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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
14-Oct-2018 A321Lisbon / Lisboa,Portela (Lisbon) ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:17PM WEST 05:35PM CEST 2:18
14-Oct-2018 A321Frankfurt Int'l ()Lisbon / Lisboa,Portela (Lisbon) () 09:32AM CEST 10:55AM WEST 2:23
14-Oct-2018 B744Imam Khomeini Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:02AM +0330 05:11AM CEST 4:39
13-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Imam Khomeini Int'l () 02:34PM CEST 08:42PM +0330 4:37
12-Oct-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:21PM EDT 05:09AM CEST (+1) 6:48
12-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 11:04AM CEST 01:39PM EDT 8:35
11-Oct-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:48PM EDT 07:29AM CEST (+1) 6:41
11-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:34PM CEST 04:19PM EDT 7:45
10-Oct-2018 B744Orlando Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 09:29PM EDT 11:30AM CEST (+1) 8:00
10-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 04:06PM CEST 07:12PM EDT 9:05
08-Oct-2018 B744Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:55PM EDT 05:54AM CEST (+1) 7:59
08-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 11:37AM CEST 02:02PM EDT 8:25
07-Oct-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:11PM EDT 05:12AM CEST (+1) 7:00
07-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 11:14AM CEST 01:32PM EDT 8:18
06-Oct-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:27PM EDT 08:07AM CEST (+1) 6:39
06-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:46PM CEST 05:00PM EDT 8:14
05-Oct-2018 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:07PM EDT 05:17AM CEST (+1) 7:10
05-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 11:03AM CEST 01:28PM EDT 8:24
04-Oct-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:06PM EDT 07:46AM CEST (+1) 6:39
04-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:31PM CEST 04:52PM EDT 8:20
03-Oct-2018 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:52PM PDT 10:43AM CEST (+1) 8:50
03-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 01:56PM CEST 02:30PM PDT 9:33
02-Oct-2018 B744Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:22PM PDT 08:13AM CEST (+1) 8:51
02-Oct-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:11AM CEST 11:58AM PDT 9:47
02-Oct-2018 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:36AM CST 05:37AM CEST 11:01
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