Profile: Peter, Airside Works Coordinator

Peter, Airside Works Coordinator

We meet Peter for the first time in Episode 3 of Series 4 with the huge task of coordinating the movement of a giant crane across a live runway. Thankfully Peter has many years of experience and completes the task without a hitch and goes home to celebrate his son’s birthday.

Q&A: Peter

Here’s how Peter answered our questions — let us know what you’d like to ask in the comments.

How long have you worked at Heathrow?

17 years

How did your Heathrow career start?

First joined Terminal 4 as a guard and since have been in many different roles, such as facilities manager, security trainer and now airside works.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

All of it – it’s the variety and building relationships with the contractors.

What is the most enjoyable thing about filming?

Working with all the different media characters – the production team and our own media department – they have been brilliant.

What do you do in your spare time?

Go to the pub, 3D printing, DJ mixing and remodelling my house and garden. I am that good I even blew up my home electricity with the mini digger. I can’t sit down for 5 minutes when I’m not working.

What is a day in the life of Peter like?

Awake at 4:15, at work at 5:45, work. Home by 3 and then working on the house till 8.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

The Airside Ninja

How long were you filmed for?

Specifically, with the cranes, that was all day. Guiding 5 vehicles across the airfield – and dodging the planes.

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