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Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:03 am

Does anyone know what kind of plane this? I am guessing CRJ-200. No idea on airline, maybe AA? It is just east of Belmont Harbor in Chicago over Lake Michigan. I assume it is on final approach to ORD runways 27L or 27R. Cool shadow.

The Google Earth coordinates are 41d56'28.71"N 87d36'47.97"W

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...98,-87.613429&spn=0.00255,0.002607
 
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:28 am

If it's AA, it's not a CRJ200. Maybe a CR7. Definitely a regional jet of some kind.
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:31 am

what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:45 am

Won't it be a United Express CRJ-200?


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Although, the C/S doesn't look the same.

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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:51 am

It looks a little short to be a CRJ, and the wingtips look a little to "fat". Possibly a business jet like a Falcon, or something similar? Just my  twocents 
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Bohlman (Reply 4):
wingtips look a little to "fat"

I thought the same. I thought F100 since the picture is probably a couple of years old, but I thought that the rear edge of the F100 wings is square to the fusalage.

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 3):
Although, the C/S doesn't look the same.

I agree, not UA, maybe FlyI.
 
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:47 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.

Actually Andz..that thread was about being able to see the shadow from cruising altitude. This one looks like it's on final approach..so different scenario.
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Bohlman (Reply 4):
It looks a little short to be a CRJ, and the wingtips look a little to "fat". Possibly a business jet like a Falcon, or something similar? Just my

I agree. The wingtips are almost definatly a Falcon....but then try to explain the tail if it is in fact a falcon.
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RE: Google Earth Plane Over Lake Michigan

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:03 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 2):
what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.

That's not it's actual shadow - Google Earth does that a lot with planes at altitude. It's something to do with the film they use to take the photos IIRC that gives a shadow effect. Look at any cruising airliner in GE and you'll see that funny coloured shadow.

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