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Aircraft line up and wait for takeoff at Heathrow Airport in London (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select few can visit after prior approval. On August 18, on the eve of National Aviation Day in the U.S., five guests on AirlineGeeks and American Airlines' #AAviationDay tour in London…