Due to Covid restrictions on travel, we decided to take our family holiday in Scotland this year. This gave me the opportunity to experience the 'famous' beach landing on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. It wasn't cheap, the flights are operated by Loganair from Glasgow, and the cost was about £75 each … Continue reading Barra day trip (sort of) to experience the only scheduled beach landing in the world – 15/8/20
Another trip out to Heathrow to catch the growing number of flights operating into here as the Pandameic gradually subsides. Not so many unusual visitors today, but gratifying to see the approach filling up again with the hope that normality will return soon. In Fact Heathrow has recently returned to dual runway ops with the … Continue reading London Heathrow 7-8-20
Wed 22 Jul 2020 London Heathrow --------------------------------------------- 3B-NBE Airbus A340 313X 268 Air Mauritius https://flic.kr/p/2joRXA2 4K-AZ77 Airbus A320 214 2846 Azerbaijan Airlines 9A-CTI Airbus A319 112 1029 Croatia Airlines https://flic.kr/p/2joPvBp A6-BME Boeing 787 10 60759 Etihad Airways A6-EQC Boeing 777 300ER 42348 Emirates Airline A7-AFG Airbus A330 243F 1584 Qatar Airways A7-ALX Airbus A350 941 … Continue reading London Heathrow 22nd July 2020.
Fri 10 Jul 2020 London Heathrow --------------------------------------------- 9XR-WP Airbus A330 343 1759 Rwandair https://flic.kr/p/2jjXL7Y 4K-AZ03 Airbus A319 111 2516 Azerbaijan Airlines https://flic.kr/p/2jjXMgm 9V-SMP Airbus A350 941 122 Singapore Airlines C-FVNF Boeing 787 9 38362 Air Canada G-NEOV Airbus A321 251NXSL 8930 British Airways https://flic.kr/p/2jjXNgT G-NEOX Airbus A321 251NXSL 9162 British Airways G-NEOY Airbus A321 251NXSL … Continue reading London Heathrow 10th July 2020.
The long summer evenings are perfect for watching freight arrivals into EMA, which springs to life at around 7:30pm during the week and extends into the wee small hours, and with a sunny evening to spare, an Ameriflight B767F due, and runway 09 in use, I decided to head up the M1 to see what's … Continue reading East Midlands (EGNX) 24-6-20
Another trip out in the sun, starting at a very quiet Heathrow for a Rossiya 777-300 (not ER) that was in, and then across to EGUN and EGSS to catch up on things. Spotting at Mildenhall was undertaken from tne end of Folly Road without any issues. On the morning of this day a USAF … Continue reading London Heathrow, Mildenhall, London Stansted 15th June 2020.
With the easing of the Covid 19 restrictions on movement across England, allowing unlimited travel by car to a destination of choice whilst maintaining social distance, a trip was arranged to visit Heathrow to meet 2 family members and undertake some spotting. Traffic (both road and air) was significantly reduced and most flights were operating … Continue reading London Heathrow 20-5-20
With Isreal disposing of their Beech A36 Chofit trainers, and 2 of them passing through an Aerodrome not too far from where I live, I decided to stop by this friendly airfield on a sunny afternoon to grab some photos. Airside access is usually granted however the procedures have changed recently (and have changed again … Continue reading Elstree Aerodrome (EGTR) 6th March 2020
The first overseas visit of the year was to Zurich to catch some traffic arriving for the World Economic Forum, which takes place at Davos each year. The flight with Swiss international departed LHR at 06:00 and HB-IJR was airbourne from runway 27L on time. The level of service in Economy on this short flight … Continue reading Zurich Kloten 21-1-20
Despite the gloomy weather a trip to Gatwick was undertaken. the landing runway was 08, and we decided to park in the layby along Charlwood Road opposite the Maple Manor hotel. From the layby, aircraft can be seen through the trees as they land or taxy to take-off, but isn't any good in summer … Continue reading London Gatwick 31-12-19 (10:00 – 13:10)