This week’s #lifeatheathrow featured photo is courtesy of Martin Crowe, a Senior Airfield Officer who has been building his career at Heathrow for almost 30 years.
Martin’s image – “Rise and shine” – captures an aircraft arriving on Heathrow’s runway 27R during early hours of the morning. We’ve caught up with Martin to find out more about his role at Heathrow.
How long have you worked at Heathrow?
I joined Heathrow in 1989, and have been working in Operations since 1991
If you had to describe Heathrow in 3 words, what would they be?
Varied – Exciting – Challenging
What’s a day in the life of your job really like?
Although the role has changed and evolved, no two days are the same whether they be on the manoeuvring area (runways and taxiways) or within the vast roads and stands environment.
What do you enjoy most about Life at Heathrow?
I enjoy the varied role as each day is different and you never know what’s around the corner. Having the responsibility to constantly liaise with airline staff, handlers, contractors, Air Traffic Control etc in this constant changing environment is what I enjoy most about my role. The early days in the 1990’s were particularly enjoyable as there were a huge variety of different aircraft manufacturers (propeller and jet).
Favourite spot to take photos at Heathrow?
Arriving aircraft regardless of the runway or direction.
Favourite moment while working at Heathrow?
I’ve been involved in many interesting events over the years, really too many to single out one in particular.
Hobbies? What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy taking photographs, and many years ago (in the 1990’s) I completed a series of photography City and Guilds courses. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to engage with this hobby anymore.
More about the #lifeatheathrow series…
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