Saturday, February 18, 2006

Plane Spotting About To Get More Exciting

Always thought that spending your time standing on an airport and taking pictures of planes is kind of boring, but this technology may make it a lot more appealing to the mainstream: A swedish company has developed flares (burning stuff ejecting from airplanes as decoys for shoulder terrorist launched missiles) that could be used by commercial airplanes (without burning everything within a couple of miles from the airport).
The picture to the left shows how it looks when a large airplane ejects flares - and now imagine O'Hare at night (yes, according to wikipedia at least military transport planes eject flares preventatively - (when used in dangerous areas, that is))