The A380 is safely landed, and Ian’s training is complete. Mentor Simon is leaving Heathrow after 27 years. Time for some deep symbolism.
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.
Cruise the Strip in Las Vegas or hit the beach in Barbados. Soak up the sun in Durban or discover China’s ‘Hawaii of the East’ (pictured). They’re just some of the destinations with new links from London Heathrow – read on for details.
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.