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Old 05-06-2016, 09:58 AM
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Default From the Sun to Uranus, my RV is Google Maps Famous!

I looked at my trip log from work back home yesterday and found that N164BL was captured on the ramp outside the terminal at KEAU. I usually park in the same place when I visit our EC office for the day and it happened to get snapped at some point in the last year or so.

I only noticed it because I looked at the KML file from ForeFlight after recording the trip back and the trip started at the spot where my plane was parked - exactly where it showed up on Google Maps. Wild.

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Old 05-06-2016, 10:08 AM
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I made the mistake of showing a co worker a google map shot of my airpark home and when the image popped up I realized it was updated from the one I was used to. The trees were bigger, the cars were moved, and as I zoomed in, the lid was off the hot tub. There is only one reason the lid is off the hot tub during the day, and that is so my wife can float in it and get some sun.

...yep, there she was!

I check the images before I show them off at work now.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:17 AM
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Dont worry----------cant see a thing.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:17 AM
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What air park is that Michael?
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:11 AM
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I can even see a pack of chocolate chip cookies
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:50 AM
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I can even see a pack of chocolate chip cookies
It's just the empty wrapper - I ate them on the way over!
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:08 PM
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Nothing to see here.....move along.........
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What air park is that Michael?
1CL2 (but the picture has been updated, so she's gone)
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1CL2 (but the picture has been updated, so she's gone)
You can go back to previous aerial imagery in the full Google Earth application...

Just sayin'

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Old 05-09-2016, 09:15 AM
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Looks like someone sitting in the right seat and someone standing on the left wing walk!
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