Locating things on Google Earth

From time to time I take a pleasure in locating things on Google Earth. Be it transient happenings like an aircraft in flight (Example: 47 33’ 57.00" North / 8 25’ 28.23" East) or things belonging to me (My - now decommissioned - aircraft at 46 54’ 53.56" North / 7 29’ 54.03" East).

Is there anyone who found his car or even himself or other interesting things on GE? I am not talking about street view here, just satellite pics.

A short list:

  • The legs of a friend visiting his parents (he’s the only one in the family that wears shorts, shoes are his, do 100%)
  • The car of another friend, parked in front of the mechanic’s house
  • Same friend’s tent

I also found out, that some toys my ex-wife and me gave to her sister, were left behind on the balcony after her sister moved. They’re still there. :slight_smile:

vodoo wrote:
> Is there anyone who found his car or even himself or other interesting
> things on GE?

my uninteresting car is most often parked in my driveway, under a tree
(and is the dark spot here): 55 44 52.05N 10 1 3.30E

and, any of the interesting aircraft near here i might have
flown…but, they are all owned by my uncle: 32 29 59.96N 93 40 15.16W


DenverD
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Hey DenverD

my uninteresting car is most often parked in my driveway, under a tree (and is the dark spot here): 55 44 52.05N 10 1 3.30E

You are quite close to Endelave. Have been there once. I think it holds a world record as to the density of (grass strip) airfields. Two of them on a small island very close to each other.

and, any of the interesting aircraft near here i might have flown…but, they are all owned by my uncle: 32 29 59.96N 93 40 15.16W

These exceed my budget a bit, considering fuel consumption …

Thanks for sharing.

Hey
Those puppies fly around here about every three months at only a few
thousand feet, usually do two or three circuits then I guess fly back
to those coordinates (190miles as the crow flies).


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vodoo wrote:
>Endelave. Have been there once.

me twice…nice little island…

> I think it holds
> a world record as to the density of (grass strip) airfields. Two of them
> on a small island very close to each other.

i knew it had one, but not two nor it was a world record holder…cool!

> These exceed my budget a bit, considering fuel consumption …

yep, they high altitude cruise between about 20,000 pounds of fuel per
hour (plus or minus about 5k, depending on model/engine)…


DenverD
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malcolmlewis wrote:
> at only a few thousand feet

threat and therefore tactics have changed a lot…target run in
altitude used to be well under 1,000 feet…


DenverD
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Oh we get low altitude stuff as well, but they are usually gone by the
time you hear them, plus lots of trees here.

I’ve see the space shuttle fly over about 90 miles north, one of the
last flights flew directly overhead when it was landing, sonic boom was
impressive! Also seen a B2 stealth bomber fly over refueling or tailing
a commercial airliner wasn’t sure :wink:


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i knew it had one, but not two nor it was a world record holder…cool!

After a bit of research I found: There were even 3 airstrips on Envelade many years ago: Endelave WEST, Endelave SOUTH and Endelave EAST. There are still flight simulator sceneries showing all three. But, unfortunately, Endelave WEST is the only one to remain. Well, it was a bit of a mess, having 3 grass strips in different directions with overlapping traffic patterns.

malcolmlewis wrote:
> Also seen a B2 stealth bomber fly over refueling or tailing
> a commercial airliner wasn’t sure :wink:

ha…more likely refueling…


DenverD
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Can you imagine what happens when you set up your chair on this lovely beach: 9 57’ 11" S / 150 11’ 45" W

You will be the first human being on earth to see the sun rise every morning.

The opposite would be here: 52 55’ 07" N / 172 26 44 E, but they have lousy weather there all year round (approx. 8 days of sunshine per year).

vodoo wrote:
> You will be the first human being on earth to see the sun rise every
> morning.

yes, but it would be a long walk to buy your paper to read or coffee
to accompany the rise!

> The opposite would be here: 52 55’ 07" N / 172 26 44 E, but they have
> lousy weather there all year round (approx. 8 days of sunshine per
> year).

my dad was on Attu during WWII…he didn’t mention it being a great
place to visit!


DenverD
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I feel annoyed that I can’t put my wide range of languages on stupid
Facebook. For example, I speak Sarcasm, fluently spoken and written,
and Various Forms of Geek…

yes, but it would be a long walk to buy your paper to read or coffee to accompany the rise!

I guess that would rather be a shark fin soup for breakfast. Just let me dream a bit. Lots of snow here at the moment.

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my dad was on Attu during WWII…he didn’t mention it being a great place to visit!

Especially not at those times (picture of 1943):