AVweb Invites You to Join the Search for Steve Fossett
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Follow the links to review new satellite imagery of the search area and instructions on how to possibly spot Fossett's plane. You can also look for a straight scrape in the ground, or maybe some letters created out of rocks or other material that someone on the ground might try to use as a signal. Use your imagination, and don't be shy about sounding the alert.
Good hunting, and thanks from everyone at AVweb.
A few tip and tricks from AVweb editor Jennifer Whitley, who's been helping with the online search:
- Read and follow the instructions on the Fossett Mechanical Turk home page carefully. It ain't rocket science -- if you know your way around a computer, you can help.
- For better detail, view the images in Google Earth.
(Download and install this free application if you don't have it already.)
- Load the KML file provided on the Fossett Mechanical Turk home page to ensure you're viewing current (not cached) satellite data. Then cut and paste the latitude/longitude of the area you're reviewing into Google Earth.
- Use Google Earth's pan, tilt and zoom features to uncover more detail on the area you're reviewing.
- If in doubt, be conservative and mark the image for review. It will be passed along to search-and-rescue specialists for further analysis.