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Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFH)

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KLM 747-400 PH-BFH departing TNCM ST Maarten for Curacao

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Christoff du plessis
Surely not a 200? Beautiful shot nevertheless love the dust whirling up on the downwind side
Paul Wisgerhof
With the winglets, this must be a 747-400. The optical illusion of a short runway is excellent. The runway is actually 6700 feet, usable.
Jim Quinn
Had this place on my bucket list for a long time. I'm still working toward it. Can't wait! Have extreme zoom camera, will travel.
Ivan Blakely
maybe the zoom lens makes it look closer, but that yacht mast looks a bit close for comfort on approach.
Excellent pic.
Bruce Bennidick
Man they can climb!
Richard Lawrence
Cool.
ncpilot
Regal aircraft and great shot.
Henry Dupuis
nice of that schooner with the tall mast to anchor just off the approach end....
Sunil Kurian
beautiful shot!
Robert Wolff
Why the yaw to the right?
Roy Hunte
Robert, it would be because of a crosswind.
Frank Gollner
Great shot! Check out engine One overlapping the runway from the drift, blasting the dirt from the grass!
Craig G
I'm going to try and go there next year!!!
namedal41
Flaps full extended and landing lights still switched on:
I guess this is a typical go-around configuration ...
Geoffrey PEARSON
Never mind the yacht at the approach end of the runway, it's standing room only along the perimeter fence for the jet-blast surfers.
Jonathan Spooner
I worked 1979 - 2009 in IT for Pratt & Whitney. In '85 the company sponsored a huge 2-day air show at its East Hartford CT factory's Rentschler Airport, and one guest of honor was a sparkling new 747 en route to delivery to Northwest. At least half the company's work force came out to watch that bird arrive, and even more lined the fences when she departed the day after the show ended. I watched - didn't care if I might get reprimanded for being away from my desk! The runway was not long (I think 7k) and on take-off the plane had no passengers, no cargo, and just enough fuel to get to Bradley in Windsor Locks. I understood the pilot was a woman. It was just breathtaking to see. It looked to me that after half the runway had been passed, the craft would never be moving fast enough to get off the ground - and then it happened - rotation and liftoff simultaneously - right in front of me and hundreds of others. She just went into an incredibly steep climb that must have been about a 40° angle - gently and effortlessly like an elevator, and held that attitude for a good 2 or 3 minutes, then leveled off briefly and swung around to the north. Absolutely astonishing - still brings a lump to my throat in 2017.
Nigel Steele
Awesome shot!
A F
great picture
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Jun-2018 B744San Francisco Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:46PM PDT 08:55AM CEST (+1) En Route
17-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()San Francisco Intl () 10:15AM CEST 11:35AM PDT 10:20
14-Jun-2018 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:30PM PDT 09:08AM CEST (+1) 9:38
14-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:20AM CEST 11:41AM PDT 10:21
13-Jun-2018 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 05:55PM EDT 06:01AM CEST (+1) 6:06
13-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 10:22AM CEST 11:32AM EDT 7:10
13-Jun-2018 B744Jomo Kenyatta Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 12:13AM EAT 06:50AM CEST 7:37
12-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Jomo Kenyatta Int'l () 01:41PM CEST 10:08PM EAT 7:27
11-Jun-2018 UnknownSan Francisco Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 03:34PM PDT 10:13AM CEST (+1) 9:39
11-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()San Francisco Intl () 03:44PM CEST 12:54PM PDT 6:10
11-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()San Francisco Intl () 11:43AM CEST 12:55PM PDT 10:12
10-Jun-2018 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:09PM PDT 08:57AM CEST (+1) 9:48
10-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:21AM CEST 11:43AM PDT 10:22
09-Jun-2018 B744Hato Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:46PM AST 05:21AM CEST (+1) 8:35
09-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Hato Int'l () 09:54AM CEST 12:39PM AST 8:45
08-Jun-2018 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 04:48PM CDT 06:59AM CEST (+1) 7:11
08-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:53PM CEST 01:45PM CDT 7:52
07-Jun-2018 B744San Francisco Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 03:02PM PDT 09:39AM CEST (+1) 9:36
07-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()San Francisco Intl () 02:57PM CEST 12:10PM PDT 6:12
07-Jun-2018 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()San Francisco Intl () 11:01AM CEST 12:10PM PDT 10:09
05-Jun-2018 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:21PM PDT 09:05AM CEST (+1) 9:44
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