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WalOne
12-07-2012, 10:58 PM
London Heathrow in action - Europe's busiest airport, with only 2 runways.

Shot from the Control Tower, with ATC communications captured as well. And a 747 with a Koru on the tail landing - NZ 1.

For non-aviation types, an insight into how it all comes together to keep aircraft a safe distance from each other, on the ground and in the air.

Hope you guys enjoy it. :)

HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-z1GSqfx_o&feature=related)

sahilcc7
12-07-2012, 11:27 PM
That is awesome! Very hard work being an Air Traffic Controller - Can't make any mistakes..And if you do...Well, you're screwed.

That air crash investigation program is very addictive.

Iantech
13-07-2012, 12:43 AM
Controlled Chaos !!! :thumbs:

smurf
13-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Wow......and it is raining :) :)

Nick G
13-07-2012, 09:45 AM
Nice video :thumbs:

Whenu
13-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Good one Wal, tower must be pretty tall

WalOne
13-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Good one Wal, tower must be pretty tall

Never thought about it, but you're right:



"The new ATC Tower at Heathrow is a new prominent feature at the airport. The tower was designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership and engineered by Arup.

The tower reached an important stage at the end of 2005 with a topping-out ceremony when its full height of 87m (285ft) was achieved. The topping-out ceremony involved gold bolts being tightened ceremoniously at the base of the tower to mark the completion of the main structure.

The new tower is more than twice the height of the old tower and will offer better unobstructed 360 views of the airport for controllers. The 55 Heathrow air traffic controllers are expect to move into the 50 million tower in the last quarter of 2006/07."


More (http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/heathrow_traffic/)

:D

PS the height of the main observation deck at Skytower is 220m.

gary67
13-07-2012, 12:20 PM
Wow......and it is raining :) :)

When isn't it, it always seems to when I go back to visit the olds




SpeedBird 183: We are fully ready for clearance

ATC: Standby, 15 minute delay for southbound departures

Speedbird 183: Er, we're going west

ATC: Samething

Speedbird 183: Oh, okay... who invented the compass?

Bobh
13-07-2012, 02:38 PM
Busy place.

Jen
13-07-2012, 08:08 PM
That air crash investigation program is very addictive.They were playing that program in the airport gate waiting room in Phnom Penh (capital of Cambodia). Not the most reassuring viewing material for its passengers. :xmouth:

paulw
13-07-2012, 08:30 PM
Very nice. Anyone remember the days when NZ1 was called TE1?? One thing that they do there is use duel airbridges on the larger planes. Something they need to do here for faster loading and unloading..

prefect
13-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Never thought about it, but you're right:



"The new ATC Tower at Heathrow is a new prominent feature at the airport. The tower was designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership and engineered by Arup.

The tower reached an important stage at the end of 2005 with a topping-out ceremony when its full height of 87m (285ft) was achieved. The topping-out ceremony involved gold bolts being tightened ceremoniously at the base of the tower to mark the completion of the main structure.

The new tower is more than twice the height of the old tower and will offer better unobstructed 360 views of the airport for controllers. The 55 Heathrow air traffic controllers are expect to move into the 50 million tower in the last quarter of 2006/07."


More (http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/heathrow_traffic/)

:D

PS the height of the main observation deck at Skytower is 220m.

That reminds me of the golden rivet on a ship.
:stare:

lakewoodlady
15-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Great video! I have been in and out of Heathrow a couple of times.

LL

R2x1
15-07-2012, 04:51 PM
. . . Very hard work being an Air Traffic Controller - Can't make any mistakes..And if you do...Well, you're screwed.

. . .If they make a mistake, the aircrew usually just work around it, since THEY, and their self-loading freight, are the ones risking a hammering.