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.
In Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport 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.
Friendly, outgoing Carlo is a buggy driver for Heathrow’s Special Assistance service, which helps passengers who can’t easily get around the airport. In Episode 6 we saw Carlo enjoy a brush with fame as the actress Pamela Anderson called upon his services.
Airfield Transport Officer Hugh keeps smiling through as he’s called on to do some of the least appealing jobs at Heathrow.
In Episode 6 of Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport we saw Hugh carry on laughing as he emptied the Royal Suite’s septic tank using the Gulley Sucker (“a giant vacuum cleaner on wheels”).
On his return he bumped into the film crew for Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport. So he filmed them, filming him, filming them … well, you get the picture.
It’s access all areas as the documentary series Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport returns to TV. Over six weeks you’ll share in the dramas and lighter moments of airport life.
We asked Line Director James Mudie, of production company Raw TV who filmed the show, what it took to bring Series 4 to the screen.