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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
05-Dec-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 08:50PM CET 03:35PM CST (+1) Scheduled
03-Dec-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:31PM EST 05:25AM CET (+1) 6:54
03-Dec-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:08PM CET 01:47PM EST 7:38
01-Dec-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:00PM EST 06:44AM CET (+1) 6:44
01-Dec-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:54PM CET 03:06PM EST 8:12
29-Nov-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:22PM EST 05:09AM CET (+1) 6:46
29-Nov-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:56AM CET 01:50PM EST 7:54
27-Nov-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:39PM EST 05:01AM CET (+1) 6:21
27-Nov-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:38AM CET 01:52PM EST 8:13
26-Nov-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:30PM EST 05:19AM CET (+1) 6:49
26-Nov-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:40AM CET 01:34PM EST 7:53
24-Nov-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:59PM EST 05:06AM CET (+1) 7:06
24-Nov-2022 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:51AM CET 01:29PM EST 7:38
23-Nov-2022 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:21PM EST 05:09AM CET (+1) 6:47
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