Can be rotated and translated
The surface (ground) can be rotated around any of the three axes.
It can be translated in three different directions.
There is one major difference:
If you roll the airplane it will look like an upside-down airplane. It was created using artwork that was designed to be viewed from any direction in 3D space.
The surface (ground) shown in Figure 4 was not created with that in mind.
If you roll the ground and turn it upside down, the result won't be very pleasing.