American MD-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
Impossible. I saw a photo of a Delta L-1011 engine inflight, and it showed one half of the United States! This is a real photo. How can that be. When we fly we only go up to 35,000 and we can only see a couple cities, not a whole state. In the photo, the sky was black with the blue sea and pinkish land. This was in the book "Giant Jetliners". How high does the L-1011 fly?
WinAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1706 times:
i have "Giant Jetliners" what page is it on...also notice the photo of the TWA 747-100 over the atlantic...it is nothing unusuall but i have never gone that high in an aircraft. it is on page 7...sure is beautiful up there eh?
Charles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
Many times pictures of airliners are cut and pasted on to different backrounds. The picture was probably taken from a space shuttle. It would pretty much have to have been. Then, they probably inserted a picture of an L-10-11. This is done all the time in ads. I remember one for Hawaiian, where they inserted a DC-10 into a picture of the entire chain of Hawaiian islands. It looked very real, only common sense said otherwise.
The service ceiling for most commecial jet aircraft is in the vicinty of 40-45,000 feet. Sure, you can find a few planes that can go somewhat higher, but they are almost exclusively for millitary use. Obviously, smaller prop planes won't get that high, nor will Helicopters.
JetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
I have that book too. If you're referring to page 10, that doesn't look like half of the US. That is probley a coast line. As for the sky, pictures often give an illusion of making the sky black... Just because it doesn't capture enough light up there..