> On 13 October 2017 at 01:33 ann sanfedele <ann...@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Yeah - kinda what I said... but there is another reason... The planes
> _usually_ take off to the west, because of the prevailing winds ...
> Mike - where is the article that these photos were in?
It was on the BBC news site. I can't find the article on a quick search.
> On 10/12/2017 6:54 PM, 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.
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