Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner)If you're not a professional pilot but want to discuss issues about the job, this is the best place to loiter. You won't be moved on by 'security' and there'll be plenty of experts to answer any questions.
Slight thread drift: April 1st a couple of years ago, daughter in Melbourne rings mother in Sydney, "Quick Mum, they're updating Google Earth, if you go out into the yard and wave I'll be able to see you."
Why is that middle-aged woman in a dressing gown waving at the sky?
If only it worked with simultaneous images! It is possible that if you examined every frame of the street view for the approach path to ADL that you would see somone on arrival or departure. But I do not have the time or inclination to do that.
It's a rainy Saturday afternoon, so I'll give you some clues grounded27.
In the picture, the sun is high in the sky at '10 o'Clock', look at the shadow of the vertical stabiliser on the port horizontal, also the trees in the street below.
Go to Google Earth and locate Adelaide. Once it has loaded on the city centre, zoom out steadily until you can see the airport.
Switch back to this thread and zoom the picture in the thread and read the name of the street.
Switch back to G Earth and search for that street in Adelaide.
You will then see if the machine is on it's way to ADL or away from it. You will also be able to compare the direction of shadow with the compass and consider whether the 738 shadow is 'missing' or simply out of shot.