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Old May 13, 2010, 8:47 AM   #1
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Default Google Maps Plane in Flight

Well not sure about anyone else, but this is the first time I've seen a flying plane on Google Maps. Check out http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...08508&t=h&z=17 and if you are feeling clever please let me know what it is as I'm not sure.

Anyone else found flying aircraft on Google Maps?

My cousin spotted this while looking for something else..... random!
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Old May 13, 2010, 8:52 AM   #2
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I've just googled and actually there are quite a few out there that people have spotted. Still if you have any please feel free to post the links.
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Old May 13, 2010, 9:05 AM   #3
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wow, that is pretty cool. google maps is crazy
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Old May 13, 2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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I like Bing's aerial views better IMO
good find none the less.
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Unless that's near an airport, that plane seems to be flying awful low. Also, the angle of the shadows on the ground suggest a distinct shadow of the vertical stabilizer should be visible on the right side of the fuselage. I may be wrong, but this just screams fake to me..

edit - I also noticed that the shadows of the wing on the engine nacelles make it look very much like the sun is straight overhead, which it obviously isn't.
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i have seen some "best of google earth" threads before, and there is some interesting stuff on them. which google usually clones out shortly after because it usually include nude sunbathers and such lol
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Not sure it's "in flight" since the road goes right over it.
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Actually I have seen a bunch of airplanes when I google earth my home close to Frankfurt airport. I have see some 747 and a330.

This one looks like a A330,
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