Aviation Photo #0952193: Boeing 747-4Q8 - Virgin Atlantic Airways


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Sigurdur Benediktsson
    Virgin Atlantic Airways
    Boeing 747-4Q8
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    26255
    1081
    G-VBIG
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    October 23, 2005
  • 489

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#0952193
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November 05, 2005
Caption
Flight VS057 2000' above us at FL360 over waypoint MIMKU westbound over the North Atlantic. [Canon 5D + EF 70-200 F/2.8L IS]
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1200px
Height
879px

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Comments (130)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Great composition, great colors!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow what a great shot to see a big bird in the sky!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a clear picture from cockpit is rare!

Bjössi BJA
Anonymous
10 years ago
UNBELIEVABLE SHOT!!! Thats great, I think we'll see it soon on 'most popular'!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture with great quality.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. One of the best shots i've seen the last weeks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly stunning.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A@A shots are difficult. This is an awesome shot. Right up there with Bailey shots.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic! This has got to be the best quality I've seen so far in this type of shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best photos i've seen recently. Simply fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a blatantly brilliant shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just an awesome shot, the red engines look great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot shows how wonderful a jet airplane really is.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! A very excellent shot, well done! The detail is simply perfect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic image. Thanks for uploading.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot, it gets itself the 5 stars.

SJO Spotter
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot!!! Nice plane, nice color!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really nice, such clarity!. The VS 747s pass over my house near BOS and are instantly recognized by those red engines. A real treat.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice red/blue contrast
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Five Stars, excellent shot. Almost looks like a cartoon. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photo with perfect quality!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb clarity and colour. How did he do it, through the astrodome? Do they still have it in airliners?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great to see for once on a.net an aeroplane in clean config. All shots we usually see are gear down and wings exploding with flaps and slats. That and the contrails give you an impression of 4-5 hundred knots airspeed. Cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW what a shot. Well done Sigurdur totally fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic photo: great colors and details!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Siggi. A stunning photo that deservedly made its way quickly to both top seats on the AN frontpage.
Well done.
Baldur
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot! Love these red engines and the tail color of this wonderful aircraft!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing !!! This is one of the best air to air shots I've ever seen.

Greetz,
Avro
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot with great quality !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Clarity, composition, and contrails.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice, I LOVE IT! 5 stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
NICE!!...I guess we are seeing the power of the 5D here....GREAT PIC!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photo :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow very nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just brilliant... love it. Wish the 747 would last for ever!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome shot!I love those red engines!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot from below. See the red color marks on the fuselage. Wonder if one of the passengers on board the 747 took a photo from the photographer´s plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I dreamed to picture planes like this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot of this virgin atlantic 747 from below!!!I saw something like this while flying to IAH as flight CO011 on fri,aug 1st,2003.I wonder if someone could tell me what plane and company it was...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvelous, Simply Marvelous
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful, beautiful, amazing.

SEXY!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply perfict. nothing like 747-400 its the queen of the sky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very neat shot, congrat's, I love that magenta color from the engines ....very impressive ...
Anonymous
10 years ago
How sharp! You can see every detail on the fuselage!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantstic shot. Compliments.
Greetings, Jan
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks a lot for the kind words everyone. Yes! You are seeing the powers of the Canon 5D and the benefits of shooting RAW. I hate to say it but I just blasted away in Tv mode :)
Best regards,
Siggi Ben :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
It´s 1 im 10000000 photos
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot and well done for it but I dont know how this shot can be obtained???
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its all there! Technique, Conditions and of course LUCK! :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very cool picture!
Virgin Atlantic Airways has nice 747's..the pait is awesome!
Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent detail!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awsume...Cool Contrails
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just perfect!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very beautiful plane and photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love this angle~!!! Fantastic shot~!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm interested in the "oil streak" streaming down the underside of the fuselage from one of the outlets in the wingbox - what's that from? Only a shot like this can show up some obscure feature like that. Thanks!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the most impressive photos in 2005! Nice contrails, engines, details. Just an amazing airliner.
Gimme more of these pictures!
-Christoph
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is really bright and it is really cool to see the white stuff coming out of the back of the plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
SO beautiful! and everything is so perfect....youcan see every detail! beautiful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exelent Photo!!! exelent details, the oil leak, the colors, really outstanding photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am very interested in knowing what the brown trace on the plane's body is. Is it a fuel leak? Is it rust? If it is any of these, I would not like to be on that plane... Besides, the photo is superb.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo! People have been asking about the brown streak on the lower fuselage surface. One thing it could be is coffee from one of the galleys. I'm a CRJ captain, and that is something we get if coffee is poured down the galley drain. The galley drain is vented through a heated drain mast on the underside of the fuselage.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fabulous colors,very sharp.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect shot of this British bird. The North Atlantic clear blue sky looks good in combination with the colors of this Virgin 744!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unreal contrails
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great shot. One of the best, I ever saw on "airliners.net". Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beautiful picture! The red and white stand out so clearly against the blue sky. Don't Virgin have some of the best registrations? G-VBIG - I was on this one from SFO to LHR in January. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sitting for hours on end flying long haul, I don't suppose there's much better to do. Seriously though great opportunity and well captured, hence the 5 star post. I'm just sour grapes becuase not flying oceanic, the only chances I have had so far were head on's over France/Spain with more than Mach 1.5 closure. I've managed good results taken during stunning sunsets from FL380 and received praise from pro aviation photogs, but somehow not worthy of Airliner's unscrupulously high standars and therefore unshared with the many aviation enthusiasts among us. I don't know if it's because I'm unsubscribed or the rego wasn't captured?... regardless, I like the coffee theory, I know about drinking lots of it
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice, i wonder what that stain underneath is...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredibly clear shot! Fantastic! I also like the coffee idea of the streak! It would be a lot better than an oil leak! A very nice photo indeed! Keep them coming
Anonymous
10 years ago
The bright colours against the uniform blue skies is outstanding - also, the rest of the colours in the image is pure and plain 'white'
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't believe it!
nice photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
***** Both photos are great. A very difficult shot perfectly executed. You put a lot of pressure on the other air-to-air guys. They'll be upgrading their equipment soon.
Anonymous
10 years ago
An absolutely beautiful photo...the colors are 100% clear and the contrails are wonderful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Top shot, a view you don't get everyday - wondering what that smear is from ???
Anonymous
10 years ago
It seems that...you jumped out Virgin !!! Did you ? This picture is wonderful, technically and photographically. We can see every details of the plane ! So clearely ! (Did you jump or not ? ) ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvelous! Simply an amazingly clear and beautiful shot boasting one of the most sophisticated liveries in the world. Virgin could use it on their website. Agian one of the best shots ever.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I realy need to go onboard a VS 747 again very soon. Well done, great colours and light. The pround of Sir Branson :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just wondering on how it was taken...from what view point.... cockpit....pass window..????
Anonymous
10 years ago
FANTASTIC
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo attests to the accuracy of modern naviagtion systems! How lucky to get a clear window to shoot through too!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shots like this elevate a photograph from being just another plane to an art form,
eccellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast of the colors is the great gift in this picture. The white and the red. Only this. Congratulations for the Spotter!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sigurdur your Air to Air shots are perfect, you deserve not just 5 stars but 10, I hope to see more of your magnificent air to air shots as soon as possible.
Anonymous
10 years ago
An exact angle for the super shot. The contrail was beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! i think that the way sun hits it is beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a bird, what a shot! You can see all the panels and details in her belly, and the contrails make it look surreal, even. The lighting is fantastic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photograph... Just see it's smoke lines... I LIKE IT
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love this shot, the jet stream is surreal! Nice paint work richard!
Anonymous
10 years ago
From a different viewpoint, perfect!
Anonymous
10 years ago
We finally get to see the queen in her element. Your photo shows the power and the agility of such a legend. Thank you for this beautiful photo. Take care BRO. MCY
Anonymous
10 years ago
What beauty! What color contrast! What an excellant job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at the size of those contrails. But what is that brown spot under the central fuselage? Oil? T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful picture deserves to be rated and looked at often.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The rays
Anonymous
10 years ago
Did you ever consider showing Virgin Atlantic this photo?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Makes me proud to work for VS :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic very beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very beautiful photo, I love the details, even the brown one under the fuselage.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Boeing is cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!Wonderful!!!!
The brown line may be not oil.In this position there is a galley drain,may be rest of cofe,and another berverages.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its composition and its amazing sharpness makes a superb photo. Amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Getting a little rusty aren't we Virgin?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, what a grt photo, superb
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ths photo is really cool .sumit........
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome picture, just don't let Al Gore see this.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome shot -- love the Union Jack detail on the winglets.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have seen, live, other planes being overtaken by the one I was on, or being overtaken, but this one is amazing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just great. Catching such a view from a plane flying about 10 kilometers above you:)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo. Glad to see it featured in Airliner World Magazine!
Anonymous
6 years ago
"You never forget your first time"..... seeing a shot like this!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sharp picture.
i like it.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Tinker Belle VeryBig. You have to give it to Branson - he's got some sick sense of humor. :-) And the photo is fantastic, thank you.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful contrails!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The detail and clarity of the shot is incredible, not to mention the fact of capturing this lovely bird in the cruise!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Cool!
28 days ago
Hi Sigurdur. How a may contact you? I am interested in using this picture for a book I am writting about the hoax of "chemtrails". You can contact me at dincertis@gmail.com
Thx