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  • Heathrow’s #AvGeek of the Month

    Heathrow's #AvGeek of the Month for June is Sean Henderson.

    Heathrow’s #AvGeek of the Month – Sean Henderson

    The winner of Heathrow Airport’s June #AvGeek of the Month is Sean Henderson.

    We caught up with Sean to find out more about his passion for aviation and top tips as a spotter. There’s also a great selection of his photos for you to enjoy as well!

    Name: Sean Henderson
    Age: 17 years old
    Where are you from? I’m from Cork, in Ireland. I plane spot at Heathrow quite often as it’s one of the best places in Europe for plane spotters like me.


    All 3! I enjoy everything and anything that involves aviation. I love to fly as I enjoy experiencing different airports. I love to spot all the different types of aircraft and liveries, and I take photos of the best ones.

    Heathrow is a spotters paradise. There are so many spots that you can go to, like Myrtle Avenue and the planes fly right above you! It is an absolutely amazing experience, even if you’re not particularly into aviation. Not only that, but I love the variety of different aircraft and airlines that visit Heathrow, as this means spotters like myself can see a large variety of aircraft in just one single visit.

    My favourite livery at Heathrow has to be a China Southern’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    Instagram irish_spotter 

    Twitter irish_spotter 

    • Make sure to check the weather before you go out spotting! There is nothing worse then getting to the airport and for it to start raining… So always be prepared for the weather.
    • Use apps such as Flightradar24 or PlaneFinder to find out what arrivals and departures are due at the airport, and you can also use these apps to find out exactly where civil planes are in the sky.
    • Try find and join spotting communities. There are Facebook groups filled with plane spotters and photographers for almost every airport. Try to get to know the other spotters, I have made some great friends through the various communities on Facebook and Instagram.
    • Last of all, keep doing what you love, no matter what everyone else thinks.
    Think you know someone who should be Heathrow #AvGeek of the month?