Aircraft

Helicopter Downwash

Check out this incredible image of a helicopter skimming the surface of the pacific, several miles off the coast of Baja California Norte, Mexico. How cool is the disturbance in the water from the helicopter’s downwash!

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Tuesday, 14th November 2006

The Langoliers

Oh dear, it appears that some tardy time-travellers aboard these planes at Peoria Airport have been eaten by The Langoliers! (Although the movie was actually filmed at Bangor International Airport, I understand that no airport escapes the all-consuming wrath of…

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Thursday, 26th October 2006

Jumbolair

Jumbolair Aviation Estates near Ocala in Florida is probably the most famous of the U.S.’s near 500 fly-in communities, a few of which we’ve previously featured. It first gained media attention thanks to the efforts of the eccentric Arthur Jones…

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Tuesday, 17th October 2006

Giant Teddy Bear and the World’s Shortest River

Amongst several other interesting kite-shadows here at the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, Oregon, is the perfect outline of a giant sky-blue teddy bear! The huge flying teddy is 12 metres long, and you can actually pick one up in…

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Wednesday, 4th October 2006

Heathrow Terminal 5

With the recent image updates to central London we can see how they’re getting on with the controversial Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. The aerial image was taken earlier this year and although there’s been some progress they still have…

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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006

Warped Plane

This passenger jet over Newark, California, has become very strangely warped. I think this is something to do with the angles involved between the plane, the earth and the satellite, but trying to figure it out is making my head…

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Wednesday, 27th September 2006

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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