> On 13 October 2017 at 00:07 Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
> John Francis wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 05:29:03PM -0400, Paul Stenquist wrote:
> >> Google maps shows the hotel within a quarter mile or so of the hotel, so
> >> the photo is obviously possible. Take off runways and direction vary from
> >> day to day and even hour to hour depending on wind direction and velocity.
> >
> > The hotel may have been close to the airport, but from the news coverage we
> > learn that the shooter was able to fire rounds that struck fuel storage
> > tanks on the airport. This means the fuel storage would be visible from the
> > side of the hotel with the broken windows.  Air Force One appears to be on
> > the other side of the hotel.  As the hotel is on the Las Vegas strip, and
> > not in the middle of the airport, this strongly suggests that to get such a
> >  photograph isn't actually possible.
> >
> What if the photo was taken from between the airport and the hotel, and 
> the plane took off from runway 19, flying past the hotel and over the strip?

I wondered about that but a) I think it would be much higher and b) most planes
seem to turn left, away from travelling further over high density population.
 Normal rules may not apply to AF1, of course.

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