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BOEING 747-8 (D-ABYT) - KSFO MAR 12 2022 after clearing out of the SFO airline collectible show yesterday, I heard the Lufthansa "retro" color scheme 747-8i was departing at 3pm ish. I raced to the top floor of the parking structure the back way. and pulled into the only space facing the runways. it was very windy this day due to fog, and an 18mph headwind. QATAR A350 was in position and hold 28L, and LH retro was almost to the hold bars. I set the telephoto onto the camera did a fast scan settings and Lufthansa was pulling onto 28L.WHEW..I took 3- 4 snaps to check exposure etc and QATAR A350 was screaming over head switching to bay departure and as I stood there in the wind I was hoping for a longer roll to rotate but no....this 747-8i rotates so easy and sounds like it is on idle when is pushes up and out of the fog at SFO. This is my first time seeing this jet. luckily at SFO. posted 3/13/2022
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BOEING 747-8 (D-ABYT)

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KSFO MAR 12 2022 after clearing out of the SFO airline collectible show yesterday, I heard the Lufthansa "retro" color scheme 747-8i was departing at 3pm ish. I raced to the top floor of the parking structure the back way. and pulled into the only space facing the runways. it was very windy this day due to fog, and an 18mph headwind. QATAR A350 was in position and hold 28L, and LH retro was almost to the hold bars. I set the telephoto onto the camera did a fast scan settings and Lufthansa was pulling onto 28L.WHEW..I took 3- 4 snaps to check exposure etc and QATAR A350 was screaming over head switching to bay departure and as I stood there in the wind I was hoping for a longer roll to rotate but no....this 747-8i rotates so easy and sounds like it is on idle when is pushes up and out of the fog at SFO. This is my first time seeing this jet. luckily at SFO. posted 3/13/2022

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Greg Byington
Nice catch, Tom!
Gary Schenauer
So, hey, Alien! Wassup?? No posts for (almost) two months??? What? Are you on strike or did you misplace your cameras?? ????
Gavin Hughes
Sometimes aircrews just don't understand where they're supposed to rotate for the best pic:). Joke aside, it is a problem with new jets, so much power to weight and with improved aerodynamics, even loaded, they just get off the black stuff too darn quickly for some photo locations. Great pic.
Dave Sheehy
Nice catch Tom, and enjoyed the tale of getting into position for this shot.
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
Thank you all, Gman catch up later off line....its been a bleeep!
Gary Schenauer
Hey, Alien, are you going to Solano? ????
Darryl Sarno
Nice catch Tom!
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