London Heathrow EGLL LHR
London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), situated 12 miles west of Central London, is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, the busiest airport in Europe and the fifth busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. This hub of activity is reflected on the network by the huge number of movements each year. In 2014, the virtual Heathrow had over 41,000 movements, the largest number on the network. Again Heathrow has come out on top in terms of movements in 2015 with over 48,000 flights in and out of the busiest* (in terms of movements) airport on the VATSIM network. * Correct as of December 2015
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Key Details
Name London Heathrow
ICAO EGLL
IATA LHR
FIR EGTT
Latitude 51.4706
Longitude -0.461941
Elevation 83 ft
Procedures

Pilot Operations Guide

The Heathrow Pilot Operations Guide (which is for both departures and arrivals) has been updated HERE.

Initial Climb

ALL DEPARTURES Climb to altitude 6000 feet on departure. Do not climb above altitude 6000 feet until instructed to do so.

First Contact after Departure

On initial contact with London Control (when airborne) report your departure, and your passing & cleared altitudes. 
e.g. "London Control, ABC123, BUZAD4J departure, passing altitude 3500 feet, climbing to altitude 6000 feet."

Gatwick Positioning Flights

Aircraft routing from London Heathrow (EGLL) to London Gatwick (EGKK) should file via the Midhurst (MID) departure. The MAY departure is not available for use.
Standard Route for EGLL-EGKK: MID DCT WILLO DCT


First Contact with Heathrow APP

On initial contact with Heathrow Director (EGLL_N_APP or EGLL_S_APP), report your cleared level, routing (ie. which VOR), aircraft type, and received ATIS information.
e.g. "Heathrow Director, ABC123, descending flight level 80 to Bovingdon, Airbus 3-2-0, information Golf."

RNAV Z Approaches

As of 20th August 2015 (AIRAC 1509), pilots are to now request and expect the renamed RNAV approaches.

[TRIAL] RNAV Y Approaches

As of 17th August 2015 until notified by NOTAM, RNAV Y trial approaches may be flown by pilots on request. Trial procedures are not implemented as standard procedure on the network.

Charts referenced are available HERE.

Inner Area / Permitted Aircraft

Only VFR / SVFR helicopters will be permitted to enter the Inner Area, as depicted in AD 2-EGLL-3-1. Fixed wing aircraft will not be permitted to enter this area at any time.

(Special) VFR Minima

VFR flights are permitted within the London Control Zone (CTR) provided that the Heathrow reported visibility is at least 5KM, and the reported cloud ceiling is 1500ft or greater. When these conditions do not exist, rotary aircraft will be cleared as Special VFR, provided that the visibility is at least 2KM and the cloud ceiling is 600ft or greater.

Further Procedure Details

Full procedures for rotary aircraft operations including transiting the airfield are available in AD 2-EGLL-1 (Textual Data) Section 2.20 Local Traffic Regulations, sub-section 5 'Helicopter Operations'.

Additional Information


Runway Alternation

Runway Alternation Document.

When westerlies are in operation, a runway change can be expected at 1500 LOCAL.
(Please note, when in easterly operations there is no runway alternation - 09L is used for arrivals and 09R for departures)

Scenery and Charts

Heathrow controllers are now using the layout that reflects the new UK2000 Scenery V3 and the latest Aerosoft Mega Airport Heathrow.

THIS CHART shows the runway 27L hold area in more depth, mainly for previous versions of Aerosoft Mega Airport Heathrow.
For all pilots who use "UK2000 Xtreme Scenery Version 3" - USE THIS CHART


Charts

Online Controllers
Position Controller Frequency Connected
No Controllers Online
Online Pilots
Callsign Aircraft Pilot Origin Destination Connected
No Pilots Flying Here
Stands
Stand Status
209 Available
209L Available
209R Available
210 Available
210L Available
210R Available
211 Available
212 Available
212L Available
212R Available
213 Available
213L Available
213R Available
216 Assigned to DLH7FL
217 Available
218 Unavailable
218L Available
218R Assigned to UKV146
219 Available
220 Assigned to EWG1RB
221 Available
221L Available
221R Available
223 Available
224 Available
225 Available
226 Available
231 Available
232 Available
233 Available
233L Available
233R Available
235 Available
236 Available
237 Available
237L Available
237R Available
238 Available
239 Available
241 Available
242 Available
243 Available
243L Available
243R Available
244 Available
246 Available
246L Available
246R Available
247 Available
247L Available
247R Available
248 Available
249 Available
251 Available
252 Available
253 Available
253L Available
253R Available
254 Available
254L Available
254R Available
255 Available
255L Available
255R Available
256 Available
257 Available
258 Available
258L Available
258R Available
301 Available
303 Available
303L Available
303R Available
305 Available
305L Available
305R Available
307 Available
309 Available
311 Available
313 Available
316 Available
317 Available
318 Available
319 Available
320 Available
321 Available
322 Available
323 Available
325 Available
326 Available
327 Available
328 Available
329 Available
330 Available
331 Available
332 Available
334 Available
335 Available
336 Available
340 Available
340L Available
340R Available
342 Available
351 Available
353 Available
355 Available
357 Available
357L Available
357R Available
363 Available
364 Available
365 Available
401 Available
402 Available
403 Available
405 Available
406 Available
407 Available
408 Available
409 Available
410 Available
410L Available
410R Available
411 Available
412 Available
414 Available
415 Available
416 Available
417 Available
419 Available
420 Available
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422 Available
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425 Available
429 Available
430 Available
431 Available
432 Available
440 Available
441 Available
449 Available
450 Available
451 Available
452 Available
453 Available
454 Available
455 Available
456 Available
457 Available
457L Available
457R Available
458 Available
461 Available
501 Available
502 Available
503 Available
505 Available
506 Available
507 Occupied by BAW73EC
508 Occupied by BAW99M
509 Available
511 Available
512 Available
513 Unavailable
514 Occupied by BAW992G
515 Available
516 Available
517 Available
518 Available
519 Available
520 Available
521 Available
522 Available
523 Available
524 Available
525 Available
526 Available
527 Available
531 Available
532 Available
533 Available
534 Available
535 Available
536 Available
537 Available
538 Available
539 Available
541 Available
542 Available
543 Available
544 Available
544L Available
544R Available
545 Available
545L Available
545R Available
546 Available
546L Available
546R Available
547 Available
547L Available
547R Available
548 Available
548L Available
548R Available
551 Available
552 Available
553 Available
554 Available
555 Available
556 Available
557 Available
558 Available
561 Available
562 Available
563 Available
564 Available
565 Available
566 Available
567 Available
568 Occupied by BAW9175
572 Available
573 Available
575 Available
576 Available
581 Available
582 Assigned to BAW9175
583 Available
590 Available
591 Available
592 Available
594 Available
595 Available
596 Available
601 Available
602 Available
603 Available
604 Available
605 Available
606 Available
607 Available
608 Available
609 Available
611 Available
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613 Available
614 Available
615 Available
616 Available
701 Stand closed
702 Stand closed