Aviation Photo #1497788 Boeing 737-8K2 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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A split second after rotation. Note the typical 737 wheel covers, needed because of the design that leaves them uncovered when the gear is retracted.
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    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    February 14, 2009
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9 years ago
Got to be one of the best action shots on airliners! Superb shot!
9 years ago
Raw skill!
9 years ago
5*'s for this shot, love the 'motion' in this shot
9 years ago
I did actually see a 737 once at AMS form KLM without the covers, so that would be with "normal" "rims" [:?] then. Quite interesting, since my attention was drawn to those wheels in the first place because they were getting changed by two guys with a jack! Just one more thing, other than saying you made an amazing shot again; kinda funny that you were able to make such a zoomed-in and hairsharp shot of this seventhirty's undercarriage that you would have been able to spot a ladybird getting the ride of his life, but you couldn't even note the whole registration (I was a little bit on the jazz when I wrote this, I've been reading too much Jeremy Clarkson lately).
9 years ago
Nice mix of light and motion.
9 years ago
Darned good clarity and subject. Well lit, nice dramatic lighting, but....
As I understand things, "rotation" is when the "secondary" gear (In this case, front. A tail-dragger would be the rear) leave the ground and "lift-off" is when teh main gear leave ground contact...?
9 years ago
Awseome shot, and I was just thinking of how the wheel covers are typical for these 737s and then I read your description haha.

To the person below, in my understanding and flight simulation experience. "Rotate" means that it is time to start pulling back on the stick/yoke and lift off after acheiving the speed needed for rotation.
8 years ago
.... amazing

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