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Satellite Photo Of AirTran 717 Taking Off  
User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 995 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15315 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.


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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15239 times:

I don't see the shadow.

I do see the same plane on the runway three times, pretty sweet!


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15214 times:

Here is the link....true, it's an AirTran 717 !

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=orland...24&spn=0.004882,0.007522&t=k&hl=en


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15191 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 1):
I do see the same plane on the runway three times, pretty sweet!

That's not the same plane...the guys in MCO just know how to use their runways best  bigthumbsup .
Just kidding...


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14945 times:

haha ya that's pretty awesome. thanks for the link (kinda =p).

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=MCO&ll...97&spn=0.004872,0.006961&t=k&hl=en


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14919 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.

[Edited 2005-07-02 19:32:04]


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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14892 times:

Look to the left of the third plane, u can see the shadow there

User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13995 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.  Smile Gotta love technology.


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User currently offlineAztec01 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13817 times:

Same effect is visible on Rwy 8R at KATL.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13534 times:

Check this one out...there's a Concorde at JFK in its satellite photo.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...66&spn=0.008572,0.009713&t=k&hl=en

Was that a normal place for it to sit between flights?



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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13465 times:

I had some problems in finding it.
Better here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...90&spn=0.005188,0.007522&t=k&hl=en


User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13450 times:

This looks like a KLM 747:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...40&spn=0.005188,0.007522&t=k&hl=en


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6865 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12804 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?


User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11906 times:

This is cool. BTW, here is Anchorage's Airport:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=orland...24&spn=0.004882,0.007522&t=k&hl=en

The perspective on this one looks odd, like it was taken on edge. I guess the satellite in down close to the equator.


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11486 times:
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http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...66&spn=0.008572,0.009713&t=k&hl=en

An AirTran 717 is also visible in this pic of MKE.

Boeing Field is an interestin one as well
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...66&spn=0.008572,0.009713&t=k&hl=en

[Edited 2005-07-03 02:26:09]


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11198 times:

There's a Finnair MD-11 at gate 32 in HEL:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=60.31...76&spn=0.007288,0.009836&t=k&hl=en

The satellite imagine doesn't show the new are of the terminal that opened last autumn, though.



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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11003 times:

How old are these pictures????? I checked "JFK" at Google maps and I see a picture with the Concorde on the ground.

User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9852 times:
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When I looked at the satellite shot of ORD I spotted a Star Alliance 767 with UAL colors on the forward fuselage. You can see the plane just south of the terminals on the taxiway


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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9730 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=sfo&ll...55&spn=0.005168,0.007522&t=k&hl=en


That looks like an AA 757 climbing out of 1R in SFO



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User currently offlineHarry From Canada, joined May 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9531 times:

pretty cool.....
google sure has some really cool features



Harry
User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9015 times:

Quoting Harry (Reply 19):
pretty cool.....
google sure has some really cool features

This imagery has been around for a while and was even discussed in another thread (as always). Regardless, Terraserver has the highest resolution satellite photography.

Compare this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=sfo&ll...55&spn=0.005168,0.007522&t=k&hl=en

To this:

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/ima...x?T=4&S=8&Z=10&X=11109&Y=83279&W=3

But for more fun, check out the new Google Earth app:

http://desktop.google.com/download/earth/index.html

You can browse maps three dimensionally and fly up and down runways, through mountains, etc.

Have fun!

-Jeff


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8123 times:

At JFK, at the end of 4R, is that a runway overrun?
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=jfk&ll...90&spn=0.005188,0.007522&t=k&hl=en

BaylorAirBear



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

How frequently are the Imaghes updated.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7914 times:

Air tran Must be an Satelite model then.. check this out. I beleve also Air Tran on finals runway 09, over the runway and vacated.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=atl&ll...34&spn=0.007308,0.009836&t=k&hl=en

Also, take a look at the plane on runway 08R. You can follow him with the departure route.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=atl&ll...86&spn=0.014616,0.019671&t=k&hl=en



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7188 times:

Cool photos!

I found what looks like a CRJ on approach to BHM

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=bhm&ll...83&spn=0.004709,0.007308&t=k&hl=en

(I was looking for Birmingham UK in case you're wondering!!  Smile)

Noel.


25 LJ45 : Anyone know what this pink 747 is? [url=http://maps.google.com/]
26 Morvious : Didn't worked to well.. Try this If you have centered the part of the map you were looking for, klick on the upper right corner of your screen "link
27 'Longreach' : Are there satelite maps for Australia available?
28 Fiedman : At YYC there is an aircraft on final approach onto runway 34 just over the golf coarse.
29 Post contains links Morvious : Shure Sydney http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-33.9...44&spn=0.058464,0.078685&t=k&hl=en Melbourne http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-37.6...pn=0.030770,0.
30 Timz : Much of the US photography is from aircraft, but maybe all the foreign pics are from satellites? Which could be why the best US pics are more detailed
31 Greenguy01 : Did anyone notice at JFK the DC-10 on the overrun area at 22L??? I looks like a FedEX plane with emergency equip around it.
32 Post contains links Noelg : Found this on the web: http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safet...skManagement/softgroundarrest.html Seems it's a Gemini MD11! Noel.
33 Post contains links AMSSFO : I found this small plane in the middle of the SF Bay: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=sfo&ll...96&spn=0.008867,0.010519&t=k&hl=en
34 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : That is an Air France Concorde and yes it did park out there mid-day. -- The picture of JFK was taken at different times, because the pic of T6 has n
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