- Dec 8, 2011
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Taxiway Hotel was being rebuilt which would have necessitated a closure of runway 05/23. Not sure if that was finished on time but if it wasn't It may have forced the continuation of 24L/24R Dep/Arvl pattern. I did see China Eastern go from 24R the other day (Saturday, I think) which is an unusual choice. Yesterday I did notice a significant increase in departure traffic while sitting in my back yard compared to recent weeks. They normally start their turn after reaching 5,000 ft over my house.Looking at this today,
everything seems to be using the two runways along the south part of the airport.
I was watching this YouTube channel on the weekend and last Wednesday when it was showing one of the runways live from the parking lot of the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, and could see what planes were on their way in on the flightradar24 site. I suppose there's some stationary webcams aimed at runways (Prague, Kansai) where you could do this anytime.