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More: British Airways
More: Boeing 747-436
More: London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
More: UK - England, December 11, 2005
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More: Stuart Yates
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A visitor from - posted Tue June 3, 2014:
Amazing capture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 12, 2013:
Best ever

A visitor from United States posted Mon September 2, 2013:
Her Majesty the Queen.

A visitor from Germany posted Sat August 17, 2013:
It looks like she´s passing the sound barrier :D

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu August 1, 2013:
Was on this plane not long ago!

A visitor from - posted Sun January 13, 2013:
Simply superb!

A visitor from France posted Tue January 8, 2013:
Someone clicked their fingers and then this magic 747 sort of just appeared out of thin air. Unusual moment captured here, lovely aircraft too!

A visitor from - posted Sat August 25, 2012:
WOW! fantastic!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun July 15, 2012:
Perfect shot! stunning image!

A visitor from - posted Sun November 27, 2011:
I love this pic.

A visitor from Thailand posted Sun November 27, 2011:
No, it's not flying through a cloud (nor breaking the sound barrier, of course), that's the condensation vapor created by the low pressure over the wings on misty days.

A visitor from Finland posted Sun November 27, 2011:
Great photo!

A visitor from - posted Sun November 27, 2011:
What an amazing apparition. I imagine that you were surprised to see such a beautiful bird emerging from such a dank, colourless fog!

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 25, 2011:
The image reflects the pure wonder of flight.
The aircraft appearing from a hole in the sky.
If only Wilbur and Orvile could have seen the wonder of their creation.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon March 28, 2011:
Nice Photo. Five Stars, although this is not braking the sound barrier, it is simply coming out of a cloud.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 23, 2011:
I'm not an aviation expert. However, so many posts seem to suggest that people think this thing is breaking the sound barrier here....with the flaps and gear down?! I don't think so. Nice shot nevertheless.

A visitor from Australia posted Wed March 16, 2011:
Easily 5 star, plane just seems to be coming from nowhere, look I'm half invisable, woo hoo..

A visitor from Finland posted Thu February 24, 2011:
Do you hear something?
No..
But I hear something..it must be miles away..
niiiiuuum oohh what a Bird!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 18, 2011:
That's one fast 47! lol

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 18, 2011:
The best!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 2, 2010:
Passing 1.0 Mach.

A visitor from Belgium posted Tue October 19, 2010:
Nice pic!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun August 15, 2010:
Misty ,,speedbird,,simply impressive.

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 13, 2010:
A great way to dramatize airflow over a wing.

A visitor from Spain posted Tue August 3, 2010:
Wow! This photo is fantastic and amazing.
Was it a foggy day in London?, Noce shot, 5*, you did a nice and good work

A visitor from - posted Tue August 3, 2010:
What a beautiful sight, truly an excellent picture!!

A visitor from Romania posted Tue August 3, 2010:
Cool shot !

A visitor from - posted Tue August 3, 2010:
Cool!

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 3, 2010:
Nice lighting as the 747 emerges from the cloud.

A visitor from Turkey posted Tue August 3, 2010:
It's a perfect frame and shot. Smoke looks very interesting in this photograph.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue August 3, 2010:
Truly an art piece.

A visitor from - posted Thu July 22, 2010:
So beautiful...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed July 21, 2010:
Wow, awesome!!!

A visitor from Austria posted Wed July 21, 2010:
A 747 with flaps extended will never break the sound barrier, don't you think? ;) The "fog" over the wing comes from ambient humidity. The air flowing over the wing loses its pressure slightly, thereby cooling down and thereby increasing relative humidity to the point where it reaches 100%. This is simply a local cloud forming over the aircraft and it immediately vanishes behind the aircraft when the air pressure increases again, thereby raising temperature, lowering relative humidity below 100% and then the water vapour is no longer visible.

A visitor from Indonesia posted Wed July 21, 2010:
Nice

A visitor from - posted Fri July 16, 2010:
Breaking the sound barrier?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat June 12, 2010:
Amazing!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat June 12, 2010:
Looks like lady speedbird is breaking the sound barrier....

A visitor from Kazakhstan posted Sat June 12, 2010:
Great picture

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun May 30, 2010:
Awesome !!!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri May 14, 2010:
Wow that shows the kind of pressure difference required to keep these birds in the air

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 2, 2010:
Now this is breaking the sound barrier in style!!!

A visitor from India posted Sat March 20, 2010:
I just love this pic...grt work

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 15, 2010:
The word "awesome" is terribly overuse these days, but no other word does justice to this photo.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun March 14, 2010:
747's are really big - very impressive

A visitor from - posted Sat January 30, 2010:
GOOD PHOTO!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri November 6, 2009:
I look at this website everyday, that is the best photo I have seen so far, now if you could just put a Qantas 380 in there. LOL !!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 24, 2009:
Most commented pic. on airliners.net ;)

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 7, 2009:
Awesome!!! Can I say any more? No, I can't!

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 23, 2009:
I bet British Airways would like to buy that photo from you!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon June 29, 2009:
A big beautiful bird emerging from the clouds. Lovely!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 9, 2009:
Someone stole the rear of the aircraft!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 25, 2009:
Atmosphere! Great image - one you must be very proud of. Well done on a picture that captures so much in the right way.

A visitor from - posted Sat January 3, 2009:
BEAUTIFUL....Wish I ccould have it hanging on my wall!!! EXCELLENT composition.Lighting superb.A once in a decade shot.Wunderbar!!!

A visitor from - posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Like a big baby running away from a cloud. Such a awesome bird/photo/photographer/sky/airport

A visitor from Australia posted Tue August 19, 2008:
Superb catch of light and contrast between sky and aircraft livery.

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu July 17, 2008:
Wow ,see the lenght of the wings this bird has. Nice composition

A visitor from Qatar posted Sun June 15, 2008:
Its a one of the amazing photo,,, rellay nice,
Suthesan

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 19, 2008:
Nice effect and camera setting at all, would like to now from what position this picture was taken !? ;-)

A visitor from France posted Wed April 30, 2008:
Awesome!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 12, 2008:
"And on the fourth day, God created the 747" haha great picture.

A visitor from - posted Fri April 11, 2008:
Excellent

A visitor from Germany posted Sun March 30, 2008:
Love this...

A visitor from Kenya posted Sat December 15, 2007:
The photo shows full aspect of the aircraft(flaps,slots,wheels,angle for landing)all in a very moist sky(the mass of the aircraft shows the condensation of the air)

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 13, 2007:
Love it

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed November 21, 2007:
A 747 breaking the sound barrier? Great pic!

A visitor from Ireland posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Boeing 747 cAn nOt cross the sound barrier !

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 27, 2007:
I love British Airways. I love the 747 especially the 400 models. This shot puts both this great airline and the 747 in great perspective. Beautiful angle.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun September 16, 2007:
Highlights aerodynamics and why aircraft fly...

AV8R...

A visitor from Australia posted Thu August 16, 2007:
Well done Stuart!! One of the best pictures I've ever seen... This shot is simply amazing!!

A visitor from Portugal posted Sun July 29, 2007:
5 stars! what an amazing photo... I'm astonished by the way this shot was taken! Great sense of timing and perfect angle. magnificent!

A visitor from Italy posted Thu May 3, 2007:
N°1
ciao paolo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 12, 2007:
Lighting and timing are fantastic. Well done!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 18, 2007:
It's like a painting. It would look great in an art gallery!

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 25, 2006:
Wow, you can "see" the air off the flaps and wingtips, Great shot!

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue November 28, 2006:
Very nice!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun November 26, 2006:
Brilliant pic

A visitor from Singapore posted Sat November 4, 2006:
Wow Impressive,a breath taking image!:)

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Incredible shot of the photogenic 747! Looks like the aircraft is emerging from nothingness to reality.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri September 8, 2006:
Wow very cool and unique dont see something like that everyday!

A visitor from South Africa posted Mon September 4, 2006:
A unique shot! similar to that famous (though for different reasons)shot of the F15 exceeding the sound barrier past an aircraft carrier at sea level.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Mon September 4, 2006:
Grat shot really i like this BIG Birds

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 20, 2006:
Look up in the clouds! Its a bird! NO! Its a plane! Its....a plane!! Great shot

A visitor from Germany posted Sat August 5, 2006:
Haha, looks like it`s breaking the sound barrier
wonderful

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed July 26, 2006:
The beast emerges from the mist in all its beauty never seen a picture quite like this amazing timing, and light effects.

A visitor from Australia posted Sat July 15, 2006:
Oh my god this is so cool.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu July 13, 2006:
Nice

A visitor from Canada posted Tue July 4, 2006:
Look like coming after travelling through deep tunnel

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Emerging from an ethereal cloud, with the condensation from the expansion of air over the wings-- or could that be the "cloud"? beautiful shot!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Nice pic!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Spot on! Great timing! Congratulations!

A visitor from Norway posted Wed May 17, 2006:
I saw this photo in the March edition of Airliner World, it's caught my eye instantly. Amazing to take a picture of such a quality when you have ONE chance to do it!

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 5, 2006:
GREAT SHOT !!!!!!!!

A visitor from Spain posted Wed May 3, 2006:
Just a perfect photograph...awesome

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 2, 2006:
She looks like coming out of a sci-fi movie time travel porthole.i wonder if there was an extra passenger?

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 2, 2006:
It almost looks like it was just broken the sound barrier :D

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 19, 2006:
Celestial arrival off a huge boeing angel. What a magnificent shot!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 13, 2006:
Seems like this has just come through a weather curtin, almost looks like its in two. all action & very very clear shot,what a baby she looks.

A visitor from France posted Wed April 12, 2006:
Combination of perfect timing and the right kind of cloud; beautiful result

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Great shot!

A visitor from Sweden posted Wed March 29, 2006:
Cool shot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 28, 2006:
After looking for what seems to be months on airliners.net this is the second photograph that really shows what an impressive sight the 747 is close up, what a fantastic photograph - magic from the skies !

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 22, 2006:
Great photo! I love it!

A visitor from Turkey posted Sun March 19, 2006:
Good photographer, good job

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Amazing Picture

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 14, 2006:
An Excellent Photo, i think this is the best one iv ever seen

A visitor from Nigeria posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Really well taken

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 5, 2006:
Almost looks like she's going supersonic.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 1, 2006:
Looks a disappear/appearing act haha

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 27, 2006:
The haze seen when the aicraft brakes the sounbarrier is fascinating.
How does this come about??

egon w. herz
eherz@wt.net

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun February 26, 2006:
British airways planes are really cool and i like there paintjob. anyone remember that time they went mental on plane tails?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed February 22, 2006:
Great! looks like the sonic barrier, anyone agree! obviosly it isn't

A visitor from Spain posted Thu February 16, 2006:
Unique awesome pic.

A visitor from Greece posted Mon February 13, 2006:
Rare moment caught by photographer

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat February 11, 2006:
Cool picture

A visitor from Canada posted Fri February 10, 2006:
Splendid. Boom, showing up in the clouds.

A visitor from Peru posted Fri February 10, 2006:
Excellent!

A visitor from Poland posted Mon January 30, 2006:
Great effect! :)

A visitor from India posted Sat January 28, 2006:
I may be a lil late to comment on this one but wat can i say this frame took my breath away so i got hypoxic for some time all i can say it is awesome beyond explanation a all i can say a manmade thing in a natural phenomenon

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat January 21, 2006:
This shot is great, I love how the vapor is just one big ball engulfing the rear of the aircraft, and how its lazily falling off of the flaps. Sensational Shot.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu January 19, 2006:
Excellent! looks eerie.

A visitor from Finland posted Thu January 19, 2006:
Very nice shot of the 747. It is not every day one captures moments like this. A very beautiful contrast. Keep on the good work!

A visitor from India posted Thu January 19, 2006:
One of the best aircraft photo I have. It looks like
it is passing through the sound barrier and a shock wave can be seen in the photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 12, 2006:
The half photo from the fog is great

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 6, 2006:
This has got to be a once in a lifetime shot. It almost appears to be from a "Twilight Zone" story.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Must be the best picture on this site. A one in a million chance to capture this lady descending into Heathrow.

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed January 4, 2006:
You made better effects than hollywood, mate! I am stunned, and when will you take more shots like this?

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed January 4, 2006:
That is a great picture, mate! Send us some more of these photos please. And......How did you get that effect? It looks like some hollywood effects.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed January 4, 2006:
A well timed shot of a beautiful airplane. That is a great effect. I just wish I was there.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Wow, this is great...!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Pure Magic! The most beautiful and moving picture of an airplane I've ever seen. I sometimes use it as a screensaver when I need a touch of the transcendent to brighten an otherwise ordinary day!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Excellent Shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 3, 2006:
A BA B-747-400 on short final sqweezing water vapor out of the air she is flying through. Truely a great picture

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Tue January 3, 2006:
A good explanation to the existence of 'white ghost' in the world. Well done!

A visitor from India posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Excellent photograph

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Awesome Effect.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Stunning

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 30, 2005:
Amazing image you got there

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 29, 2005:
It was class. well done mate

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 29, 2005:
Cool!!!what a shot...

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed December 28, 2005:
My English aint that good but I'll try. I like this photo because it was taken when there was a lot of waterspray(?) on the edge of the wings.

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 28, 2005:
I've seen that with fighter jets breaking the sound barrier, but I didn't know a 747 could do it. Cool!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed December 28, 2005:
Looks alive

A visitor from Sweden posted Wed December 28, 2005:
The perfection of timing.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed December 28, 2005:
What a pic!

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed December 28, 2005:
The photo is simply an art picture. I think the highest point on it is the light. Look how it provides the exhaust with an amazing effect...oh My...no more words...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed December 28, 2005:
A fantastic shot, probably one of the best I have seen!

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Wed December 28, 2005:
Amazing shot.

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 28, 2005:
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 28, 2005:
I admire everything about the photo. First of all the British Airways is absolutely enormous. Additionally, the wind coming over the wings is fascinating and the exhaust coming from the engines is boss.

A visitor from Belgium posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Sharp photograph - it is rare to see condensation on a civil jet

A visitor from Latvia posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Very beautiful!

A visitor from Latvia posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Very buetifol!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Good

A visitor from Iceland posted Tue December 27, 2005:
British Airways
the best photo on tv :D

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Wow!!!!! ive been to myrtle avenue loads of times b4 and i wish i cud have seen somethin like this! Imagine watchin an A380 landing over myrtle avenue... i suspect the locals wudnt be too happy though...Lol

A visitor from Australia posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Beautiful capture, the light is amazing

A visitor from Finland posted Tue December 27, 2005:
I took this photo to my desktop background immediately! It is exiting and a rare shot that makes me envy!

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Tue December 27, 2005:
Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 27, 2005:
This is one of the most impressive pictures i have ever seen.
I CONGRADULATE the fotographer for this picture
love to all!!!

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Great shot !

A visitor from Canada posted Mon December 26, 2005:
This big bird just cruzing out of the fog appears to be blasting through the sound barrier!! perfect timing. An amazing shot!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon December 26, 2005:
You see now the elliptical lift distribution over the wing, because the landing configuration comes with the greatest pressure difference between the upper and lower surface of the wing. Cheers, Nice pic!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 26, 2005:
NICE

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon December 26, 2005:
MMMMmmmmm, This is it!!! I'd love to see it as a panoramic picture. Anyway, Thanks Stuart!

A visitor from Portugal posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Truly awesome. Great Plane , great photo, congratulations !

A visitor from Germany posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Nice shot

A visitor from New Zealand posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Wow mate, lovely shot, nice angle, nice everything. Airbus Shmearbus!

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Great picture, but with all that condensation... It is normal that the vortex of the wings doesn't make any effect in the cloud? Or produce more condensation? The sound barrier it's simply unthinkable. That aircraft cannot reach it and the flaps are down.

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon December 26, 2005:
It is very difficult to make such a shot. It's perfectly clear, excellent detail.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 26, 2005:
Excellent shot, but does this happen that often?

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 26, 2005:
The lighting, the viewing angle, and what appears to be condensation over the wing makes it look surreal.

A visitor from - posted Sun December 25, 2005:
Simply magnificent.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun December 25, 2005:
WOW.one of the impressive pics ever of a 747.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun December 25, 2005:
WOW...what an imprssive pic! I ask me where the backpart of this big bird is:-)

A visitor from Italy posted Sun December 25, 2005:
I have never seen a picture like that...I Am really impressed by that so many congratulation to the photographer!! I hope to take a similar shot in the future....I'll training myself to reach this one.

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sun December 25, 2005:
Good combination of pressure and vapour(look at the dark cloud) to make the fog 'coming' out of the wing.Anyway it is a great shot.

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 25, 2005:
AWESOME shot Stuart!! Wish I was there to capture this excellent shot!! Thanks for posting it!! We always love these kind of different photo's , keep up the great work!!

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun December 25, 2005:
The best photo of a 747 i have never see. Simply beautyful...

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 25, 2005:
Looks like it is coming out of "warp drive". Great shot.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun December 25, 2005:
The big "Bird" from another dimension,a 747 wonder!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Awsome visual effect of nature (atmospheric conditions).

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Fantastic shot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Brilliant

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat December 24, 2005:
On the right time this photo was taken, so good eye of the photographer

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Sat December 24, 2005:

Thats wonderful

A visitor from India posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Like a dream out of the fog! Nice work!!

A visitor from Sweden posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Spectacular image!
Spencer Wilmot.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat December 24, 2005:
The amount of posts has almost trippled since I made my first entry. That just goes to show how good this pic is that everyone has 2 say something about it!

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
To our German friend who has said it was a fake, I can assure you it was not as I was stood next to Stuart when he took the photograph along with 10 or 12 other people, at Myrtle Avenue. It is a once in a lifetime shot which Stuart executed superbly. Kevin Murphy.

A visitor from Thailand posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Nice shot by the cameraman!! He must be lucky to take that photo because that kind of pictures comes only once in a while. It looks like a computer-edited work

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
I've never seen anything like that with a jumbo.

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
A great plane coming out of the london fog with engines gently coming to a slow down and ready for reverse thrusters!

A visitor from Germany posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Open vour eyes
this must be a fake

A visitor from Germany posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Komm, mal ganz ehrlich,
das Ding is'n Fake!
Mit dem richtigen Tool zeichne ich auch noch 'nen Nachbrenner rein!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat December 24, 2005:
Special effects on tv could never beat this shot.

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
I love the way this plane look in this pic. Excellent shot!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Perfect!.

A visitor from Argentina posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Nice shot. You caught it in the exact moment!!

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri December 23, 2005:
It's a great photo but the weater is too bad

A visitor from France posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Simply the best of the best of the best !

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Nice shot, it looks great.

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
One of my favorite planes, they dont come any better than this

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
It looks like a british airways boeing 747-400 breaking the sound barrier like a concorde jet.
woohoo!

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
GREAT

A visitor from Poland posted Fri December 23, 2005:
WOW!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Great

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Nice shot!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
A great effect... the left wing looks like it's really coming at you. Well done on a great shot !

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Fantastic shot, one in a million

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
STUNNING!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Excellent

A visitor from Argentina posted Fri December 23, 2005:
It´s the best aircraft of the world, I love this plane !!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Maybe the best time in youre life.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Super!, Great Photo My Friend

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
I honestly am lost for words,this is stunning and excellent piece of photography.that is a once in a lifetime photo,cherish it.its amazing

A visitor from Slovakia posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Boeing-supersonic on aproach.:)) Nice foto in bad weather

A visitor from Malaysia posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Just the perfect time to catch that giant!! Good job!!

Although, I wonder what the people were thinking when they came out the cloud and saw the airport so quickly??

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
First of all i just exclaimed (silently) F**K !!
a more elegant reaction is that the picture is just "stunning!" but why is it stunning? Well, the 747 gives the impression of not only bursting out of the cloud but also out of the photograph itself, it has a real 3D effect. I think the thing that gives it this impression is the contrast between the white of the fuselage and the darkness of clouds also the darkness of the aircraft underside and wings against the white of the vapor over the top wing surface.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
The amount of posts has literally doubled since I made my first entry. That just goes to show how good this pic is that everyone has 2 say something about it!

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
The a/c looks as if it's just coming through the clouds, I've not seen a picture like this before with such a huge a/c.

A visitor from Thailand posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Best of the best

A visitor from Germany posted Fri December 23, 2005:
This shot shows, what's normally invisible: the turbulence of the air.

A visitor from Israel posted Fri December 23, 2005:
The great power of nature!!! I wonder how is it look like from the rear cabin windows.

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Awesome surprise when the nose came through the cloud, it's a bird, it's a plane...er it is a plane!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Nice shot!That's what happened to my plane that day (Singapore 777-312)

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Looks like a shot out of a movie, well done my friend.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 23, 2005:
CAN'T WAIT to see the Airbus A380 in a picture like this!!! SO AMAZING! No A vs. B here. Pure love of aircraft!

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
This plane looks like it is a ghost!

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Awesome photo!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Stu- excellent pic mate, I knew I should of pulled a sickie from work to join you, gutted now

A visitor from Japan posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Looming up from the sky!!! It makes me dream!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Wheres the other half of my plane??

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Stu, I hope you now believe me when I say the Mil stuff is a bit grey, welcome to the civil end with a truly one in a million shot, I new my persuasion to take civil would do you well......Dragonman

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Absolutely breathtaking: the huge plane breaking through the haze into splendid light looks like an emerging otherworldly apparition - great dramatic, nearly poetic image, best 747 photo i've ever seen.

A visitor from Portugal posted Fri December 23, 2005:
Speechless

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 23, 2005:
One of the best aircraft photos I've ever seen. Fantastic!

A visitor from South Africa posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Total Fantastic. It is a British Airways what else do you need BA fit totally in that pic fantastic

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
COOL!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
A once in a lifetime shot

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent effect captured of the sunlight and water vapor.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Just stunning!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wow, this is a one in a million shot.
this is why we go out and take pics, in the hope that we can capture something as breathtaking as this!

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu December 22, 2005:
For me this photo is unique because the opportunity to
capture this moment and the light is good, centered and with good quality.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Good Shoot, at the right time and right place.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wow! You are a nice photographer!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
This is a very nice and clear shot! Taken in the right and rare moment!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a great approach shot...god I love London when it is like this....lots of photo ops! Great job Stuart!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wow ! A Fantastic shot of a Fantastic plane at a Fantastic Airport.... All in all.... Fantastic ;-)

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Potage du jour! Soup of the day!Catch of the day!!Awesome!~

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a "one in a million" chance to be in the right spot at the right time! A really awesome picture taken from someone who knows how to do it !!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great prospective, with the aft fuselage disappearing in the clouds, awesome!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
BA really needs to learn that mach 1 is not a good landing speed...nice shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Absolutly brilliant from ryan taylor

A visitor from Algeria posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Oh,it's a beautiful picture , I like it.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
The most dramatic photo ever! Absolutely perfect!

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Now I know why they are called speedbirds...they Can reach an amazing speed ;)

A visitor from - posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Self explanitory

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
WOW! It seems to arrive after a time journey from another universe.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent piece of photography a well composed photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Superb... gr8 timing...

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Either a gost plane or coming from other dimension :/

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Captures the essence of why we love aviation. The awe and beauty of flight.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent weatherconditions for a dramatic shot !!!
Really a nice piece of work !!!!!

A visitor from Spain posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Beautiful!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Out of the fog !!!
Great shapshot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
It's a remarkable shot look unique/angel/ghostly different

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Brill photo!!!fantastic, 10 out of 10

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent pic Stu. Well done mate

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Just beautiful, because it's like it comes out the clouds and it describes again how beautiful planes are in combination with weather symthoms.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wow, a "Supersonic-Jumbo" while gear and flaps down!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
I'm a true lover of BA 747's and this takes all. I've actually flown on this beauty....
Many thanks.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great photo Stuart.
Particularly like that you have not given it a caption as it speaks volumes all by itself.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
This neat picture clearly shows there's an outwash at the tips. To partially prevent asymmetric stalls. i really love this picture. Awesome!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Holy crap what a great shot..! It gives the impression the aircraft is passing from one time dimention to another..!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Beautiful picture and so well balanced. The power of the aircraft with the mystery of the weather. Absolutely stunning.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
It cant be approaching the sound barrier because its landing gear is not retracted. Im curious to know how that cloud appeared. Great Shot!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
I hope it's not supersonic...bye bye landing gear!
Cool shot!

A visitor from Greece posted Thu December 22, 2005:
It's an amazing shot! Great timing and patience! Congrats to the photographer!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
This is a once in a lifetime

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
This picture shows the timeless design and unbeatable elegance of the Boeing 747 in a great way!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a Fantastic image, looks the plane is trying hide!!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Shot exactly at the right moment!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wonderful shot

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu December 22, 2005:
A beautiful majestic ghost !!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Looks like it's breaking the sound barrier! lol

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Almost like someting out of Independence Day....Nice one ;)

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Supersonic speed with extended flaps?? C'mon!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Note that the tail disappears from sight. The left winglet is throwing up vortices.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a fantastic situation for a spotter! Congratulations!!!

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wonderful picture; guess the timing is perfect and it really looks like she's about to pass the soundbarrier. I'm very fond of pics with smoke-/condensation effects and this one is truly spectacular!

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Super Sonic? Or Turbo Engine? hehe

A visitor from Austria posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Here I am ... Excellent photo.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Talk about taking the stage by storm! - your first shot on A.net and look at it, what a beauty. Can we have some more please?

A visitor from Denmark posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Not even close to the sound barrier. Condensation like this happens when heavy aircraft is flying relatively slow, and has to produce much lift, and when weather conditions are right. See it often, when heavies take off from Copenhagen airport (CPH)(EKCH)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Amazing photo. Taken on my birthday as well

A visitor from South Africa posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Fantastic photo.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Beautifully caught it gives this great aircraft a mystical quality

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Nice picture mate!

A visitor from Greece posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Fantastic! Don't you just love it when a 747 breaks the sound barrier, approaching to land??!!??!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent shot of a 747 on final.

A visitor from Finland posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Simply perfect! 5 stars with honour.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Interesting use of cloud.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Perfect timing, great combination of airplane and nature...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
The glow of sun on the 747 really sets off the dark background. Nice one!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
For the people saying it's approaching the sound barrier, I'd like to see a plane do that with its landing gear down. Seriously, the plane is just flying through a cloud.

A visitor from Jordan posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Amazing one stuart , you was so lucky in taking such a picture LHR always gives special and amazing pictures

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Not actually supersonic, but the moisture in the air creating a 'halo' effect. Great shot, love the sky behind it, really makes this 747 stand out.

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Just one word : GREAT !

A visitor from Kuwait posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a wonderful shot, well done 10 stars.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
This is absolutely beautiful!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
A stunning photo, almost mystical!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Breaking the sound barrier! Spectacular pic!

A visitor from Indonesia posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Why no remarks of it... Although this is 6 out of 5 stars...

A visitor from New Zealand posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wheres my tail

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great shot

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Tsk tsk tsk, I would have made this my first ordered print if it was available! beautiful, beautiful shot!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
ABsolutely Fab ....... Congrats. I am now using this as my screen saver !!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
An appearance out of the heavens. Great shot

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Absolutely beautiful:
- lighting
- great BA livery
- vapor effects
- 747

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great angle, great photography.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Just a great photo of the airplane

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great Landing photo of the BA 747-400, loved flying this aircraft home to chicago.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
What a beauty she really is. That's engineered poetry.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
WOW! That's so cool! Looks like the plane is transforming back from being a ghost jumbo.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Incredible, the clouds give it a somewhat Ghostly effect

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Yep, instant create-a-cloud. I've seen it in the stores.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Supersonic...(ear splitting bone rattling sound of glass breaking)BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, maybe not! ;D
Great shot!

A visitor from Japan posted Thu December 22, 2005:
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This pic will be my next wallpaper on my computer:)

GOOD JOB!!!

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Simply Awesome and at the same time Misterious and a kind of Ghostly Phantasmagoric...Well Done, Stuart:-))) Cesario F.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Oh Shizzle! Great pic man. First B744 to break mach 1.0 =P

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Absolutely amazing! Wow, only in my dreams can I catch a photo like that.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu December 22, 2005:
WOW!! Love this shot!! Back from somewhere in space. Great shot!! Frank YXU

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
I wish to know what is the feeling sitting just beside the wing. Good picture.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Wow,nice photo and a beautiful contrast.
The white airliner and the dark grey sky

A visitor from - posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Beautiful, simply beautiful! I love the 747 in all variants and the British Airways colors are very sharp to me... Great job by the photographer for sure!

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Excellent timing and a great photo!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
The visual effect the photographer caught of the vapor cloud over the wing make an otherwise good photo really great.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Peek a boo, I see u

A visitor from France posted Wed December 21, 2005:
The first supersonic Jumbo I've ever seen !
Great Shot !

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Gorgeous image, and my hats off to the photographer for the obvious timing and patience that must have been involved. The image has a painting like quality as though the painter was commissioned for British Airways.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Great pic Stu! Looks like its trying to sneak up on you there

A visitor from Bahamas posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Amaizing!!! Looks like the plane was hiding in clouds and appeared just in time for you to get the shot. Wonderful!!

A visitor from China posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Approaching to the sound barrier? =p

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