Mlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8286 times:
I'd have to say the evening approach into LAS from PIT 2 years ago on July 4. It looked like a war-zone with all of the small fireworks from scattered sources around the valley, but it was incredibly beautiful.
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TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8189 times:
My all time favorite is when you are sitting on the left side of the aircraft coming into Chicago O'Hare on 27L or 27R from the south. You come up over the water and the view of downtown and the city is amazing. And at night the lights are incredible.
BNA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8108 times:
I have departed LAS for ATL late at night and the view of the strip is amazing. They took off west-bound and circled to the north before heading east. This offered a GREAT view of the Strip and downtown hotels.
Eugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8079 times:
I have taken all these trips mentioned and none of then come close to La Guardia - approaching from North (ie from Boston, Buffalo, Canada) but landing from the south.
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The initial approach is over Long Island sound, the plane turns west and flies directly over La Guadia - then across Queens then over Manhatten - The Skyscrapers are barely 1000 feet above you (clearly the absolute minima) and you can almost touch them! You fly directly over central park.
Then the plane turns south (left) over the Hudson and continues its descent at Sky Scraper level. At the tip of Manhatten the plane does a wide 180 turn - so you get a great view of the Downtown Sky scapers (alas not WTC) and then does its final approach flying over Brooklyn!
Polnebmit From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7917 times:
The World Trade Center was my best view. But after that, I think landing into SYD coming over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Last time I was in such a flight was back in May of 2001. I'm not sure if due to security reasons the airspace over these 2 monuments is restricted or not.
WhyNotTu204 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7825 times:
Flew SFO-JFK on America West's A320. The pilot requested a tour route from ATC after take off from SFO. I was a clear, cold morning. We leveled at two thousand feet, hung a left after rotation, flew over the Bay Bridge, another left, flew over the Golden Gate, hung a Ueee and blasted off to JFK. It was beautiful.