Aviation Photo #0647565 Boeing 747-446 - Japan Airlines - JAL

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Taken from our Cessna at 3500ft during our shoreline transition over LAX. This was a great sight. As the 747 moved on and gained speed it required more and more acrobatics inside the cramped Cessna as it was virtually behind us at that point.
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    Daniel Werner
    Japan Airlines - JAL
    Boeing 747-446
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    25064
    851
    JA8081
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    August 2, 2004
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Comments (47)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Spectacular photo!!! Extremely unique angle and good quality.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome! It makes me BREATHLESS looking at a shot like that!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Y love white plains b747 in lax
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is clear and well defined so as to answer all my questions.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Having flown JAL to the U.K., this shot epitomises the grace and beauty of the 747. Well done!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One word-- Excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture thats just amazing to snap a shot like that in such good timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo nice..!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo almost puts me in your Cessna at the time of this event!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome picture.....the rest of us can only dream!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo!!! How was that picture taken?!?!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That´s A2A ! I´m always inmpressed of the wingstress of the 747, it IS a beauty !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful photo! That must have been a memorable sight!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot...It clearly demonstrates the sheer power and might of the best looking aircraft ever made from such a unique angle, And it happens to be my favorite JAL c/s, I don't like their new one btw.
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the greatest photos I 've ever seen. Thanks!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
N-I-C-E! That's just beautiful, with the road right under!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That was a great shot I would like to even be there.

David V.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Photoshop? A Fake? No my friends this is an awesome shot taken by flying too close for comfort. The blur is exhaust haze of those mighty engines. The series of photos that that one belongs too are among my all time fav's from this site. It is an amazing photo and I send major kudos to the Photographer!!! Well Done man!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is not a photoshop.i can gaurantee that. The bluriness is caused by the 'haze' from the engines. Is it me or does the wingflex make it look so much like an A340. It is a very impresive shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What abt wake turb ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Check out the view beyond expectation
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautifully sharp, lovely shot, typical of the aero postcards taken during w.w.2 but the plane appears static purhaps a slight blur on the background or even around the plane would not come amiss. but i like it
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like you are suspended in air with the aircraft. Its very up close and personal, so to speak.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I cannot believe people think this is fake. They obviously have no idea what they are looking at. The blurriness is from the engines. Its a masterful shot and one to be very proud of.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Indeed, a great picture. The gamble paid off. This is probably the best and most creative Aviation picture ever.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beutiful shot, shows the mihty size of this beast keep em comin man
Anonymous
10 years ago
Even it was a difficult picture to make, the simplicity and contrast of the 747 with the background strikes me :) Great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this photo. Perfect. Very much like those Sam Chui aerial shots. 5 stars!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, this is probably my favourite picture so far on this website. Awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very elegant contrast between white and grey colours, and de thrust behind de wings shows you the power of those engines!! excellent photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
You take great photos-- because they're taken with the right amount of light and a good angle. Nice wing flex!
Anonymous
8 years ago
a lot of condensation
Anonymous
8 years ago
A complete photo that gives a lot of details of physics
stress a plane goes trough
+ an amazing shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Super
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
B-r-a-v-o dude.its just simply the best
Anonymous
8 years ago
This photo looks like it was made for a film as how close the aircraft looks in the shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Right Place, Right Time
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is awesome to see! I am an Air Traffic Controller at SoCal TRACON and I have often wondered what those transition guys see and feel while transitioning over the final appproach course! 5 stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great! i'm only 11 and i love that photo! question did you have to get special permission to get that close?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good composition!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am very sure of having seen an almost similar photograph of a SQ B747-400, again shot from a Cessna.
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW!thats amazing! you cant find pictures better than that!!!!!!! yeah!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Besides the jetblast/exhaust heat, check out the angle of the shadows from the poles on the ground in comparison to the shadows from the a/c. Rudder shawdow for example! I just wish you would tell us what equipment you used Daniel and if you got permission prior to flying in the vicinity?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Another great shot. How did you get permission to get in front of it?
Anonymous
4 years ago
You did justice to this lady with this superb shot, my friend, capturing her when she shows her power, grace and unmatched elegance. It's a work of art, this shot of yours, awe-inspiring, specially for a long-time 747 fan like me. Thank you!

747FOREVER!!!

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