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Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

I have just been playing around with google's map feature (after the thread about the plane off the runway at JFK), and I was looking at the pictures of SAN. Fascinating stuff, really!

If I had any kind of decent computer skills, I'd imbed the picture here, but I'm not terribly computer savvy.

Here's what you do: go to http://maps.google.com and click on Satellite. Then type in SAN. Go all the way to the highest level of magnification, and pan east (and down a bit) of the runway. When you cross over the boundary of the park with Sixth Avenue, between Grape & Hawthorne Streets (4-5 blocks south of Laurel Street, where the big narrow Prado bridge is), you can see a small plane on final approach.

I believe it to be an American Eagle Saab SF340, but I'm not sure...can anyone say for sure?

Thanks in advance!!


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User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

Here:


Took me a while

 airplane  jetBlueAtJFK  airplane 



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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

This is fun

Type in any airport code and enjoy looking ..  Smile

If anyone has time, go to DTW and look at the Northwest Hanger with the big "N" on top - btwn runways 22L and 21R. There is a 757 parked outside the hanger - not NWA - unrecognized livery can anyone determine the airline?


User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5335 times:

It is an Apple Vacations A320 at
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Photo © Paulo Carvalho



Everyone is so 'HOT' on google's satellite photos, however these have been out for many years and Terraserver-USA uses the same photos and allows you to go much much closer. Here is a link to the dtw map. No question on which airline it is now.

[Edited 2005-04-20 05:21:37]

User currently offline65captin From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Yeah I agree its a Saab.

This thing is pretty cool!!!!



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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5254 times:

Neil, dude, its obviously a Saab, look at the wings.  Smile
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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

Danny,

I was talking about the plane at DTW. Sorry for the confusion.


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4858 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5200 times:
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A lot of the images are outdated though...


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User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

google maps has a plane just above the middle of 30L in STL. Likely a departure based on the position of other ground traffic.

Also if you look at 35 at MCO, you can see and Airtran takeoff roll. The same plane is on the same runway at three different points. Likely a function of the camera taking multiple pictures.

If you hadn't yet noticed, you can just put in an airport code at maps.google.com also. Pretty nice.


User currently offlineUALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

If you get a chance look at MEM. Is it common for it to be that dead during the day? Theres only like 3 planes in the gate, and I only see 1 NW mainline and a NW airlink plane there.

User currently offlineRossyboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

There's a taxiway in MEM beside 36L which looks like it was once a runway- you can see the overrun area and the faded markings.

User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 3):
Everyone is so 'HOT' on google's satellite photos, however these have been out for many years and Terraserver-USA uses the same photos and allows you to go much much closer.

I find these photos exciting because they're recent. I've looked at the terraserver.microsoft.com images before but they're quite old. The ones for MSP are from 1991 while the photos on maps.google.com seem to be about a year old.

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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Well you are right with MSP. In areas like Detroit and a few other citys that have been updated. The images are the same as google. When I look at my house the image is the exact same, but on the terraserver I can get much closer and even see the car parked on my driveway where I can't on google.

But I agree when comparing MSP the images on google are newer.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Also, terraserver might be good in certain urban areas, but for example the whole NY area is not in that database (at least not with those high-resolution color images). Also google is much easier to navigate ( I love the panning feature). Also, google lets you quickly switch from map to sattellite. Also... google rules!


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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

If you like the panning feature try http://www.keyhole.com/ you can even do flying effects. Free for 30days but after a few hours I get sice of the stuff.

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