Checking in at Brussels Airport (BRU)

Rainy morning in Brussels. United Airlines Boeing 777 preparing for departure.

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United pushing back. In the background the old terminal building or what’s left of it.

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Some European traffic while Air Canada A330 lifts off in the distance from the runway 25R.

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One more United Boeing 777 just arrived from the States and splashing on the runway.

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Emirates Boeing 777 in a panoramic shot – the only way possible.

Takeoff from Brussels Airport (BRU)

Baggage is loaded and the airplane is ready for pushback.

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Taxiing next to Qatar’s Dreamliner.

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Takeoff from Brussels Airport (BRU) runway 25R.

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The departure procedure. After the initial climb a right turn towards HELEN waypoint.

Scheldt river winding towards the Antwerp docks in the distance.

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Cruising

Climbing and following our shadow on the clouds.

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After a short channel crossing encountering the British island.

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Overflying the city of Chelmsford.

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Entering the holding pattern over Lambourne – LAM VOR.

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Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR)

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LAM3A arrival procedure. Very busy London airspace is managed via impeccable ATC so after LAM VOR it is forbidden to continue without their clearance.

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Exiting the hold after the ATC clearance. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is spread below us and Thames winds towards our destination.

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Overflying Canary Wharf on our descent path.

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London on display.

An amazing flight over London and landing at London-Heathrow (LHR) on the runway 27L.