has released these stunning pics. Still hard to believe that these were taken from 400km [250mi] altitude. Wonder what detail military satelites reach these days.
Click for larger format: http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/03-06-15/wash_everett_1280.jpg
Clearly visable the Boeing 747/767/777 production faciliies and airfield.
The photo also shows very nice terrain characteristics, like the valey around the river on the right hand side of the photo, where some small clouds are picking up. Note that the rest of the area is completely clear!
Click for larger format: http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/03-06-22/nellis_1280.jpg
Absolutely incredible detail from this sat-pic. No less than 82 aircraft visable:
F15 17x [maybe more...]
This one has been posted beofre i think, but still nice:
Click for larger format: http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/03-01-26/frankfurt_1280.jpg
Approx 60 planes visable, 32 of them wide body. Still 40 or so parking positions empty.
Someone should inform Space Imaging that they should redo that FRA
photo at around 09.00, just before the big departure push!
Anyway hope you enjoyed the photos. I most certainly did!
Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"