Two Old Planes Caught Close Up in Google Earth

Two historic planes in Google EarthTwo old historic planes were caught in flight by the plane capturing aerial photos in North Carolina and added in the last Google Earth imagery update. GEC member ‘morgantongis’ found the planes , and several members of the GEC have complimented him on the find. The planes are a Grumman Avenger and a North American T-6 Texan / Harvard . See the two planes here and zoom in – you can even read “USAF” on the wing of the yellow one. Amazing find! Thanks to Delta102 for letting me know about this.
A similar show of a plane caught just beneath the aerial camera was found a couple of years ago and is still visible (NOTE: turn on “Historical Imagery” and click on the loaded file to find the proper image). There are a bunch of people who enjoy looking at the GE imagery for planes captured in flight by either aerial photography or by the satellites. Read more about the planes in flight hobby.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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