reply to post by anubisone
What do I make of it??
Those are airplanes. It's Houston. I am VERY familiar with Houston, since the airline I flew for has a VER LARGE hub and crew domicile there. I am
also VERY familiar with the Houston Intercontinental Airport.
Depending on which way his camera was pointed that evening, he was seeing flights lining up for approach to two of the THREE parallel runways at
The predominate pattern (due to usual prevailing winds) would be to Runway 27, and Runway 26L/R. It is possible that the winds were favoring the
other direction that night....and maybe he'd never seen that before (in clear weather...not rainy, not overcast).
Still, we have to know which way he was looking , with the camera.....
Oh, and you can (if you wish) Google Map the airport, or just look at this link to an FAA diagram:
(Obviously, North is to the left, in the way that image is oriented)....
When landing to the West at IAH, Runway 27 and 26R are used for arrivals, and a combination of 26L (because it's longer than the right), and 27
(because it's even longer) are used for departures. R/W 27 for departures, though, isn't preferred (unless needed because of takeoff weights, and
performance) because of the long taxi distance.
HOWEVER, often for ATC convenience, when your route of flight (after departure) is more southerly, they make you taxi all the way out to R/W 27.
R/W 14L is often used for southerly and westbound departures, along with R/W 9 if you are east and more northbound. WHEN the airport is configured in
that landing/takeoff direction. Winds are the determining factor.
Ah, Jeeze!!! I couldn't stand but the first minute, first look....wrote up this post, then went to UTube to post on his channel....let the video run.
Son of a gun, when it gets to about 5:45, you can see the FRIGGIN' airplanes clear as a bell!!! I call a "FOUL" on this UTuber, as usual.
Oh, and a really interesting note: Check through the comments on his video....none other than that UBER_"famous" serial UTube hoaxer (featured
already in an ATS thread, for FILMING AIRPLANES and calling them "blinkies" and "orbs")....."SeeingUFOsPA". Here:
edit on 15 December 2010 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)