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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 Pawlesh Photo 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!!
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
24-May-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 11:55PM HKT 04:54AM BST (+1) Scheduled
23-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 10:15PM BST 04:43PM HKT (+1) En Route
23-May-2018 B77WBarajas Int'l ()London Heathrow () 06:30PM CEST 07:25PM BST 1:55
23-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Barajas Int'l () 02:00PM BST 04:41PM CEST 1:41
22-May-2018 B77WSingapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 10:58PM +08 05:02AM BST (+1) 13:04
22-May-2018 B77WSydney ()Singapore Changi () 03:02PM AEST 08:51PM +08 7:49
21-May-2018 B77WSingapore Changi ()Sydney () 08:05PM +08 05:05AM AEST (+1) 7:00
20-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 09:50PM BST 05:36PM +08 (+1) 12:45
19-May-2018 B77WSan Diego Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:02PM PDT 02:39PM BST (+1) 9:36
19-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()San Diego Intl () 04:15PM BST 06:41PM PDT 10:26
19-May-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 12:10AM HKT 05:19AM BST 12:09
17-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 10:23PM BST 04:44PM HKT (+1) 11:20
17-May-2018 UnknownBeijing Capital Int'l ()London Heathrow () 12:29PM CST 03:53PM BST 10:24
16-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Beijing Capital Int'l () 05:07PM BST 09:34AM CST (+1) 9:26
15-May-2018 B772São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l ()London Heathrow () 04:10PM -03 06:59AM BST (+1) 10:49
14-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()São Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l () 11:19PM BST 06:22AM -03 (+1) 11:02
14-May-2018 B77WBen Gurion Int'l ()London Heathrow () 06:07PM IDT 08:48PM BST 4:41
14-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Ben Gurion Int'l () 09:23AM BST 03:45PM IDT 4:21
14-May-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 12:01AM HKT 05:09AM BST 12:07
12-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Hong Kong Int'l () 10:12PM BST 04:30PM HKT (+1) 11:17
11-May-2018 B77WBen Gurion Int'l ()London Heathrow () 05:07PM IDT 07:58PM BST 4:50
11-May-2018 B77WLondon Heathrow ()Ben Gurion Int'l () 08:34AM BST 02:50PM IDT 4:15
11-May-2018 B77WHong Kong Int'l ()London Heathrow () 12:03AM HKT 05:05AM BST 12:02
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