Really ? It's OK, but all it is is canefields and bits of Port Louis, for the most part.
Nossy Be is cool, flying in over the islands, very clear water and the odd reef here and there.
SYD has a wonderful approach if you come in from the north, with the harbour out to the right.
The old approach into HKG was spectacular - looking into people's living room windows.
The approach into one of LGA's runways (don't know which) comes round in a big circle over Manhattan - that is spectacular too.
I like the approach into NCE, along the coast, especially if they take the path out to sea round Cap d'Antibes, then the sharp left turn over Antibes and in. Mind you, the approach from the other side, past Villefranche, then the sharp turn left over the Promenade and in - kewlll...
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7355 times:
SAN was going to be my response...there simply is no way to describe - you must experience it for yourself!
BFL has a very interesting approach - as you descend over the desert, you find yourself very low over the tehachapi mountains, in fact flying very close to Bear Mountain. Then the mountains drop to the valley floor, and onto runway 30.
My flight last year MSP-LAS lined itself up directly over Hoover Dam - that is an amazing sight to see!!
I have always loved the approach to HNL as well - circling around the north side of O'ahu giving the passengers an unrestricted view of a large portion of the coastline.
I took some spectacular pictures of the north side of the big island of Hawai'i on approach to Hilo...the views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (not to mention Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe) are unreal. If you would like to see, let me know, and I'll e-mail you some of the approach pictures!
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Reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7347 times:
I enjoyed a rather spectacular approach to Bastia, Corsica when our Airbus 319 from made like a slalom between the mountains and through the valleys, as the mountains in Corsica are extremely high and landed in nothern direction. Very nice scenery.
Alaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7320 times:
I would agree with SEA and SAN but....
the best 3 are
with kodiak and sitka you fly right over the water and can see the town and beautiful mountains. as for Ducth, you come in low and fly just beside a mountian (it seems like your wing is going to scrape the mountain) then you make a sharp 90 degree turn and decend about 1000 feet in a few seconds and land on a 3000 ft runway....this was fun when the 737's and Electras still flew in there. this approach gets really fun when theres a mile of visability and 30 knot winds in the snow
TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1460 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7302 times:
My personal favourites are:
MLE (Male, Maldives. Definitely beats any other airport in the world)
BEY (if you are on the left hand side of the plane)
SSH (Sharm El Sheikh)
IST (Short runway, you see almost the whole city)
HAJ (I thought we'd hit a cow once, nice country side)
Dimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7257 times:
i am quite partial to CLE, not only is it my hometown, but when flying in from ORD you usually do a great pass of the city over the lake, and at dusk or at night, with the city lit up, and some lights on the lake, it is really nice, and its always good to be home. and i have never been, and it is no more, but Meigs field was probably something special.
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