At most major airports (OK, I'm referring to nearby Birmingham International, but I'd be amazed if it weren't generally true), if you position yourself at night-tme in line with the main runway, you will be able to spot two or three aeroplanes on approach at any time. You'd be able to see them in the daytime if you knew where to look, of course, but the landing lights make them so much easier to spot. So this phenomenon seems fairly explicable, assuming you are near a decent-sized airport.uair01 said:Any clarification will be greatly appreciated:
Yesterday my wife and me took an evening stroll in the park. I saw a light above the city and looking better I saw a line of airplanes traversing the city. The weird thing is that I never saw this before. I actively look at the sky and am very interested in night lights. How is it possible that I never noticed this before?
We have a smallish airport in Rotterdam that cannot possibly handle all this traffic (I saw at least 6 planes in 30 minutes). Seeing that the airplane queue is heading North, and the planes being so low, I assume they're heading for Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, about 60 km away.Peripart said:if you position yourself at night-tme in line with the main runway, you will be able to spot two or three aeroplanes on approach at any time. You'd be able to see them in the daytime if you knew where to look, of course, but the landing lights make them so much easier to spot. So this phenomenon seems fairly explicable, assuming you are near a decent-sized airport.
That's what I assumed too. But still I'm very surprised that I had never seen this before - it's so striking. Certainly it must happen more often. I will go through my pictures - I often photograph the night view of the city - and maybe I'll see the airplane queue on more of them.Peripart said:As for you never having seen this before, maybe the wind was blowing in an unusual direction for the area, or one of the airport's runways was shut for some other reason, so planes were coming in to land from a direction not often used.
It doesn't like to leave the house: cell phone with agoraphobia?LaurenChurchill said:I kept trying to use it for a week or so, until I finally faced the music and left it at home last night.
When I got back it was working perfectly. :splat:
Good thought. It has rained here recently. Still, I would hope that a brand-new auto wouldn't exhibit such behavior. The other auto is 13 years old, so it might get up to anyting (teenagers, you know).markbellis said:Elisheva and Laura - has it been damp where you've been? Could be short circuits caused by moisture and getting better when it dries out.
Fraid not - blunt and rusty looking.gncxx said:Was it golden? If so, there's a Gaulish druid looking for it...
Don't worry, Ryn, I think he usually goes for a scythe, not a sickle, so you're probably safe for now!rynner said:I just hope it's not a sign that the Grim Reaper is coming for me....! :shock:
I had a similar experience last month.The fairies stole my brown sugar.
Ah-ha. I think your answer may well lie there or thereabouts . 70% makes a damn' good snack, IMHO.OfficeRabbit said:....and nobody would dream of eating 70% cocoa solids as a snack...
What? You mean the librarian had never seen someone relieving their partner's appendicitis in a layby before?escargot1 said:Could have been worse. :lol:
I once made a working paper model of Gillian Taylforth doing that thing she says she does well and left it in a library book.
Remembering just a minute too late when returning it, I was only able to watch in horror as the librarian found it.
Was this model your own design, or is it commercially available?I once made a working paper model of Gillian Taylforth doing that thing she says she does well and left it in a library book.