Remarks: 17mm view from seat 10K on board QR006 (A7-AGC) to Doha, taking off from runway 27L. Below is BA territory aka Terminal 5. I think every single type in BA main line fleet based at LHR is visible here. Also visible is number 3 of our 4 trusted Rolls-Royce Trents that are THE most important thing on this journey ;o)
Remarks: So much going on here. ANA receiving some attention. Qantas 747 parked up, American waiting for a chance to cross the runway, Malaysia 747 being readied for the trip back to Kuala Lumpur, Gulf 330 being prepared for its retun flight, Delta waiting on the stand. My 800th addition to JP.net.
Remarks: Finnair ready to taxi from it's new LHR home at T3. BA 319 departs 27R, while an A321 is taxing to 27R. LH Cityline CRJ is taxing to T1 after landing on 27L and taxing round in between T3 and T5. The rest are just getting ready at T3 for their trans atlantic journies.
Remarks: Myrtle Avenue on a glorious weekend can get both as busy and have as eclectic a mix as LHR itself. I counted more than 100 people dotted around the park at one stage with a group of North Americans, various Asian visitors, singles, groups, families, young and old, spotters and general public alike and I heard at least four different European languages being spoken within a 10 metre radius of where I was sitting. At 250 metres from the camera JA733J is just about to fly in over the point where, on 17th January 2008, G-YMMM rested after landing short of 27L (see forward facing view of approach ... Click Here).
Remarks: "The Esso Garage" is located on the Southern Perimeter Road, excellent views of aircraft when they are taking off from 27L. British Airways ( BA/BAW ) new terminal 5 can be seen in the background. In the foreground JP photographer Stu Doherty is joined by Steve Irons and Andy Marks as they capture a departing Malaysian 747.
Remarks: G-BYGG coming in over the (yellow) landing lights which can be seen at the tree line. This is a prime spotting location for 09L and offers unobstructed views and proximity (camera is 200 metres from lights but access allows for any distance / focal length). Apart from very early morning, when both runways might be used, 09L is normally used throughout the day for landing traffic when operations are easterly and a beautiful Sunday like this can make it very much a family affair. The tower to the left is part of the dedicated power plant for T5. (see view from road and more info. ... Click Here). Google Earth locator: Lat. 51°28'31.79"N, Long. 0°29'47.40"W.