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This aircraft seems to be taking off from LAX with near fighter-like performance. The photographer says in the caption that it's a genuine air to air photo..."no discussions please." I can't help it , how did he do it?
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RE: F-747-400

Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:11 am

how did he do it?
In his other pictures, he mentions that he was in a Cessna above LAX.

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RE: F-747-400

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:07 pm

This is truly a breathtaking photograph.
I wonder though if the 747 is indeed only "a few hundred feet below". If so, I ask myself, how can the LAX airport security let a Cessna repeatedly fly a course like this. "A few hundred feet" is considered a near miss and has to be reported, and, in case of deliberateness, punished!
Or is the photographer maybe in a LAX special security force itself?

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RE: F-747-400

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:18 pm

isn't this the 3th or 4th topic about the photo? do a search pleaze...

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RE: F-747-400

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:54 pm


There is a VFR flyway either just at the shoreline or just offshore at LAX. The altitude of the flyway puts you just above the departing traffic from LAX. With a good camera and a stabilized long lens, these shots are not that difficult. Timing is the hardest part.
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RE: F-747-400

Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:48 am

This is truly a breathtaking photograph.

It is indeed. My congratulations to the photographer for such an amasing job!

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RE: F-747-400

Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:58 am

Gotta be a fake, those JAL pilots are never that far off centerline Big grin

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