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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
Owen Lopez-Kimball
a whole bunch of turbulance!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 09:05PM CEST 02:40PM CST (+1) Scheduled
15-Apr-2024 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 05:26PM EDT 05:54AM CEST (+1) 6:28
15-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:03PM CEST 02:18PM EDT 8:14
14-Apr-2024 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 07:04PM EDT 07:45AM CEST (+1) 6:41
14-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:32PM CEST 04:45PM EDT 8:12
12-Apr-2024 B744Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:44PM CDT 08:34AM CEST (+1) 8:50
12-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:40AM CEST 02:10PM CDT 10:30
11-Apr-2024 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:14PM EDT 05:04AM CEST (+1) 6:49
11-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:50AM CEST 01:41PM EDT 7:50
09-Apr-2024 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:43PM PDT 10:33AM CEST (+1) 8:50
09-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 02:27PM CEST 02:45PM PDT 9:18
08-Apr-2024 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:29PM EDT 07:42AM CEST (+1) 7:13
08-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:23PM CEST 04:00PM EDT 7:37
07-Apr-2024 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 05:07PM PDT 10:57AM CEST (+1) 8:49
07-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 02:32PM CEST 03:16PM PDT 9:43
05-Apr-2024 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:41PM EDT 07:55AM CEST (+1) 7:14
05-Apr-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:46PM CEST 04:20PM EDT 7:34
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