Top Gear runs Heathrow Airport for a day
Another classic from 20 years of TG mag: the time we took an Aventador to our biggest airport...
Posted: 24 Oct 2013
No matter. I have a radio, hooked up to air-traffic controllers in their tower. They are the eyes of this place, and nothing moves without their say so. "Speedbird five-seven to tango foxtrot sierra," someone says. "Proceed to bravo four, clear, link seven to right swinger two. Dogger out." Something like that, anyway. Slightly confused, I find second gear with the cold metal paddle and remove myself from the taxiway - obviously being careful not to exceed the 40mph speed limit - just as the Jumbo emerges from its hiding place and soars off into the soggy London sky.