Here’s the moment Border Force officers Glen and Amarjit discovered a £100,000 stash of Afghan heroin – smuggled via East Africa inside a package of pictures – at a Heathrow cargo warehouse.Continue reading…
Birds and aircraft really don’t mix, so it’s the job of “Airside Ian” and his colleagues to keep them apart. As seen in HBBA, that can mean going to extraordinary lengths – from singing like a bird to driving like a crow.*
Here, Ian explains how and why bird patrol calls for unusual methods, as well as demonstrating five of his favourite bird calls for you to try at home.Continue reading…
In Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport we’ve seen Ian learning to marshal long-haul jets, checking the runways for debris and now demonstrating various novel ways to keep birds and aircraft apart.
And as a card-carrying aviation enthusiast and birdwatcher, it must be the ideal job for the former health and safety officer from the West Midlands.Continue reading…
In Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport Series 4 we saw aircraft marshaller Ian learn to guide an aircraft on to its stand the old-fashioned way.
These days airliners at Heathrow generally arrive at the gate unaided, using electronic wizardry known as Stand Entry Guidance (SEG). But our Airside Safety professionals still need to learn the old-style ‘table tennis bats’, just in case. And now, so can you.
As the fourth series of Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport draws to a close, it’s time to look back at what we’ve learned. Here’s a quick quiz to see if you’ve really been paying attention (or catch up on what you missed). No prizes — it’s just for fun and glory. Answers in the video clips.
In Episode 5 of HBBA4 we saw aviation enthusiasts Valarie and Kazumasa meet for the first time after an online romance, and plan a Valentine’s Day plane-spotting trip near Heathrow.
We can’t argue with their choice of venue. But if you too seek a romantic spot with the added bonus of LOADS OF PLANES to watch, here are some more ideas for your kiss-and-fly adventure.