Aviation Photo #1753971 Boeing 777-3ZG/ER - V Australia

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While I was looking at the beautiful scene outside my window and taking shots, suddenly noticed this MD11 airplane on a parallel approach next to us to Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX). I was on VA7 (seat 28K) approaching RWY25L. Few seconds after this shot we entered clouds and didn't see anything until we touched down!
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    July 23, 2010
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome picture. Great background.
Anonymous
6 years ago
WoooooW.What a great job & exquisite shot. My choice is unique shot.5*[Farzad]
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent composition, shot, and lighting! Thanks for sharing.

- Kavin

Anonymous
6 years ago
I didn't know 777 Flaps have vortex generators.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Is that an md-11 in the back?which airline ,i cant really tell? gr8 snap though..5*
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent shot ! It's a Eva Air cargo MD11
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome shot. To answer previous poster's question, that's an EVA air MD-11F in the background.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The flaps remind me of a airbus flaps... Awesome shot only a one time chance.. :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
That's Eva Air Cargo M11. Awesome shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The MD11 is EVA Cargo
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely beautiful! - for the person who can't identify the background aircraft, it is an Eva Air Cargo MD-11F
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow!!! great picture.. ohh by the way the MD-11 i think the airline is Eva Air Cargo
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot. Love the wing of the 777-300ER. Nice Eva Air Cargo MD-11 too
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its Eva Air Cargo on md-11 on the background. Nice detail shot of the 777 wing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture, i like the wingflex
it's a Eva Air Cargo (Taiwan) MD-11F i suppose
Anonymous
6 years ago
To the visitor from nowhere; I think you have a clear answer to your question now. It's ten times a MD-11F (freighter) from Eva Air Cargo.
Great shot with a good 77W wingview! 5*
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love that shot! At least this scenery should convince anyone of travelling to LAX one day. 5 stars for this wonderful A2A shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, something I never see before, 5*. Foggy in LAX?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Gotta love that raked wingtip. This wing looks pretty advanced to me, it wouldn't even look strange to me on a plane of the 787/A350 generation (apart from the materials perhaps, which get more and more composite and artificial). The Triholer is awesome too! With the (near) retirement by several airlines they're becoming rarer.
Anonymous
6 years ago
An absolute amazing shot! Not because of the parallel approach, but because of the cloud layer...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic Mehdi jan.The sun light on the flaps makes this shot extraordinary.(Taha)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow!! A really great photo!! I love V Australia and Los Angeles!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just fantastic catch dear Mehdi. Thanks for sharing it here with us. I'm really amazed by 773 wing(its wingtip, vortex generators on flap and wing shape is completely strange for me)!
Cool because of Eva Air Cargo MD-11 is extending landing gear for approach.
with best regards
-Shary (Iranian Spotters)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Superb shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just fantastic. Love the MD11, & the 777's wing looks amazing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Everything is fantastic on this photo ! Five star !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great Great Great Great ! My choice for photogerapher choice !

perfect photo !


Cheers

Iman
Anonymous
6 years ago
To whomever keeps commenting on a "vortex generator" ... there is no such thing featured on any commercial aircraft. I can only assume you're referring to that pipe extending from the trailing edge of the wing. That pipe is the emergency fuel dump mechanism, that allows pilots to dump fuel mid-flight when the pilots need to shed weight (i.e. to make an emergency landing).

And as many have stated, the trijet is a EVA Air Cargo MD-11 freighter. This was a wonderful shot. One of the best 77W wingview shots I've ever seen. IMO, the 77W has the most amazing wing of any commercial airliner.
Anonymous
6 years ago
WOW....,What a nice shot.maybe on final but over clouds yet with extended speed breaks.nice catch.keep on your job.Warm Regards.(Tiyam).
Anonymous
6 years ago
At the “aviation expert” who says there are no vortex generators on any commercial aircraft…take a look at the top leading edge portion of the flap and wing…what would you call those?
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is an outstanding photo...very, VERY good! Even the vortex generators look good, because as an aircraft mechanic I can verify that is exactly what they ARE! - Jaysen F. Snow - Midwest Tail Chasers
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well done Medhi on being top of the pops. George C.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo. And yes Boeing does have vortex generators on the 777. Just look it up.
5 stars!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think it looks like an Eva Air Cargo MD-11. Good take
Anonymous
6 years ago
Who will get there first?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome photo - great profile on the MD11. The little fins on the wing and flaps are called vortex generators.
Anonymous
6 years ago
For second, third and even more visits this shot deserves lots of 5 stars! Damet garm Mehdi jan (Mohammad)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ripper photo, Mehdi. Great timing and composition. Well done. Philthy
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a perfect shot and moment.... Nice Job Mehdi jan....

AlirezA
Anonymous
6 years ago
I simply love this picture with my 2 favorite planes !!! bravo !
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is my understanding that Boeing prohibits deployment of the speedbrakes in the 777 under any one of the following three conditions:

1.) When the landing gear is down.
2.) When the aircraft is below 800 feet in altitude (not applicable here).
3.) When the flaps are in landing configuration at either the 5th or 6th detent.

I obviously do not know if the landing gear is down on this aircraft. But the flaps almost certainly appear to be at either the 5th or 6th detent, which means the pilots were prohibited from extending the speedbrakes from that point on until the aircraft landed.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful picture, very very nice this photo, take in a moment of the approach n the parallel runways
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's so strange and so close. But it's impressive see the hole create by the air speed brake and flaps.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Dramatic photo, nice composition, somewhat ruined by the watermark. You could have chosen "faint" and put it at top or bottom!
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's not the pilots deploying the speebrakes, the speedbrakes deploy automatically on one side only to improve roll rates when the flaps are down.
Anonymous
5 years ago
To January 23, 2011: I recognize that....but the MD-11 has its gear down, so this 773 should already be established on final for 25L. Because it's established on the ILS and likely within 2-8 miles of the runway, I don't see why the spoilers would be deployed since the plane should not be turning. It is difficult to tell if the right wing is higher than level flight (i.e. in a left turn) or if that upward bend is due to a combination of the telephoto lens effect coupled to the natural upward bend design of the 773 wing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
My guess, because the Eva MD-11 seems to be in the process of dropping the gear, is that the 777 has just turned left onto final and is leveling the wings, resulting in the deployment of the speedbrakes
Anonymous
3 years ago
The wing flex of the MD-11 is remarkable.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Awesome shot!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Seems like a faux pas, like two bowlers winding up at the same time.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Splendid! Obviously a bit of banking going on, but to those who questions the pilots deployment of speed brakes at this point in the flight due to some book rule I tell them who are you to judge? Books do not cover every possible outcome, every possible scenario and good pilots know that! You are the one flying the plane; not the book!

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