DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
I liked flying out of Zurich. Interesting sites all around, and the departure included a huge turn to the right which gave me a great aerial view of the airport. Would love to do that again sometime soon.
As for inside my own country, SAN is so much fun. One of the most difficult approaches for pilots. Get to come in low right over the desert and there is like a magic line where the desert ends and San Diego County begins. Awesome flying in right over downtown San Diego (always fly right over the Mona Lisa in Little Italy where we eat quite often in town), and BAM you smack that runway on a hot day, those spoilers come up and they give the reversers hell. I love it. Beautiful sights to see, combined with an awesome approach.
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TLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3380 times:
The approach to TPA is usually over Tampa Bay and provides a neat view of either Tampa or St. Petersburg, depending on what side of the plane you are on. I have flown into and out of TPA many times and it is still one of the most enjoyable approaches. I imagine the approach to PIE would provide a similar view, but I have never flown in or out of that airport.
I recently flew into/out of MCO for the first time. I drove 3.5 hours down to MCO to save money on a flight to STL. The take off took us to the west and then northwest along the coast and literally back over my house in Tallahassee 20 minutes later (doh!). Coming into MCO we flew right down the center of the state with each coast visible from each side of the plane. The pilot even announced to everybody to check out the view.
Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
Either SFO comming in over the bay or LGA and EWR(they're practically the same for a passenger). The best approach I've ever had was on a CO flight to EWR from SJU. We landed at around 830pm with a spectacular view of the lights honoring the world trade center.
Tcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
Flying into Las Vegas...
It is awesome to come in over the desert, low enough that you are certain you are landing in the middle of nowhere...then, all of the sudden there are golf courses...then neighborhoods, and then bam! You're on the ground looking at the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. breathtaking.