ferengi80
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Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 1:36 pm

I was just wondering how many aircraft are pictured airborne on Google Earth? I have found a couple in bound to ORD, and there is a cracking shot of a Qatar A340 shortly after departure from LHR, which I have added! Would be interested to see any others out there!
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QR A340 outbound of LHR
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 1:44 pm



Quoting Ferengi80 (Thread starter):
I have found a couple in bound to ORD,

Where abouts around ORD?
 
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 2:12 pm

There is a 747(-400 pax I think) caught in flight as it approaches the Black Sea coast of Georgia. Type 'Poti' into the search field, and it will zoom in on a small port town, then follow the coast North about 10km and you'll see a white streak crossing the sky:



The image date says May 27th 2005, so I guess it would be possible to track down an exact registration if you could find out the destination and airline. The fuselage looks white, but the tail appears dark; LH or SQ perhaps?


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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 4:02 pm

There's one over the city of Waremme, Belgium on google maps but the image isn't very good. Sorry I don't know how to add the image but here's the link :

http://maps.google.be/maps?hl=fr&q=w...i=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 4:33 pm

The VirtualGlobetrotting website has 996 satellite images of civilian aircraft in-flight. Most are shown in Google Earth and some are shown in MS Live Search Maps.

Civilian
1. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Gliders (86)
2. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Large jets (401)
3. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Misc (16)
4. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Propeller (401)
5. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Small jets (62)
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 5:25 pm



Quoting Diamond (Reply 4):
2. Airplanes - Civilian - In Flight - Large jets (401)

The best one in this link I think would be the cruise missle in flight!  Wow!
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sat May 16, 2009 5:31 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 5):
The best one in this link I think would be the cruise missle in flight!
Just at the right place at the right time.

Actually if you look really close you can see wings, they blend in with the background!

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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Mon May 18, 2009 4:58 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 6):
Actually if you look really close you can see wings, they blend in with the background!

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1...9.jpg

Kinda makes you wonder if that was intentional...
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sun May 24, 2009 10:28 am



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 1):
Where abouts around ORD?

If you scroll directly due west of runway 10/28, there is an American Airlines DC-9 (I think... I'm not too hot on the DC-9 / MD-80 series identifications!) just after the multi lane highway, over a field, on approach to runway 10. I scrolled back a lot further as well, as there used to be a couple of UA aircraft (757, 777) but they seem to have been taken off.
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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sun May 24, 2009 10:44 am

Just found this image as well, which is just to the south east of the field, just to the right of the area marked Schiller Park. Don't know how this has been done, I guess two images have been laid over each other. If not, there was a near miss incident here!

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RE: Spotting On Google Earth

Sun May 24, 2009 8:01 pm



Quoting Ferengi80 (Thread starter):

The best thing about the QR A346 departure is that you can see the plane's shadow 3 times, but only see the plane once!
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