The world’s most romantic spots … for plane spotters

Valarie waits in Arrivals to meet boyfriend Kazumasa in person. How will things unfold? Find out in Episode 5

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.

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How to marshal an aircraft

It’s all very well marshalling your colleagues, but how will Ian cope with a real Boeing 747?

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.

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Become a whisky expert in 15 minutes

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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).

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