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London Heathrow Airport Forum | A380 Landing Runway
Does anyone know if the A380 usually uses the same landing runway in use, i.e. say they were on 27L, would the A380 use this runway or does it sometimes use 27R?
Hope that makes sense, might make a trip up on Sunday morning as I see they are due to be on 27L.
I think it does land on the runways in use as when it came in for testing it landed on 27L & when I was there Tuesday it departed over the other side of the airfield along with the other departing aircraft.
Between 6am and 7am runway alternation is only a trial and ATC may need to land aircraft on both runways.
Looks like I'll just have to take my chances!
Yeah I was one of them!!! Missed a QF744 because of that! Did the same on Friday too, got to Myrtle Ave at about 1-15pm and at 2-15 they changed. Had a wander and found a nice little field.
Go back down the road from Myrtle Ave towards Hatton Cross and follow the A30 past the station. I can't remember exactly but I think its the BA Cargo centre or something that's on your left. Still on the A30 you should see a small roundabout on the Eastern perimiter road (not to be confused with the roundabouts the 285 bus uses!) and a barrier to one of the staff car parks. On your left is a padlocked wooden gate. Jump over that, through the gap at the next gate and walk through the long grass into the right hand corner, through the gap and into another field of long grass. I stayed on the left hand side, level with the end of the building behind and so I could see some kind of aerial (or something) through the trees in the direction the aircraft were coming from. The field is completely surrounded by thick bushes so I spent about 7 hours there in total and saw no-one the whole time. If you see a heron you've definitely found it! When a few landed on 27L I had the same view as those on 27R.
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