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Note: This spot is located on Google Earth at 51°28'25.07"N, 0°24'51.88"W and is for arrival shots on runway 27R. No facilities are nearby. For guidance an A320 would need approx 250mm, but there is quite a narrow angle to take images between...
Note: The top floor of terminal 5, where you can watch the northern runway arrival during easterly operational days, and departure towards the west on other days. Google map coordinates: 51.473324, -0.489591
Note: A nice spot within 10 minutes walk from Terminal 5, where people come to enjoy the sunshine and nice view of aircraft on approach to the northern runway of LHR. Google Map coordinate: 51.475753571645576, -0.4946455106981126
Note: The queue for departure from runway 27L at Heathrow Airport, 1978. From the front, BA Qantas and Pan Am 747. A BA Trident hangs behind the Pan Am and I believe the 3 BEA Tridents are parked up. From the right is a Saudi Trident and then an...
Note: This is the most popular spot in LHR. The spot is near Myrtle Avenue and you can take all 27L arrivals. In winter, this position can be used all day, while it is suitable from 9am to 4pm in summer. Use the public transport to Hatten Cross...
Note: This spot is located on kinda meadow and you can take pictures of all arrivals into runway 09L. Good weather conditions in winter all day, in summer from Late morning till afternoon. Google coordinates: 51.475695, -0.494641. Photo taken...
Note: Snapped this shot on the Hatton Road, Feltham at position 51°27'51.6"N 0°25'26.1"W by the gates to the field. Views of the final approach lights on runway 27L, the Control Tower (red lights in the centre), departing aircraft in the...
Note: The meadow at the end of Myrtle Avenue, where spotters of all ages make themselves comfortable to watch the show! Location: Myrtle Avenue, Feltham TW14 9QU UK. suitable for spotting all day and all year round, when 27L is used for...
Note: Can you find the BA retro (Landor) 747-400? A BA A350 is also visible, along with all other types of their long haul fleet. Terminal 5 overview as we depart runway 27L on flight UAL900 to San Francisco (SFO/KSFO).
Note: This London Heathrow spotting location at a skywalk bridge is located directly at the Hatton Cross station. You can get all arrivals into runway 27L. This is a great spotting position for the very early morning and evening hours during the...
Note: The spot, even not ideal due to the dence fence and the prohinition of ladder use, permits great take-off shots when RWY 27R is in use, or even some landing shots when RWY 09L is in use (if you move to the far left of the spot) and some...
Note: I think the question is not necessary why this London Heathrow spotting position is called "Horse meadow ". It is located along Great South-West Rd/A30. This spotting position can be reached easily from the Hatton Cross Station and it's...
Note: This spotting location "Meadow Park" is located 10 minutes walk from the T5 heading North West, continue after the Sofitel the road that runs along the fence. Attention to cars! Google Maps Coordinates [51°8'31.45"N - 0°29'40.18"O]