Remarks: There she is, lined up for takeoff amidst the beautiful scenery of the London countryside where LTN is located. The ATP was a modified version of the HS748, but its market share was taken away by other aircraft such as the Dash 8 and the ATR 42. Only 64 of these were ever built, and only 32 of them are in service now. Sad... but nice to catch them at LTN before they vanish! Thanks to Aziz anf Roy!
Remarks: The airport is just about to get busy as is our day! This was just the beginning of our 14+ hour long spotting session which included 4 airports and about 300 miles on the road. Thanks to Aziz for that! About 10 aircraft are seen on the ramp, just about to depart after one another. In the background, is Canary Wharf which is a large office and shopping development in East London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Canary Wharf tenants include major banks, such as Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Citigroup, law firms such as Clifford Chance, as well as news media and service firms, including Thomson Reuters, and Trinity Mirror. You can also see the Millennium Dome. The dome is the largest of its type in the world. Externally, it appears as a large white marquee with twelve 100 m-high yellow support towers, one for each month of the year, or each hour of the clock face, representing the role played by Greenwich Mean Time. In plan view it is circular, 365 m in diameter — one metre for each day of the year — with scalloped edges. It has become one of the United Kingdom's most recognisable landmarks.
Remarks: Making a 180 degree turn to get back to the terminal. Loads of Avros, Fokkers and Dash-8s in the background! Behind the terminal, is the London O2, a large entertainment area. Thanks to Aziz for this one!
Remarks: Last picture of the day. It was getting late and the light was rapidly fading away as well. It was really good spotting at that location because of the maintenance that put Rwy 08/26 out of service.