Finally, after nearly a year I have returned to doing departures again at London Heathrow, and it is certainly a pleasing change from the many visits to Myrtle Avenue this year. Intentionally this trip was to grab a few aircraft which will no longer be operating at LHR come the Winter schedule, which commences on the 29th October. Those particularly being the United 747-400, which will sadly be retired in November, and the Air France 787-9, which will no longer be used on the LHR-CDG route after the 28th.
I intended to visit on a rather cloudy day, otherwise the footage would of been completely backlit, the clouds fortunately gave for some lovely wing condensation, engine condensation and wingtip vortices, notably on the A330's and A340's. I thought the cloud surfing as well looked very cool indeed.
Video includes: United 747-400, Air France 787-9, Etihad A380, Singapore A380, Malaysia A380, Thai A380, Emirates A380, Qatar A380, British Airways 747's, A380, 777's, 787's and 767's, American 777's, A330's and 787, Delta 767's and 757, United 767's and 777's and 757, China Southern 787, Virgin Atlantic 787, A330 and A340's, Air Canada 777, 767 and A330, Vietnam 787-9, Qatar Amiri 747-8BBJ, Gulf Air A330 and many more!
*There are also two non heavies featured, that being a Flybe Dash 8 and a Lufthansa A320 NEO. Both of which I thought were cool enough to keep in the video
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