If you’re flying away with your family during Whitsun week half term, the fun begins at Heathrow. Kids can join in one of our craft sessions – and they might even meet some familiar characters. Read on to see what’s in store.
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”).
Plus: two exclusive distillery tours to be won
May sees the return of our annual Whisky Festival. Once again we’ll be celebrating all things whisky with a perfect blend of tasting events, dining experiences and even a chance to win a VIP distillery tour. But even if you aren’t flying through Heathrow, you needn’t miss out. Here’s how to impress your friends with your whisky knowledge (as well as a home-mixed cocktail or three).
This month’s live music programme at Caffè Nero features Blake Sonnet, Hannah Scott, Amy Lawton, Andy Ruddy, Hollie Rogers, Longy & The Gospel Trash and Steve Young. Head to Terminal 2 Arrivals at lunchtime on Saturdays and Sundays to hear some original sounds.
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.
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.