Aviation Photo #0239080: Boeing 747-206BM(SF/SUD) - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines Cargo


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  • Josef Willems
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines Cargo
    Boeing 747-206BM(SF/SUD)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
    21111
    276
    PH-BUI
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    May 21, 2002
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#0239080
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May 25, 2002
Caption
KLM Flight 9165 from Amsterdam to Dubai, cruising at FL350, seen from 1000 ft above. Maybe the largest trails I've ever seen... This B747, named 'Wilbur Wright', will be replaced December this year by a 747-400ER freighter
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Comments (153)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Its great
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's just excellent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW
only good, no, its PERFECT
Anonymous
10 years ago
At the right time on the right place, beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
This clouds look awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like surrealistic reality
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh, the photo is really good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent snapshot...
respect
Anonymous
10 years ago
Many people like beaches, others like crashes. I like to see the beauty and the power of a bird in flight.
The soft bed of clouds contrasting the turbulent clouds created by the engines, the sun shining on the back of the airplane.
Simply magnificent.
LAJ
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well its, better than the pictures of high altitude planes ive taken (0). its a PERFECT picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvelous photo!! THUMBS UP
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo has a great atmosphere to it. Somewhat surreal. It doesn't get better
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just Beautiful, Can only be KLM ;)!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Man and nature coming together to form something beautiful. it elevates the spirit.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot! and where were u when u made this shot????????????
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing. The contrails, the rainbow inbetween, just, wow.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! what a great perspective. I wonder where the photographer was?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture - how was it shot??
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an excellent photo. I always love watching the exhaust coming out of the planes at 30,000 feet. It is very entertaining!
Anonymous
10 years ago
You can just see how the vortexes on wing tips turn the vapour around... This is aerodynamics for real. And the photo is marvelous too.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow amazing. Best pic on the web site
Anonymous
10 years ago
This pic really makes you think about the magic of flying. Great photo, keep it up!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I LOVE the trails and the heavenly light rainbow forming in the middle...absolutly incredible...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare Pic Good on you!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I just love this photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Verry good image!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow really good
Anonymous
10 years ago
There's no such thing as air pollution! :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow very good
Anonymous
10 years ago
No matter what everyone says and whatever the model may be, the 747 is the best plane ever built and will be the unique for ever

Ecuador-Southamerica
Anonymous
10 years ago
Where's the plane? oh wait there it is! silly me
Anonymous
10 years ago
Massive contrails. Great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its only great
Anonymous
10 years ago
YES!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Someone mentioned air pollution. I suggest using google and searching contrails. It's NOT pollution, it's the plane making it's own 'clouds'.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Worlds most beautiful airplane leaving her influence on the sky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have no words to discribe this!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kool this is wonderful
nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gorgeous, makes you wonder how cool it would be to have side view mirrors as a passenger!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The awesome power of the 747 is clearly visible in this picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Visually exciting. Unusual subject. Just plain cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is Perfact!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It shows the power of the speed
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very clear shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like the warp effect of Star Trek´s USS Enterprise ;o) very great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful angle, beautiful position... BEAUTIFUL SHOT!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! One summer back in the '90s, I got invited to spend some time in the jumpseat of a BA 777 flying LHR-DXB, and I saw exactly this going in the opposite direction somewhere over Iran. I always regretted not having a camera on hand at the time, but the image has remained in my mind for almost 10 years - Thanks Josef!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an excellent photo for several reasons, the subject has great positioning, the focus is good, the color is wonderful, and the overall composition is superb!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
As another posted commented, yes the plane is making its own clouds in a way, and by doing so there is a dissucssion on A.Net about how the clouds are contributing, in a small part, to global warming.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It demonstrates very well what you are trying to get across to us.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, Extremely Amazing Picture! Congratulations to the Photographer
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful con trails!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo!!! I'v never seen anything con out like that before.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fascinating,with presence of mind and perfect timing
Faridoon Khorasani
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those are big!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is super
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Countless times as a kid I would look up to see the big white lines being drawn across the sky... wondering in awe what it would look like if i was up there... now i know.
Anonymous
10 years ago
NICE
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Engine #2 is burning too rich.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Dave from scotland
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just wondering.....how did u take this photo? what plane were u in above the 747? just wondering?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just perfect
Anonymous
9 years ago
Spectacular picture¡¡¡¡ only the best. Excelent friend
Anonymous
9 years ago
Realy nice!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It has a nice background and it is a nice airplane.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic contrails!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great demonstration of wingtip vortices, made visible by the engine exhaust
Anonymous
9 years ago
Really neat to see the long twin contrail forming from being at such an altitude!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beutiful photo !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic ! i like it
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brilliant!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I like this shot because it is clear and above the plane showing the cloads
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 star pic! Breathtaking!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am crying because this picture is just......I am speechless.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot dude ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
This shot is awesome! I have never seen contrails like this before, amazing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The picture is good in timing and composition. It is quite difficult to photograph a passing aircraft and this result is great.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Has it all- beautiful picture, interesting subject, difficulty in taking the shot. Way to go!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Puts contrails into perspective. It's different to see them this close up, as opposed from 30,000 feet beneath.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot on perfect timing!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The thing that makes this photo so great for me is that it captures both the calmness of that place above the clouds that I love, but also the speed and power of the aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Deserves 5* and you are 6 most popular photo of all! excellent
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is just plain great... got no words for it
Anonymous
9 years ago
The rainbow between the contrails with the jetstream looping the clouds around it. It just looks awesome.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow..if you look closely you can see where the fortex is visible in the engine 1 and 2 contrail.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fascinating.
At first it look like if the plane was damaged...
And then the rainbow...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutley Perfect Photo. Angle, lighting and positioning-perfect. Just like the plane.

Long Live The Queen Of The Skies.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It´s almost impossible to describe the beauty of this photograph. It can make people dream, even those not interested in aviation. For a 747 fanatic like me, who never flew in one, it gives a unique perspective, a sense of endearment. The best airplane ever made on its element, caught on a truly magical moment, like a child`s dream, the dream of flight, and the majesty of the QUEEN. 747`S forever!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excelent Picture..! Its a non plus ultra..! By the way sometimes I see the Sky from my home and I see Planes making this...Contrails or trails, Domestics or international Flighs.., What means this when they pass over a determined area or Country, What means this..? He is Saluting or Something...?
Carlos J. Valles (From Virginia)
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is the biggest trail i have ever seen.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have tried to obtain the same from the ground
Anonymous
8 years ago
I wonder from what position the photographer took this photo because it's very good!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I woulda rated this picture much higher but some nitwit ruined it with graffiti!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very good pic.Hard to get thats for sure.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderful picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
"I reckon a bad fuel mixture in all four engines Sir"
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderfull shot and a very nice illustration of how the wing tip vorices roll up the contrails port & starboard. Shear magic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
8 years ago
He had the camera ready when most non photographers had taken down the curtains.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh! They're smoking! ))
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing trail, beautiful shine off the plane!
just wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful image, now that's aviation art.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This plain is great and the photo carries a visible watermark because one can see the rainbow clearly love it.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Speechless!
Dispersion clouds behind the wings are just incredible!

Anonymous
7 years ago
Gives the feeling of how wonderful the sky, is and flying
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool..this is what aviation's art
Anonymous
7 years ago
The KLM Boeing 747 Cargo had to be "flying very slowly" (laughter). It is a beautiful image and gives an idea to have the speed he was flying.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Such a beautil and elegant plane

a true swann
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is amazing i love the cloouds underneath the plane

Anonymous
7 years ago
Quite good...
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is very cool
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply Marvelous
Anonymous
7 years ago
Jaw dropping picture. Stunning!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good
Anonymous
7 years ago
The contrail looks great
Anonymous
7 years ago
:o i have never seen anything like it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing photo but not thet clear!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
The guys on kabul airport did forget to add Jet A1, they had paraffin instead
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture 747 and the contrail its the best picture that i have seen of a 747
Anonymous
6 years ago
Oh my god!!!, this photo is the best!!! excellent work dude, you rock
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beauty,that's aviation life!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great pic excellent.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Best photograph i have ever seen in my aviation career.....Joel Andrews
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing Shot! It's a shame that 'Wilbur Wright' was replaced a few months after this stunning shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Superb photo & the photo shooter
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yeah...great shot...I love chemtrails too....
Anonymous
5 years ago
This baby means business,floor it piet i forgot my sandwiches.Best pic on this site.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Dreaming to catch moment like this one!what did you feel when you saw this moment?perhaps WOW?!))
Anonymous
5 years ago
This plane have N2O
Anonymous
5 years ago
At the right place at the right time.Perfect!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The best!This is it 747..klm..those trails..in the air where she belongs.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very good
Anonymous
4 years ago
So so amazing photo..... i like it very much..
Anonymous
4 years ago
Sad that Pilots can't see the artwork they leave behind them all the times! Nice photo - doubleC MW
Anonymous
4 years ago
My knowledge with photography is miniscule. But excellent pic I say my friend.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The photo is so good that it makes me want to beat a conspiracy theorist to death.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Klm 747!the one and only queen of the skies.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Excelent shot
Anonymous
1 year ago
Super!
Anonymous
7 months ago
Very nice photo---one of the cleanest cockpits I've ever seen