Aviation Photo #0297683 Boeing 737-73S - Hamburg International

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The most spectacular I have experienced in Europe so far! Very late 90 degree right turn ending right at the threshold of the runway. Dangerous downwinds from the hills make it even more difficult.
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    Patrick Lutz
    Hamburg International
    Boeing 737-73S
    Boeing 737-700 (BBJ/C-40 Clipper)
    Boeing 737-700 (BBJ/C-40 Clipper)
    Boeing
    29082
    229
    D-AHIA
    Funchal / Madeira (- Santa Cruz / Santa Catarina)
    Madeira
    Portugal
    November 21, 2002
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Comments (167)

Anonymous
12 years ago
That is a very beautiful photo. I use it as Desktop background. Love of greetings from Germany.
Steven
Anonymous
12 years ago
View that is rarely seen
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolut exvellent picture. While seating in the first row you c'ant enjoy this incredible and fantastic view.
Great job Patrick
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely spectacular!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Magnificient image
Anonymous
12 years ago
Im proud that photo has benn taken in madeira i from there lol!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great flightdeck shot. I just came home after a visit to Madeira and knows what this approach feels like! :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
It was taken at last moment of landing ,it´s mean that was very short of height and was very brave of photographer and pilots to do that
Anonymous
12 years ago
Come on, let's fly!
Anonymous
12 years ago
There's no aproach to an airport in Europe like in Funchal - Madeira - Portugal...
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great different photo - like to see more taken from flight deck.
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great photo. No douts about that. Great skill of the photographer for taking it in that momment.
Anonymous
12 years ago
5 stars! Excellent photo, excellent timing and a very well located airport! Congratulations!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing skill of the photographer. Deserves a 5 star vote. Taking a photo like that is not easy. Congrats to Patrick Lutz!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Yesss!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very spectatular for an Airliner,usually only rate 2 is steep.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting to see pilots eye view - I've been to Madeira and remember just how "last minute" the levelling off was - I thought the wing tip would be the first thing down! Would just like to have seen the runway in the distance though.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hats off to the captain for making such a difficult approach possible!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome photo! It's very rare to see that kind of turn as well as two captains on the deck (note the shoulder of F/O)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This one is amazing check out the unusual bank for an airliner, more than 30 degrees. This approach is one of the most difficult in the world due to the severe turbulence and windshear!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is extremely exciting this point of view of a plane!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Exelent picture " fun to see a real pilot in work
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent job man!
Anonymous
11 years ago
As you say, the more detail the better. the instrument panel is so detailed as to be fascinating. and the view of the gound would make the location identifiable.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love cockpit shots like this! Very clear! Great job,Pat!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic = good shoter
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the way it banking to the right and how clear it is you can see every thing so clearly unlike ordinary photographs
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is really great, an inside view of (almost) what the Pilot sees. I'd like to know what announcement, if any, the pilot made before this. How was the G-load?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh Boy! The pilot looks like reading a textbook(manual) "How to Landing". I can hear what he saying "I want a textbook landing!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a shot!xD
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice detail, sharp, light conditions difficult but well handled, nice composition that gives a good iùpresson of the situation. Chique.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice picture,, VERY SPECTACULAR TO LOOK AT..You have to be a pro to land such airplane Just SUPER Leena Louiseville Quebec Canada
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a really neat shot. I always wondered what the cockpit view looked like in one of those turns. NEEEAATT@
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have seen many photos from the ground looking up. Its great to see one from the pilots point of view!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That was an amazing shot, i like how the photographer shows the angle and how there is so much going on and you can clearly see that the pilot is looking at the approach charts while he is pushing the throttles forward to try and maintane 135Knots and the first officer looks like he is trying to help (in a way).
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautifull
Anonymous
11 years ago
How focus the pilots are
Anonymous
11 years ago
Doesn't get any better, unless I'm flying !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! flaps almost fully extended as well as gear down and locked. imagine what this would look like from the ground..that toio would have been a greta shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible awe inspriring shot. They're at quite an acute angle and it shows with the safety belts 'digging in'. You can tell these guys are true pros as their necks are bone dry! Mine would be a small river at this point!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like the rare cockpit action shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful job from the pilots, they make it look so easy. lovely angle
Anonymous
11 years ago
GREAT PHOTO! That is the exact moment man. Thank you 4 my favourite wallpaper :}
Anonymous
11 years ago
GREAT
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the best Cockpit Photo I have ever seen. Excellent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats cool, O.K? Very cool shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable. what fantastic work do these men do, to take conrtoll of such a hugh bird & be in controll themselves. my children will just marvel at this, when they get home from school. thanks to the photogragher for sharing a glimpse of something rarely seen with so many and thankyou to the skill of these men.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You know how to make exellent pictures, they know how to fly for making exellent pictures. Best combinaton!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good turning
Anonymous
11 years ago
Idolizes the men, the machine, and the landscape. Nice.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Owsome! Flaps 30, 135 IAS and bank about 30 degrees. That's what I call flying!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo, captures that exciting moment during an unusual and unique landing. just being there, inside the airplane, we can really fell the adrenaline of landing in madeira airport.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is wonderfull!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Real life is still writing the best action scenes... :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic! It reminds me of what an interesting landing FNC is!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great, the cam was horizontal while the picture was taken, so you can see even better how far the plane is banking.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture gives a great detail of what pilots see as they turn the aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, that's a Jaw Dropper! I like the VSI: for a 30 degree bank ~100 ft/sec takes some serious skill in a 737, I'm sure. BTW, the actual IAS is 142 kts, not the 135 on the airspeed hold setting.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a fantasic shot.and an amazing angle!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot ... two captains .. tough approach ... a slight positive on the VSI .. and ofcourse the bank angle seems to be about 35 degrees ... actual IAS of 142 is perfectly acceptable ... as he is still turning ! ... cheerios !
Anonymous
10 years ago
PERFECT ANGLE AND PHOTO!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just an awesome picture.. pilots head is even tilted to try and keep things in a more vertical perspective..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice. The diagonal approach works great. Good job Patrick!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a pic!!! thats whay its the best job on the world!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I actually live in this beautiful island (Madeira Island)-make this trip about twice a year and it never ceases to amaze me this turn into Funchal Airport-best about it all is that this diagonal approach usually takes a good 5-10 minutes-lovely picture !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I loved this picture so much defo the best one for me -i have heard of this landing and would like to know if its true that pilots to do the FNC landing need a special sort of license-read that in a fhm magazine a while ago -wonderful picture by the way
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Pic. The detail of the photo is Amazing. I think it´s true that you need a special licence to land in Madeira.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks very grat
Anonymous
10 years ago
Action!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow this is fantastic its good to see a plane of this size being pushed a little bit
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great!

"Bank Angle"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Was never sure that a mighty 737 could make a near 30 degree bank. Two Captains and still such a hasty bank to catch the glideslope.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply beautifull! i'ts not easy land here in madeira and take this photo too ;D
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is impressive to see the great mass of an aircraft laying over into a turn- and two gentlemen are in charge- making it happen- cool as can be.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo aspires to what all great photos do. Invite the wiewer the vicarious priviledge of experiencing the actual moment with its' subject.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic! It seems the right captain is trained by the left captain.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its amazingg
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow what a great bank angle
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow talk about keeping your cool during situations like this, great snag.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! This must be one of the best pictures in here!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think it is the best cockpit photo I've ever seen.
I like the clean and beautiful cockpit!!!
I really think it's great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've always wondered how much visibility the pilots have when making these turns. Awesome and they look so relaxed. I personally hate it when the pilots make last minutes banks before landing - especially at night. As a passenger I can't see anything.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like there are two captains here. Excellent picture with a lot of detail.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great details
great shot
and great pilots !
(especially if they managed to land... ^^)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is my first time on this website and this image truly shows the quality of the photographers that post on this site.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The photo clearly makes one feel part of the crew - I even feel the G's!
Anonymous
9 years ago
So clear and sharp. The slope angle is great!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Stunning shot - so much detail! The bank of the aircraft compared with the horizon makes me dizzy even viewing the photo on my laptop in comfort of home...
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this is one of the best photos you can see while banking and in such detail!! both inside and out.The crew appears to be so focused and the aircraft seems to be quite low. Great picture and Thank You and keep up the good work. Sincerely,Themton Irani, Mississauga, Canada.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The Captain looks a little strained, but the Copilot looks relaxed. Still awesome place to be right then!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The cool attitude of pilots in front of lots of information and an inclined plane!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It givesme the impression that the pilot & co pilot are wrestling with a monster , and the ground is comming up so fast as if to devour them !!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is my favorite cockpit shot so far...
Anonymous
9 years ago
There goes my lunch. Wonderful shot. You can just the concentration of the pilot, and then see the incline that plane is at! I've been through a few steep turns, and I have to say I can never seem to sit still!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awsome i love the 737-700s
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this pic is great because the common people can not access to pilots seats, it is a seldom sight for the most of the passengers in the world.it's my point of view, thanks.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I went to that airport before, it was brilliant! love the landing stuff!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beutifull image and not usual that bank angle. And of course i
Anonymous
9 years ago
;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
The calm and poise of the crew and gives some idea of g-s pulled.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Much detail and perceived tension.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I can't beleive how is that someone can take the photo in a turning like that 40-45 degree right bank.
The pilots are very concentrated.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The guy that shot this did a great job. i would never thought to level the camera with the horizon
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wat a view is beautiful feels like ur there
Anonymous
9 years ago
Muy buenaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Veeryy nice picturree!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's the best shot of an flightdeck I've seen so far!

Is there a better one than the 1600*1079 resolution available here?
I would like to print a poster of it. It would be great if someone could help me... ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool bank angle in the landing configuration =)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing shot in an incredible moment. Would not want to be eating anything when this happened.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic! This is by far the best cockpit shot I have seen.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Landing in Madeira is amazing! They seem to have thier cool.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really nice!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have no words to describe the features shown by you from a aircraft.I always like those photos taken from inside the cockpit or from outside runways while landing and takingoff. all are beyond imagination. i really appreciate this photograph .
Anonymous
8 years ago
Outstanding Perspective
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sweet ride!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Who says airline pilots just fly autopilots?!?! Stick and rudder all the way! 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
Such a simple trick, making the horizon level not the aircraft, but it puts you right in the frame, you can feel the turn as you look at it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply wow. I get "renversed" when I see this picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is some serious 30degree banking happening there! 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
My father is the captain on the left. I found this photo on a aircraft photo slide show, and it's one of my favorites! Well done to the photographer! A truly amazing photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
I every year go the Island of Madeira, therefore I have family and I have a friend who is pilot in TAP. I always ask for to see the cabin in the landing and I think that the photo, in this angle, is a very good photo and shows the difficulty that is to landing in Island of Madeira. Great job!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I know that I would feel heavy in my seat during a banked turn, but what happens to a cup of coffee if I held it in my hand? :-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is some good ol' fashion flying for you! Gear down, flaps to 30 and a nice hard bank to the right adding power to compensate for the drag in the turn. Excellent! -Jason 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Come on now thats a great feeling co pilots left hand resting on knee
Anonymous
7 years ago
It is so dynamic. I just feel like being in the cockpit. Thanks! (Sb from Switzerland)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool, calm, and in control... these guys are pros all the way!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice Nice turn
and pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
It feels so real; like your in there with them! You can even see the bank on the attitude indicator :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful picture.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent detail, interesting angle. Very high resolution photo of the flight deck! Impressive!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The reason i think this photo is great is because i've never seen such a dynamic view from inside the cockpit! If the aircraft was lined up with the horizon at the time the photo was taken, it would be completely different...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow...!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing view from the aerial balcony !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Impressive, just incredibly impressive! Surely one of the best aviation photos I've ever seen!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful picture !!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A pretty steep turn for an airliner
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice view of cockpit.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Vere nice pitcher
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is an amazing shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice photo. 90deg turn, I don't think so. More like 30deg.
Anonymous
6 years ago
He was turning his heading 90 degrees, not a bank of 90 degrees
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a thrilling view of a flight crew of a large aircraft in a 45 degree bank with a beautiful view through the windscreen. You feel that they do this all the time. Everything normal.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Interesting. Flaps 30. Gear down. 140 knots and at that steep of a bank angle. Wait, they're actually in a slight climb. Rather, they are in a relatively level turn. Great photo. Held camera level with horizon....great job.
Anonymous
5 years ago
OMG!
Anonymous
5 years ago
They're both captains!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very spectacular jk
Anonymous
5 years ago
I love the view of the cockpit! As a pilot I can "feel" the turn with them! Love it!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Just a masterpiece !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Words won't do you justice buddy! Simply astonished.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Portugal! :P
Nigeria
1 year ago
Great shot. I hope to fly this plane for BA or KLM in the nearest future!
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