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Lancaster Bomber Flying On Google Earth  
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3330 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

I tried to search for a posting, but I thought this was interesting to show,

someone spotted it in flight

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5244 times:
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I knew some of the aerial views on Google Earth were old, but 60 years???  Smile


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7435 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

This is surely military?

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

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The Lancaster in question is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's "City of Lincoln." The image is at 52 20 10.87N 0 11 43.34W, or right here (Google Earth KMZ link). ®

It's a restored Lancaster.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5129 times:

A very common sight at airshows etc.
Big state occasions too, usually with a BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane.

On 10th July last year, this aircraft dropped a million plastic poppies (the flower being a symbol for UK war remembrance), over the massed crowds in Central London at the combined VE/VJ Day commemorations.

So not only is the Lanc flying still, it's bomb bay doors still work!


User currently offlineMrMcCoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5121 times:

That's remarkable. And to think I thought I'd found something special spotting aircraft in flight near LAX..


It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure.
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6772 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

Okay, boys and girls... how do we know (for pretty certain, anyway) that this was taken from an aircraft and not a satellite?

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2189 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4922 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 6):
Okay, boys and girls... how do we know (for pretty certain, anyway) that this was taken from an aircraft and not a satellite?

...yup, an Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England, as originally spotted it appears by a chap on Google Earth Community who lives just about right under the aircraft's position when Google Earth's satellite captured this snap.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6772 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

So how do we know they're wrong?

User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

I have a friend who lives in Peterborough who has seen the Lancaster and Spitfires fly over her house. That has got to be one awesome sound, 1 Lancaster + 1 Spitfire = 5 RR Merlin's, probably the best sounding engine ever.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 6):
Okay, boys and girls... how do we know (for pretty certain, anyway) that this was taken from an aircraft and not a satellite?

There's no blue "shadow" caused by the satellite cameras.  Smile

Harry



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