Well, Traffic, it’s always important, often annoying and rarely ever pleasing to the eye. Nevertheless I tried to catch some pretty moments of Frankfurt Traffic and, once again, I had a hard time choosing from so many pictures. This also forced me to add another topic to this week: Airport. With one of the biggest Airports of Europe in the Neighborhood, this is an always present, hot topic everywhere in and around Frankfurt.
First Picture is an AeroLogic Boeing 777F in final approach to Runway 25R.
Second picture is the Autobahn A3 right after sunset. The light yellow line on the right is Runway 07L/25R from picture 1.
Third picture is the eastern Aircraft Bridge (and a Lufthansa A321-231) above the high speed train track from Frankfurt to Cologne. Two of these bridges are connecting the new Runway 07L/25R with the rest of the airport, crossing this train tracks, the Autobahn A3 seen above and the Airportring seen in my Sunday post.
Attention, knowledge: What does the 07L/25R mean? Internationally runways are named by their geographical orientation. In this case, the 07/25 mean 70 and 250 degrees on a 360 degree compass scale. The L and R are the position when you approach the airport (left or right), so the Pilot knows which of the 3 runways he has to use. If you are no aviation geek and do not want to be looked at with crazy faces, simply call it „Landebahn Nordwest“, but I thought it might be interesting to know.
As always, feel free to comment in english or german. Other languages might force me to excessive use of Google Translate so be aware that my reply could be funny somehow…