LHR Myrtle Avenue on BBC website

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19045365

Myrtle Avenue is a "spotters" paradise.

However, as noted by myself and others LHR is in the grip of The Great Olympic Biz-Jet Drought! Not one government or private biz-jet flight into LHR for 2 weeks at least. Unheard of in my memory of LHR movements, and that goes back to 1976! The "spotters" paradise would appear to be a misnomer regarding "interesting" visitors or anything out of the norm, and I include the Bulgarian E190 that has been mentioned as a visitor..

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Ewww *shudder* Dirty Civvies :sick: :lol:

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It's like spotter stereotype bingo there.

There's nothing like an article to portray "us" in a good light. And that was nothing like an....

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I almost showed the article to my colleagues but after watching the video thought better of it! :-X

I get enough ridicule as it is.
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They always look for the typical spotter types an not the normal enthusiast.. note there wasnt anyone swearing as the 50 000th ba airbus 320 landed!

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andyxm575 wrote:They always look for the typical spotter types an not the normal enthusiast.. note there wasnt anyone swearing as the 50 000th ba airbus 320 landed!


What's a "normal enthusiast"? To most of the general public being an aviation enthusiast of any kind is sufficient proof that one is not "normal".
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It starts with writing numbers and letters in a pad and ends with wearing flight suits with patches (or khaki coloured gear) at airshows. I will let others fill in the bits inbetween.

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LHR is in the grip of a drought simply because:

A) a landing fee at the field is in excess of £500...

B) Handling is charged per 10 min period on the ground and is 4 times the above figure :dizzy:

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Gooze wrote:LHR is in the grip of a drought simply because:

A) a landing fee at the field is in excess of £500...

B) Handling is charged per 10 min period on the ground and is 4 times the above figure :dizzy:


I believe there is a drought of biz-jet and VIP movements into LHR is because the authorities have halted them during the Olympic period and forcing them into other airports allowing the customs officials at LHR to concentrate on the expected increase of inbound passengers and handling the arrival of Olympic athletes with as few delays as possible.
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I believe Tony is correct. I also heard that equipment upgrades (i.e. larger aircraft on existing schedules) were banned for the same reasons.

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Hounslow council obviously saw the article as well as they had their parking wardens at Myrtle Avenue and Cains Lane today....at Cains Lane if you park even a miniscule amount on the grass verge (well actually where the road stops and becomes a muddy verge - no footpath) on the right hand side of the road they'll give you a parking ticket..presumably on the lines of obstructing the verge

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TonyO wrote:
Gooze wrote:LHR is in the grip of a drought simply because:

A) a landing fee at the field is in excess of £500...

B) Handling is charged per 10 min period on the ground and is 4 times the above figure :dizzy:


I believe there is a drought of biz-jet and VIP movements into LHR is because the authorities have halted them during the Olympic period and forcing them into other airports allowing the customs officials at LHR to concentrate on the expected increase of inbound passengers and handling the arrival of Olympic athletes with as few delays as possible.



Both Tony O and Porkscratching are correct..the drought is nothing to do with the charges but with the blocking of all non scheduled flights during the Olympic period

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Harlequin67 wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19045365

However, as noted by myself and others LHR is in the grip of The Great Olympic Biz-Jet Drought! Not one government or private biz-jet flight into LHR for 2 weeks at least. Unheard of in my memory of LHR movements, and that goes back to 1976!

They are all at Farnborough, Luton and Cranfield
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I repeat my point. They have priced themselves out of the market for a reason.... :whistle:

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AMB wrote:
Harlequin67 wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19045365

However, as noted by myself and others LHR is in the grip of The Great Olympic Biz-Jet Drought! Not one government or private biz-jet flight into LHR for 2 weeks at least. Unheard of in my memory of LHR movements, and that goes back to 1976!

They are all at Farnborough, Luton and Cranfield


Two gouverment VIP aircraft came into Manston last week.

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Gooze wrote:I repeat my point. They have priced themselves out of the market for a reason.... :whistle:


Do you think the Dubai Air Wing would fly into Stansted if they could pay to get into Heathrow?
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Gooze wrote:I repeat my point. They have priced themselves out of the market for a reason.... :whistle:



Again it is not a case of the pricing being upped during the Olympic period..it's a block of executive movements during the Olympic period..the quote below is from HAL themselves

"VIP passengers, such as Heads of State, will be able to utilise our VIP
facilities. Due to lack of airfield capacity at Heathrow, charter flights
and private jets will use other airports such as Stansted."

This came into effect I believe from 16th July..the normal daily handful of exec jets were still operating in and out seemingly regardless of Heathrow having priced itself out of the market up to that date

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parsley wrote:
Gooze wrote:I repeat my point. They have priced themselves out of the market for a reason.... :whistle:



Again it is not a case of the pricing being upped during the Olympic period..it's a block of executive movements during the Olympic period..the quote below is from HAL themselves

"VIP passengers, such as Heads of State, will be able to utilise our VIP
facilities. Due to lack of airfield capacity at Heathrow, charter flights
and private jets will use other airports such as Stansted."

This came into effect I believe from 16th July..the normal daily handful of exec jets were still operating in and out seemingly regardless of Heathrow having priced itself out of the market up to that date



And further to the above regarding executive movements a block was also put on LHR scheduled carriers upping to larger equipment on flights unless already prearranged

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What they really need down there is a new spotters roof terrace area like the old Terminal 2 Roof Terrace or Queen's Building.

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Unknown74 wrote:What they really need down there is a new spotters roof terrace area like the old Terminal 2 Roof Terrace or Queen's Building.

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AMB wrote:"....dear Liza, dear Liza......there's a hole in my bucket"


Very good! :lol:
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Beware if you go down to Myrtle Avenue - it seems it is becoming a hotbed for the media!

The Telegraph were there on Tuesday afternoon - 'enjoy' IndiaEcho's movie debut at 01:08:-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviatio ... or-us.html

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It starts with writing numbers and letters in a pad and ends with wearing flight suits with patches (or khaki coloured gear) at airshows. I will let others fill in the bits inbetween.


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Indiaecho2 wrote:The Telegraph were there on Tuesday afternoon.


Looks like they picked a bad day, it was almost deserted!
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