Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 888 times:
I was just going through some pictures I took this morning, and came across one where the whole plane is pin-sharp, but I just can't seem to get the registration to look sharp.
My random thought of the day was this. What if the marketing director for an airline was a little bit sadistic against photographers? He tells his people, "Paint the plane blurry. No sharp edges, even the registration.", thinking that we spotters would soon be tearing our hair out trying to get a sharp picture, and wondering if our eyes are going bad.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 839 times:
Actually its part of the new anti-terror aircraft avoidance system. There's a field emitted surrounding the plane that causes it to blur which makes it difficult for a terrorist to lock in a laser sight on it and throws off approaching missles or RPGs.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens