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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 !
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
17-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl () 10:31PM CET 06:32AM -02 (+1) En Route
16-Jan-2019 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 01:38PM PST 07:45AM CET (+1) 9:07
16-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 10:51AM CET 11:17AM PST 9:26
14-Jan-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:33PM EST 10:39AM CET (+1) 8:05
14-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 02:08PM CET 05:52PM EST 9:44
13-Jan-2019 B744Denver Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:23PM MST 10:59AM CET (+1) 8:35
13-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Denver Intl () 01:50PM CET 03:53PM MST 10:02
13-Jan-2019 B744Dubai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:15AM +04 05:41AM CET 6:26
12-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Dubai Int'l () 02:05PM CET 10:44PM +04 5:39
11-Jan-2019 B744Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:59PM -02 10:39AM CET (+1) 10:39
10-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl () 10:25PM CET 06:38AM -02 (+1) 11:12
10-Jan-2019 B744Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:45PM KST 06:33PM CET 10:48
09-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 06:07PM CET 11:59AM KST (+1) 9:51
09-Jan-2019 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:42AM JST 02:19PM CET 11:36
08-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:00PM CET 08:07AM JST (+1) 10:06
07-Jan-2019 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 01:55PM PST 07:44AM CET (+1) 8:48
07-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 10:40AM CET 11:26AM PST 9:45
06-Jan-2019 B744Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:43PM KST 06:21PM CET 10:38
05-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 06:12PM CET 12:01PM KST (+1) 9:49
05-Jan-2019 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:47AM JST 01:58PM CET 11:10
04-Jan-2019 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:00PM CET 08:35AM JST (+1) 10:35
03-Jan-2019 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:24PM PST 08:12AM CET (+1) 8:48
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