Aviation Photo #1837817 Boeing 747-438 - Qantas

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At first I thought Qantas is a bit late today but later on I realized that this Jumbo just marked the beginning of a "diversion day". In the end we had a bunch of unscheduled long-haul flights mostly bound for Heathrow and Schiphol (EY, QR, 2x SQ, MH, WY, MU, 2x SV, GF, PK, QF) and even one day later most of them still were parked at remote!
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    Thomas Merkl
    Qantas
    Boeing 747-438
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    25565
    1233
    VH-OJT
    Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB)
    Germany
    December 18, 2010
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Photo Added: December 25, 2010

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Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice photo Thomas. Does anyone here know why only the outboard slats are extended while the inboard and mid-wing ones are not in this picture?
Anonymous
9 years ago
In response to question, the inner and mid L/E slats retract upon thrust-reverser activation to prevent foreign object damage (FOD)
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the best shot of a QF aircraft in action that I have ever seen. Great capture. Could be an advertisement for them!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I agree with the New Zealand comment. Except Qantas is now BFFs with the airbus a380, advertisements of Qantas are usually always the a380, and the 747s are being sent to my home in the United States graveyard for airplanes unfortunately.

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