Aviation Photo #1000914 Boeing 747-428F/SCD - Cargolux

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Close encounter above PRG with Jet Airways A340-313X VT-JWA (flight 121 from London to Dehli at FL330). Cargolux (flight 749 from Baku to Lux at FL340). [Nikon D70 + Nikkor MF500/4P] (1/2)
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    Jakub Vanek
    Cargolux
    Boeing 747-428F/SCD
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    25632
    968
    LX-ICV
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    January 28, 2006
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Comments (239)

Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best desktop wallpapers I ever had. The way the photographer took the picture, with both planes flying diagonally on it make it a very nice picture. I like it! brgds / (gp)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well, you didn't have much time for this shot! Respect... well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Again a well taken picture! Very enjoyable, thanks Jakub
Anonymous
11 years ago
An example of perfect timing and perfect position!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The perfect match!
Thanks for sharing this close encounter with the 1000 feet separation by ATC!
Gerhard
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice one.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WoW. :|

Just 1000feet below the other one.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not often you see two heavies that close to each other in flight. Brilliant timing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spectacular photo, afortunatly, the aircrafts are in diferent level jejeje. Spectacular sir
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply Fantastic......Perfect....
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is not excelent because someone just caught it on camera it is fabulous because of it's detail and more than this i think that the traffic controllers wanted this flights to fly one above other because they could just told them to fly a litlle more to the left or to the right. SO IT IS A VERY GOOD PICTURE indeed
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hard to catch the planes
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing chance to have made it !! Good example of how it's important to set correctly the altimeter !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply amazing!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey nice shot good to see jet airways going international and wow 2 heavy aircraft 1000ft apart is a rare sight and boeing and airbus
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing! Both of them havin´ each other at 12:00. Never seen two heavies that close before. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliantly captured opposite encounter. Absolutely perfect! Compliments
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow...boeing 747-400 vs airbus A340-300..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good job , at the right time, at the right place!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Exellent timing, but a bit scary!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Close encounter of two big birds.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The illusion that makes the planes appear entangled midair is breathtaking
Anonymous
11 years ago
They pass each other at 1000 mph / 1600 kph :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, nice timing! I love RVSM! Hey, perhaps you could sell this one to Sky News! ;^)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... 1000 feet separation. That's really close.... really really close. Talk about timing on that shot. How'd you get it?
Anonymous
11 years ago
A wonderful catch, well done jakub
Anonymous
11 years ago
Applause !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This really looks like the planes are flying at the same altitude. The shot of a liftime!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woohoo! That's a picture! Very impressive- good work! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
A great photo... I would say! Probable this is one of the reasons why I will be a pilot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just imagine what the pilots were thinking about when they saw the other aircraft in front of them....exciting!!!just 1,000ft between them...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great snapshot. Required good preparation or a great deal of luck !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! Looks like these two pilots used to be soloists on a aerobatic demonstration team.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pretty cool picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
This will get 100 reviews i bet, just the best on A.net currently
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's superb IL love it.
Thax Jakub
Ciao
Pat
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing! I saw similar moment only one time. With Tu-134 and posibly Yak-40 or Yak-42...
Great shot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
For aircraft freaks like us, (no offence!) this is really like The Mona Lisa!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Verry classical
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best picture of the year
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its a excellent photo those look like as if they are going to collide.splendid
Anonymous
11 years ago
RVSM in action!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations to author, this is absolute awesome pic. Thanks for share, Jakub :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Top rating..clearly..a splendid shot..congrats..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
11 years ago
Each pilot could see the colour of the other one's eyes.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo!
Congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like how they're so close. Nice Shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
AMAZING !!!!!Great job!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb photo .i love it
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks a bit close at this angle. Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Picture like this you can take once at lifetime. Congratulations.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible accuracy of the aircraft routes.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! That is awesome. Great jog Jakub! I bet both of their TCAS systems were going crazy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic picture. Snapped just at the right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
TCAS Alert ? Wooow, very very nice shot...
Anonymous
11 years ago
The contrails just make it 10x cooler
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
What is this!it's fantastic.
you are prof...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Kool!!!!!!!!!!!
/Jesper , Sweden
Anonymous
11 years ago
The timing is perfect. the subject matter is perfect. nothing but blue, contrails, and birds. when a photo makes you look so closely that you question the "realness" of it - it's an awesome photo. very, very nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a crazy situation, should have been really strange felling after this time in the cockpit
Anonymous
11 years ago
Mind blowing picture. Captured just at the right moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the way that the two aircraft appear as one...almost an optical illusion.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent. Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
11 years ago
1000' ... then you have to subtract the height of the bottom seven four! We're loooking at 940 feet
Anonymous
11 years ago
Much too close for comfort.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its wonderful, and certainly not your everyday opportunity shot. i even put it as wallpaper in my mobile phone. you shot from ground or from other aircraft flying beneath?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo and great photographer .
Anonymous
11 years ago
A once-in-a-life-time photo opp. in my opinion!
Surely deserves my five stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think that when both aircrafts was crossing pilots in cockpits sent regard to each other.hiiiiiiiiii (Mohammad Hussein)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Reminds me of pic 0778304, check it out. This one beats it. Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one of the best photos I've ever seen! Vertical separation seems smaller that 1000ft. Maybe someone in ATC went into big trouble.
Anonymous
11 years ago
My god!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Make this photo hit 100 reviews, its so great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture hope an A Net member was onboard and got a pic although it hay have been a bit tricky
Anonymous
11 years ago
On the right time, great !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really amazing pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent pic.!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!I wander if the passengers were able to notice each other!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo.. i can hear it now, "B747 at 12:00, should be no factor."
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very great shot. Thanks!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one of the best shots. Related courseware makers must include this picture in the Air Traffic Controllers course while teaching separations, reciprocal traffic and RVSM. This is a classic picture saying be there at the right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awsome shot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
There'e nothing 'hit and miss' about this great shot.
The British press made a big thing out of a similar optical illusion recently when a JAL 777 and a DHL A300 were photographed in the 'stack' over East London. They claimed it was a near miss but in fact there was standard 1000 feet seperation. It was a particularly clear day and the telephoto lens foreshortened the gap. I guess that as these two are trailing we are up at about 20,000 ft minimum so telephoto lens foreshortening becomes even greater.
Brentford Rex
Anonymous
11 years ago
RVSM is a beautiful thing...!! Talk about being in the right place at the right time...! Great photo...!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thrilling - and perfect sharpness
Anonymous
11 years ago
A superb shot indeed!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo!! Just imagine all of the suspense the pilots and passengers were feeling. You took it just at the right time. Just look how close they are!!! Kudos to you for getting this spectacular photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes, heavenly!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Super
Anonymous
11 years ago
If Mozart was an airliner photographer,this picture would be his!!!Look at the size of the airliners which proves the short distance of them!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
YES!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love cargolux :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is a very very great photo !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is there anything they can't do?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot...Thanks for shareing...Fakt paráda:)))
Anonymous
11 years ago
NNice just Nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
EXCELLENT VIEW 10 / 10
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing...fhotolux airways
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of its kind
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect picture, looks like they would crash!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very unique shot. It's one of a kind.
This photo surely will raise your hair. Exciting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just perfect!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Has anybody noticed the 747's shadow on the 340's contrail?
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a perfect shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
How on earth did you manage to get a shot like that? Fantastic!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its like a two way road sign , i like the resemblence
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool pic! Looks like they are gonna collide.
Anonymous
11 years ago
How many times do you see something like that? You could wait for months and not see that! Great timimg,they look like they really are on top of one another! Great job!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thanks Jakub, this is poetry in motion...more like Pink Floyd. "Strangers passing in the street, By chance two separate glances meet, And I am you and what I see is me. "
Anonymous
11 years ago
Crisp. Grabs you. Damn good shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats just amazing, great shot!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thanks >for sharing with us
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well done! top class picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo! Gotta show this one to a friend of mine. He says the A340 is bigger than the 747. But this picture shows that's not true. How did you find out about the Airline and registration? I don't see it on the plane itself.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, I have never seen this new, interesting aircraft before! Hehe. Nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Only, excellent!! what a moment to shot the camera!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
The fact that the two planes are one on the top than the other is great.
The picture was taken in a perfect moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Da 747 is upper than A340 cause 747 is da best
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is 1 of the best pics ive seen. ecellent short n great timing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Can't be any better, 5 stars top class!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture ever, one of my favourite
Anonymous
11 years ago
The BEST
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the greatest pictures I have ever seen! Just amazing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture!!! nice very nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
What are the chances of this
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm speekless...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good timing with a 500 mm !!!!!

jcR
Bordeaux
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gorgeous pic. But there's no way that's 1000 feet between them.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Priceless! Nice shot.

Five stars

MAP
GUANARE/VENEZUELA
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture I think perfect :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Only in RVSM airspace! Great photograph :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Shot of a lifetime
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look Out!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its a amzing view and brilliant things what planes can do.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The pilots have been practicing ... I mean "WOOW!" What a timing, and what nerves they must have felt in the moments before the pass. Really amazing picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 is not enough
Anonymous
10 years ago
Don't get me wrong, but this is just an optical ilusion, the 747 looks weel above of A340, I would say 2000 ,3500 feet above
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best shoot for long
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent clean work, the big master!
Anonymous
10 years ago
As a retired "sky-captain" I can say: "what a 5stars top class".
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic! This is RVSM airspace so the minimum separation on reciprocal tracks is 1000 ft. It is also impossible to judge separation from directly below!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a jaw-dropping photo!!! i have never seen anything like this before in my entire life. its almost as if they are REALLY about to hit each other!
Anonymous
10 years ago
UNBELIEVABLE! I can't believe that these 2 planes did not crash.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It' fantastic. That's why I love spotting.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best
Anonymous
10 years ago
One in a million shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wut r the odds of a shot like that!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best I've ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Obviously the two aircraft were at the designated different altitudes for flight in opposite directions, or simply seperated by air traffic control. Just as well! A bit too close for comfort, however.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great moment, great angle, lucky you and teach me how you do it
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique shot. How many chances does one get where two four engine jets corss eachother's path heading in exact opposite direction... and then have a camera ready for the shot, which turns out great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent shot! Obviously intentional but still you've got to marvel at the pilots nerves.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Seeing two planes converging on such a direct path and capturing the instant that they 'touch' makes this photo an outstanding one, in my opinion.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bravo,super !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No one can try waiting on the ground for such a sight!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredible good...
nice shoot
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the best aviation photos ever! Fantastic, marvelous, unbelievable!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome shot. Just imagine how this would look from the cockpits of the two planes!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That pick looks amazing it almost looks like the 2 boeings r touching !!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the best aviation photos ever. Five star!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo shows the evolution of technology. Two jetliners flying in opposite directions with only l,000 ft of vertical separation is a great achievement. Great photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is the perfect demonstration that we are living in a 3 dimensional world!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A remarkable shot! It's really difficult even to see such a moment in the sky but to catch it in a camera is simply outstanding!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Super
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the most amazing photos I have ever seen on A-Net
Anonymous
9 years ago
An interesting meeting between two giants
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love in the sky, coming and going.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The virtues of patience! Fantastic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Shows how big the 747 is as it is 1000 ft higher than the 340. The chance of getting a photo with 2 airliners in the same visible air space are next to none yet nicely captured here.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Those pilots were trying to hit each other!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looking often for a shot like this in the skies over Holland.

Can stop now, better than this is impossible
Anonymous
9 years ago
Congratulations for your patience. it is worth it. Really amazing! thank you
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing Photo! Perfect timing of a once in a lifetime chance to take such a shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely GREAT pic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I was on that plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great moment !
Anonymous
8 years ago
-After a few jump seat rides, you know how close 1.000 feet feels up there.. An having caught that precise moment so clear - stunning!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Super photo - congratulations
Anonymous
8 years ago
You are a supershooter!!..smelling the right time at the right place. One in a million, really..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect timed shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a splendid picture id be freaked out
Anonymous
8 years ago
Jet Airways has replaced the A340-300s with 777s.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cooooool !! Great shot... Congrats. Anish M Nair (Aviation Engineer), Bangalore, India.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This photo is really special!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like they r about to dance.! holding wings!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just stunning. Bravo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice Pic!!

this are a lot of comments btw!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I see the God"s hand and a controller"s eye between them...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Two 60-70 m planes approaching each other at around 450-500 m/sec and there goes great timing of the photographer. Nice job.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice and nice.... just perfect.thanke you very much.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Breathtaking, yet a very common occurence...at least in my airline.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its nice
Anonymous
7 years ago
Outstanding and memorable shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible shot, just incredible.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo! I just wonder how far the aircrafts were.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good luck for such a chance. At the right time at the right place to view it! Once in 20 years!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's a nice shot. I cannot catch this picture with my camera
Anonymous
6 years ago
The odds of capturing this must be very long. Fantastic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ohh thats cool! Great pic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow thats really close call!! other 747: "please respond you have sight of 747 directly below you" cargolux pilot: "what 747 i just see a tail!!"
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is one of the best shots on A.net.5 stars..
-Shaqs
Anonymous
6 years ago
Never again someone will take a shot like that! Unique. by the way, what a great lens MF500, i love it ... ;-) 5*
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is real plane spotting. Nice shot!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Caution - wake turbulance
Anonymous
6 years ago
Imagine what the passengers saw.....!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing. Great skills are needed to take a picture like that. 5* ;-).
Anonymous
5 years ago
Right place right time!! fantastic!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wonder what the pilots were doing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great and unique shot! But, I really wonder how the information about the flights were taken.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fantastic shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful photo. That is superb RVSM sample.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It is good. How do you know what airline it it?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice to see this picture.
Anonymous
5 years ago
At the right time and place. perfect shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
Even considering any foreshortening effects of any telephoto lens, that is still close! Nice timing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice one very close
Anonymous
5 years ago
Swing your partner - Do-Si-Do; around the airspace we will go! Folks, it's called RVSM, it's backed up with TCAS/ACAS and other wonderful electronic inventions. It's highlighted by GPS/WAAS navigation putting aircraft directly on top of one-another on routes. Any one of you who feels uncomfortable with this doesn't sit where you'd ever notice. Happy Trails! --DtD
Anonymous
5 years ago
Impressive timing! Very dynamic shot!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Impossible!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
1 year ago
My home is under two international tracks i have seen two from each side and two from other and when they cross wow i whish i had camera at that time in my hands

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