Doninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
I'm in Arlington, VA with a view of Washington Reagan National take-offs from my office window. Lots of USAirways A319s, AA M80s, DL 737/M88/757, various CRJ/ERJs, etc. If I look out west on a clear day, I can sometimes see the heavies landing/taking off from IAD. In 4 hours I'll be on one of those AA M80s to DFW connecting to TUS.
Lvkewlkid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
I see planes from my house all the time, its either usually HP and WN, but their are a lot of everything else. It is pretty visible from all areas of our metro area. often, we see VS sometimes, there beautiful planes!
KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3882 times:
Right now, I'm sitting in an office right at the edge of the runway at Pearson Int'l. All sorts of interesting planes, although mostly AC A320's, and little jetsgo and westjets... later on in the afternoon, the big Europeans get here
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3839 times:
In school I can see some planes in the air. Traffic from MIA going North and West. I can always tell when a MD-80 flys by witht the sound. Also get lots of traffic from Opa Lacka. Twin props that look like they are traning lots of helicopters too.
From my house I see tons of traffic coming and going to MIA 26R/8L 26L/8R. 747 to ERJ and biz jets.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Estick From Argentina, joined Jan 2001, 46 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
Well, Down on the south, here in Buenos Aires, I'm on a 9th floor, and can see AEP's rwy 31 approaching aircraft turning downwind to base and finals. Unfortunately I can't see them land.
Mostly AR/AU 732's, Md's (83-88), Metros, some private jets, PU ATR and if we're extremely lucky, PU 757 (a long time since I don't see it) and Presidential 757 (now undergoing some checks in Israel I believe)
I also get to see lots of helicopters round here. Mostly the Presidential when Mr. K. gets to the Government house!
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
Right now , sitting at home as SA234 bound for London just flew over my house. I get all the European/African arrivals on downwind if they're landing on 03 and the European/African departures if they're using runway 21.
Heres a pic I have in the database of SA235 flying over my house.
FlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3792 times:
When I am at home, I see aircraft going into DTW on the Polar One and aircraft going into ORD on the Pullman Four all the time. There is also a very busy jet route, J36 I think, just south of my house. I'm also very close to the approach end of runway 6 at MKG.
UCLAX From United States of America, joined May 2003, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3763 times:
From home and my office in Santa Monica, I see all arrivals to LAX from Asia and up the Pacific Coast of North America, as well as European arrivals on the northernmost polar routes, as they "leave SMO at or above 7000 feet heading 070" beginning their downwind segment of the arrival pattern. No matter how many 747s you've seen they're still an amazing sight! I've got my 18 month old son noticing them and saying "Airplane"!.
...those who wait for the Lordâ��s help...rise up as if they had eaglesâ�� wings Isaiah 40:31
SE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
Occasionally, while we are not under a direct air route, I can see planes from the back or front yard of my house. Lately the traffic has increased, which I enjoy; others are complaining.
Anyhow I see a lot of JAL 747's, UAL 747's, 777's, 767's (all mostly leaving to Europe) and many small regional jetliners, particularly the Embraer 170's. I also get a lot of other 777's belonging to other airlines, and of course tons of 737s. I have never been able to identify an Airbus, though I'm sure they are their.
I live about 15 miles from O'Hare in a suburb to Chicago.
VSA346 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3716 times:
I live to the side of BHX (Birmingham International Airport). From my bedroom window i can see the aircraft departing and landing, dependng on the wind direction. Right now I see a Boeing 767-200 in Britannia Colours taking off.
I frequently see 757's, 767's, 737's, A319's and A320's.
The best part of the day is when the twice daily EK 777 comes in
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3709 times:
I teach ninth grade in the eastern part of National City, CA. This is a suburb just to the southeast of downtown San Diego, about ten minutes by car (when traffic isn't bad). From some points in the school, there are clear views to Tijuana, the Coronado islands, the Coronado bridge, as well as downtown San Diego.
We are also just to the south of the landing path, so all day long there is a constant stream of airplanes flying in. We see the left side of the planes on approach to runway 27 at a height of about 1000-2000 feet. They are about one to two minutes away from touchdown.
While most of the planes are Southwest 737's, occasionally something unique pops up, like World Airways MD-11's and the new UPS design 757 as well as older cargo 727's. I SO miss seeing British Airways flying 747's and 777's in here , but Hawaiian's 767's are a great site too! Thankfully, I cannot see any from my classroom window, or I'd lose track of what I was doing, but it's a nice treat to see when I'm outside.
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San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3707 times:
My school is about a mile away from a GA airport (French Valley, F70), which is mostly Cessnas and Beechs, but occasionally has a bizjet fly in. It's an untowered airport, and pilots announce their landing or takeoff intentions on the UNICOM frequency. It's interesting to fly out of the airport, because when you hold short at the end of the runway, you first check visually to see if a plane is approaching, and then announce that you're taking off over the UNICOM. It's kind of like stopping at an intersection and waiting to turn...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3702 times:
If I go outside my apartment, I often see biz and General a/c inbound to Teterboro airport and depending on the winds, arriving a/c for EWR. I live about 3 miles Southwest of Teterboro and about 15 miles north of EWR. I often see inbound EWR traffic from mostly the west, northwest and sometimes Europe, including CO, LH (around 3:30 pm), Fed Ex, and other airlines. If I am outside my parents' house about 20 miles away to the Northwest in northern NJ, I often see inbound traffic to EWR.
Amy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
I'm on the european flight path from Bristol Lulsgate (EGGD/BRS) so i see Easyjet 737s and BA ERJs and ATRs going over on initial cliumb at around 3000 feet with reasonable regularity as I walk to and from town. We also get the occasional Thomas cook 757 and other smaller airlines and even KLM fokkers. These last two I have not seen here yet.
My parents' house is on the holding pattern for Heathrow 9L so occasionally we get a widebody going over at about 5000 feet or so although usually higher. Alos on the flight path from LHR to southern USA, but the aircraft are usually quite high (above 10,000) by the time they get here.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3677 times:
I get to see quite a bit of planes that come into FRA from the northwest (mainly UK and US - at least those are the ones I recognize most frequently... it's not that easy knowing where one of the dozens of Lufthansa flights passing over my head comes from... ) or northeast - depending on the wind: basically, anything that flies past downtown just north of the city flies over my head.
Also, planes leaving towards northern Germany or Scandinavia pass above here quite often - again, obviously, wind-dependant.
And, Adoniscan, no, I didn't move here to be closer to airplanes - it's just really rather hard to live in Frankfurt and not have planes frequently flying close to your house... fortunately, I really don't mind - but the fact that they're usually around, I'd guess, 3000ft high when they pass above me probably helps quite a bit in that regard.