View Full Version : Plane flying over Runway - Amman discussion

10-27-2006, 07:26 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile21970/Plane-flying-over-Runway---Amman.htm>Plane flying over Runway - Amman</a></b><br><br>A small plane flying over the runway at Amman Marka International airport. Isn't this a bit dangerous considering that planes takeoff in the other direction (look NE for a plane taking off).<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/922698Clipboard09.jpg>

10-27-2006, 07:33 PM
It might be that the big plane is taxiing, not taking off. His shadow indicates he is much closer to the ground than the small plane. You will notice that there is no way for him to get to the East end of the runway, other than taxiing on the runway itself for at least part of the way. I also note that there is another small plane on the loop near the East end of the runway, which might also be waiting to take off as soon as the big plane is out of the way. The positions of all three planes would be consistent with a takeoff/landing direction of East-to-West.