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    EVA Air Boeing 747-45EM taking off from runway 36L at Amsterdam-Schiphol, Netherlands. The great timing and angle just makes this shot, and the size of the 747, looks surreal. The distance to the fence was 145 meters(475ft)... Yikes






    This is an amazing picture of a disaster that didn't happen. From the smallest airplane to the largest, weight & balance calculations are a critical part of flight safety. From the looks of this 747, the weight was within the CG envelope, but if they'd have added one more marshmallow to each snack tray, this bird might not have cleared the fence.
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    well if thats it just about taking off would not of like to be on it while it landed

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    It would have been lighter on landing... Less Fuel.

    I'd put dosh on that being an optical illusion and no-where near disaster.

    Still a very cool Picture though!

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    must be doctered, the guy behind the engines is still standing, surely the jet wash would have blown his parka off

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    This one isn't an optical illusion


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    anyone go on airliners.net?

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    Did some digging, and there was a lot of discussion from 2010 on this picture. It is genuine, but the plane is about 250-300m from the end of the road.

    Clever camera work......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    anyone go on airliners.net?
    No, but I use Avaition Hearld a bit to keep up with any work related issues......

    A bit of digging about the picture the OP posted.

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    This picture was taken in the weekend that air traffic at Amsterdam airport suffered many delays. The reasons were technical problems in the Air-Traffic-Control system and weather. When I went to the airport I hoped to make photo’s of weird looking cross-wind landings on runway 06 and sun-lighted aircraft in front of dark skies. I got what I wanted. Before going home I paid a “visit” to runway 36L. At the “Ijweg”road. I knew when using enough tele-mm’s this place can result in interesting pictures. Although I was “disappointed” about the position of the sun I gave it a try. I prepared a fast shutter speed using iso 400. Fortunately a 747 was taking off. The rotation point was early, and the runway was still wet. I like the result. But never expected to reach the most-interesting-of -7-days and I realize it may take a long time to make another shot like this one. I put the photographers-place on the flick-map. And a little secret revealed: the horizontal distance between the fence and the 747-wing is 145 meters.

    Taken from http://www.theaussieaviator.net/thre...chiphol.27819/

    So a standard 747 take off that rotated early, due to a wet runway, and clever angles and camera work.
    Stunning picture though.
    Last edited by Keif; 14th November 2012 at 17:47.

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