A forecast for clear, crisp, weather prompted a trip to Heathrow. With runway 27R in use, the car was parked at the Renaissance Hotel with viewing undertaken a 20 minute walk away by the BAW Maintenance base, adjacent to the perimeter road. Despite the cold, there were many spotters dotted around various locations. I opted to stand on a splitter island in the middle of the road with some other photographers, with various wanderings to other spots. Departing traffic can also be seen in the distance on climb out from 27L, and with FR24 these can be easily tied-up.
The locations described above are adjacent to the busy perimeter road and are in full public view, but despite this the security and Police take a relaxed approach so long as everyone is sensible and isn’t too close to the perimeter fence. The only issue is when tall vehicle pass, such as double decker buses, which temporarily obscure the view of landing aircraft – which seems to be always when something good is on approach!
28 Dec 2017 London Heathrow
4X-EDA Boeing 787 9 63548 EL AL
28 Dec 2017 LHR OVERFLIGHT
9K-AOJ Boeing 777 300ER 62567 Kuwait Airways KWI-SNN KU117 A6-ETG Boeing 777 3FXER 39681 Etihad Airways MAN-AUH EY16 A6-LRE Boeing 777 237LR 36304 Etihad Airways DFW-AUH EY160 C-FSBV Boeing 787 9 37182 Air Canada YYZ-FRA AC876 C-GHPU Boeing 787 8 35259 Air Canada BRU-YUL AC833 CS-TNI Airbus A320 214 982 TAP Air Portugal OSL-LIS TP769 D-ABVX Boeing 747 430 29868 Lufthansa DEN-FRA LH447 D-AIHZ Airbus A340 642 1005 Lufthansa ORD-MUC LH435 D-AIMF Airbus A380 841 66 Lufthansa LAX-FRA LH457