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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4508 times:


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Photo © Josef P. Willems



This is one of the best shots I've ever seen.
One word to describe this shot would be: Wow!

Great Work Josef!

R41

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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

Wow, this is amazing. Great picture!

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

Anybody have an idea of the registration on this one? It looks like an SUD but, beyond that, I can't tell. I think it is probably a combi, too, since all of KLM's SUDs are combis as far as I know.

User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

That is an amazing picture, absolutely breathtaking...great job.

SJCguy


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Awesome pic! Definitely worthy of a wallpaper!  Big thumbs up


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

This truely is an amazing photo.

But just one thing: i wonder how friendly this aircraft really is to the environment. From first glance i would have guessed that this was a B707 or DC-8.  Insane LOL!


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

The next post will be:

"Don't you know that this is not smoke but just clouds and a 747 is actually pretty good to the environment...blablabla!"

Still, amazing picture! But nothing for Greenpeace. They won't understand!


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

This is one of the best shots I've ever seen on airliners, and that says a lot about the picture!! Kudos to the photographer Josef  Big thumbs up

Hkg82.



User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

wow that is an amazing sight!!


Come fly with US
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful!


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Mr. Willems should enter this picture in AV Weeks annual photo contest. It would be a shoe in.

User currently offlineTekelbery From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

The "smoke" you usually see coming from an airplane's engines are just clouds being scattered by the engines as they go through them.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4220 times:

It´s almost impossible to comment on this picture.
Absolutely amazing!!!

Fritzi



User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5331 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

Stunning photo! One of the best i've ever seen!

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

This picutere is, without any doubt, the most unusual and artistic picture I've ever seen.

This really one awesome picture.

Ivan




Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

It is a great photo indeed.
Poor passengers, they might have thought their plane is on fire!! Big thumbs up



M5 Fastest Sedan On Earth
User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Breath taking!!!! Absolutely breath taking!!!


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Awesome!
Just Awesome!  Big thumbs up
 Smokin cool



I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

It is...(right click)...a wonderful...(Set As Background)...picture!!!(click)


What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Tekelberry-

Actually, that is condensation. The aircraft is probably flying at the point where water condenses, forming it's gassy counterpart, condensation, and then it will freeze, forming ice. It is not cloud.

This is a great photo, but how environmentally clean is that aircraft? To me it looks like there must have been a fuel leak or something.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

That is one nice pic for sure! Never though contrails could get this big

Magic


User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

This picture is one of the best in-flight photos I've ever seen! Amazing on how large those contrails can be!  Big thumbs up


"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

One word: NNNNNNNNICE!!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
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The only way i can describe this photo is WOW!!  Wow! I never knew contrails can be that big. 747 contrails seem to be the best.

Fantastuc pic anyway!!

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Where abouts did you take it?

25 Janne : I agree with everybody else on this topic. A fantastic photo. And to those worrying about the environment, I think what you see on this photo is conde
26 CVG777 : What is really amazing is that when you put it on the large photo size settings, you can really see just how violent those contrails are. You can also
27 Established02 : > The aircraft is probably flying at the point where water condenses, > forming it's gassy counterpart, condensation, and then it will freeze, forming
28 Ptica2000 : Wow, awesome shot. As far as I know, this is absolutely not SMOKE from the engines. This is only freezing H2O. Rizzibird
29 PW100 : WW OO WW Just awesome!! Just take a look how four contrails merge into two big wake vortexes [sp??]. And also note the breaking of sunlight between th
30 PH-BFA : I am wondering from what plane this photo is taken. A fighterjet? A business jet? It is not a civil airliner I think, since the photographer says the
31 PW100 : PH-BFA As I've just stated in my previous post, I would think that this pic was taken from the flight deck of an airliner flying an opposite course. T
32 Post contains images EGGD : Its a great shot, and I see some people are taking some silly comments too seriously *cough* Blink182 *cough*.
33 Post contains images GF-A330 : A W E S O M E !! Regards GF-A330
34 DeltAirlines : One of the best, if not the best, shot I have ever seen on this site. Excellent work, it only will make me work harder photographing airliners. Jeff
35 Post contains images Vickybiccy : Great picture! With regards to pollution etc, I saw an article on the Guardian website which explained that one passenger on a jet to New York would u
36 P51 : Thank you all for the appreciation of my photo! Until yesterday I didn't even notice that there are several forum threads about that. First, when I sa
37 Flybulldog : So how did you take the picture? Front window of plane passing in opposite direction?
38 Fly_yhm : All I can say is that it makes a great wall paper.
39 P51 : You're right! Front right window of A320, KLM was on same airway below flying opposite direction. Rgds Josef
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