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Phil Wood.13/11/2008 00:53:00
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If you fancy having a look at your flying field from a satellite try this site. 

Look mom, I can see daddy from here.

This is the site I'll be flying from as from January when I join the club. It's also where I used to fly 30 years ago. It may look small in this view but if you check the scale you'll see it's about 1,500 - 2000ft long. Problem is some idiot went and built that bl**dy big hospital.

I don't know when the images were taken or how often they are up dated but it was a clear day here so someone was  flying somewhere. The second picture is zoomed in on the car park for an idea of scale.  You can tell that it should be possible to spot a decent sized model if there was one on the field.

If as many people as possible check their own site we may just find some flight lines.  You never know, we may end up with a "find the model" competition in the mag. David could give us a picture of a model in a field somewhere and get us to search the country looking for it.  (I want commission )

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo53/pw3246/Flyingsite.jpg

Picture 2 is far right edge and vertical center of pic 1

 

 

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo53/pw3246/Arrowecarpark.jpg

Phil.
David Ashby - Moderator13/11/2008 06:02:00
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That's good, but I had trouble saving an image Phil, any clues?
GrumpyGnome13/11/2008 06:42:00
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Google Earth rocks !  Can see our field and the landing strip;  looks awful small from up there ..............

GG

Phil Wood.13/11/2008 07:58:00
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David Ashby wrote (see)
That's good, but I had trouble saving an image Phil, any clues?

The comp experts will probably have a better idea but what I did was...............

Open "paint" it should be under    "Start"  "All programs"     "Accessories" but you can create a shortcut when you find it.

Minimize this and open up the picture you want to copy..............press "Print screen" on the keyboard......

open up "paint" and click  "Edit"...."Paste"    .............. ( top left of screen)

To crop the picture I used the square box in "paint" to but a border around the picture and then  right click  in this square and "copy"I then pasted this into another "Paint" then " file".. "Save as".. then select "jpeg."

I'm sure somebody knows a quick way but I'm a computer idiot so I had to improvise.

If anyone needs pictures of how I did it I think I can manage it  ......... With "Paint"      I'm just a big kid at heart who likes to play with his coloured crayons.

Phil.

Phil Wood.13/11/2008 08:55:00
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Phil Wood wrote (see)
David Ashby wrote (see)
That's good, but I had trouble saving an image Phil, any clues?

The comp experts will probably have a better idea but what I did was...............

My son has just shortened the process for me.     "Print screen" and paste into paint..............Then "select all" ...........move image to top left corner and crop.   Kids............Bl**dy know alls !

Phil.
flytilbroke13/11/2008 15:41:00
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Yep, they tend to copy Dad  Except they remember howto,,,,,,
Kelly13/11/2008 20:50:00
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This is mine

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc2/kelly2uk/norm1.jpg

Mike Hawkins14/11/2008 03:31:00
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Aeroplane magazine has recently started a colomn called "Where on Earth" , in the August issue they had a reader email in having found an image of a plane in the air.You can find it at 75.116W 14.69S
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/32620/Aircraft_Map.jpg

Eric Bray14/11/2008 15:49:00
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http://file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Eric/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg


http://file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Eric/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg


Here's mine! via google earth and photobucket.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee160/2e0dtoEric/victoriapark.jpg

Eric Bray14/11/2008 15:53:00
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Apologies for the computer gibberish, i can't delete it!

Location is Victoria Park, Warrington, with the river Mersey looping around across the top and down the left side, over the weir, and then a tight right turn to pass through Warrington town centre.

It must have been taken about two years ago, when the park was dry!

If you zoom in really tight, you can see how many people there are not, using the park!

That double line of trees running almost vertically on the right side is all that remains of the Black Bear canal. (See my place on livejournal for the full chat).

The grey patch just below the running track is the carpark, and you can see the annual fair just setting up, with two rides assembled.

Fubar26/11/2008 22:55:00
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      Newport & District M F C. near Childs Ercall ,Shropshire

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r254/pip_030/NDMFC.jpg

Phil Wood.27/11/2008 07:45:00
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You could land a 747 there.   Certainly no way you could use the excuse about trees jumping in the way.

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