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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
21-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:53PM CEST 04:22PM EDT En Route
20-Jun-2024 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 05:01PM PDT 11:19AM CEST (+1) 9:17
20-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 02:22PM CEST 02:37PM PDT 9:15
19-Jun-2024 B744Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:19AM IST 08:34AM CEST 7:44
18-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l () 01:46PM CEST 12:53AM IST (+1) 7:37
18-Jun-2024 B744Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 03:01AM IST 07:33AM CEST 8:01
17-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l () 02:00PM CEST 12:54AM IST (+1) 7:24
16-Jun-2024 B744Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 06:51PM EDT 07:52AM CEST (+1) 7:00
16-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 02:51PM CEST 04:26PM EDT 7:35
14-Jun-2024 B744Vancouver Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 05:15PM PDT 11:07AM CEST (+1) 8:52
14-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Vancouver Int'l () 02:12PM CEST 02:42PM PDT 9:30
12-Jun-2024 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 12:12AM CST 07:05AM CEST 12:53
10-Jun-2024 B744Frankfurt Int'l ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 09:26PM CEST 02:45PM CST (+1) 11:18
10-Jun-2024 B744Chatrapati Shivaji Int'l ()Frankfurt Int'l () 04:08AM IST 08:52AM CEST 8:14
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