For aviation buffs, people fascinated with interesting pictures, or those who like to find neat objects in GE here is a nice collection of photos of airplanes captured in flight . Someone known as “AZTraveller” at the Google Earth Community has been collecting all the posted Placemarks of planes in flight and he periodically updates his collection as seen here. He has collected approximately 75 planes so far.
[Edited: 9/23/05 – It turns out the information above is a collection of planes captured in flight with Aerial Photography. There is another separate collelction of planes captured in flight with satellite photography. Here’s the collection with satellite photography . And here is the thread discussing the satellite photos of planes captured in flight.]
Some of the pictures are quite interesting with planes at strange angles, just about to land, just taking off, helicopters, and more. Just open the link above and then go through the list in the Places folder. I especially like the one above which is a plane captured not far below the aircraft taking the picture, so it’s in amazing detail (it’s title in the list is “Amazing Airplane Capture!!!”).
If you find your own picture of a plane in flight, first turn on the BBS layer to make sure the mark wasn’t already recorded in the BBS, then post it in the “Transportation” forum at the Google Earth Community BBS. I’m sure AZTraveller will find your post and determine whether it should be added to his collection. I know there are many other planes in flight not listed (I’ve seen some in the BBS Layer), so there’s work to be done!