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Have You Ever Flown Over Your Home?  
User currently offlineOpsGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6013 times:

I always try and look for my house when I am flying on a commercial airline and I have been fortunate enough to have flown over my home several times.

Anyone else?

P.S. I searched for a post like this and nothing came up, so if its been posted before I apologize.

Is this the Delta House?
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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 631 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

Hi everyone
This is my first post into A.net

I haven't flown over my house, but I do come within a hundred feet or so to flying over my dorm at Arizona State University coming in on 25/26 at PHX. I guess that's pretty close.

Edited for runways

[Edited 2004-09-13 08:24:58]

[Edited 2004-09-13 08:27:26]

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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

Welcome to A.net, Monorail!

I flew over my house in Holland with a Cessna 172 and took pictures.
And here in Spain I overflew my house lots of times on departures from runway 30 from Valencia Manises (LEVC/VLC), flying to Bilbao or Barcelona. I live 25km northwest from the airport.

User currently offlineRingwaymanc From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

I live on the flight path to Manc ringway...So everytime I fly I fly over my house,last time I flew saw my wife hanging the wash.. Smile...Flight's go about 500 feet over my roof..Those of you guys who know Manchester airport will probably know which road I live on.......

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12165 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5985 times:

I live on the outskirts of Plymouth by the airport, so I have flown over my house several times in DHC8's, I quite often see members of my family driving back down my road having dropped me off at the terminal. Few weeks ago I flew over again, this time in a Cessna 152 and circled to take photos, they didn't come out to well as it was my old camera, but it was fun al the same  Big thumbs up

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

loads of times.... my parents in live in Richmond, right under the LHR flightpath when coming in to land. So when I lived there, I must have flown over it loads!

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5982 times:

The area I live in is so heavily wooded that I doubt I'd be able to see anything except for the tops of trees. I do see planes headed to EWR pass over my house once in a while, but I don't think I could recognize my own while in the air.

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5974 times:

Yepp ! But I sat on the wrong side of the plane so I did not see my house  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7606 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5968 times:

I live on the traffic pattern for 8R and 8L f and 26L and 26R in MIA. I fly over my house all the time. I think it is 8L and 8R they did change it right?

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8594 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5948 times:
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I used to live right under the final approach to 21L at JNB, in fact the runway lights were installed in open ground right next to my house. Had landing lights shining in the windows many nights, and yes I flew over it many times too.

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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

I live under the flightpath to NCL, so I usually fly over it. We get to see loads of flight on a Saturday night and Sunday, especially EZY, lighting up the sky with the orange glow.

User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Yes, when I flew from DTW to PIT, I flew right over my house. (I could tell because I live across the street from a golf course and right by a large interstate highway)

User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5937 times:

I've probably flown over my house many of times, I just didn't know which one it was. I live in Thomasville, GA, about 40 miles south of Albany, so when we begin app. into TLH, we probably pass over it. I also hear CRJ's and 738's flying over. The one definite time I flew over it is when my friend's dad took me up in the rented 172 and let me fly for most of an hour. I flew over it so that if you looked through the belly you could see my house. It was great!(Also, on that flight I entered the left traffic pattern at TVI and brought it down to within 50 Ft. of the runway.)

Trey from TVI

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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5919 times:

Lots of times. In fact, a lot of people on here have. Take a flight from LHR, depart on a westerly runway and keep going pretty straight. Give it about 10 mins.... Many of the US flights go right over.

Mine is the house on the end with the blue car on the drive and the funny-shaped garden. Look out for the old farm house with the pool and we are just by that.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineLoungeLover From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

When I used to live in Paris I once flew into CDG after making a turn over the north of the city. I was coming from STR on an LH flight in a Fokker 50 and it was such a beautiful day you could make out every detail of Paris. I actually saw my balcony, as I live right north and on the last floor of an old building.

It felt sort of exciting that day...

User currently offlineHbfly From Austria, joined Jul 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5912 times:

I've flown over my home last Christmas.
I'm living at the base of the mount "Gaisberg".

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User currently onlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

I live under the 14R approach to ORD, so I have flown over my house many times. Big grin

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4973 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

Yup, I've seen my house many times when landing at AEP. I love it cause it already feels like being home even before landing  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1146 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

I havent flown DIRECTLY over my house, but in 1998 i was onboard SQ328 (?)Manchester - Singapore. We took off from runway 24 and although i didnt actually see my house i saw the roads surrounding it and i must say, i wasn't unhappy about leaving it behind!!!


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Only time I have flowen over my house was on 2000 while I was flying from HLZ-WLG. Other times I have flowen north or flowen back from the north to/from WLG I can see my house, but only if I'm sitting on the correct and only if there is a southerly

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7634 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

Last October, when I was on FL Flight 510 (PHL-BOS), I was able to get a good view of my mother's house in Marblehead (which is about 18 miles northeast of Boston) as we approached R/W 22L from the north. 4 out of the 6 or 7 pictures I took of my former-hometown show my mother's house.

Where I currently live (in Secane, PA; not too far from PHL) one can only see the apartment complex that I reside at if their flight is either taking off from R/W 35 or approaching R/W 17 for a landing. At present, all the flights I've taken to/from PHL have been on 9L-27R or 9R-27L.

[Edited 2004-09-16 17:35:48]

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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

Every single time I fly from BOM! I live almost directly under the take-off flight path. All I have to do is wait until the beach comes into view, look for a big hotel with a big pool and I'm quickly able to locate my building!

User currently offlineNceBoy From France, joined Sep 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

Yes !

The great approach (and take-off) at NCE airport let us see a good part of the city. When departing to the east, you can get easily determine your home !

coz I'm leaving on a jetplane !
User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5839 times:

When runways 06L and 06R are in use at MAN airport, the flight path is over my house is Cheshire, so I have flown over my house a fair few times I can say.


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 4188 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

I'm not really sure about my house, but as for my town, several times. I've seen my old Middle School from 3,000 & 30,000 ft in fact. I was in a Fokker 100 the latter of the times & got a great view of my town- it was really cool.


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25 Trickijedi : I've never flown directly over my home but have seen it many times while looking out the window on final approach to either of the 27's at ORD. When w
26 Post contains images IDISA : Anytime Rwy 35R is in use at MXP, airplanes flies over my house and I'm almost always able to recognize which type and which airlines! Unfortunately a
27 Post contains images ATAIndy : I used to live under the 5R approach to IND but then the airport bought our house, RATS!
28 Post contains images Lfutia : nope i havent but i live near the 22L/22R approach/ 4L/4R departure at ORD. fly over a highschool w/ a plant of somesort w/ blue tubes, cross a highwa
29 Post contains images PacificWestern : Many times! As foolish as it sounds, I always get a tiny thrill of seeing my home from the air after returning from a trip. It's as though I get to se
30 SimProgrammer : Several times, I don't live in Thames Ditton, Surrey anymore but my mother still lives there. I often see the planes departing LHR and have spotted th
31 Soups : yeah a friend of mine use to fly a cessna and i was with him in the plane we passed over my house in ACcra i had a video camera and video taped everyo
32 ATLhomeCMH : Growing up in a Gwinnett County suburb northeast of ATL, many of my inbound ATL flights would fly over my house on the Macey Approach pattern, trackin
33 Danpio : You grew in Gwinnett County? Whereat? I grew up in Clayton, but now live just east of Lawrenceville. Flying in and out of ATL all my life, i've flown
34 Teva : I am living East of CDG, at the end of the runways So, any landing facing west or any take off facing east, I fly over my village and I can see my hou
35 707CMF : Commercially, never. On private flights, often, yes. My current home is located right on an entry point for CMF, so I often fly over it. Cheers, 707
36 PNEPilot : My present house is under a standard arrival route to PHL, and although I have been able to catch a couple of nearby large landmarks I've never quite
37 Post contains images AGC525 : I've flown over it plenty of times in a medical helicopter service I work for, But not commerically that I know of. I remember flying CLT to PIT at ni
38 JGPH1A : All the time - my flat is right under the northerly approach to RWY 04L at Nice, if I sit on the right hand side of the aircraft, I usually see it.
39 AirWales : Once, returning from Boston with Virgin we couldn't land at Heathrow due to fog so the captain informed us we would be touching down in Cardiff, Wales
40 KC7MMI : My neighborhood is right about where they turn base to final or upwind to crosswind. I've seen my house only once tho.
41 Jetpixx : I pick out my work in Fort Lauderdale when taking off from FLL and I used to be able to pick out my parent's home in Boca Raton. My grandparents also
42 Thrust : I have flown TWA, AA, and WN many, many times out of STL, and both of the houses I've lived in (not even a quarter of a mile apart from each other), a
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