No-fly zone spoils Google's big day out - BizTech - Technology - theage.com.au
January 30, 2007
In cyberspace the Google mob may be masters of the universe, but when it comes to Sydney air space the internet heavyweight holds no sway.
Scores of Sydneysiders who took up Google's challenge to make a spectacle of themselves in an aerial photo shoot staged over the city on Australia Day are likely to be disappointed.
A plane chartered by Google to take the images never made it over some of the designated areas or arrived hours later than expected by which time, many of those who had been waiting below had moved on.
The high-resolution images were to be added in about four to six weeks' time to the popular online mapping service Google Maps
But the flight plan was hastily changed on Friday morning after Sydney air traffic control denied the twin-engine Aero Commander permission to fly over parks and beaches in inner Sydney and the east due to air safety concerns ...