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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

I can see a plane landing as well as what looks like an air tran about to land that is over hte parking lot... are'nt these landings kinda close together or am i dead wrong??? maybe these pics were taken on different days b/c the grass looks green in one and brown in the other.. is that what happen here or again, am i dead wrong??

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=atl&ll...41&spn=0.004498,0.012802&t=k&hl=en

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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

It's the same Aircraft, just the satellite image has some sort of delay, this can be seen at MCO on Google Earth!


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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Are you sure its the same one. This guy is quite a bit south of the runway considering how close he is. Right? Compare the two images and look at the correction he would have to make to be in the position he is on the runway.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

They're much too close to be in the same picture, so there must be a seam between them. Apparently the camera aircraft (or possibly satellite) was not directly overhead when it shot the aircraft over the parking lot; it was north of the runway, so the aircraft that's few hundred feet in the air will align a spot on the ground south of the runway.

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Look at how close together the jets are in the pic. How long does it take to travel that distance? How much would the satellite have moved in those seconds to throw the image off that much. Depending on the orbit and whether it was being repositioned you would think the angle would only change east/west not north/south.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
It's the same Aircraft, just the satellite image has some sort of delay

This must be the reason because if you look at RWY 8R, there are 3 MD-80's very close to each other using the same runway. The first is rotating on take off, a lil bit further down, there is another one maybe a 100ft in the air and the third is a lil bit further down than that just crossing the road a few hundred feet in the air.

I don't think ATL practices those types of aircraft separations.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6837 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):
you would think the angle would only change east/west not north/south.

The angle hasn't changed-- an aircraft on the runway will appear on the runway, but an aircraft above the runway will appear to the south side, if the camera is north of the runway.

As it happens the satellites do travel pretty much N-S, but I'm guessing that's irrelevant-- no reason to assume this is a satellite pic.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

They are indeed the same aircraft. In fact if you look further down the runway at the last taxiway, you can see where he has turned off. Also, if you look on the other runways you can see several simular cases. Infact on 8R you can see a Delta MD-80 through its take-off roll and just after it became airborne. These are not satellite images, but done from an overflying aircraft.

[Edited 2005-11-14 23:39:07]


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User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1630 times:

There are no seams that are visible. It looks like an overlay of two images taken 12 or so seconds apart. The Airtran 717 on approach to 9R and the (single) Delta MD-80 moving into position for takeoff on 9L.

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1617 times:

Would anyone happen to know how much separation there is on arrival at ATL on a typical clear-weather day?

Jeremy


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 9):
Would anyone happen to know how much separation there is on arrival at ATL on a typical clear-weather day?

5 miles or so.


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
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Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 10):
Quoting SESGDL (Reply 9):
Would anyone happen to know how much separation there is on arrival at ATL on a typical clear-weather day?

5 miles or so.

Which equates to pretty much 1 minute per takeoff and landing.

And that goes on all day long, all week long ...

Absolutely amazing choreography. If you have Airnav (or another flight tracker) zoom in on KATL some time and just watch. Jaw dropping.

- litz


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