LINATHJNX From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5146 times:
Hi to all
What are for you the most beautiful approaches in Europe?
What are the ones you could not get your eyes from the window?
My favourites (to say the truth I never get my eyes from window wherever I am going) are:
IBZ if you're seated in the right side landing on runway 24 you can usually see all the south coastline of the island, the whole town and the beach of Playa d'en Bossa.
Landing on 6 is very beatiful again if you're on the right side of the a/c. You can see the beach of Salinas then banking to the rigHt you can see clearly the rocks of Cap Falcò and the clear waters of Codolar.
JNX (Naxos, Greece). The aircraft (from ATH) usually arrives low on north side of Paros than starts to bank to the left on the vertical of some small rock coming out from the see between the two islands. It passes over the beach of Agia Anna and you can see the shells on the seabed through the ultra crystal clear waters. In the final approach you can see all the cows in the fields wahtching the aircraft landing.
OLB landing on 24 you can see the wonderful coastline of north Sardinia.
CrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5115 times:
I love the approach to MUC quite much, the new "Allianz-Stadium" is really nice form the aircarft.
The approach to LHR is also nice, sometimes you see the downtown of London and much sights ot this great town.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7741 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5090 times:
LHR has a great approach flying low over downtown London. KEF is another fantastic approach, especially when it's cold and murky outside with a rough sea, just gives that extra "feel" to arriving in Iceland. AMS is another great approach, especially in the spring when all the tulip beds are blooming.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 4956 times:
Quoting LINATHJNX (Reply 13): I remember walking in London and seeing all these aircraft going to LHR.
My wife started yelling at me because I kept walking staring up in the sky watching the heavies come into LHR.
One other approach I forgot was into SAN from the east. You fly just south of the Salton Sea and can see the amazing agricultural fields in the middle of the desert. You come quite close to Mount Miguel (covered in transmission antennas) and other peaks before swooping over the interstate and into the airport. Perhaps it is because I like the desert scenery so much but it is a nice approach.
Coming into SLC from the east is also a nice one. You descend until quite close to the Wasatch Range beneath you and then the mountains fall away and you are over the Great Salt Lake or the plains south of the city.
EDIT: I'm such a moron. You asked for Europe and I promptly gave you two approaches in the States. Sorry about that.
[Edited 2005-11-07 21:42:57]
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ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1083 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 4942 times:
I am always most amazed by the approach to LHR (east-west), if I have a right side window seat. I love cruising along the Thames and see LCY and all the sights - fantastic!
I also love the approach to CGN: Coming from the north you can see the city and the massive cathedral on the right. Coming from the south you see mostly paddocks and forests, but often the house I grew up in - and my parents still living there. That is so close to the airport that I always think I must see them on the motorway on the way to pick me up...
LINATHJNX From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4932 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15): EDIT: I'm such a moron. You asked for Europe and I promptly gave you two approaches in the States. Sorry about that.
I asked for Europe only because I fly mostly in Europe... but any entry is equally interesting, so thank you anyway. As I told in the start, I love to watch carefully from the window wherever I am going and I can't understand people who take a window seat and then sleep or read or what else but watching.
I Know what you mean: everytime I fly from LIN I can see my home seconds after take off!
Thanks to all
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3428 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4917 times:
In 2001, I flew DFW-ZRH on AA 38 (777 at the time) and I remember landing in ZRH (I think runway 14) we did a lot of turns while we were descending, and the view was just stellar. Switzerland is truely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
LINATHJNX From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4766 times:
Thanks a lot to all. Now I know I am unlucky because I have flown into many of the airport you descibed but due to weather or darkness I could not enjoy them.
I will keep in mind your preferences.
PSAHO88 From Italy, joined Sep 2000, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
In the rare occasions when you approach Pisa from the north and you are seating on the right side of the aircraft you have a very nice view of the famous Duomo and tower.
Just as a piece of advice...if you are travelling out of PSA always choose an "A" seat. if you take off to the north you will enjoy the same view. It worked for me this morning!
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4733 times:
Fly into LCY:
From a right-hand window seat: On a flight MAN - LCY in a F50 we flew past LCY and circumnavigated it to the east, then flew downwind south of LCY, turned 180° taking us over the Houses of Parliament, then along the River Thames over Tower Bridge, past Canary Wharf Tower followed by "normal" approach into LCY.
Best views one can get !
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DavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4732 times:
HEL - As wea aproached the AY crew put on some soft piano music, was wonderful as we glided effortlessly over the various snowly islands on the finnish coast before rolling over some hills and landing. And the nosewheel cam topped it all off!
: Paris CDG arriving at night with clear weather, really one of the best approaches in Europe . Thanks.
: Hey guys thank you for nominating my home base ZRH so often. Just to remind you though that very often those cute little "Swiss" villages will in fact
: GVA,NCE and here's one that hasn't been mentioned: LIS!!!