[amsat-bb] Re: In-flight iPhone snaps Space Shuttle launch

Brandon Rasmussen brandonbrasmussen at gmail.com
Fri May 20 15:23:25 PDT 2011

Very neat photo.

 From the looks of the photograph, the plane's altitude looks to be in 
the upper 20000's or lower 30000's at least. (The cloud deck on launch 
day was about 5000' with tops at 5500'.)  Most carriers require PED's to 
be turned off while descending through 10000'. So this passenger would 
have been well within regulations to take the photo.

Brandon, K7BBR

On 5/20/2011 3:34 PM, George Henry wrote:
> And what was her iPhone doing turned on during approach?  Still a no-no on all
> commercial carriers, AFAIK...
> George, KA3HSW
>> From: Clint Bradford<clintbradford at mac.com>
>> To: AMSAT BB<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 2:20:44 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] In-flight iPhone snaps Space Shuttle launch
>> The story behind the photo taken of the Space Shuttle from an in-flight
>> passenger jet. Stefanie Gordon shot the image of Endeavour's launch with her
>> iPhone as her plane descended for a landing.
>> http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/17/in-flight-iphone-snaps-space-shuttle-launch/

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