Aviation Photo #1592128 Boeing 747-406M - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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No, it isn't a mockup, but a real 747 on struts during maintenance - Nikon D700 - Sigma 15-30mm.
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
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    October 3, 2009
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Comments (42)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Top photo Ruud.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The Great Queen of the Skies
Anonymous
7 years ago
5 stars definately!
Nice Ruud!



Conor Amoia
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful... looking at the port side engines on the other side gives you an idea how massive she is...
Anonymous
7 years ago
They look good with the gear up don't they? Nice capture.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Why are there so many people on the right?????
Anonymous
7 years ago
5 stars!
For a gr8 photo!

Conor Amoia
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, never seen that before!
Anonymous
7 years ago
WoooW, a floating 747 :)
5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
She's beautiful. It is truly something that the A380
just can't compete with.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Those struts don't look that beefy? Can they really hold up a 747?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, they must be strong!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo! and a great perspective on a flying 747
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well this looks epic, the A380 wouldn't shine like that.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have to agree with the other comments here. The 747 is truly beautiful! This photo emphasizes that beauty very well. She is still the Queen! Absolutely gorgeous!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great image which clearly shows that she's up much higher than normal on those 'stands' compared to regular gear height in order to test the gear retraction.

Also, this image clearly shows one of my all time aviation pet peaves that some airlines do by installing the galley along the outside wall of the A/C. What a waste of prime window seats. Really, wouldn't it make more sense having the galley run down the middle? After all the galley obviously doesn't need windows as shown by this image.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I Hope One Day I Can Work on Those Beautiful Aircraft!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice picture ruud! i was there olso and it was amazing that day!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The all new Boeing 747-800H(over). Take that, Airbus! ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
This picture was taken at the Staff Event, celebrating the 90'st birthday of KLM. Alle the people on the right are KLM Staff members and their relatives. Top picture, mine didn't turn out 5% as good... Klasse!! :-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
A real Mc Onion photo , Mentor you did a great job...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Those struts maybe do not look beefy but they are! The whole weight of the 747 is resting on both of the struts. One is at the back just to support the tail to not come down. That is a normal maintenance procedure for gear swing testing for example.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Imagine if this is a Low-Fly-By
Anonymous
7 years ago
I saw the airbus a-380 this past august when it made an appearance at the oshkosh air show. with all due respect to airbus and their a-380, it can't hold a candle to the 747. The sheer beauty of 747 will only be enhanced when the even more elegant 747-800 comes on line.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I think those struts are just decoys. Whats really holding the plane is that arm on the left.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice one Ruud!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
If this is, when programmed, an ordinary maintenance event,
Anonymous
7 years ago
The 74- the true queen! Beautiful pic, really shows the 74's beauty!

Braniff747SP
Anonymous
7 years ago
Brilliant capture!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good way to float a 747. this should be the 747-400H(hover).
Take that airbus, who cant float their A380 for some reason.
Anonymous
7 years ago
That's the center of gravity right where the jacks are.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The center of gravity is of course some what behind the struts, otherwise it would make for a dangerous procedure and also the lift from the wings is counter acted by the lift from the tail so it stays balanced during flight.

But very nice an impressive picture, saw the procedure a few times when working at KLM.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Airborne
Anonymous
6 years ago
Look mom, no landing gear!
Anonymous
6 years ago
"Good afternoon this is the captain speaking, our cruising altitude today will be 20 feet".
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love the shot 5 stars
Anonymous
6 years ago
Crisp shot! Amazing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Hangar flythrough!!! Awesome picture man.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Obviously,someone stole the landing gear of this aircraft,so it sits now on struts
Anonymous
2 years ago
:D
Anonymous
2 years ago
:D [2]

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