Most people would hate to live under the Heathrow flightpath, and you can't blame them. But there is an upside to it. I live in Egham, just far enough out to make the planes bearable (I've lived here so long I no longer notice them). The upside is that on a sunny day, when there's high up scraggly bits of cloud (I don't know the proper name for it) you can see the vapour trails cutting up the sky.

It's a nice sight, a high blue sky, with straight white lines criss-crossing it all over the place. Makes you appreciate the enormity of it all .. a sense of scale is something all too lacking on the Waterloo commuter line.