Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I have been really busy over the last couple of days. I'll be back tomorrow with some original content.

Recently, a reader by the name of Luke sent in this video; it shows a jet in cruise with lots of passing aircraft overhead. We see this sort of thing all the time when we fly around the New York / Washington / Baltimore area, with aircraft filling the skies above and below us. Even though the aircraft are a minimum of a thousand feet vertically separate, it sure seems like a lot less in real life. In real life, a thousand foot separation looks more like a hundred feet apart, which makes for some pretty spectacular images.

It's kinda neat watching other aircraft fly right overhead in the opposite direction as the closing speed is usually over a thousand miles per hour and the other airplanes almost look like meteorites, trailing white tails of water vapor behind them.

I'll be flying again shortly and I'll see if I can get any decent pics of crossing traffic.

Thanks again Luke!

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