G-VAST 747-400 Virgin Atlantic (Prestwick 6-7-04).

The favourite place at Prestwick for photos is the very well known "mound" just along from the Control Tower and this is where folk gather when something good is on the move, ideal for parking too.

I hate getting fences in my photos so when a new big one was installed on the other side of the grass bank it pretty much finished taxiing shots for me unless it was something very small, it was sad to see the superb view for taxiers being wiped out by it however touchdown shots on the main Runway are still excellent.

Rather than just stand and watch as the 747 taxied by very close I legged it quickly up the slope to shoot a few of the other photographers in action.