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Post by Kapitein »

Already some time ago (21/04/2005) but I found these in my collection:

ATA L-1011 above FRA
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CI 747-400F above FRA
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Gulfair A340-300 A40-LD above FRA
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Not so long ago BG A310-300 heading East
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contrailwatcherUK
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Post by contrailwatcherUK »

Ive heard that FRA has one of the busiest upper airspaces, there are some photos on Airliners.net that look very dangerous:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0 ... hoto_nr=58

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Post by Antonov22 »

For contrailwatchers its nice to see so many aircraft together, I think

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Post by KLM671 »

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Ive heard that FRA has one of the busiest upper airspaces, there are some photos on Airliners.net that look very dangerous:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0 ... hoto_nr=58
It is busy!!!! BTW, nice picture from the photographer!

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Post by lumumba »

Hi everybody.
It's fun because I came back from Tell-aviv last week and when we where flying above FRA(thanx klm671) it was crazy.
Not only that you have a lot of flight's around us but also you can see the aircraft dance down around the airport.
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Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by KLM671 »

@ lumumba, you mean FRA right?

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Post by Bruspotter »

Hello

Some nice pictures again!!

Ooh that good old ATA Tristar , haven't seen those for a year anymore :(.
He used to fly over here. Anyway.

In March when I fly to DUB I hope to see a heavy cruising next to us :P Would be really cool:p

KLM 671. Nice to hear that you have so much fun.

Best regards: Yannick ;)

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Post by Pawel »

Hi

Have You ever taken photos by telescope or binocular :?: :wink:
I know it isn't easy because I try take photos by my telescope :)

Pawel

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Post by contrailwatcherUK »

yes, I also try taking photos through my telescope. It is very difficult though, and the photos usually appear blurred. :cry:

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Post by Pawel »

Hi

I took that photo by telescope 20x and 3x optical zoom
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/3255 ... 0225vu.jpg

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Post by contrailwatcherUK »

heres one i took with 35x eyepiece...
http://coppermine.luchtzak.be/displayim ... ?pos=-7773

what camera are you using?

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Post by Pawel »

Hi

I use Olympus X-710 (4mpx, 3x optic zoom) :o
Nice B747 KLM :)

Pawel

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Post by contrailwatcherUK »

hi,
a few days ago i saw an Air India 744 cruising E, i think he was operating BOM-LAX-FRA. I heard on my airband radio that it was AI136.

Perhaps someone saw it in Belgium?

CWuk

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Post by liebensd »

The one's I could recognize today, and were good:
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Big photo
An A330 of LTU crossing the Belgian Eastern boarder heading to the North-West at 11:40 Belgian time,does somebody know the destination of this aircraft, i can see it regular around this time.

Greetz,

Dave

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Post by moons »

Hi,

nice pics

I found this one on the net : http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=451124

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=452723 (one for Valentine)

greets

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liebensd wrote: An A330 of LTU crossing the Belgian Eastern boarder heading to the North-West at 11:40 Belgian time,does somebody know the destination of this aircraft, i can see it regular around this time.
If you recognize it as A330-300 it went from DUS to Puerto Plata.
If you recognize it as A330-200 it went from DUS to Fort Meyers.

Both passed the U.K. around 1150 LT.

My guess its an A330-300.


Rgrd S

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Post by fokker_f27 »

Wow, Moons, those are great shots. Did someone hired the person to draw a heart maybe?

moons

Post by moons »

Hi F 27,

Maybe you can hire the Red Arrows for your marriage or so...

This act is performed at every airshow. I saw this too at Leopoldsburg, I think it was a few years ago. So you see, it doesn't happen in movies or cartoons only. :wink:


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moons wrote:Can someone explain this : http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=385764
Its explained on page 7 of this huge topic, repeating myself:
Skystef wrote:There are two kinds of contrails: the classic "engine exhaust contrail" and the "aerodynamic contrail". The latter is "a cloud" due to reduction of pressure. They are often seen at the ends of wings as quick dissipating wake vortices. But sometimes when the air is almost saturated they may form huge (lasting) contrails just above & behind the aircraft.

This pic shows what I mean, a climbing DAL B767-300 cruising W with combination of a huge aerodynamical contrail and a weaker exhaust contrail.

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