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GEHFileBot
03-13-2006, 05:22 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile15977/Airplanes-at-London-Heathrow-Airport.htm>Airplanes at London Heathrow Airport</a></b><br><br>This is a file of various airplanes at London Heathrow Airport.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/274645admin.jpg>

McMaster_de
03-13-2006, 05:44 AM
Some marks from me:

Tinn - Boeing 747-4D7 from THAI AIRWAYS
?? - Airbus A340-313 from BWIA http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1016184/M/
??? - Fokker 100 (F-28-0100) from BRITISH MIDLAND AIRWAYS
???? - Airbus A320-232 from BRITISH MIDLAND AIRWAYS
????? - Boeing 757-236 from BRITISH AIRWAYS http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0367978/M/
6x? - Looks like a Boeing 737 from BA
8x? - Boeing 747 from SAA

White Feather
04-21-2006, 08:35 AM
When you've finished checking out the parked airliners, take a look at this:

An interesting situation for Air Traffic Control at LHR.

If you look at the northern runway (09L) you will see four airliners squashed into a distance of one mile. Two of them have landed and are on the runway, one is in the flare and a further aircraft is "over the lights" on final approach.

Even given the excellent weather, the ATC separation between each aircraft should be a minimum of 2.5 nautical miles until 4 nm. out, after which separation can reduce a little (for aircraft in the same wake turbulence category), but this picture seems to be an accident waiting to happen!

Even if the aircraft just about to touchdown is in the process of overshooting, it is from a very low level, and certainly not a normal procedure. If this aircraft is taken out of the equation, it still only leaves .65 of a mile separation from the aircraft on finals!

fireblade
04-21-2006, 09:01 AM
is this a near miss or just a pic overlap

shrinkingman
04-21-2006, 09:54 AM
When you've finished checking out the parked airliners, take a look at this:

An interesting situation for Air Traffic Control at LHR.

If you look at the northern runway (09L) you will see four airliners squashed into a distance of one mile. Two of them have landed and are on the runway, one is in the flare and a further aircraft is "over the lights" on final approach.

Even given the excellent weather, the ATC separation between each aircraft should be a minimum of 2.5 nautical miles until 4 nm. out, after which separation can reduce a little (for aircraft in the same wake turbulence category), but this picture seems to be an accident waiting to happen!

Even if the aircraft just about to touchdown is in the process of overshooting, it is from a very low level, and certainly not a normal procedure. If this aircraft is taken out of the equation, it still only leaves .65 of a mile separation from the aircraft on finals!


I posted this not so long ago and there have been several other similar instances.

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14515/Same-plane-four-times?.htm

It's pretty certain that it's because the plane has moved in the time it takes for each strip of data to be photographed. They're way too close to be landing like that, it may be possible for a display team like the Red Arrows to do it but not a commercial airliner.

White Feather
04-21-2006, 11:57 PM
In addition to the possibility of a 'double- exposure', close examination reveals a splice just in front of the second aircraft.

Also, all four aircraft are Air France Airbuses - the chance of this at LHR is pretty small.

Who says the camera never lies!! ;)