View Full Version : Disappearing Jumbo Jets discussion

08-21-2005, 09:15 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile3978/Disappearing-Jumbo-Jets.htm>Disappearing Jumbo Jets</a></b><br><br>Here is a puzzler for you...<br />
5 jets take off from DFW. 3 jets and 5 shadows are visible...<br />
Where are jets 4 and 5?<br />
Good luck!<br />
<img src="images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" /><br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/633530plane.jpg>

08-21-2005, 09:19 AM
found them (I think !!!)

....or are these jets with no shadows ?

Great original post !

08-21-2005, 04:34 PM
Nice try. However, those jets could not have made those shadows. Those are LearJet or Gulfstream size jets taking off on the other runway. You can see the shadow of one, but not the other. (Because they are so small, they cast a small shadow.)
Keep hunting...!

08-24-2005, 12:48 AM
Different pictures? Out in the lake, west of the "Grapevine Lake" label, you can see the seams where 4 pictures come together. "Shadow 5" and the likely location of "Airplane 5" are on two different images, presumably taken at different times. It's even possible that "Shadow 5" is the shadow of Plane 1, 2 or 3. Something similar may be the case for Shadow 4.

09-04-2005, 01:17 AM
Assume planes 4 and 5 to fly much higher than planes 1-3 and you will find them. Same angle between plane and its shadow as in the other cases, but a much longer distance.

11-26-2005, 10:15 PM
In fact I think it's the same plane, the picture is made with a lot of images taken by a plane at a constant level, the plane on the picture is under on 3 views and over on 2 views...