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Originally posted by emjoi
A moment of peace in an endlessly busy world.
It actually sounds nice.
Originally posted by Voxel
reply to post by Scaart
I live underneath two international airports' approaches I tend to see planes flying over my house on a regular schedule so I will see a plane pass and 20-30 seconds later another following the exact same path.
When it is cloudy I see many more planes for two man reasons:
1. The planes fly lower to try and stay below the cloud layer.
2. The lights on the plane have something to light up.
What I mean by #2 is that the presence of clouds in the sky points to the presence of moisture in the air. You can not see a laser beam without the aide of smoke, dust, or fog. The same holds true for any light source. You can not see the light from an airplane unless you were either standing in front of the plane or the air itself was scattering the light. On a clear night, there would be almost no scattering of light.
I am no pilot (well I do fly a simulator every once in while) but I am pretty sure that during low visibility around airports the big planes are required to have their landing lights on. On a clear night they may only their nav. lights on.