Rhuertas70 From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7956 times:
This topic in particular may need to be moved to the poll & preferences section. (Just a suggestion).
Airport: Kahului, Maui,(OGG)
Best Approach Side: Left (no Kona winds)
As you approach the Hawaiian Island you will see the imposing Mt. Haleakala and on a clear day Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa on the Big Island. As you fly over Maui through the itsmus (valley) and exit the south side of the island you will catch a glimpse of the town of Kihei, Molokini (a semicircular reef good for snorkeling) and again part of the Big Island once the Haleakala doesn’t longer block your view. As the aircraft performs a U-turn for final alignment with the runway (on the north side of the island) you will see the islands of Lanai and Molokai and even the eastern tip Oahu to the West as well as the western mountains of Maui.
Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Best Approach Side: Right (no Santa Ana winds)
You will catch a glimpse of Palm Springs, Big Bear and San Bernardino Mountains followed by downtown LA and if you are lucky the Hollywood sign. Of course if you don’t like smog sit on the left.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7845 times:
The sun decides where I sit. Nothing like going cross county at 37000 feet trying to gawk out the window with the sun in your eyes. Always sit on the opposite side of the sun. The view is always better.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Tornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7724 times:
Assuming it's a westerly wind day for use of the 28's...
Reason: Beautiful views of the skyline, rivers, bridges, stadiums, etc.
Reason: You come in over a 300 ft deep valley less than 1/2 mi before the threshold, assuming you're on R/w 18, which is the ILS. Pretty freaky to see the ground come up at you so fast as you cross the other side of the valley and then hit the ground.
Of course I doubt many A.netters will go to MGW for that... and if they do Air Midwest better upgrade those B1900's
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7606 times:
Into ANC it is the right side. Especially when coming up from the lower 48states or southeast Alaska. You skirt the coast line for a few hundred miles and overlook beautiful Mount St Elias Natl Park, then Prince William Sound and all of the glaciers. Then coming down Turnagain Arm where you overlook the city of Anchorage and can see ANC where then you fly over Cook Inlet make the right hand bank and land on I believe it is 9R but in a recent thread on here it said that changed to 8R. But regardless anyone flying in ANC go for the right side of the aircraft.
CXYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7602 times:
SIN, it's the right side if you're coming in from the north. Possibly get views of Vietnam from 35,000 feet and Malaysia, the port, etc on approach. HKG I'd say better with right side as there's just generally better city views (as opposed to ocean) on the right. YYZ doesn't matter so much. There's nothing spectacular to see, but if you're coming from the east, then left side so you get to see downtown I suppose.