Friday, December 17, 2004

Photographs of Planes!

A friend of mine sent me this very, very intriguing photograph of two planes looking as if they were practically flying inches from each other!

The explanation behind it goes like this-
A Lufthansa 747-400 and a United 757-200 are on simultaneous landing approaches on the parallel runways 28L and 28R at San Francisco airport.. The distance between the runways is is 225 meters.
Due to the Jumbo being 3 times larger than the 757 and being behind it gives us this fantastic optical illusion of seeming to fly too near together.

I did some digging and came up with this picture of the San Francisco airport which shows the runways in parallel. (Click on the picture for a detaled explanation)

While browsing around I came across another great snap of a plane flight. Enjoy!


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