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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
15-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 06:10PM CET 12:05PM KST (+1) En Route
15-Dec-2018 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:52AM JST 02:33PM CET 11:40
14-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:16PM CET 08:45AM JST (+1) 10:29
13-Dec-2018 B744Denver Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:17PM MST 11:22AM CET (+1) 9:05
13-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Denver Intl () 01:56PM CET 03:18PM MST 9:22
09-Dec-2018 B744Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:58PM -02 10:51AM CET (+1) 10:52
08-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl () 10:39PM CET 06:42AM -02 (+1) 11:03
08-Dec-2018 B744Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:50PM KST 06:54PM CET 11:04
07-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Incheon Int'l () 06:20PM CET 12:07PM KST (+1) 9:46
07-Dec-2018 B744Kansai Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 10:47AM JST 02:25PM CET 11:37
06-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Kansai Int'l () 02:36PM CET 09:10AM JST (+1) 10:33
05-Dec-2018 B744Orlando Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:50PM EST 10:19AM CET (+1) 7:28
05-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 02:26PM CET 06:04PM EST 9:37
05-Dec-2018 B744Imam Khomeini Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:35AM +0330 06:51AM CET 4:46
04-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Imam Khomeini Int'l () 07:06PM CET 01:59AM +0330 (+1) 4:22
03-Dec-2018 B744Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 08:54PM -02 10:28AM CET (+1) 10:33
02-Dec-2018 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Rio de Janeiro/Galeao Intl () 10:36PM CET 06:46AM -02 (+1) 11:10
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