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RECENT NEW ACTIVITY @ LHR

Old 26th Apr 2020, 11:53
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I think they are fugitives from Polish justice and are being repatriated under the European Arrest Warrant scheme. Most of the Poles I've come across are indeed great people including my neighbour!

Biggin was also used by the Trumpton Air Force last year as Northolt was closed for resurfacing for some months. It's actually owned by Bromley Council - perhaps the cons are held nearby pending repatriation.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 15:01
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Heathrow seems quite busy today - just my imagination or is there a bit more activity?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Heathrow seems quite busy today - just my imagination or is there a bit more activity?
It's neither of those.

Many people will be seeing more (or fewer) aircraft today, not because there has been any change in the number of movements but because, after 10 days of operation on easterlies (using 09L or 09R), the wind changed direction this morning and brought 27s into use (currently 27R, from tomorrow 27L).

So how many aircraft you're seeing is largely a function of where you live.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 16:06
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It was more my occasional looks at Flight Tracker, just seemed to be more arrivals/departures. I am getting stuff over the top though which I haven't for a while, had been just a glimpse of 09 outbounds heading for Dover!
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 19:14
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It was more my occasional looks at Flight Tracker, just seemed to be more arrivals/departures. I am getting stuff over the top though which I haven't for a while, had been just a glimpse of 09 outbounds heading for Dover!
It looks like today's arrivals may after all end up nudging 100, so around 10-12 more than recent days. We'll see when the stats come in tomorrow.
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 07:54
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It looks like today's arrivals may after all end up nudging 100, so around 10-12 more than recent days. We'll see when the stats come in tomorrow.
Yesterday's total was indeed exactly 100 landings, so about one extra per hour compared to the previous few days.
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 08:54
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Yesterday's total was indeed exactly 100 landings, so about one extra per hour compared to the previous few days.
Out of interest where do you get the stats from?
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 10:16
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Out of interest where do you get the stats from?
From Heathrow's WebTrak system: https://webtrak.emsbk.com/lhr
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 18:08
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In the last hour, by chance I looked up and saw a Nordwind Airlines 777 (Aeroflot sub ??) and a Korean Airlines 777F floating by into LHR
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 18:44
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The nordwind VP-BJP B777 On N4\NWS9410 UUEE-EGLL
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 19:47
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I've also noticed that since the start of the restrictions a month ago, there have been daily FA8X flights in and out of LHR. What's that all about ?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 20:16
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What time have the Falcons been in/out?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 20:57
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One departed this evening callsign SHE49D (Shell) reg VQ-BXH looks to be bound for Rotterdam which is Shell aircraft's base. Shell used to operate into Heathrow many years ago when slots were available. Now slots have become available again so maybe it's their preferred choice.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 21:06
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Aaah! Shell....normally based at LCY which is closed to them, so LHR it is! They (2) seemed to leave/arrive both in the morning and evening. The one I saw earlier came from Kuwait, so that would tie in with the oil/gas industry.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 21:23
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
I've also noticed that since the start of the restrictions a month ago, there have been daily FA8X flights in and out of LHR. What's that all about ?
Yesterday's was a FA7X, for a change.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 21:22
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FR24 this evening showing a couple of Jota RJs arrived from Casablanca then position to their Southend base an hour or so afterwards.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 21:54
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Yes, G-JOTR zapped over here a short while ago.

There was a 737-300, 9H-ZAK, popped in to Heathrow last night, saw it about 20.30.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 11:04
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SAUDIA 787-10

Anyone notice yesterday the UZBEK 763 in mid afternoon (usually mid week late evening?) plus the Saudia 787-10 (is this a first for LHR? from this carrier this type?)
Interesting types still continue to flood in.
Seems as a lot of the oddities are becoming regular now like the JAL 789.

Up at Birmingham the MNG A306F seems to be almost a daily flight now. Passed just north of the London area around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon
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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:26
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Nordwind 777 just heading out of LHR
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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:45
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Showing as VP-BJH B777 NWS This is X Singapore 9V-SVO C\N28533
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