Thoughts on this beautiful approach pattern photo?

Creds to @aviation4u on Instagram

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It looks nice. I love the clouds behind the 747 and the other aircraft.

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That’s caused by the tips of the wings. Those clouds are known as wing vertices.

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That’s an awesome pic and the clouds kind of look like waves

Yes I already knew that.

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shouldn't the second plane in the pattern have it landing gear down lol ?

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No. The 747 has its gear down because it’s much heavier or something but anyways they go down earlier. The second plane could be about six miles out.

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That’s Heathrow, right?

@B767fan It’s pretty much pilot’s discretion.

Anyway, why do you call this “approach pattern”? I highly doubt those planes were doing touch and goes.

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Not sure, not my pic

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beautiful picture. No mention of what airport their on approach for.

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@Laurens, the airport is the pilots discretion?

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No xD
When lowering the landing gear is pretty much the pilot’s discretion.

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Isn’t that also wake turbulence?

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You can do a pattern without doing a TnGo :)

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