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Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!  
User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 15045 times:

Hi all,

Can anyone see anything in this picture?


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Photo © Bob Mckenzie



With all due respect to Bob Mckenzie, I honestly can't see a thing!

Regards,

Paul.

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User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14944 times:

I can see it but you have to adjust the contrast so it isn't so dark, and even then it's hard to see.

Someone might wanna explain why it got put up so early. Heads are gonna roll



User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14908 times:
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Is this some kind of Joke? Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14904 times:

what's you gamma setting. May have it set too high

User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14902 times:

Looks like a plane to me, but I had to adjust my monitor.....



ADG


User currently offlineCricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14876 times:

Well, after using a very sharp resolution on my 21" screen i finally got it... looks amazing, any idea when it will be in the air?

User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14866 times:

it is according to the caption

User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14871 times:
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What should I do to see it??

Tim



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14826 times:
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Hi all

After having a look at the image from the link I had to admit that I could not see it either.

Went out for petrol (gas to you USA'ers) came back, adjusted monitor and can just make it out.

Ain't Gemini Jets making a model out of this one?

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14819 times:

I reckon Mr McKenzie is going to get a visit from the men in the black suits  Wink/being sarcastic

They always said it was flying out of an island off Scotland, surprised you havent come up with a shot Gary?

Paul


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14820 times:

hmmmm, smells fishy...  Confused



I took the picture and pasted it into photoshop, and I could only find one color throughout the entire pic (except for the bar at the bottom)

Red: 0
Green: 3
Blue: 6

This date reminds me of something but what???  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14806 times:

What an excellent idea to "soften" the rules for acceptance in the DB - this will be a day to remember...  Big grin

User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14803 times:
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Well, I tried everything in photoshop but can't make out anything...
Must have something to do with the date then Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14797 times:

Shouldn't the picture have been rejected "baddark"?  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14756 times:

Looks fine to me... I can't believe a photo finally emerges of this “black” aircraft! This reminds me of the first time I saw the F-117… total awe… well done Bob!!!

Sunil


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14718 times:

Obviously FAKE - look at the edges ... cut 'n' paste and poorly done at that.

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14700 times:

Hi again,

If anyone can e-mail (mail@airsnaps.com) me some sort of monitor callibration software to help me see this I'd apprecaite it.

I must be doing something wrong because at full contrast/brightness and high resolution on a Sony Tinitron 21" screen I can't see a single thing. I just nearly took my eyes out...

However, for those of you claiming to be able to see something then my apologies for starting this thread; both to Bob and the screener who let this photo through.

Regards,

Paul.


User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14672 times:
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Wow, lots of calls coming in from US Air Force representatives demanding that we remove the photo so it's definitely not fake. I will be forced to take it down quite soon so enjoy it while it lasts. The thumbnail looks dark but with proper monitor calibration the large version is crisp clear. What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

/ Johan



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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14648 times:

What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

I was wondering that myself Johan. I heard that the USAF had to develop new types of weapons for the Aurora, although it was designed to carry most things internally. Not much can stand up to Mach 6 flight hanging off the wing like that.

Sunil


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14466 times:

Great stuff! Such an honour for A.net to have such a beautiful pix!


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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14469 times:

Its no wonder some photographers have problems getting pictures accepted on this site. If they can't calibrate their monitors well enough to see the Aurora, what chance do they have of getting the colour balance, contrast and sharpness right in their own pictures?  Nuts

Andy


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8666 posts, RR: 43
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14391 times:

I had some problems seeing it, too, but now... Adjusted my monitor and WOW! It's incredible! A wonderful sibling of the U-2 and the SR-71. I love it! By the way, Johan, could you put it in the place of the NW 744 on top of the site? At least for one day? It's so freaking gorgeous...


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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14389 times:

Went out for petrol came back, adjusted monitor and can just make it out.

I've got the petrol, drunk it all and I STILL cant see it. Off to look for some strong glue now.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14380 times:

What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

Those are the new secret air to air weapons code named "April Fools".

Doh!


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14376 times:

Johan,

why didn´t you take it down immedialy when you were contacted by the USAF??? Doesn´t really make sence.

Im 99.9% sure that this is just a hoax because if it really was a picture of the Aurora, I think that the USAF would have the power to close the site or just take away the picture by only making a few phone calls.

If this isn´t a hoax, then I´ll buy Bob Mckenzie a crate of beer if he ever comes to Austria. (I´ll also bash in my monitor).

Edit: Ill also make sure that I´m sent to a mental hospital.

[Edited 2003-04-01 16:27:17]

25 747 4-ever : Very cool image indeed! Robert
26 Lindy field : That thing under the wing is clearly a pontoon for water landings. In the 21st century, aircraft carriers will be obsolete.
27 Rsmith6621a : The only thing I can see is the Black Crows flying about the nose....... APRIL FOOLS
28 Post contains images Ljungdahl : But I can't understand why they had to add those dayglo markings on the pontoon, sorta destroys the whole "low-visibility" thingy!! ...maybe a little
29 Jwenting : Fritzi, Sweden prides itself in its independence from the United States. Unless and until Johan is ordered to by Swedish authorities he's under no obl
30 Post contains images Manu35 : APPPrrril fruitttttt Clap clap clap, congratulation you Webmaster. )
31 Post contains images EGGD : The c/s is absolutely brilliant!!! Great photo, reveals the true meaning of flight!
32 JFKTOWERFAN : With such an amazing pic why has is not been put into editors choice?!?! Finally someone has outdone on of baileys inflight shots! Corey
33 Post contains images Manzoori : ROFLMAO!!!! Classic, just classic! My favourite comments so far: With all due respect to Bob Mckenzie, I honestly can't see a thing! I must be doing s
34 Post contains images Scotty : Jez back Got the gloo F...k I Seeee it!!! A flying dolphin!!!!!!
35 Post contains images A388 : All I can say, it's a good joke. I told my friends about it immediately not realizing it's April Fool's day, haha. I also thaught I saw a dolphin You
36 Post contains images Planeboy : Looks like another hot "Hooters" girl standing next to it!!
37 Aloges : Isn't that Hooters girl from the overhead luggage bin at the controls of the Aurora?
38 Post contains images Salina Chan : Planeboy: the picture was taken from a KC-10! where do you see the Hooters girl standing next to it? can't wait to see it close up next time i am in A
39 Aloges : Salina, the Aurora is so advanced that people can stand next to it even when it's flying!
40 Post contains images Ikarus : Guys, what's all the excitement about? I've already seen two photographs of this aircraft. Can't be all that secret: See, the US military and the MIB
41 Fritzi : Jwenting, If the US would be really desperate, I bet that they would have their ways...
42 Bruce : APRIL FOOL!!!! there is no plane there!
43 Post contains images Fritzi : Congratulations Bruce? How did you find that out???
44 Post contains images Airsnaps : Hi all, Just my luck! Don't I get some sort of free gift from the Airliners.net store for being the first gullible moron on here? Happy April Fools ev
45 Post contains images RoyalDutch : Ok...kudos to the crew on this one...that was pretty good. Today in class, my prof came in with a huge list of events and asked us to place the dates.
46 Post contains images The_Greq : 1 April.............
47 Sunilgupta : LOL Ikarus!!!!! I can't even breath right now... f***ing hilarious photos!!!! Sunil
48 Post contains images Res : Yeah, you had me goin as well I tried a few things in photoshop and no luck...just a blank photo. then i went futher in the forum and found out what d
49 Post contains images KLAX : I noticed right after seeing that Bob Mckenzie had 0 other photos here, that it was fake. Good joke, I think I'll upload some joke pics too -Clovis
50 RayPettit : Great colour scheme! Beats all those all white fuselages any day. btw I see its a Boeing product. Where was Royal? R
51 Post contains links and images Boeing4ever : You guys on A.net got this idea from my Aurora thread didn't you? I want a piece of the credit pie! http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read
52 IwantaBBJ : Yeah, and the picture is already close to 3'300 hits.... Mike
53 Post contains images KjM : Hey guys. APRIL 1st
54 ThirtyEcho : Who'd have thought that the biplane would make such a comeback?
55 Bapilot2b : WOW almost looks like the new Boeing Superjumbo they released today (April 1st 2003) Cant wait to fly on it!
56 Shamrock1Heavy : wow! amazing picture, April 1st 2003 is sure day not to be fool! LOL Great, classic!!!!!!!! -D
57 Brianhames : I didn't know they had April Fools day in Sweden...
58 Jj : Goshh I spent more than half an hour trying to adjust screen and all that..... geez, then I read the date.......
59 Post contains images Xenon : I just can see it has an Alpine radio..
60 Jj : Nah, it looks like a Philips to mee...
61 Post contains images Heavymetal : This aircraft looks remarkably like a Testors model kit that caused controversy in the late 80s because it was so close to what now we can see is the
62 Post contains images Xenon : Jj, LOL Daniel
63 Continental : I can't see jack crap, can someone show me? Ironic that this occurs on April 1st..... co
64 Post contains images Xenon : co, You just have to set your screen to the brightest level possible. Then you turn you're head 8 times around while bringing you're knee to you're no
65 Post contains images Continental : If I ever see Bob McKenzie in real life, I'm gonna jab him one in the face!!!! I knew it was fake, I didn't read all the posts......... co
66 Post contains images N751PR : Gah it took me a while to realize what was going on with the pic. [Edited 2003-04-02 04:49:29]
67 Alaskaairlines : Can't see a thing - real strange!!!
68 David T : After looking at about 100 new uploads on Airliners.net every day, they ALL start looking the same!
69 Post contains images AndrewAir : All of us are getting frustrated over this photo that we cant see anything on. Think about it: Photo viewed 7861 distinct times since added April 1, 2
70 Post contains images Continental : Yeah ok, so does Bob get to keep the 8000 hits for no reason??? If so, I want 8000........ co
71 Glenn : If I was a betting man, I would say that if the photo stays, the hits stay. If the Photo goes, I am sure that the hits would go too.
72 Post contains images BO__einG : hahaha that was a good one.. JOhan, you have some awesome tricks in your sleeves to fool the 8700+ of us. Last years car photo site got me thinking w
73 Post contains images Glenn : Yes Johan , some awesome trick there dude
74 Post contains images Serge : If I was a betting man, I would say that if the photo stays, the hits stay. If the Photo goes, I am sure that the hits would go too. I like your logic
75 Post contains images Manzoori : A Car photo site?? Damn! I must have been asleep cos I completely missed that one! Rez
76 Post contains images Skymonster : My, is this topic STILL going on??? Yeah ok, so does Bob get to keep the 8000 hits for no reason??? If I was a betting man, I would say that if the ph
77 Granite : Hi all Isn't Bob an Australian comedian......like that nutcase Bob Down?? Cheers Gary Watt
78 Post contains links CPH-R : Rez, no need to look futher: http://www.airliners.net/index.april1.main
79 Post contains images Glenn : Well it was fun but time to give it up. 10 000 hits in under 24 hours is something I will brag about for a long time. And a black box to boot Far exce
80 Post contains images Ckw : 10 000 hits in under 24 hours is something I will brag about for a long time ... and we'll keep reminding you that your shot of nothing did better tha
81 Post contains images Glenn : And I'll point out back theat you people really do prefer boring photos to creative stuff Might I add I don't think anyone else can claim 10000 hits i
82 Post contains images QF777 : Wow Johan does have a sense of humour after all, who would have guessed
83 Post contains images EGGD : I'm sure Mark's moon shot got 70,000 views in 1 day? (or not )
84 Post contains images GloBaLeXpResS : I wish I checked the forums more regularly, then I wouldn't have missed this BTW: EGGD, I own joo
85 Post contains images Ljungdahl : Username: Brianhames From United States, joined Feb 2000, 499 posts, RR: 14 Reply: 57 Posted Tue Apr 1 2003 22:09:01 UTC+1 and read 4866 times: I didn
86 Post contains images EGGD : Bob, maybe so, but I pwn j00!!!
87 Post contains images 777236ER : When Doom was the best multiplayer FPS around (ah Doom....I love Doom), such juvenile language wasn't used! In the good ol' days it was: "Golly good h
88 Donder10 : Globalisation merely reflects a bastardisation of online English by Geordies.Discuss.
89 EGGD : 772363R y0u 0|d b4574rd, 3v3rb0dy 5p34k5 |1k3 7h15 n0w!!!!
90 Continental : How is Johan gonna get another April fools joke in next year? It'll be too obvious! co
91 Post contains images Ljungdahl : How is Johan gonna get another April fools joke in next year? It'll be too obvious! ...wait n' see, wait n' see...
92 Post contains images Glenn : 14 000 people fell for one that we even showed you had nothing in it next year you guys are gonna do it all again
93 Post contains images Sunilgupta : Glenn, was the initial post from Airsnaps staged as well? Or did the hapless Airsnaps just fall right into it? Sunil
94 Post contains images Airsnaps : Sunil, Airsnaps just fell right into it! Wasn't really thinking about April Fools at the time as I have so many other things happening at the moment..
95 Ckw : Don't worry Paul - I don't think you were the only one - I believe "Bob" got a few emails! Cheers, Colin
96 Post contains images Glenn : strewth post has been read 8500 times. Good god
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