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3 days at Heathrow

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3 days at Heathrow

Post by EGVP » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:59 pm

November 27th-29th spent at Heathrow, here's what I can recover from a rather cold trip!

Day 1, 27th November. Arrived at 1100 on the BA flight from Manchester, so after a short bus ride to Hatton Cross, it was 27L for departures;

First up, the aptly registered N772AN, and my future workplace behind (Hopefully :));
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Then these things came out together, whilst the Emirates one landed on the Right;
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Followed by a 330 which may, or may not, still be about in a few months;
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Then a few more regulars;
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These things really don't photograph well except in blue sky!
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And one that seems to photograph well in any condition;
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And another, was nice to get a couple of Braathens aircraft for a change;
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OneWorld 747, was happy to get one of these, they seem to avoid me usually!
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And then the sun came out, and aircraft started to get rather back lit until they were lined up;
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And to finish, a proper aeroplane! I'm not too sure if the 40th anniversary logo-ing is the airline or the aircraft! :grin:
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Day 2, a trip in to London to meet some friends and visit the Science Museum meant I didn't get back to Heathrow until 1445. Having been nice all day, it suddenly went cloudy, and very dark.

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A quick visit to the BP at Hatton Cross for a drink and a sausage roll, and 27L was now in use for landing. Brisk walk down the A30 to Mrytle Avenue;
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And as you can see, I was starting to struggle with blurries at this point! :(
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And then I wasn't :question:
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And then I was again, so I gave up, went for something to eat, then back to the hotel to watch some T.V. and warm up a bit :grin:



And, finally, day 3. Turned up at T5 for my flight, which wasn't until 9pm, to see about being put on standby. BA's response "We don't do that" so it was 9 hours in T5, which is fine you're a millionaire, otherwise, it's a bit expensive!

Only shot of the day therefore, is this, caused by BA cutbacks.... (Not the best shot, but it was in the pouring rain through a terminal window!) :thumbs:
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Hopefully you got to the end without giving up :)
Chris

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Re: 3 days at Heathrow

Post by Mike » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:14 pm

Great set Chris,how did you get the take-off shots,is the mesh in the fence wide enough for lenses ?
I've stood at Hatton Cross for landing shots but never at the fence.
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Re: 3 days at Heathrow

Post by blakey » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:22 pm

Ive driven round the peremiter afew times but never seen anywhere you can take taxi pics from, there always seems to be something on the fence bloking your view.... do you use step ladders to see over this or have you found a gap somewhere


Cracking pics by the way :thumbs:

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Re: 3 days at Heathrow

Post by EGVP » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:41 pm

Cheers guys :) To answer the question, on the "Southern Perimeter Road" there is a metal panel on the fence that is, for the moment, hanging off, so you can stand against the fence to take your shots.

BAA Security don't take to kindly to it, so stand on the grass verge on the other side of the road, then quickly walk across and take your shot. They really don't like ladders, and if you have ladders, you'll be told to move on. Police didn't seem to mind though!

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Re: 3 days at Heathrow

Post by Will Smith » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:37 pm

Very Nice shots . thanks for posting

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Re: 3 days at Heathrow

Post by biglamp » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:01 pm

Nice Chris,like the two BBig Busses !!

( at the only airport in the world where a shot like that is possible,incl. Emirates )

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