Hat tip to David Cenciotti for reposting this image published on May 2 by the Daily Telegraph that was taken during Exercise Olympic Guardian. The viewing area appears to be located somewhere around RAF Northolt airport in west London (anyone from the area please feel free to tell us the exact spot…) and will no doubt be a great spot for plane spotters during the Olympics.
RAF Typhoons will be up in full force to enforce the No-Fly Zone above and around London during the upcoming Olympics. There will also be a few SAM (Surface to Air Missile) batteries stationed on top of residential buildings to guard against a 9/11 style terrorist attack.
That is west end road at the end of the runway. The other end is the A40 and don't recommend standing on that…
They have been taking off over west end road, which is even better now that they removed the hedges due to afterburner fire risk!