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Airplanes to go

There's a spot in the middle of the high Arizona desert full of obsolete bombers and fighter jets. It's a place someday I'd love to see, all that truly superfluous technology left out to rot, the Cold War chilling out at altitude, in the dry dry heat.

But at least I can see it from above, thanks to the Terraserver database of satellite and aerial photographs.

[link thanks to BoingBoing]


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Jan. 6th, 2003 03:52 pm (UTC)
what a picture.
Jan. 6th, 2003 03:55 pm (UTC)
Now start scrolling to see just how big it really is!
Jan. 9th, 2003 03:34 pm (UTC)
I've been stuck at that site moving randomly around following roads and things for ages!
Jan. 6th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)
could you email some pics of landscapes of england? I love the area and dont see enough pictures that arent of the cityscape. You dont have to but I would be forever thankful, my email is pardus2000@hotmail.com

Thanks at any rate.

Jan. 10th, 2003 09:59 am (UTC)
check out the nature gallery on http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ ;-)
Jan. 6th, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC)
It gives me visions of the classic disaster-movie scenario in which thousands of civilian pilots are drafted and put at the controls of these bombers in a last-ditch effort to avert... something or other...
Jan. 9th, 2003 03:35 pm (UTC)
Someone should sneak in, put in an automatic take off system and a remote control, and then we could make them all take off, one after the other...

Jan. 7th, 2003 02:47 am (UTC)
Tempted to emulate parts of it as an embroidery. Fly stitch for the little planes?
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