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D-ALCB (cn 48782/626) On the way to Krasnoyarsk, we encountered a Swiss A340 mid-air and I could not resist to take a photo from the cockpit.
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon October 12, 2015:
Amazing shot!

To me it looks like if the aircraft is just heading into space and saying hello as it passes by!

A visitor from - posted Thu September 10, 2015:
Love this photograph

A visitor from - posted Wed August 26, 2015:
Beautiful !!

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 26, 2015:
Thank you for a great shot like this. This is yet another reason why I fly...saying hi to flying neighbors! What a catch!

A visitor from - posted Tue July 14, 2015:
Great scene, superb composition! Awesome!

A visitor from - posted Fri July 3, 2015:
I can picture the aircraft looking near motionless until the last minute when she zips by in the blink of an eye! Awesome!

A visitor from - posted Fri May 22, 2015:

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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 1, 2015:

A visitor from - posted Fri February 20, 2015:
This is so far the most dramatic photo i have seen, great air to air :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 2, 2014:
Good work Felix! I envy your job and an eye to to catch the perfect plane related situations.

A visitor from - posted Mon August 25, 2014:
Fantastic, the best photo on Airliners.net. The detail is just great!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Tue July 29, 2014:
I'm glad you took that picture!

A visitor from - posted Mon June 16, 2014:
One Thousand feet separation on a two way airway ...

A visitor from - posted Fri June 13, 2014:
Nice wide angle lens and excellent clouds below. Visually appealing.

A visitor from - posted Sun December 22, 2013:
Great day in the office!

A visitor from - posted Sun December 22, 2013:
Gorgeous photo!

A visitor from - posted Mon August 19, 2013:
WOW! This is the best (high altitude) air-to-air that I have ever seen! Not to mention the added bonus of the 2 aircraft types in the shot! Superb!

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon July 29, 2013:
Just excellent!

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 17, 2013:
Somehow I think the pilots of that A-340 wished they had a camera with them when they saw your mighty MD-11 closing in from below them. What a photo, I wish I was in your place to take that shot.

A visitor from - posted Mon July 1, 2013:
What an amazing (!) shot...I am deeply impressed....

A visitor from - posted Thu December 6, 2012:
ótimo, good, gold....

A visitor from - posted Mon November 12, 2012:
Very nice picture, one of the best in Airliners.net!

A visitor from Italy posted Sun November 11, 2012:
Amazing shot my friend! Thank you for sharing this beautiful view!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
What a wonderful photo... Magic!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Outstanding shot Felix! 5 stars!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
I love the perspective from the glareshield too!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Great perspective

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Love it, I always miss these pictures and to have so much detail.

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Now that's what I call an office with a view! well done Felix and keep up the great work.


A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
The contrails follow the whole fov perfectly

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Just about one of the finest photos on here. It almost looks as if though the A340 is rocketing into space!

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 10, 2012:
One of the most incredible pictures I have seen on this website. Congrats.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
What a fantastic picture, thanks for sharing! A340 is such a beauty!

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 10, 2012:
I have seen this many times in my flying, but it happens so fast that I have never been able to get such a great photo. Its simply awesome!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Great view. Be sure to have your camera ready next time!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Dear Felix, This is one of the most creative shots I've ever seen! Big Like! ;-) thanks for sharing. Voted.
-Shary (Iranian Spotters)

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Absolutely breathtaking! 5 stars for the circumstances and the brilliant angle!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Great moment-great photo. Please keep them coming, Felix. Hope to see in ALA ;-) Yerbol.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Excellent capture, Felix. A fine example of what can happen when we're in the right place, at the right time, with the right technique. I enjoy your work- Simon

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Good thing you didnt' resist because this photo is amazing! Love the detail of the A340 approaching with those beautiful contrails and the rainbow effect on the window.

Nuno Faria

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Amazing picture ... Good job man

A visitor from Romania posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Take me on your mighty wings ;)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 10, 2012:
What a shot - you caught the moment! Absolutely 5* and my photographers choice today! Max/MLP86

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Totally awesome shot. Is this what they mean by "RVSM" for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums" ?

A visitor from India posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Superb capture

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Looks like the A340 is on its way into space

A visitor from Israel posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Amazing shot.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Simply Stunning! The reflection on the left of the clouds makes it mores so!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Absolutely Stunning!

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Amazing shot and so close! It looks much closer than the one mile spacing limit. Looks at those contrails.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
It is rear to get a birds eye view like this, a view from FO to head on traffic. Fantastic capture.

A visitor from Italy posted Sat November 10, 2012:
What an epic picture!
Really, the fact of including part of the flight deck window structures really makes the picture!
5* and PC, very well done Felix!

Matteo S.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 10, 2012:
Five star
Just i can Excellent!
Bravo felix!

A visitor from - posted Fri November 9, 2012:
✈Wow! This is such a cool photo! Totally awesome, great job!✈

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