Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5567 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
Your should be able to get pictures like that if the situation arises.....but you may have to be quick with the camera.
On one of my flights a few weeks ago, ZRH-AMS, I had a similar situation when an Evergreen 747 (I think it was) was pretty close for a shot, under me and producing a nice trail above the clouds.....only problem I had was the meal was just served and the camera was still in the bag. Try getting your camera out from the bag while the table is down
Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
In general this can happen anywhere inflight, but the chance is even higher if you are flying near big airports - so ALWAYS be prepared, those aircraft are really fast. I tried some shots last time, but you have to be really fast.
Lugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
Thank You all for your responses.
I think i will be ok doing the picture that UTA_flyingHIGH is showing us, by the way, when you take these photos, what do you focus, the engines, the background,...?
"so ALWAYS be prepared, those aircraft are really fast".
Is there such a different in speeds really that you need to be that fast even if flying at the same direction? I thought if you were passed by another plane flying the same way you would have plenty of time to take the picture, as there should not be a great speed difference between both planes.
I will take into account your tip about not having down the table during the whole flight.