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Boeing 747-400 (D-ABVU)


Winter Ops


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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 MarottaPhoto Uploader
***** Thank you very very much Gary. I'm flattered and thoroughly enjoy your work as well. Keep up the great work ! *****
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 captured the essence of the complete bird prowling along the ground...Please keep them coming John.
John MarottaPhoto 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 MarottaPhoto Uploader
Thank you Roy !
John MarottaPhoto Uploader
Thank you Greg !
renato basso
The queen in the snow
John MarottaPhoto 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 MarottaPhoto 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 MarottaPhoto Uploader
Thank you Mr. Hagen !
John MarottaPhoto 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 MarottaPhoto Uploader
Thank you Han !
Cade Emtage
This is a fantabulous shot! You are one of the many wonders of the world! 5*
John MarottaPhoto 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?
Just perfect!
lawrence bauer
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-Jul-2018 B744Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:06PM EDT 05:14AM CEST (+1) 7:08
21-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:28AM CEST 12:39PM EDT 8:11
20-Jul-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:00PM EDT 05:17AM CEST (+1) 7:17
20-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 10:57AM CEST 01:03PM EDT 8:06
19-Jul-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:23PM EDT 05:33AM CEST (+1) 7:10
19-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 11:11AM CEST 01:17PM EDT 8:06
19-Jul-2018 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:25AM CST 05:01AM CEST 10:36
17-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 10:47PM CEST 03:14PM CST (+1) 10:27
17-Jul-2018 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:10AM JST 02:39PM CEST 11:29
16-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:14PM CEST 07:59AM JST (+1) 10:45
15-Jul-2018 B744Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:14PM EDT 05:33AM CEST (+1) 7:19
15-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:37AM CEST 12:36PM EDT 7:59
14-Jul-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:56PM EDT 05:20AM CEST (+1) 7:24
14-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 10:56AM CEST 12:48PM EDT 7:52
14-Jul-2018 B744Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:15AM IST 07:39AM CEST 7:54
13-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l () 02:00PM CEST 01:06AM IST (+1) 7:36
13-Jul-2018 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:29AM CST 05:05AM CEST 10:36
11-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 10:40PM CEST 03:00PM CST (+1) 10:20
11-Jul-2018 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:44AM JST 03:01PM CEST 11:17
10-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:54PM CEST 08:46AM JST (+1) 10:52
09-Jul-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:52PM EDT 07:44AM CEST (+1) 6:52
09-Jul-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:23PM CEST 04:12PM EDT 7:49
08-Jul-2018 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:36PM PDT 10:46AM CEST (+1) 9:10
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