|**In-Flight ID Charts**||Cyclonic||11/19/05 6:50 AM|
This post contains screenshots of airplanes captured in flight in GE with ID and dimensions.
All dimensions are accurate and taken from Airliners.net and Wikipedia so keep in mind that they will vary in GE.
Satellite pix are fairly close most of the time but aerial pix are off by alot.
I included both feet and meters.
The old chart was pretty messy, with measurements from the GE tool, which led to very innacurate information.
I sorted them in alphabetical order by company for the most popular ones.
Military planes were done seperately and are after the Civilian planes.
Most of their measurements were taken from FAS.ORG.
On the bottom I added new schematic drawings with the visual differences on a few sets of planes that are close in size and shape.
The following pictures are planes of similar size where the GE measuring tool can go either way.
In these cases you will need to be able to tell the differences simply by looking at them.
Hopefully the pictures below will help make it easier.
Most times, this is a easy way to tell a Boeing from a Airbus.
Many thanks to Bebop for his patience and expertise in this subject.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Cyclonic||11/19/05 6:52 AM|
ahh problems already. How do I get it to show its full size?
EDIT: its my picture hosting site. photobucket.com. They automatically resize a pic over 500k.
I changed it from .bmp to .jpg. I think its back to full size.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||no_stranger||11/19/05 8:43 AM|
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Delta102||11/19/05 10:30 AM|
Quote:A Pro's Guild to Aircraft in Flight..
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Frank_McVey||11/19/05 10:35 AM|
Thanks Cyclonic - that's certainly a keeper.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||bebop||11/19/05 1:15 PM|
Very nice work indeed!
I'm sure it's really useful.
For your next collage picture, you might add some more planes, such as A 319, 737-100 (thin engines), Cessna 500 Citation, C-130, F-14 (I can remember those, but I'm pretty sure there are some more).
Tomorrow, time permitting, I'll try a search and I'll PM you the links.
PS: don't trust me too much... sometimes I just try an ID...
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||saukko||11/19/05 1:57 PM|
Well, now even I could turn civilian with these recognition jobs. Beware !
Great job ! Have a sip, this is the best !
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Cyclonic||11/19/05 5:10 PM|
Thanks all. It was kinda fun to make. I havent messed with paint shop in a while. B, yes many are missing, including the fighters and other military planes. I can find them posts ok but have trouble finding non-military light craft where a positive ID can be made. Mostly on certain types of cessnas. Any help with links would be great!
|Re: A plane in flight ID #2 added||Cyclonic||11/20/05 7:05 AM|
Found enough different planes to make a second one. I started to run out near the end so the bottom right has a few odd ones just to fill the pic.
If anyone can think of a bunch of others ill be glad to make a third.
Thanks to Bebop and Saukko for the links and IDs!
Edit: moved it to OP under 1st pic.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||lilbond||11/20/05 2:13 PM|
can you post latitudes and longitudes for the planes.
by the way, a good place to find planes in flight is around Chicago because of o'hare airport and the smaller midway airport(as well as the dozens of smaller airports surrounding the city)
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||lilbond||11/20/05 2:17 PM|
is the airbus 340 500(think thats the right #) picture on the bottom right side on fire(look at the area by the right wing) and/or what's that big thing in front of the plane?
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Cyclonic||11/20/05 2:52 PM|
It wasnt a guide to help find planes, just to ID them. They are found at all longitudes and latitudes. If you download the placemark in the first post of the following thread youll see tons of them in flight that were found around the globe.
All Planes In Flight
As far as where to look, I found that the most popular airports have little planes. I dont know why. Take Logan Airport in Boston. A VERY busy airport with alot of activity on the runways, yet only 1 or 2 planes found in flight in the entire state of Massachusetts. I dont believe too many are from the Chicago area either. The most planes in the US (i think) are in California. Probably because the state is so large and there are so many data chunks there. But also because its a sunny warm popular place to fly year round. Not to mention the constant flow of tourists.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||lilbond||11/20/05 3:20 PM|
thanks for the help. if you want to label some military (and a few civilian) planes, heres a picture of an extremely large plane junkyard
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Frank_McVey||11/20/05 4:08 PM|
That would be a BIG task for Cyclonic after all the work he's done in putting together the composites!
The easiest way for both is for you to download the file at the placemark in this posts:
*All Aircraft in Flight*
This will show you all the aircraft that have been recorded so far.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||bebop||11/21/05 1:19 AM|
Hi Lilbond and welcome to GE
Quote:Take a look at this page: AMARC.
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Cyclonic||11/23/05 10:03 AM|
|Re: A plane in flight ID helper||Cyclonic||1/10/06 2:36 PM|
EDIT: Big update June 17, 2006.
I pretty much deleted the old pix and redid them. See OP.
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||2468scotty||7/27/06 1:12 PM|
Hi I'm brand new at this and probably doing it all wrong.
I have found something very unusual. It looks like a 737 leaving LAX
There is a long extension sticking out the side of the plane, from just behind the cockpit.
this can be found about 2-3 milex south of the Santa Monica city center.
the co-ordinates are: 33o55'03.99N 118o35'64.45W
This is very curious, perhaps you can explain it. thank you!
"They done it! They done it! Damned if they ain't flew" -Johnny Moore, Kitty Hawk, December 17, 1903
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||bebop||7/27/06 1:25 PM|
Hi Scotty and welcome to GE
I think you're referring to this plane:
The "long extension" is called flare and it's due to the sunlight reflected into satellite camera lens by a gleaming, polished surface.
Here is a tech explanation: LINK.
If you do a search for "flares" you'll get many examples.
Have fun with GE.
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||adastra_on_yafro||9/19/06 10:23 PM|
i am not much for conspiracy theories....BUT... i tripped over this. two jets in formation over northeast kansas spewing what appear to be CHEMTRAILS~!
Its a Boeing 757-200 with contrails posted by Rygo72 in This Post.
I removed the picture since it was too wide and causing a bottom scroll bar.
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||Chris_the_pilot||7/31/09 4:34 PM|
Hey thanx! This is really great! I can't find the second one though...could you give me the link please? thanx!
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||2468scotty||1/7/12 4:03 PM|
Happy New Year
I have used your "ID flight ID charts for several years. I would be lost without them! I had printed out a complete set, and it is getting pretty ragged (and probably out-dated)
All I get are notices from Photobucket blocking the pictures and info.
Can you tell me what to change or click? I am not good with computers. (self-taught by a dummy)
Thanks for the list I still have and for any help in getting a new one.
|Re: **In-Flight ID Charts**||NormB||1/7/12 5:57 PM|
It looks like the Images have gone..
Maybe some-one else has the images and charts saved and can let us know.
EDIT..... Check out this Link Oh and Many links at the bottom of the All Aircraft in Flight are Valid links and ID help as well
Norm - Christchurch (Under repair - Central city closed :-( - New Zealand.