18th Jan 2012, 21:23
A colleague of mine (ADC in New Zealand) will be in London in March and was wondering how difficult it is to get a visit to Heathrow Tower?
Is there somebody that might be able to PM me to discuss?
Cheers - appreciate it.
18th Jan 2012, 23:28
Very difficult as the present tower is airside and the security at Heathrow is notorious for being shall we say 'dedicated'.
19th Jan 2012, 02:43
Ah well that makes life a little more complex.
Any other Towers, such as Gatwick, easier? Or London LTCC?
19th Jan 2012, 07:34
Great shame about this part of the world where security has gone bananas. My wife and I received every possible help and friendship when we visited several NZ ATC facilities.
I don't know about Gatwick but LTCC is at Swanwick on the south coast and may be a possibility if someone from there reads this and offers a leg up..
Hope your buddy enjoys the UK as much as we've enjoyed our trips to NZ..
19th Jan 2012, 07:41
I think the towers at most 'London' airports are airside; I'm not sure about London City (near the O2 and Excel Arenas) .
19th Jan 2012, 07:58
My son is a controller at Terminal Control at Swanwick,I'm sure he would be happy to sponsor a visit there - not as good as going to LHR Tower ( says an ex LHR Twr man!).
One or two LHR Twr guys use this site,I'm sure they can help.
19th Jan 2012, 11:33
Check yer PMs, Daveys747!
20th Jan 2012, 10:33
EGKK is also airside.
EGSS is land side and gets quite a few visitors