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Boeing 777-200 (G-STBA)

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Flight 2TG from LHR-ATL on January 12, 2018 over the North Atlantic

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bigkahuna400
how does one get a picture like this?
Christos Psarras
The caption and registration are incorrect; this is G-STBA, a Boeing 777-336(ER).
Tom PawleshPhoto Uploader
Sorry about that typo. Yes, you are correct it is G-STBA. This was taken on the North Atlantic Track System (NATS). We frequently pass or are passed by other aircraft on the same Track. We are separated by 1000' vertically and are allowed to offset 1 or 2 miles right of center (called SLOP, Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures). We were centered while G-STBA was one mile off our right, 1000' below and passing us. GOOD EYES TO READ THAT REGISTRATION!!<br />Tom
CHRIS ROBEY
Great comment Tom. Don't you just love the acronyms! SLOP for heaven's sake...RVSM all sounds great in theory, but 1000feet vertical separation is barely four times the fuselage length of a B773, nicely illustrated in this shot. Even taking into account tail height, esp.on an A380, further cuts the separation down significantly where there is no lateral offset involved. Call me conservative! Better get back to my(paper)Jepp amendments...
braxtron
Raked wingtips = 773 :)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
18-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Tokyo Int'l (Haneda) () 11:22AM GMT 07:50AM JST (+1) En Route
17-Nov-2018 B77WSingapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 11:09PM +08 04:43AM GMT (+1) 13:34
17-Nov-2018 B77WSydney ()Singapore Changi () 04:41PM AEDT 09:21PM +08 7:39
16-Nov-2018 B77WSingapore Changi ()Sydney () 08:50PM +08 07:08AM AEDT (+1) 7:18
15-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 10:18PM GMT 07:00PM +08 (+1) (?) 12:41
15-Nov-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 12:02AM HKT 04:37AM GMT 12:35
13-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:01PM GMT 02:17PM HKT (+1) 11:15
13-Nov-2018 UnknownTokyo Int'l (Haneda) ()London Heathrow () 10:03AM JST 01:00PM GMT 11:56
12-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Tokyo Int'l (Haneda) () 11:34AM GMT 07:38AM JST (+1) 11:03
11-Nov-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:57PM HKT 04:37AM GMT (+1) 12:40
10-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:11PM GMT 02:13PM HKT (+1) 11:01
10-Nov-2018 UnknownShanghai Pudong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:11AM CST 03:12PM GMT 12:01
09-Nov-2018 B77LLondon Heathrow ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 02:40PM GMT 09:18AM CST (+1) 10:37
08-Nov-2018 B77WAustin-Bergstrom Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:09PM CST 09:32AM GMT (+1) 8:23
08-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 11:51AM GMT 03:39PM CST 9:47
07-Nov-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:56PM HKT 04:36AM GMT (+1) 12:39
06-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 07:05PM GMT 02:23PM HKT (+1) 11:18
06-Nov-2018 UnknownTokyo Int'l (Haneda) ()London Heathrow () 10:14AM JST 01:40PM GMT 12:25
05-Nov-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Tokyo Int'l (Haneda) () 11:12AM GMT 07:14AM JST (+1) 11:01
04-Nov-2018 B77WSão Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()London Heathrow () 05:21PM -02 06:40AM GMT (+1) 11:19
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