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SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 03:29 PM
C/P this into Google Earth and see what I found.

I used to live right under that point too.

33.653198 -117.997027

wratterus
24-06-2009, 03:30 PM
Very cool. :p

Now what on earth is it doing there?

Netsukeninja
24-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Is it just a snapshot of a plane fllying over?

SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Is it just a snapshot of a plane fllying over?

Yeah, I guess - but IMAGINE THE ODDS OF THAT!!!!!

SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 04:03 PM
Very cool. :p

Now what on earth is it doing there?

I used to live in Huntington Beach, California, and that's an approach vector for Orange County Airport/John Wayne Airport which is about 8 miles to the ENE of there.

That is the famous "Surf City" beach of Jan & Dean fame right below it.

wratterus
24-06-2009, 04:04 PM
8 miles...ok.

I didn't look that far away for an airport, I thought the plane was very low.

Would it be an A300?

SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 04:07 PM
Prolly - I don't recognize the colors of it or any aircraft much any more either. They have come-n-gone, went into business and back out again so fast here in the US that they have temporary paper logos duct-taped on the wings.

They don't even re-paint them.

wratterus
24-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Actually, I don't think the A300 has the upswept wing ends. I was thinking of the A340 but that's a 4 engine plane.

Boeing didn't do any planes like that...

How about an A330?

http://www.sasgroup.pl/foto_hr/sas_airbus_A330.jpg

SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 04:12 PM
They put a lot of the Hoerner tips on planes for OCA/John Wayne because they generated such high powered sheers and vortex disturbance that they were flipping private aircraft over on their approach even 5 minutes behind a "heavy".

wratterus
24-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Crikey, that'd give you a fright.

SurferJoe46
24-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Just wear your brown shorts

pine-o-cleen
24-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Cool, you can even see the air disturbance behind the engines.

johcar
24-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Strafing run? Flying damn low if the airport is still another 8 miles away...

I think I can see a topless sunbather!!! :D

Jen
24-06-2009, 05:48 PM
That reminds me of sunbathing on a beach on Santorini (Greek Isles) that happened to be right next to the airport. You could actually see the tread pattern on the plane wheels as it flew over. :xmouth:

Thanks goodness it was a military plane coming in for landing, and not some big sucker.

johcar
24-06-2009, 06:08 PM
Ah Santorini!

Wish I had visited. The thought of all the Ouzo that I have missed out on.... :crying

porkster
25-06-2009, 06:39 AM
Strafing run? Flying damn low if the airport is still another 8 miles away...

I think I can see a topless sunbather!!! :D

I'm intrigued as to why so many people think that it is flying low. It has no shadow that I can find. Would be useful in calculating its height.

8 miles out if it were on the glide slope would put it at just over 2000 ft.

porkster
25-06-2009, 06:56 AM
Actually, I don't think the A300 has the upswept wing ends. I was thinking of the A340 but that's a 4 engine plane.

Boeing didn't do any planes like that...

How about an A330?

http://www.sasgroup.pl/foto_hr/sas_airbus_A330.jpg

Southwest 737-700?
http://mymahoganymodel.com/images_solo/Boeing%20737-700%20Southwest%20Solo%201.jpg

porkster
25-06-2009, 07:14 AM
There are several websites devoted to Aircraft in Flight on Google Earth, the numbers of Aircraft are just amazing.
see
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=364129
and download the file "All Aircraft in Flight.kmz" into google earth.

Absolutely amazing..

wratterus
25-06-2009, 08:58 AM
Southwest 737-700?
http://mymahoganymodel.com/images_solo/Boeing%20737-700%20Southwest%20Solo%201.jpg

Ah, well done.

Richard
25-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Joe, there seems to be canals built through (thru) the city. Are these for land drainage or are they natural water courses that have been straightened (straitened?). :confused:

SurferJoe46
25-06-2009, 11:03 AM
Those are drainage canals from much further inland - and they empty to the sea during hard (although infrequent) rains here.

They are deep enough to let some of the tides ebb and flow a few miles inland, but they are just for outflow.