Aviation Photo #0913903 Boeing 747-259BM - Avianca

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"Cartagena de Indias" AV010 Midnight departure to Frankfurt... Del June 6, 1979
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    Kjell Nilsson
    Avianca
    Boeing 747-259BM
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
    21730
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    HK-2300
    Stockholm - Arlanda
    Sweden
    December 14, 1982
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Comments (141)

Anonymous
11 years ago
What a classic shot! I loved the scene - a wintry night lit by the moon -the venerable classic 747 in a long-gone livery lumbering toward take-off!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent picture.....well done
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome effect, a different look for a great airplane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That picture looks crazy! Very nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's real classic!! just breath-taking....
Anonymous
11 years ago
What do I have to say, it's just perfect! A very special photography of the past makes everyone being happy...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Old school shots always good to see :D
Nice one Nilsson!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The old days when Avianca was the great airline that we all knew, the colors, the effect of the light, this is the best example of the good times of Avianca, I hope I'll be return some day
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is really one magic moment...
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is fantastic! The ground looks the lunar surface.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That blue snow makes me think that this plane was in another planet hehehehehe. Awesome effect on the snow. Sadly this classic livery is gone.. the best of all times!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lika a scene from a movie!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I just got home after watching Colombia loose 3-2 to Uruguay but this photo has manage to put a big smile back on my face. Just lovely
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW. Its like a picture out of a dream!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is just an absolutely stunning photo, it is just so awesome the way the runway and water blend and its an amazingly detailed shot as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gotta love that liberal red. By far this is my favorite livery of all times. Hopefully we'll see a 777 or a 787 some day in an Avianca livery.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes, this is a great shot but it goes further than that. The photographer must be given a pat on the back for what is one of the best photographs I've ever had the pleasure of viewing on this Site. As a photographer myself, I appreciate the preparation involved.

Again, well done!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nostalgic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A truly spectacular night photograph. The 747 is beautifully composed
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful photograph! It's sad that this aircraft no longer exists.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The crispness of the photo and the great lighting. along with the close up and the air of vintage classic
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an excellent photo because of the contrast between the sky and the water. I wonder where this photo was taken? The 747, all lit up, is beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The magic of the snow and of the night... and a magnificient machine !!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hmmmm, how beautiful shot... Makes me remind the good old days of Avianca when it had several routes to Europe and it operated those 747.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nothing like the whale at night surrounded by snow.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Nostalgic picture..
Like Floating on water or fly somewhere in space. Lovely Picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Avianca is one of few South American's airlines that had or have 747's .
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent Classic Jumbo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Viva Colombia
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is your captain speaking... Wellcome to the moon, hope you enjoy your stay.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Seems to be glowing inside ...
very magic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beauty, and old avianca's 747 aircraft. that's nostalgic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
With this pic the motion is evident and night time departures on a 747 are amazing to watch but even better to be on. The angle and lighting on the tail highlights the excitment this photo brings me.
Garth - South Africa.

Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good photo. Excellent!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is excelent photo.

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Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm nostalgic, I loved the 747Classics when it was its golden age!!!nice pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is great! I reckon that the fact of it with all its lights on and also sitting on the ice is absolutely superb!
Well done guys, great photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot of the snow and light on the tail
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture the intese red color of that beauty makes the night shine what a shame avianca does not have that livery and b747s anymore i am proud of avianca the 2nd oldesr airline in the worlr after klm and the first in the americas viva avianca colombia
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a superb photo! The colours are just incredible!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photo... I just remember the old times when Avianca was a huge airline. It was the first airline in America and the second of the World.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful colours!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow.........wht A picture....brilliant ice and it blends nicely with the color of the plane
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice capture
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's cool!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Quite Amazing...perfect photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great night shot, excellent picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good shot!
sameem khashi!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like the snow
Anonymous
11 years ago
Arlanda it´s the best!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a unreal shot...the "queen of the sky" seems take off over an illuminated ground...so nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks great with the contrast between the snow/cabin lights and the planes body itself
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just beautiful!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
In such condition, I think it was very hard to take this photo!

Real shame they are not flying anymore to Avianca!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It was the most nostalgic photo that I´d ever seen
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good old shiny times... excellent pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never seeing an Avianca 747 and in this photo the colors justblend in with the snow.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have nice remembers from the former Avianca and this shot give me again the view from the airline years ago. Really great. Cheers from Madrid
Anonymous
11 years ago
As my fellow countrymen, I agree with them. This was the Avianca's gold age. Those people who works for Avianca(including me) has a big hope that our country and our Main airline, will recover their positions all over the world, and grow up soon.
"all our hearts are red, as old avianca's scheme".
Anonymous
11 years ago
The old photo looks nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow really the right place at the right moment this is on stunning shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
So cool!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! nice plane and great details of colors and lights
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just Great, good times with 747´s flying with Avianca
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot..tht is worth 10 stars....best pic i have so far come across...awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb viva avianca colombia!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think this is the best livery ever.....
Anonymous
10 years ago
THERE IS THE BEST PHOTO THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best picture ever...Viva Colombia...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It´s the best photo I have ever seen of Avianca. It´s amazing how the light inside the 747 contrast with the ice on the runway.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This artistic photo means a great deal to me. This 747 brought me to the U.S. in 1981, I was 7 years old. I wish Avianca would have kept the 2 beautiful 747s. Thank you for sharing your artistic photo with so many of us who love this airline. Take care BRO.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely midnight departure as usual
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful Colombia! Cheers for that big whale! Proud of the yellow, blue and red! The contrast with the ice is stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a lovely photo from my favourite airport!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful photo. i believe this airliner was
scrapped at mojave a few years ago.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Actually, this aircraft now flies as a freighter with Kalitta Air as N701CK. Magnificent photo anyway.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great foto man...do you ave any more shots like that?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful Picture of the Avianca's ever best aircraft, I just wonder, what was it doing up there in Stockholm???
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing ,, everything placed at the right spot and in the right time , Avianca,747, snow, Sweden, Colombia.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just great
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best photo ever. I love that livery, best years of Avianca "La Aerolinea de Colombia".
Cheers!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic from the good old days. I just don't understand how can there be snow on the ground in June. Is that really snow we are looking at or is the plane deparing from Uranus? =)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the midnight appeal with the aircraft it is sensational and the snow is magnificant aginsts the lights in the aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best pict
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful the plane,wonderful the light, excellent the contrast between dark plane and white snow.I would be there now !
Anonymous
10 years ago
No doubt the best pict!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning colours.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
So beutiful like fantasy! out of a dream!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cold, brrr... but 5 stars photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is insane i give 5 starz
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful colombia
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just stunning. It has quite a haunting quality. Almost like a wreck at the bottom of the ocean.
Congratulations Kjell - excellent work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool reflections!!! nice looking snow
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an awesome photo!!! It looks like a painting. :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo, the water looks quite wierd. five stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular,that livery is beautiful still today.I saw this airplane in Caracas(Venezuela) in the mid eighties.That plane did the route Bogota-Caracas-Frankfurt.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is just insane !!!! Avianca's liveries always beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot of this Avianca Boeing 747-259BM in the winter months. Josh Gluth Ft. Wright, Ky
Anonymous
10 years ago
What I like the most are the colours and the atmosphere ... the long trip is about to start!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the greatest photos i've ever seen!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is so cool!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a pinting to me. Beautiful. I think Avianca should use this as an emblem or at least for marketing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bold and beautiful
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great picture, particularly the use of light and contrast in colour
Anonymous
9 years ago
I do not have to think about the rating, 5/5, no doubt!
Anonymous
9 years ago
No words. 5*****
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just looks so unreal...amazing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing pic the contrast is exellent no words for this masterpiece!!! Avianca one of the best!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a cool clear and nice shot coming from field of ice and cold weather.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The water almost looks like its frozen great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Spectacular colours. Seems unreal, it's like the plane is on ice, or some water. Looks a little like a psychedelic dream. Wonderfull.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This picture is so beautiful, it almost looks fake! The beauty of Scandinavian winter and the beauty of the 747 is at its peak in this picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply spectacular, great photo, great aircraft, great scenery. A five star photo, it looks like a painting, not a photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ghostly, Brilliant!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The ghost of christmas past! ahahahaha!! very good picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Avianca always will be in our heart
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen on Anet.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think is the most spectacular shot in airliners, but there is some info you need to know! This Jumbo was that day transporting Gabriel Garc
Anonymous
8 years ago
It has a sense of winter mystery. Additionally, it was and still is very rare to see an Avianca airliner in Sweden.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Avianca is one of my most favourite Airlines, THANK YOU for this shot!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great pic! It reminds me of one of those planes in a commerchial planes in a movie they always have a similar liverie.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice picture... very very nice.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing picture of an Avianca 747, it gives the impression that the pic was altered in some way, because of the funny blue tone from the snow. This pic is a reminder of better times in Colombia, when the country was a great place to live, Avianca had 747's that carried us around the world.
Anonymous
7 years ago
VERY NICE WORK GOOD JOB
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful Avianca
Anonymous
7 years ago
Avianca taking to Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Estocolmo to receive the prize nobel
Anonymous
6 years ago
I Love this Plane and his History
Anonymous
5 years ago
It look like the RWY is covered in ice/snow.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent photo!!! And exotic situation!!!. Because the date -December 1982- i can say that this colombian aircarrier jumbo jet is transporting Gabriel García Márquez to the Nobel Prizes conquest of that year; and thas why this plane is in Stockholm, Sweden. Avianca, andean and caribbean Colombia´s airline shown in a very cold and blue boreal night: Realismo Mágico (García Márquez´s Magic Realism).
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ah, a nice formation shot on top of some overcast on a CAT 3 approach. ;)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excelent!!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Surreal, sci-fi, 5 stars!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I love this picture!
Anonymous
3 years ago
The scene! The location! Isn't common look an Avianca Aircraft below that Landscape!

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