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May 09, 2006
FedEx Arrivals During Thunderstorms
17 years ago
Someone care to explain this one to me?
but I like the music
UPS Departures During Tornadoes.... DHL Dances During Floods... (still pretty nifty.. gotta get those flights in before the storm hits... Guaranteed Next Day, is a biatch!)
I thought it was kinda cool. Like a swarm of bees hurrying back to the hive ahead of a big net.
The black dots were FedEx planes trying to land at the airport where they probably have their hub. The red is a thuderstorm that they can't fly through. The video shows the planes avoiding the storm to land at the airport over a length of time. The video has been sped up considerably. I liked it a lot. It reminded me of the site I saw that tracked all flights in the US with red dots over a one day period.
The music really makes it.
once flying into dallas airport we had to skirt a big t-storm. the plane was on the same basic altitude as the storm, which we could easily see out the window, a ways off, wreaking its wonderful menace. it was cool, but yeah, I wouldnt want to fly thru it!
i was on a plane once during a storm and i looked out on the wing and i saw the craziest thing...a gremlin out on the wing, tearing off chunks of it and chucking them in the engine...i told the stewardess, but no one would believe me...
wow! was it
What kind of music is that? All I can think of is "some kind of 1960s modern jazz they used in upbeat comedy movies."
Yeah, I agree on the
.. thanks, argh!
Awesome. Run, Forrest!
That was quite cool! I think about three of the planes couldn't land at the hub, and diverted to other airports.
*pilots please wipe your seats after landing
THat was really cool.
link of same.
That'll teach you to sit next to the Shatner,
. He gets his own row, understand?
That was definitely cool.
hurry! hurry! hurry! hurry! hurry! AW CRAP! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
I live about two miles north of Memphis International, between runways 36R and 36C. Every night serves up a slice of the spectacular as these planes come in 2 to 3 abreast spaced a minute apart.