CMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 15608 times:
I know alot of people have seen the google maps feature. It's pretty sweet. Anyway goto http://maps.google.com/ and enter MCO, check on runway 17/35 you can see the same 717 taking off as the satellite scans north to south. You know the aircraft is departing as the southen most shot shows a shaddow of the aircraft on the ground. Pretty sweet.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 15212 times:
Yea, it is a sequence of photos of the same plane on it's take off roll. Kinda neat. I can tell you this.... Not all of these photos are current. I just looked at our hangar, and the photo is a few years old.
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AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14288 times:
Mighty sweet. Pretty impressive resolution for free. I guess if this is what they give the unknown masses for fun I guess it really is true the the military can read someones newspaper from space. Gotta love technology.
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Timz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6973 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 13097 times:
Or Korean-- cargo, maybe?
Like he said, ATL runway 8R has three aircraft on it too. But no reason to assume they're the same aircraft, there or at MCO. No reason to assume they're satellite pics, either-- note the freighters north of ATL runways 8, which are sunlit from the WSW, which suggests (at least) that that part of the pic was taken from an aircraft.
In the Orlando pic, see how weak the shadows are? Like there was a thin cloud layer? So probably the camera was beneath the clouds?