After a very early start on Friday 27th July 2012 I was lucky enough to get a spot at Stansted Airport to be able to capture a number of the VIP/ rare/ charter arrivals at the airport in time for the opening ceremony of the 2012 sporting event being held in London. This video therefore includes Slovakian Government TU154 arrival and departure, Czech Air Force & German Airforce Airbus, Saudi 777, Dubai Royal Flight 747, Air Bucharaest and Transavia 737’s transporting fans, IL96 and IL62 Russian arrivals. I’ve never been lucky enough to see so many Russian jets, what amazing sights and brilliant sounds. What a shame we don’t have this variety all the time.
Please note that filming conditions were quite difficult, STN faces into the sun for the most part of the day, and therefore looking at an LCD screen isn’t easy. Also I film up a ladder and the sound is affected somewhat by the many hundreds of other spectators. Unfortunately for me, a large number of very loud people congretated near me for most of the day and proceeded to shout their conversations at one another so!! I’ve tried to minimise those interruptions.
Finally a huge thank you must be extended to Essex Police Planewatch and Stansted Airport Operations for their accommodation of aviation enthusiasts from around the country, they really did a lot to help and have helped prove again that aviation attracts a lot of interest around the world and should be supported. Thank you