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Boeing 747-400 (D-ABTK)
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Boeing 747-400 (D-ABTK)



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Christian Base
John moffitt
This photograph is mind blowing. Excellent
Robert Bryan
Awesome photo!!!
Greg Byington
Very nice!
Alex Georgescu
Francis Pinault
ken kemper
Splendid Thorsten !!
Thank you sir!
My students will understand Wake Turbulence a bit better.

Curtis Smith
Awesome catch!
Jason Apol
Fantastic photo! Someone was on the ball to catch that pic. I'm curious tho.... The aircraft in that photo is going toward the disturbance in the clouds (smoke?). So there was a previous aircraft. Any chance anyone knows the aircraft type or the conditions / location of the photo?
To me it seems that I'm looking at the A/C going away from me and towards the giant wake vortex.
Viv Pike
Jason Apol & themold.

The aircraft is indeed travelling away from the viewer.
However - the wake vortex is closer to the camera than the aircraft is. The aircraft created that vortex and is moving away. It has "passed through" that vortex already.
Bill Seward
Sunil George
It happened to be difficult to render the pic. 1st. If it were a vortex facing the plane someone could’ve made the pilot aware about it. 2nd. The distance between the supposed vortex and the plane would be too short for attempting a right turn. 3rd. The distance between the plane and the camera would be too short to try to avoid an eventual crash. Gathering all events aforementioned could make up a peril combination leading to a fatality. Saving a better opinion.
Leonard Shilton
I sure wouldn't want to be in back of that big guy!!!!
Magnifique !
serge LOTH
Chief! somebody is Following us! … amazing pict.5*
Peter Melling
Great Photo! It just goes to show a sunny day is not required, when you are in the right place at the right time and can see what is happening before you.
Paul Gedge
Give the heavy some space / great visualization :)
Love it :) Thank you
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
28-Jun-2022 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:13PM EDT 08:05AM CEST (+1) 6:51
28-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:34PM CEST 04:40PM EDT 8:06
27-Jun-2022 B744Boston Logan Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:28PM EDT 06:43AM CEST (+1) 6:14
27-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Boston Logan Intl () 02:07PM CEST 03:34PM EDT 7:26
24-Jun-2022 UnknownFrankfurt Int'l ()Near Tianjin 09:23PM CEST Last seen 01:18PM CST (+1) 9:55
23-Jun-2022 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:38PM EDT 08:33AM CEST (+1) 6:55
23-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:57PM CEST 04:49PM EDT 7:51
22-Jun-2022 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:55PM PDT 10:52AM CEST (+1) 8:56
22-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 02:02PM CEST 02:26PM PDT 9:23
20-Jun-2022 B744Boston Logan Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:21PM EDT 06:39AM CEST (+1) 6:17
20-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Boston Logan Intl () 02:43PM CEST 03:55PM EDT 7:11
20-Jun-2022 B744Near ShanghaiFrankfurt Int'l () 12:10AM CST 07:13AM CEST 13:02
17-Jun-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 09:41PM CEST 02:44PM CST (+1) (?) 11:03
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