global flight landing live video March 3, 2005 11:36 AM   Subscribe

For those of you on windows/IE, check out the live video of the global flight landing, about to end in a few minutes.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:36 AM (14 comments total)

This is sort of a momentary thing, and only for windows/IE users, so I didn't make a mefi post about it. I'll delete this and anyone's welcome to post video after the fact, when it's all over.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:37 AM on March 3, 2005


done!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:46 AM on March 3, 2005


Wow, for anyone that caught it, it's a live unedited feed, and it's great. You can hear a reporter off-camera telling folks to get ready to cheer when he goes on. Classic.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:47 AM on March 3, 2005


"Don't be obscene. Be good!"
posted by Gyan at 11:49 AM on March 3, 2005


Woah, thanks for the heads up. I just caught the final approach and landing. Go Scaled!
posted by loquacious at 11:50 AM on March 3, 2005


Neat.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 11:50 AM on March 3, 2005


mistit. poop.
posted by sciurus at 11:54 AM on March 3, 2005


Heh. www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com could not be found. Where are they landing at? Looks like Kansas. I guess I just assumed that Scaled and Virgin would be using the Mojave City... erm... Spaceport.
posted by loquacious at 11:55 AM on March 3, 2005


it's a bit late, but the bbc is showing what i think is the same feed via realplayer. i missed the landing, but it looks like his still pootling round taxiing.
posted by andrew cooke at 11:56 AM on March 3, 2005


Oh, finally got through to the official page. Salinas is the landing site.

Damn, I bet that was a noisy flight with that turbine right over his head. I don't know if I'd like that.
posted by loquacious at 11:59 AM on March 3, 2005


Thanks. I clicked on the link just in time and got to see the landing.
posted by iconomy at 12:01 PM on March 3, 2005


Salina (no-s), Kansas.
Unless the folks in Salinas, California got a pleasant surprise.
posted by wendell at 2:54 PM on March 3, 2005


"we're just going to watch now as he crashes... um, crosses the green kansas grass..."

hilarity
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:06 PM on March 3, 2005


That was a great feed. You had Fossett calling the tower for wind checks, repeated assertions that the tower's audio couldn't be heard (tv xmissions?) by a news chopper, and as Fossett turned into his final approach, all the commercial pilots in the area suddenly chimed in with congrats "from America West" etc. -- the best one being a guy who just interjected, "Fossett, you're a stud!" Then you had Fossett telling the press he was really interested in a bathroom and a real dinner, Fossett and Branson spritzing each other with champagne, Branson seemingly grabbing the mic and taking over the event, telling Fossett which news media to talk to and so on, then Fossett getting a live phone call -- which turned out, I think, to have been the administrator of the FAA. Gasp.
posted by dhartung at 11:15 PM on March 3, 2005


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