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A View Of FRA And A Beautiful Flight

Mon Jan 14, 2002 1:06 am

I've been waiting a long time to photograph the terminals of Frankfurt airport from above. It's not that easy to get the right ingredients:
- winds from the East (rare in FRA) so takeoff is from runways 07.
- a destination to the North so that takeoff is not from runway 18
- a seat on the left-hand side
- a window seat (difficult when flying standby on a full flight)
- good weather
- clean windows

So, here's the result:
January 3, 2002, FRA-DUB, Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABEK, seat 2A

Just after takeoff, view of the LH maintenance area

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Terminal 1 (mainly Lufthansa and Star Alliance)

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Terminal 2:

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After takeoff we turned left to the North, and I shot a whole aerial of the snow-covered airport which unfortunately has been rejected so far, but I'll try again.

The flight continued to please me. We passed over Cologne/Bonn airport:

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The clear view of a snowy Central Europe was amazing.
Later on after crossing the Channel:

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We then passed over LHR (photo rejected again...) before clouds covered up the rest of the flight to Dublin.

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Konstantin

PS: I'm not sure if I should have posted this under trip reports, but I wanted to focus on the photos.
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RE: A View Of FRA And A Beautiful Flight

Mon Jan 14, 2002 1:21 am

Great photos!

BTW, what a/c can be seen at the top of the frame in this photo??


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Regards,

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RE: A View Of FRA And A Beautiful Flight

Mon Jan 14, 2002 1:26 am

yeah those photos are beautiful K- couldnt have gottent it any better

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RE: A View Of FRA And A Beautiful Flight

Mon Jan 14, 2002 1:27 am

yeah those photos are beautiful K- couldnt have gottent it any better

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RE: A View Of FRA And A Beautiful Flight

Mon Jan 14, 2002 2:29 am

Staffan: good question, normally this would be the approach from the west before turning in for finals to runway 25, but these weren't in use that day.

Joe, thanks, I remember you have similar shots on your DL 763 takeoff to JFK.

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