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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
03-Feb-2023 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:57PM EST 05:15AM CET (+1) Scheduled
03-Feb-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:09PM CET 02:21PM EST 8:12
02-Feb-2023 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:43PM EST 05:13AM CET (+1) 6:29
02-Feb-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:52AM CET 02:23PM EST 8:31
31-Jan-2023 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:48PM EST 05:16AM CET (+1) 6:28
31-Jan-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:51AM CET 02:27PM EST 8:35
30-Jan-2023 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:16PM CST 08:03AM CET (+1) 6:46
30-Jan-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:04PM CET 02:20PM CST 9:15
29-Jan-2023 B744Washington Dulles Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:59PM EST 07:32AM CET (+1) 6:33
29-Jan-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 02:00PM CET 04:38PM EST 8:38
27-Jan-2023 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:14PM EST 05:05AM CET (+1) 6:50
27-Jan-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 11:28AM CET 01:39PM EST 8:10
27-Jan-2023 B744Beijing Capital Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 02:24AM CST 06:43AM CET 11:19
24-Jan-2023 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Beijing Capital Int'l () 08:44PM CET 02:21PM CST (+1) 10:37
23-Jan-2023 B744Incheon Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 01:45PM KST 06:38PM CET 12:53
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