Aviation Photo #0972099 Boeing 747-406M - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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"KL868 execute missed approach". I was watching a NWA DC-10 landing and I saw a KLM 747 close behind it. I was already thinking hmm not a lot of clearance. When the DC-10 landed I was already tracking the 747 and when I saw her come overhead I noticed the DC-10 still had not vacated the runway! Shortly after I heard the KLM give full throttle commencing its missed approach. Spectacular to see how fast it can climb! You can clearly see the DC-10 still on the runway. Note photo taken at Rwy 18R. [EF100-400mm]
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    Nick de Jonge - Skeyesphoto
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-406M
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    November 30, 2005
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Comments (95)

Anonymous
11 years ago
That is fantastic to see! Of course go arounds happen every day but a nice example of a plane still on the runway and a nice 747 going around :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect picture of this moment! Both jets & runway captured. I can even hear the roaring engines ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What great pic.!
what a great timing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woooow perfect picture!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I always love shots of runways when they're all lit up like that. Also, it's cool to see the 747 climbing like that. A great picture of an old American design and an equally impressive newer one.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is SOME photo - a dramatic moment combined with perfect photography!

Rgds, Neil
Edinburgh, UK
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the way you focused, not just on the 747 but that you are able to get a sense of depth with the dc 10 still in the pic... awesome!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Rare to see a photo of two jumbos in a "go around" situation.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot!!
I wish I could be there to see that! :D
I v o DK
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a unique situation that daes happen often but not to many fotos are taking in this moment so thumbs up for this minter fotographer
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful view of the Big Bird. It's an absolutely wonderful machine.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good phote
thx
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic shot!! Great technique! Awesome skill! And spectacular content!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A wonderful pic and this shot shows the 747 in all its glory long live the queen of the skies.
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the finest photos i've seen on airliners, love the 747 under full power, flying dirty, wish i could catch some action of this live, definately a picture worth a thousand words.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot Nick. Theres something you dont see everyday. Nice.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice! you were in the right place at the right time!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Pic Passengers must have been very happy to lose 15min above AMS. Congratulations to the ATC controller.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This really is a fabulous shot. Look at the jumbo lift off. The pilots should have put in a lot of effort to put the bird on flight again after a missed approach. As an airline employee i know how much relieved the cockpit crew would be after pulling away...gbala
Anonymous
11 years ago
Boeing 747 is indeed great - I wish, though, that Boeing would make an even bigger and more spectacular aircraft in the future. Maybe they will...
Anonymous
11 years ago
In the right place at the right time, dedication !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Action at its best...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Airliners.Net shown softly on top of this photo!! I like the way it does, prevent other to copy without asking photographers permission to use in other ways.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey man, that is a great photo. Although you dont say in which runway it happened I´m sure you really enjoyed it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome picture! My favorite out of the 4 "top of today" pictures! 5 stars!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a very cool picture indeed :). I love it so MUCH...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice moment captured during this special go-around!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a drag for the 747 pilots to do a go-around. Was this shot taken from the runway they use to call "the Kaagbaan"?
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is good. I once had to do this too (I fly Finnair A319), but it was a reindeer instead of an a/c.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The passengers on that plane must have been wondering what the hell was going on!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Extremely clear and shows you a rare occurrence.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very rare ... fantastic photo ! How steep KLM climbed.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture! I'm also very curious what runway this is. It's most definitely not the "Kaagbaan (06)", because you don't see the office buildings (WTC) in the background.
If I have to guess it's one of the 18/36 RWY's.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW WOW!!!

That photo is amazing!!! Good job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! Amazing photograph with great lighting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, I saw it from the other side going around on that day. It is rwy 06.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like this picture because of the lighting and the airplane at the other end of the runway and also because I would like to be a pilot and like airplanes
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really good
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic!! Nearly airlining !!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Terrific lighting and composition. Overhead cloud
s and runway lighting balance.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent Snap.... rare to be seen.. 1st swa the plane landing and then noticed the one on the runway... good photography:) ...gk
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful shot. Perfect lighting, both natural and otherwise.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice with several planes in one picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good decision by KLM!!! It looks to me like the NWA still has spoilers deployed so she is not even close to vacating the runway.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture!! And having a description of the situation makes it even better. Thanks!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is so gode and the lights is amising
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is good and the lights is amusing
Anonymous
11 years ago
I`m a flight attendant for Lan and the same thing happen to us 2 years ago at JFK. It was amazing the powerful engines sound.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding shot ... reminds me of a BA 747 go around I saw at LHR a couple of years back, as a 737 was late vacating the runway ... this great bird looming out of the cloudbase, gear and flaps down...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey Nicky! Sweet composition and timing! Too bad we can't hear the 747 screaming ;-) Groeten, en tot ziens! TvP -GreenBaron
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot. BTW this is NOT a missed approach but a GO AROUND.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo!!! Looks like a movie clip, it's so good! Congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice and also thanks for description
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Shot! I bet the pilots of the 747 had a few choice words for the tower controller!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great moment,not only because th photographer caught a "missed approach" but mostly because it's jumbo executing it!!!Fine picture!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well observed and well done, and I don´t mean the pilots, nor the flight control, who should have acted earlier. What rules apply here??! PE Norway
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think is a beautiful shot because it shows the Jumbo jet going around. Not very often this happens. In this case was due to the other traffic remaining on the runway. There is a nice contrast between the colors of sky and the color of the 747. It also shows the power of the 747 lifting all its own weight without any problems.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've always wanted to be on a missed approach plane. I just want to be thrown back into my seat and hear the roar of the engines once more. And I have always wanted to fly of the 747! I mean who hasn't!!! ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Woow spectacular....!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a nice photo!!!!! Incredible experience you had. Wish to be there.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I give 5 stars for the right moment. Almost another runway incursion. One of the biggest problems in ATC.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I JUST LIKE IT
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exciting situation can be felt by just watching this picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo and observation. It might be shaking situation for pilot. great oppurtunity with the angle.
-Amit
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot of the sky and runway
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a amazing luck to capture a photo of a "missed approach".Not being in the biz,I could only imagine what I've been reading,now I know ! Thanks Nick,and A.net.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent angle, the B-747 looks beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing... rare event
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can feel the power of the engines. It's really amazing - especially with the great lightening! Superb!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The lighting and everything in the pic is awesome!
Gawd, how did they get the rwy that flat?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful shot. And they got the runway that flat because all of Holland is that flat :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot!
Is the fact of the runway being under the see level any related with its flatness?
Anonymous
9 years ago
There is only one word for this shot, and that is PERFECT.
Love everything, the lighting on the 747, the position, the situation, the runway - everything!
Long live the 747, she really is the queen of the skies, always is and always will be. 5 stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The runway is really spectacular with its lights and all, good view of the plane.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love it! love how you can see how flat the runway is. (don't you just love the growl of that cf6 at full power)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Rare picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice!

is 18R aka Polderbaan?
Anonymous
9 years ago
The thick overcast makes the Boing 747 look as if it is flying into the unknown
Anonymous
8 years ago
@ the visitor from great britain, yes, 18R or 36L is also known as the Polderbaan.

I Like the shot, nice to see the DC-10 at the runway.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Extraordinary!! i'm thinking about the sensations of passenger...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Exellent Shot!!
Poor pilot of the 744
:)
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's amazing that something so huge like the 747 looks so graceful at the same time. You can have your 777s and 380s, etc., nothing does it for me like the 747.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I couldn't agree anymore with the comment below mine.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Going around. . . Flight arrival delayed. .
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
6 years ago
The graceful rio de janeiro. I like the kl744 it is one of the prettiest 747 around.klm still has about 26 744 a/c.active until 2016 at least when the foxtrot alpha is 25 years old.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot! Really captures the two aircraft beautifully and I love the position the 747 is in!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful Capture
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very nice to see a missed approach,
Anonymous
5 years ago
To the previous poster regarding Go-arounds, With planes operating under IFR (all airliners) it is considered a missed approach and will be stated as such in communications. Go-around is used with planes operating under VFR. Execution procedures depend on the airport and runway(s) in use.
Anonymous
5 years ago
You don't even need to say anything here. The photo tells its own story on this aborted landing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Technically, an aircraft operating on an IFR flight plan can be told to "go around" as opposed to "execute missed approach". If an aircraft is flying a visual approach and tower needed to break off the approach for whatever reason, it would be told to "go around" and it would receive further instructions from tower and/or approach control or center, as there is no such thing as a published missed approach procedure on a visual approach. If, however, the aircraft were flying a procedure, such as an ILS, where a published missed existed they would be told to execute the missed.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great spotting location and the photo is perfectly framed.
The 747 looks great from any angle.

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