Aviation Photo #1483034 Boeing 777-206/ER - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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Two big birds chasing eachother on Valentine's Day. The Northwest A330 is about to break into the clouds, some vapor already coming off its wingtips.
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    Tim de Groot - AirTeamImages
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 777-206/ER
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    QH-008
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    February 14, 2009
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Comments (27)

Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great scenery! I've never seen anything like this on EHAM. aahhh the KLM Bird Fell in Love with the NWA bird.. nice!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Somebody is going to "Photoshop" a tow rope between these two aircraft...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beware of the wake turbulences!!! it's a pretty lovely shot though ^^
Anonymous
9 years ago
There are so many photographs similar to this but the angle and zoom of this photograph cannot be compared to any others. This looks like a race. Amazing photograph!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photo the best on a.net
Anonymous
9 years ago
5 stars)) But 14 February, Tim, i must go to your girl, but not to airport for spotting :D
Anonymous
9 years ago
I like the 777 ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great shot :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at the northwest!! great vortex detail!! awsome picture 5 stars!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
They might end up flying to the same place.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nothing amazing until you check the date
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unusual perspective; they look like they are only 2000 feet apart
Anonymous
9 years ago
777 is the MAN!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hahahahaha....i never thought that Boeing could chase the airbus......also never thought that these two beautiful birds would date each other on Valentines day....!!cheers....!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Again a great and very very spectacular shot, Tim! Ithink that is (one of) the first motive showing two twin aile aircrafts departing...:) again congrats
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot...........
Anonymous
9 years ago
Can anybody say wake turbulance
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice photo. It's quite interesting, considering, that a european carrier is flying american planes and an american carrier is flying european ones. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous
9 years ago
What an awesome shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
They are too close! is there a law that establish the minimun distance between airplanes in the air?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Caution wake turbulence! Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a GREAT shot. In reference to the "law" regarding departures of two "Heavy" class of aircraft, they actually can take off 1:30 after the previous departure IF they are in the same category. A heavy aircraft is anything over 225,000lbs at takeoff. The only aircraft that has its own category is the 757. If a large (think anything thats not a widebody or 757) takes off behind a large, there has to be 3 minutes behind the following departure. If a large takes off behind a heavy or a 757, 5 minutes. There are ALWAYS exceptions to this rule, and usually varies upon departure procedures, climb rate, etc. If you ever want to see this in action, go to JFK between 5pm and 930pm when they are departing runway 31L and using only one runway.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The love is in the air!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great montage, excellent.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Actually a "heavy" aircraft is an aircraft with a max gross weight of 255,000 lbs or more.

Great picture, nonetheless!
Anonymous
8 years ago
These two aircrafts are very close to each other. I wonder if the chasing one got affected by the wake of first one.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a beautiful photograph and a great remark. I've always thought of the A330 and 777 as a woman and a man straight out of Hollywood or a luxury brand photoshoot, one elegant and with beautiful lines, the other tough and powerful. Coupled with the two airlines who obviously have some shared history... In response to the American comment about clearance between departing ac... If I read your comment right a 737 or an A320 should wait 5 minutes with taking off, not just after heavies like shown here but also after a 757? It sounds exaggerated even if it is only a common rule with lots of exceptions. Pretty sure I have seen 737's take off closer to even 747's and the A380 at AMS.

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