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Your House From The Air  
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3897 times:

Has anybody ever seen their place of dwelling from the air.

One time when departing from BUF we took a rather unusual left turn and flew over my neighborhood about 3 miles NW of the airfield. It was pretty cool. How about anybody else?


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3864 times:

When sitting on the correct side of the aircraft, I can see my parents' appartment when on approach into Brisbane's runway 01. Also, I can see my Residential College and University when approaching 16L/16R in Sydney.

V/F



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User currently offlineANX4fishing From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3835 times:

When departing SJC to the north, having a seat on the right side, I can see my house and tell if my wife and son has left for work and school. Long time ago, while employed with a construction firm, I left MKE and flew right over one of our constructions sites, only to see that none of our carpenters showed up for work. We found new carpenters..





User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3809 times:

I seen my house from the air on both take off and landing at ISP using runway 15R. When planes use 15R for landing they are only a few seconds (maybe 30 at most) from touch down.


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
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In 2000 when I was flying back frm HLZ to WLG on an Air New Zealand Saab 340A the plane flew over my street and I could see some fire engines at a house up the road. Once I got home the Fire Engines were still there and I found out that someone's water pipe had burst and had flooded the house! Also when I was flying home from AKL the Air NZ 733 flew over my suburb and I got a good view of my house and also of my friends houses. It is only 10 minutes from when the plane flys over my house till when the plane lands at WLG. But only if the plane lands at WLG from over Cook Straight.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I can see my summer house whenever I fly from the local grass field.

I´ve flown over it at 100 ft once! Big grin


User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3755 times:
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Yes....if I purposely head for it.




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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

I see it every time I use runway 27L/09R at Heathrow, my house is in this picture Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineTolosy From Luxembourg, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3739 times:



When landing at Heathrow, I used to seeing my flat every landing. It also gave me the opportunity to see my high school.

It's always funny because when I see my house, I generally land 2mn after but then by tube to come back home takes around two hours...


Last time I flew to LHR from CDG, I have also seen my previous house in France.



User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

When approaching CLE from the east for landing on the 24's I can see my house very easily. It's right on Lake Erie about 25 miles east of the airport.

User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

when flying from southern europe back to AMS I fly over home everytime.
and vice versa from my bedroom window (more precisely when lying in my bed!) I can see airplanes following the air corridor to prepare landing at AMS.



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User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

I live in Concord CA. IOts about and hours drive from SFO. Last December i flew to NYC. After takeoff we flew over Concord and as ilooked down i saw my high school, city park, and my house from about 5,000 ft maybe

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

Yup... saw it yesterday, on a right downwind for rwy 30 in a 172 at ESSB. Flew right over it at about 800'

johan



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

I can usually always see our place in FLL when departing. Flights usually depart to the east over the ocean, then turn left and head back to the NW, flying right over our house. Several landmarks make it easy to spot, but you have to look quickly.


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Departing Calcutta's runway 19L and banking right I am able to see my house. It was almost a rite for me to ask for a right hand window seat in the hope that the aircraft would use 19L and I could catch a glimpse of home. Besides my house, I could also see the church and its adjacent grounds where we played cricket, my school and the neighbourhood cinema hall.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

I have not flown since I moved to my new house, but i imagine that you can when landing at FLL since I can see the planes well.

P.S. I got new banoculars for hanukah, so look for the idiot with big banoculars and a scanner on the RIGHT side of the plane if you come in from the west!

Now, if only the weather will cooperate, I can try out my new banoculars!


User currently offlineMog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Landing into DEL on 10-28 or 09-27, coming in from the East, I get to see my home if I ask for a starboard side window seat.

More interesting, one afternoon, while landing I observed from up on top that the traffic police were running speed radar check on the high-speed road leading out of the airport. When I got into the taxi, I told the driver to be careful, and he crawled where everybody else was pelting past.



User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

The normal approach for a south flow at OMA takes me over my stompin' grounds. The kicker is, this is still about 12 miles west of the airport! You guys who live just off the threshold are a bunch of cheaters!  Big grin


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Landing into DEL on 10-28 or 09-27, coming in from the East, I get to see my home if I ask for a starboard side window seat.

Mog..

I'm not trying to pin point your location for a missile attack but are you around Safdarjung Enclave/R.K. Puram/Bhikaiji Cama Plc/AIIMS or something because the approach for 10/28 and 09/27 are both quite different and I think these are the major locations which can be spotted from either approach.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1744 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

My house is right under the 13L, R approach into JFK airport, planes are less than 1 minute away from touchdown when overhead. I most definitely can see where I live when on finals, saw it quite well last month when coming back from FLA.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

On flights from/to HAJ from/to the south, I can see (if I really strain my eyes) my parents house a few minutes into the flight - about one third through a flight from HAM to MUC I once flew over the town where I live currently and took some pictures of it, but wasn't really able to pinpoint the street where I live.


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User currently offlineCOIAH99 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

I have seen my old house in Minnesota as we start the decent into MSP. We used to live about 25 miles south of the airport and can usually see it. Also have seen my inlaws house roughly 50 miles south of MSP. Kind of neat to see your wifes car parked in the driveway.


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User currently offlineTavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

That's why I always try to get a window seat on the right hand side when flying home.

When flying domestic in Sweden I always try to keep track of where we are. I try to remember the name of every city, river and lake I can see. Large industries are good landmarks.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

I've seen my neighborhood a few times while flying WN in or out of ISP, but I've not been able to pick out my specific house.


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
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Ive seen my house and school numerous times while in approach to EWR as Randolph is very close to the flight path.

Flyguy1- my aunt lives in the Hempstead area, you live anywhere near there?

JBLU


25 Longhaulheavy : Occasionally I fly from MSN to DCA on YX. When I return home, the DCA flight lands at MKE, and then there's a short hop flight from MKE to MSN. On thi
26 Post contains images Cpharris5514 : I can, to this day, still see my childhood home in Seattle when on approach to rwy 16R or 16L (or departing 34R or 34L). We lived right in the flight
27 Buckfifty : I saw my old house coming in for a landing on 23 at YYZ just recently. And I see my apartment from different angles when I'm landing at VHHH, in both
28 Adam T. : I've flown over my neighborhood a couple of times while departing out of CLT but because of the trees I'm not able to pick out my house, i've also flo
29 DLKAPA : Arriving in DFW once I passed over my old house in Coppel low enough to count the shingles. DLKAPA
30 Goboeing : I flew over my house as the pilot last summer in a 172. It was neat to see it for the first time from a different perspective. I have seen it twice fr
31 707cmf : My house is situated at entry point Whiskey-Alfa for LFLB, so I've flew over it a few times. 707
32 Q330 : I've easily seen my neighborhood once or twice, but not my house specifically. -Q
33 F86sabre : I live near Stone Mountain, which is to the east of Atlanta, and have seen my house several times from the air. We are under, or near, both the approa
34 LFutia : Unfortunately, i've never been over my house but one day I would like to! Anways, my HS is right over the 22R/L path at ORD! If you are ever on that p
35 Ckfred : I have seen my house many times while flying in my friend's Grummann Tiger, but I have never seen it from a commercial plane. On the other hand, I hav
36 Ren41 : I've seen my house whle on approach to RWY 4R/4L and after departing RWY 27 at BOS. It's pretty cool to see from those angles. R41
37 USAFHummer : I've flown over it many times in a Cessna 172...unfortunately it lies in Class D airspace and directly under the pattern to the military airfield that
38 B777FA : Ive flown over my old house quite a few times.I used to live in Formby which is located about 10 miles north of Liverpool. When I was 18 my family mov
39 Flyinround731 : I live under the approach path to HOU's 12R runway, commonly used for most landings, and on some instances, I've been able to see my house clearly. I
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