How to marshal an aircraft

It’s all very well marshalling your colleagues, but how about a real Boeing 747?

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.

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Family events for Spring Bank Holiday

Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer
Don’t miss your chance to meet a Mr. Men character at Heathrow

If you’re heading away with the family at the end of May, don’t miss these family-friendly events in the terminals at Heathrow.

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Live music for spring 2019

Guitarist with coffee
Caffè Nero’s ‘home of live music’ sessions continue at weekends in Terminal 2 Arrivals

Enjoy a cup of your favourite pick-me-up, accompanied by the sound of original live music by up-and-coming performers. Caffe Nero, in Terminal 2 Arrivals, has weekend lunchtime sessions in April, May and June, by acts including Lots Holloway, Sharlette, Tori Sheard and Steve Warner.

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Birds, bees and flies in disguise: the secret wildlife of Heathrow

From dancing birds to fancy-dress spiders, butterflies to birds of prey, Heathrow is home to a surprising variety of creatures. We asked Heathrow’s Biodiversity Manager, Adam Cheeseman, to lift the lid on the urban wildlife you might not know about.

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