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GreyFox5
01-09-2006, 04:40 PM
Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England

Check it out! http://www.theregister.com/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/

Enjoy!

Fox

GreyFox5
01-09-2006, 04:40 PM
Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England

Check it out! http://www.theregister.com/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/

Enjoy!

Fox

neural_dream
01-09-2006, 04:42 PM
Wow

http://www.theregister.com/2006/01/09/lancaster_grab_one.jpg

http://www.theregister.com/2006/01/09/lancaster_grab_two.jpg

slo123
01-09-2006, 04:48 PM
nice

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-09-2006, 04:49 PM
Lanc-tastic! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

berg417448
01-09-2006, 04:50 PM
That's pretty neat. I saw a photo of a U-2 in flight (complete with shadow on the ground) when looking at Beale AFB on Google Earth.

p1ngu666
01-09-2006, 05:16 PM
cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

PF_Rory_OMoore
01-09-2006, 05:16 PM
Cool pic of the Lancaster..

Hey Low Flyer is that guy in your sig gonna hurl? Now there would be something for Google Earth to catch!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Dunkelgrun
01-09-2006, 05:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Rory_OMoore:
Cool pic of the Lancaster..

Hey Low Flyer is that guy in your sig gonna hurl? Now there would be something for Google Earth to catch!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No he's not going to do that! It's Blakey, and he's saying 'I 'ate you Butler!'.

Cheers!

Closter
01-09-2006, 05:33 PM
Re-wow!

Daiichidoku
01-09-2006, 05:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

No he's not going to do that! It's Blakey, and he's saying 'I 'ate you Butler!'.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>



at least one GREAT show that the 'merrikans DIDNT kopy and absolutely mangle...although i think this one was WAY out of thier reach...i mean, how could they cast Jack? no changers on US buses...closest thing are the muggers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

why do they butcher british tv and french movies?

TAW_Oilburner
01-09-2006, 05:55 PM
The Lancaster is one of the most beautiful planes ever made. Just thought I would say that...

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-09-2006, 05:55 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/jackstrip.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Daiichidoku
01-09-2006, 05:57 PM
argh! those teeth!

eat your heart out, austin powers!

danjama
01-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Hooray for On the Buses...

Oh and that Lanc pic is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stathem
01-10-2006, 01:13 AM
65 years old yesterday...born just a couple of miles from my childhood home...

madsarmy
01-10-2006, 02:03 AM
http://www.onthebusesfanclub.co.uk/newsite/images/olive.jpg

http://www.onthebusesfanclub.co.uk/newsite/ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

leadbaloon
01-10-2006, 03:19 AM
That Lancaster is very cool.

If you look at Duxford Airfield on Google earth you can see the Sally B (B-17) sitting on the grass by the runway.

neural_dream
01-10-2006, 03:54 AM
nice tip http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif. Could start a whole new kind of planespotting.

Lucius_Esox
01-10-2006, 04:19 AM
OOoooh Arfur !!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
01-10-2006, 05:46 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now get them bloody busses aaaaut!

whiteladder
01-10-2006, 06:19 AM
if you open google earth and go to google earth community( bootomleft under layers) tick the "Military" option it lists all kinds of cool places, try portsmouth you can see HMS Victory!!!

Daiichidoku
01-10-2006, 06:35 AM
for years now, i KNEW Oleg reminded me of someone....


BLAKIE!

Grue_
01-10-2006, 06:55 AM
From the same site:

http://www.theregister.com/2005/10/14/b-17.jpg

Shortly after WWII a guy named Art Lacey (he had a British wife) went to Kansas to buy a surplus B-17. His idea was to fly it back to Oregon, jack it up in the air and make a gas station out of it. He paid $15,000 for it. He asked which one was his and they said take whichever you want because there were miles of them. He didn't know how to fly a 4 engine airplane so he read the manual while he taxied around by himself. They said he couldn't take off alone so he put a mannequin in the co-pilot's seat and off he went.

He flew around a bit to get the feel of it and when he went to land he realized he needed a co-pilot to lower the landing gear. He crashed and totaled his plane and another on the ground. They wrote them both off as "wind damaged" and told him to pick out another. He talked a friend into being his co-pilot and off they went.

They flew to Palm Springs where Lacey wrote a hot check for gas then they headed for Oregon. They hit a snow storm and couldn't find their way so they went down below 1,000 feet and followed the railroad tracks. His partner sat in the nose section and would yell, "TUNNEL" when he saw one and Lacey would climb over the mountain.

They landed safely, he made good the hot check he wrote, and they started getting permits to move a B-17 on the state highway. The highway department repeatedly denied his permit and fought him tooth and nail for a long time so late one Saturday night he just moved it himself. He got a $10 ticket from the police for having too wide a load.

Arm_slinger
01-10-2006, 07:56 AM
LOL

thats quite story, and **** good fun I bet too

neural_dream
01-10-2006, 08:37 AM
Some more from http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlcat30/Aircraft-on-the-ground.htm

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/117496Clipboard06.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/771779Zwischenablage05.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/673182Untitled-1.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/579525ADMIN.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/174211chopper.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/299124stealth.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/739908migs.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/953247Clipboard37.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/5637054360.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/51816B1-B.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/914710C130.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/876070backfire_bomber.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/234395awacs_e3_sentry.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/631707berlair.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/998923douglas.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/721641Beechcraft-Starship.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/588190v22_osprey.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/267294Stealth.jpg http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/409992russian_spaceship.jpg

Do you know them all?

I think that some people are looking for the Antonov An 225, but no luck yet. I might be wrong.

PF_Rory_OMoore
01-10-2006, 06:10 PM
Here's one for you. Ifound this on the satallite image at Google local

http://premium1.uploadit.org/RoryOMoore//Intrepid.jpg

slo123
01-10-2006, 06:16 PM
if you can chose where to look look in charelston south carolina the yorktown is there as a musem along with a sum and some other ships it pretty cool i dont know if u will be able to find it though its by the big bridge if that helps any

PF_Rory_OMoore
01-10-2006, 06:18 PM
Found the USS New Jersey

http://premium1.uploadit.org/RoryOMoore//USSNJ.jpg

Flakwalker
01-10-2006, 06:24 PM
Pretty nice, they looks like little toys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Imagine we put a sat at a distance of 50 light years (of course with a better tech) then start taking photos of WW2 plane formations, would be really nice.

T_O_A_D
01-10-2006, 07:15 PM
Great Catch!!!!!!!

danjama
01-10-2006, 08:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Rory_OMoore:
Here's one for you. Ifound this on the satallite image at Google local

http://premium1.uploadit.org/RoryOMoore//Intrepid.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ploughman
01-11-2006, 05:25 AM
How low can you go?

This bunny burner sighted near Heathrow Lufthaven.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/howlowcanyougo.jpg

SeaFireLIV
01-11-2006, 05:47 AM
Strange, i don`t quite get the clarity you guys get. I guess it`s streaming the detail slowly?

ploughman
01-11-2006, 05:50 AM
Some parts of the world aren't in very great detail, so that you can't even make out villages, others are so good you can see individual vehicles/dwellings etc. It's a work in progress so I guess they'll upgrade the poorly resolved bits as they go along.

SeaFireLIV
01-11-2006, 05:58 AM
Yea, I see now. Places like Leicestershire are too insignificant to place on the map while London is indeed in amazing detail. Ok for my Royal palace then!

SeaFireLIV
01-11-2006, 06:35 AM
Wow! Actually found the real place where I used to live in Richmond/Surrey (funny, it kept giving me the US before, lol).

Now this area is really well defined, i could clearly see everything and follow the roads. creepy. I felt like a government spy.

But if Joe-public has this kind of access what must the world governments have access to? It must be pretty amazing.

whiteladder
01-11-2006, 07:13 AM
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1517/ari0ix.jpg

Arizona

Capt.England
01-11-2006, 02:18 PM
SeaFiveLIV,

Check out East Midlands Airport m8. Just to the north is the aeropark with a number of planes.

Also fun is the area around `AREA 51`. Anyone tell me (without cheating from the GoogleEarth Forum) what the black discs are?

Flakwalker
01-14-2006, 01:21 PM
Is not a Lancaster but a Lincoln:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Flakwalker/Lincoln.jpg

It on an airbase museum on Argentina, the one at lower is probably a Ju 52

LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2006, 11:52 AM
*bump* interesting stuff

Anybody seen ads?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Google Maps prompts advertising on roofs

By Nick Farrell: Tuesday 17 January 2006, 15:08

GOOGLE'S online satellite pictures may have opened a new area for advertisers to boldly go where none have gone before.

Apparently street wise companies are hiring painters to paint their logos or advertising messages on the roof.

The idea is that when the Google satellite passes overhead, users will be able to see company logos stand out in a sea of otherwise bare roofs.

There is an example here. µ

~&gt; http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29048

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

GreyFox5
01-18-2006, 01:00 PM
Here in Portland Oregon we call it the bomber - It used to be the largest gas station in Oregon with 48 pumps under the bomber but the gas station is no more. The Web Site is here: http://www.thebomber.com/