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Where Was This Photo Taken?  
User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

where was this photo taken? I took it on a flight from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, we had just gone past the Himalayas. Am i right, is it somewhere near Afganistan?

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User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Doesn't anyone know?

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

It looks like it was taken from inside the aircraft.  Smile

Humor aside, I wish I could help you but I have no idea.

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

It could very well be Afganistan, but it could be any other place in Asia aswell.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quite possibly the Aral Sea, in Kazakstan.

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

It depends on the airline. Most European airlines defer to ICAO and governmental warnings about flying over Afghanistan and I think Cathay does too.

The prime Great Circle route is up over China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan but this would put you to the north of the main Himalayan ranges.

If your flight was on a modified Great Circle (as would be likely to take advantage of winds) and you had crossed part of the Himalayas, it could be the extreme northwest corner of India or even Tajikistan.

BTW, when the 747-400 first entered service on Far Eastern routes there was a major rush to fly over the Himalayas to cut journey times.

A number of very serious turbulence incidents then took place and most airlines stopped flying over the largest peaks, some going back to skirting the area all together.

Does anyone have REAL KNOWLEDGE of the state of play now, as all I ever seem to get on ATC and routes in the area is India's problems with ATC upgrades and the cost of implementation of FANS in the region?

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