam.net/liveradar.php

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby TonyO on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 5:32 pm

Some shots from the 27th January and the 2nd February. Both days scuppered by the poor forecasting that seems to be standard fare this year. A few hours on the 27th saw a rare afternoon arrival of the Royal Brunei Flight from Bandar, having suffered a delay of many hours.

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And some from today, 02-02-2013

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby ManofMan on Mon 04 Feb 2013, 3:56 pm

Hi Mark,

Great shots, Is the EK A380 taken from a certain Car Park near the freight ?? If so how long were you up there with no hassle ??

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby theactualsparky on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 12:21 pm

I like the shot of 777-300ER G-STBA. I worked on TBA the other day when it was in for an A check. Spent my break time enjoying the flight crew rest area, very comfy! :lol:
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby rdchawk on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 9:52 am

Some great shots, not sure I like the Malaysian air livery.
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby McG on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 8:42 pm

A flying visit to LHR last Sunday:

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Light was changeable throughout.
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Speedbird002 on Sat 23 Feb 2013, 3:31 pm

Nice photos Tony and eveyone else, just a couple here from the 15th Feb

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B-6076 Air China Airbus A330-200 by Darryl Morrell - AirTeamImages, on Flickr

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G-EUPD British Airways Airbus A319-131 by Darryl Morrell - AirTeamImages, on Flickr
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby PeterR on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 10:32 pm

Just the one addition from me, possibly the world's best 777-300ER? :drool:

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby Mark K on Mon 04 Mar 2013, 5:00 pm

March 4th, 2013.

American Airlines newest Boeing 777-300ER in the new scheme came in today:

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Closely followed by Iberia's newest Airbus A330-300:

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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby TAA on Mon 04 Mar 2013, 10:03 pm

Any chance that this thread is closed and separate threads are set up for March, April, May, etc? Reason being the user has to scroll through the previous posts to see the new photos. Yes, I'm aware the user can stack by ascending, descending but it seems to default back to the original setting once the user has logged out.
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Re: Heathrow in 2013

Postby rdchawk on Tue 05 Mar 2013, 9:32 am

I do like that new American Airlines livery, very smart
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