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Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan  
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2706 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Does anyone know what kind of plane this? I am guessing CRJ-200. No idea on airline, maybe AA? It is just east of Belmont Harbor in Chicago over Lake Michigan. I assume it is on final approach to ORD runways 27L or 27R. Cool shadow.

The Google Earth coordinates are 41d56'28.71"N 87d36'47.97"W

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...98,-87.613429&spn=0.00255,0.002607

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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

If it's AA, it's not a CRJ200. Maybe a CR7. Definitely a regional jet of some kind.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3793 times:
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what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3743 times:

Won't it be a United Express CRJ-200?


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Although, the C/S doesn't look the same.

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Mike


User currently offlineBohlman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3728 times:

It looks a little short to be a CRJ, and the wingtips look a little to "fat". Possibly a business jet like a Falcon, or something similar? Just my  twocents 

User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2706 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Quoting Bohlman (Reply 4):
wingtips look a little to "fat"

I thought the same. I thought F100 since the picture is probably a couple of years old, but I thought that the rear edge of the F100 wings is square to the fusalage.

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 3):
Although, the C/S doesn't look the same.

I agree, not UA, maybe FlyI.


User currently offlineScoliodon From India, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.

Actually Andz..that thread was about being able to see the shadow from cruising altitude. This one looks like it's on final approach..so different scenario.



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User currently offlineN9512c From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Quoting Bohlman (Reply 4):
It looks a little short to be a CRJ, and the wingtips look a little to "fat". Possibly a business jet like a Falcon, or something similar? Just my

I agree. The wingtips are almost definatly a Falcon....but then try to explain the tail if it is in fact a falcon.



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.

That's not it's actual shadow - Google Earth does that a lot with planes at altitude. It's something to do with the film they use to take the photos IIRC that gives a shadow effect. Look at any cruising airliner in GE and you'll see that funny coloured shadow.

Cheers
Noel


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