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Boeing 747-400 (D-ABVU)

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Gary Schenauer
Just a couple days ago, I commented to another FA member that there are certain photographers who certainly know that their pics are ultra-outstanding so I never post comments to them to tell them something they already know. You are one of those photogs, John. When it comes to pics posted by you and several other contributors (I could list them but they know who they are), the FA "star" rating system is unbelievably inadequate. Pics from several US contributors like yourself and from some overseas contributors like Uwe are automatically worth the max number of stars and almost all of them are worth at least twice the max. So I just instantly give every new pic a "5" and then I kick back and enjoy the photo. But I do want to make a one-time observation here: there will never be another aircraft that can ever take the title of "Queen Of The Skies" away from the B747. And if anyone ever publishes a "Greatest Photos of The Queen Of The Skies" book (or CD or DVD), some of your 747 photos da-n sure deserve to be included in it. And I'd da-n sure buy a copy!! As always, stunning shots, John.
John Marotta Photo Uploader
***** Thank you very very much Gary. I'm flattered and thoroughly enjoy your work as well. Keep up the great work ! *****
rapidwolve
I have to completely agree with Gary 110%...many publish photos here, but folks should look at the photo's you, Uwe and a number of others post, and see why they are actually worthy of 10 stars..you captured the essence of the complete bird prowling along the ground...Please keep them coming John.
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you very very much rapidwolve. It's always nice to hear kind and supportive words !!
Roy Hunte
Awesome shot!
Greg Byington
That is a really nice shot, John! And ditto what Gary said!
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Roy !
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Greg !
renato basso
The queen in the snow
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you renato. Snow Queen !
ian mcdonell
i could not agree more with Gary. This is brilliant. The monochrome effect is stunning and I would give more than 5 stars for this one mate
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Ian !
Will Hagen
Wow, John. You've definitely come through again :) 5*s !!!!
Geoffrey PEARSON
Am I imagining it or are the tell-tales painted on the compressor hubs all lined up at the 12 o'clock position on all 4 engines? Clearly the engines are running because the jet wash is clearing the pavement behind the aeroplane.
How did he do that?
The Boeing 747 is my favourite to fly, just check out how happy I am in the thumbnail!
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Mr. Hagen !
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Mr. Pearson. WOW ! You made me look again at my own picture to see what you saw. Thank you for noticing. I didn't !
han nuri lee
very nice picture!!
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you Han !
Cade Emtage
This is a fantabulous shot! You are one of the many wonders of the world! 5*
John Marotta Photo Uploader
Thank you so much Cade !
Daniel Stein
This is like the opening scene from the Coen brothers' "Fargo" with the Cutlass Ciera in the swirling snow. It's cinematic!
sara orsi
John - Do you have an Instagram account that we can tag when we share your photos?
RTNM
Just perfect!
lawrence bauer
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-May-2018 B744Imam Khomeini Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:04AM +0430 05:24AM CEST 4:50
19-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Imam Khomeini Int'l () 02:37PM CEST 09:34PM +0430 4:27
19-May-2018 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 01:09AM CST 05:45AM CEST 10:36
17-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 10:30PM CEST 02:28PM CST (+1) 9:58
17-May-2018 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:14AM JST 02:44PM CEST 11:30
16-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:17PM CEST 08:03AM JST (+1) 10:46
15-May-2018 B744Denver Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:06PM MDT 10:45AM CEST (+1) 8:38
15-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Denver Intl () 01:55PM CEST 03:07PM MDT 9:12
13-May-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:10PM EDT 08:07AM CEST (+1) 6:57
13-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 03:00PM CEST 04:32PM EDT 7:32
13-May-2018 B744Imam Khomeini Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:23AM +0430 05:31AM CEST 4:38
12-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Imam Khomeini Int'l () 02:28PM CEST 09:30PM +0430 4:32
11-May-2018 B744Orlando Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:40PM EDT 10:55AM CEST (+1) 8:15
11-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 02:32PM CEST 06:03PM EDT 9:31
10-May-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:59PM EDT 05:13AM CEST (+1) 7:14
10-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 11:09AM CEST 01:10PM EDT 8:01
09-May-2018 B744Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:35PM EDT 05:43AM CEST (+1) 7:08
09-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:36AM CEST 12:43PM EDT 8:07
08-May-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:13PM EDT 05:04AM CEST (+1) 6:51
08-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 12:02PM CEST 02:14PM EDT 8:12
08-May-2018 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:24AM CST 05:08AM CEST 10:44
06-May-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 10:43PM CEST 03:08PM CST (+1) 10:25
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