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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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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
20-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Jomo Kenyatta Int'l () 12:29PM CET 09:50PM EAT En Route
19-Jan-2019 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 06:51PM EST 07:05AM CET (+1) 6:14
19-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 01:53PM CET 03:29PM EST 7:36
18-Jan-2019 B744Hato Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 08:30PM AST 09:56AM CET (+1) 8:25
18-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Hato Int'l () 01:24PM CET 05:50PM AST 9:26
17-Jan-2019 B744Hato Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 08:29PM AST 09:45AM CET (+1) 8:16
17-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Hato Int'l () 01:44PM CET 06:10PM AST 9:26
16-Jan-2019 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 06:21PM EST 06:41AM CET (+1) 6:20
16-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 01:43PM CET 03:23PM EST 7:39
15-Jan-2019 B744Hato Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 08:15PM AST 09:53AM CET (+1) 8:38
15-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Hato Int'l () 01:21PM CET 05:51PM AST 9:29
14-Jan-2019 B744Hato Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 08:17PM AST 09:42AM CET (+1) 8:25
14-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Hato Int'l () 01:26PM CET 05:52PM AST 9:25
13-Jan-2019 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 02:40PM PST 09:17AM CET (+1) 9:36
13-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:23AM CET 12:10PM PST 10:47
12-Jan-2019 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 06:37PM EST 06:49AM CET (+1) 6:11
12-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:12PM CET 03:47PM EST 7:35
07-Jan-2019 B744Los Angeles Intl ()Amsterdam Schiphol () 05:49PM PST 12:15PM CET (+1) 9:25
07-Jan-2019 B744McCarran Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:10PM PST 03:55PM PST 0:44
07-Jan-2019 B744Amsterdam Schiphol ()McCarran Intl () 11:02AM CET 12:23PM PST 10:21
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