It appears that the picture was taken from either the theme building or one of the hotels that line the runways at LAX. Either way, it looks like they are landing on the north runways. My question is this: Which is closer to the camera? I think it is the Brasilia, but sometimes, it looks like the 747. Oh well, now it occupies my desktop, so I can conetmplate it all day. What do you think? Great shot.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6095 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
From werever this shot was taken from that place offers excellent approach shots . The passengers in both planes if they saw each other planes almost landing at the same time they must have gotten sort of nervous . But the picture at the angle its at its hard to see which one is closer the THAI or the United Ex . I would have to say the THAI .
Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
Well, I have seen jumbos land on both, with the south-most north runway being longer. I believe this is 24L, which is usually used for departures, but can also handle landings. Let's keep the opinions going!
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3146 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
I think the Thai 747 is closer than the United Express EMB-120. I think the EMB would look bigger than it does if it were in front of the 747.
All four runways at LAX are capable of handling 747 departures and arrivals. Normally, 24R and 25L (the outer runways) are used for arrivals, but if there isn't much departing traffic, they'll bring in arrivals on the inner 24L and 25R runways.
HNL747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 34 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1393 times:
He's using a telephoto lens, so he has good depth of field. However, objects will appear flatter and the spacial relationship between the 747 and EMB will be distorted. To me, it looks like the 747 is closer.
Superslushy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
I'm about 75% sure that the 744 is closer. However, this raises another quesiton. Assuming these two planes are on visual guidelines, are they still not too close together for simulatneous approaches. 24L and 24R can't be more than 500 feet apart???
NRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 163 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
The 747 is landing on 24R. If you look below it, The junction of Supulveda and Lincoln appears. This is where the approach lights for 24R cross Sepulveda.
The picture is probably taken from the old tower, I think Joe Pries has enough pull to take his pics from there.
Telephoto foreshortening makes the shot as bad as the depth perception test at the DMV, but my take is that the Brazilia is landing on 24L, and is therefore in front of the 747, relative to the observer(photographer).
Simultaneous visual approaches to both sets of runways at LAX frequently have aircraft appearing to fly in "formation" on final.
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
I vote for the Brasillia. If you look at the relative size of the windows they are aobut equal with may the EMB's a bit bigger. If it were behind the jumbo they'd be a lot smaller and obscurred. I don't think that thirty some foot long EMB would look that large in comparrison either. I've seen our Dash-8's parked next to DC-10s and 747s ate SEA TAC and there's a huge level of dwarfing going on there.
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
This is a very cool shot! But it does seem as if though these two aircrafts are extremely close. Assuming the Brasillia is behind the jumbo, wouldn't that pose a significant threat to the smaller aircraft? What about those vicious tornado effects created by jumbos that I've often read about here? Maybe the "little guy" is not as close as it appears in the picture. Mrs Thai deserves respect!
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1213 times:
The 747 is landing on 24L, you can tell by comparing the windows.
About wake turbulance note, the EMB-120 is higher then the 747, that is to aviod it. You always want to stay above the aircraft.
I also reckon it is at the top of the old tower, I too have been up there, and the view from up there is brilliant!
Widebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1150 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1194 times:
Hard to call, though taking 747 length at about 68m, and Brasilia length of 20m, I'd say the 744 is closer.....then again, looking at the cockpit and windshield size, I ain't too sure....one thing though is that it is easier to see the features of the 744, the Brasilia looks slightly more blurred and therefore further away......considering separation minima, the Brasilia shouls look a good deal bigger if it was closer....