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More: Boeing 747-344
More: Off-Airport - Pretoria area
More: South Africa, April 27, 2004
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ZS-SAU (cn 22971/578) WOW !!!!!!!! What more can I say. Only SAA can do it this big and outstanding. Today our President was inaugurated and SAA was asked to do a display. So SAA did it 3 times bigger and better by flying in formation using 2 x B747-300's and 1 x A340-600. Very ironic as well as the leading A340 is replacing the older B747's in the fleet. This Saturday SAA's classics will also fly its final revenue flight. So indeed appropiate for the classics to take part in this great display. Well done SAA !!!!!!!!!!!
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A visitor from Ireland posted Sat September 21, 2013:
A 5* photo. The B747 and A346 are among of the most elegant planes in the sky. And the vibrant SAA tail design makes it even better.

A visitor from Mauritius posted Fri September 9, 2011:
Things like this makes me proud to be South African....Great shot!

A visitor from Germany posted Mon April 11, 2011:
Incredible picture

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Wed March 23, 2011:
Amazing formation. Even better than experienced military jet pilots!
S.E

A visitor from - posted Tue January 11, 2011:
Great! It's an "thousand-people-formation".

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Tue January 11, 2011:
Imagine the huge triple wake turbulence behind...

A visitor from Sri Lanka posted Thu December 31, 2009:
Great shot...looks like only South African Airlines dares to do stunts like these..

A visitor from Kenya posted Sun August 30, 2009:
This is the most amazing picture ever taken

A visitor from South Africa posted Sat August 15, 2009:
Wow! Two Boeing 747's and 1 A340,what an formation!

A visitor from South Africa posted Fri February 13, 2009:
I cannot wait to see what they do for the soccer world cup! That's just awsome.

A visitor from - posted Sat January 31, 2009:
Wow awsome formation
awsome choice of planes
they r the perfect 1s for this pic

A visitor from South Africa posted Sun September 28, 2008:
Only SAA can do formations like these
stunning shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 22, 2008:
This is amazing! Like no other shot i've seen. You have really hit the spot :] thak you Hannes Meyer!

A visitor from South Africa posted Wed May 28, 2008:
Stunning picture. Love it!!!!!!!

A visitor from Bahrain posted Tue July 17, 2007:
Go BIG, or Go Home! Awesone Pic!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue April 17, 2007:
Out with the old... in with the new... :D

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri February 23, 2007:
A dream come true, excellent photo, great view

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 14, 2006:
If only there were 3 747's instead of 2 then it would be the best picture on here.

A visitor from Spain posted Tue December 5, 2006:
Incredible! I love this photo, my two favourite aircrafts in one shot. It's great to see in one photo the nice 340 and watching two big ones.... 747 :O.... Yes, it deserves for sure five stars. Congratulations to the autor...lucky one ;)

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Great Shot!!

A visitor from Australia posted Wed September 6, 2006:
Awww wicked, nice picture!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun August 13, 2006:
... *speechless* Wow... That's just... WOW!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 22, 2006:
That is awesome

A visitor from Australia posted Wed July 12, 2006:
WOW WHAT A GREAT PIC

A visitor from Australia posted Mon July 10, 2006:
Wow!! This has to be the best shot ever! Excellent sight! It's just amazing. I can look at this picture all day long! looks like three great white sharks swimming together!

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 28, 2006:
Beautiful pic!

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 25, 2006:
Unbelevable picture like whales flying in air

A visitor from French Polynesia posted Fri June 9, 2006:
Too nice shoot, old B747 seem escort new A340 !

A visitor from - posted Sat June 3, 2006:
Great phpto

A visitor from Canada posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Wow.......thats just an amazing thing to see.....i have never seen anything like this ever... and it really is an amazing photo

A visitor from Uruguay posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Niceeee

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 1, 2006:
Stunning! thanks for sharing this!

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 19, 2006:
Very cool indeed!!!! 747's always look great in formation flight displays.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 10, 2006:
Well done to the pilots eh?
Nice catch mate - Good shot!

A visitor from Portugal posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Very nice formation!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed March 29, 2006:
A flight formation we hardly get to see! Stupendous! T.B.

A visitor from Singapore posted Wed March 29, 2006:
Outstanding. simply delightful. pity we never see such flypasts here. two of my all time favourite aircrafts. it clearly shows 346 is longer than the 743, but still, both as good.

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 11, 2006:
Simply one of the coolest air show shots I've ever seen.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun January 29, 2006:
Just sweet. I'd kill to see this with my own eyes!

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 29, 2006:
Awesome. What a perfect display of Boeing and Airbus prowess...together.

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 21, 2005:
Great stuff of the Suid Afrikaans Lugdiens!

A visitor from United States posted Wed September 14, 2005:
This is an incredible sight that one doesn't see too often! How extraordinary to see three "heavies" flying in formation!

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