Aviation Photo #1211997 Boeing 747-2U3B(SF) - Tradewinds Airlines Cargo

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Simply stunning. I'm very sorry it's not crisp sharp, but unforgettable image! Took off with 23 knot winds. Apparently crosswinded takeoff. Totally out of the Axis, and kicking out lots of dust! Workers on the left of the Runway taking shelter!! Unforgettable! Sorry that it looks unlevel, but runway is horribly paved and I'm in a fuzzy angle!
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    Stefano Rota
    Tradewinds Airlines Cargo
    Boeing 747-2U3B(SF)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
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    Quito - Mariscal Sucre
    Ecuador
    June 27, 2006
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Comments (62)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely fantastic photography, congratulations 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely stunning! Amazing shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mother neuture can move giants
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is great, amazing shot ever! It's nice to catch that Tradewinds!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never mind, pal. it is a great picture with lots of action!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Don't apologize mate that's a great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No appologies required what an amazing situation i bet that the workers that were on the run for shelter needed a change of underware after that takeoff
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great moment you caught there! Stunning to see this big bird a bit "off the track".
Anonymous
10 years ago
No need to apologize---great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Don't worry! This is an amazing image! Crosswind T/O or landing are always exciting(for spectators and crew/passengers). You have captured this beautifully in your shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good job. I love it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My greetings Stefano. This is a really unforgetable shot. I like it really well. I never saw a crosswind takeoff like this one. My congratulations.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is truly magnnicificant! This is truly the way to takeoff!
Anonymous
10 years ago
You are saying sorry way to much for this beautiful picture. this is absolutely stunning. this is byone beautiful, and shows you not only how strong, agressive and powerful the 747 is, but can show you the power of crosswind. great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a very good photograph!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nooo men, your photo is very amaizing.

Five stars for it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nasty !!! I love it ! You were there at the right moment ; as far as I'm concerned this pic is perfect enough for me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing to be sorry for, this picture captures and enhances the dramatic action well x *****
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great - I can feel the air!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No need to apologize. It is a very dramatic photo. It still does not look that bad in sharpness. Good job.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like this shot because its an unbelievable site. The workers off to the side taking cover really captured the moment for me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The angle of this photo makes sure that the viewer actually feels what it must have felt like to the passengers shortly after their 23knot takeoff.Great side wind.And dont forget that this is a747!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Don't be sorry it is a great shot! Workers on the left must be upset about the pilots !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A perfect shot! It's very rare to see Tradewinds Airlines!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot! the dynamic, and angle is perfect. The mountain in background is a plus!

Pity for workers at the left, they surely hit by the jet blast.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One word: Power.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superpicture! I think you must be proud!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful crosswind takeoff ...we get alot of crosswind landings but rather a few of those....thumbs up
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great and really impressive photo !! Well down and thanks for sharing it with us !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dont be in Sorry state, you have taken outstanding PICture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful pic. I'm surprised to be the first to comment on it almost a year after it was posted.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Don't apologise! That is truely beautiful and dramatic! Well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent.. dramatic capture, & I think that the composition is near perfect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I agree with the previous stated comment: do not feel sorry. This picture is one of the best pictures on A.net!!! Very good!!! Maybe just because the picture is unlevel, it gives a "dramatic" effect.

Keep up the good work! ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing South America!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot! The grace of the airliner picking up and being pushed off by the crosswinds is an amazing contrast. You can almost feel the pilots trying to keep it in line. Had to do that many times myself.
Anonymous
10 years ago
To planes lovers and nature and mankind creations admirers, when come to Quito, go to Cotopaxi National Park, visit historical downtown and take pictures from both runway tops. You’ll literality feel planes turbofans. Don’t forget your ears and eyes protectors!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo best represents the power of these beautiful machines.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stop saying sorry!! this is awesome!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Anyway, it's really a nice shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
No need to say sorry for anything, this is a fantastic photo!
- Leo P.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Super photo:D The mistakes you are talking about just make it feel more real. I wish i had a big airport nearby to watch something like this.
Anonymous
9 years ago
No need to apologize. I could not have done better myself. 5 Stars
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply outstanding - the raw power of the situation really comes through. This one really breaks the mold and becomes a real piece of art rather than just an airplane picture. Nice work.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderful!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Sorry??? This is the best picture I have seen in maybe 2 years here! Congratulations!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The cross wind from left to right affecting the departure of the heavy 747.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
I personally think this is one of the most dramatic 747 action shots in A.net. Simply stunning.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent photo, it´s amazing the power of those ge powerplants leaving all that dust behind in the runway, the backgound of the andes mountains it´s awesome, a nice example of how difficult can be the takeoff and landig procedures whit those crosswinds at UIO
Anonymous
9 years ago
Don
Anonymous
9 years ago
A very unusual take-off, great angle !
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's a lot of power! Throwing up dust 100+ meters behind.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Tradewinds pilots are awesome! Great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot! Love it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Don't say "sorry" so much, great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic picture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Compare the plane's axe with the runway's one, there are at least 12 or 15 degrees of diference. Unfortunately for plane lovers, Quito's airport is going to move for 2010. Anyway this is one of the top five in the net. Rota is a great photographer and Quito is a great place.
Anonymous
7 years ago
There is absolutly no reason to say sorry !!!
best picture ever on airliners.net
congrats !!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Don't be sorry!! The Picture is allsome!!

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