Aviation Photo #0981157 Boeing 747-422 - United Airlines

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    Keith Wahamaki
    United Airlines
    Boeing 747-422
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    26901
    1121
    N197UA
    San Francisco - International
    California
    USA
    December 6, 2005
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Photo Added: December 25, 2005

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great airplane fantastic angle = superb shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo. When I first saw the thumbnail, i thought it wasa tail skid!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Almoust a tail strike?
season's greatings
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right before the touchdown!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a beautiful plane. Great Angle, during rotation. =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Tail heavy???? :-))
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a tail strike at a first glance!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful shot. Shows how majestic the 747 still is. Ugly livery from United as usual.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really it is great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't get it...is it tail rear touching the ground or something?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing angle!WOW!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The lighting and agle really makes this rotation shot brillant :D
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's why i love my home town airport-SFO!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Intriguing picture! Definitely not a tail strike. Rotation or V(to)?
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very nice photo !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that's close!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks almost as a tailstrike. You have finnish lastname :) Wähämäki. Nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice plane but sfo needs to be improved
Anonymous
11 years ago
When I saw the preview I thought it was another "Oops" pic.

But still great shot, looks very nice.

5/5
Anonymous
11 years ago
You almost got it N197UA.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love close to tailstrike rotations! And this one is really a close call. Sweet shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shoot, very clear and focused and close to tail-strike
Anonymous
11 years ago
A few inches more and... BUM, a tail strike. It really looks like this 747 is draging its tail. What a shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot but I'll love more with the new paint scheme!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo. But for those speculating on a near tail strike, it's just the angle and shadow that make it look close. Actually, this is a normal takeoff for a heavy weight -400.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks super loaded
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think they have to look at the weight and balance,, this loadcontroller was very bad:P
nice picture,,:D
Anonymous
11 years ago
"When I saw the preview I thought it was another "Oops" pic."
yes, at first glance I thought there'd been a miscalculation during loading ... all the heaviest passengers at the back, something like that.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great job! i like the paint scheme of United Airlines. it looks like his tail is near the ground, but it is just a normal takeoff.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My baby!! I'm not a fan of grey but United make it look great. With this colour scheme, it took me about 3 days to complete a drawing I was doing for this aircraft in a similar angle. But it was worth every minute. Nice shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Love the 747 sooooooooooo much!!!!! it's a absolute stunner

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