Aileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13754 times:
Hello all, today I was driving NJ turnpike north witch parallels EWR and runways 22 & 4 but when the planes land on 29 witch comes right over the turn pike boy these planes are low. Does anybody know of any other airports that have planes come this close to the highways? I was able to see the passengers eyes that’s how low they get.
EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13608 times:
LAX gets a really cool approach. You parallel the 105 freeway, and you know you're about to touch down when you cross the 405. I can tell you, it can be dangerous driving around the airport when the heavies are landing because drivers get so distracted.
LGB also has a very interesting approach, right over the 405 freeway.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13608 times:
At MSP traffic landing on 30L/R come right over MN-5, while 12R comes over MN-77, 12L comes over MN-62 (Crosstown Hwy), and 35 comes over I-494. Down here in PHX, 7L/R and 8 come over I-10 (Papago Fwy), and 26 and 25R (and to a lesser extent 25L) come over AZ-153 (Sky Harbor Expy) and AZ-143 (Hohokam Expy).
CRAviation From Costa Rica, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13510 times:
MIA Rwy 09 and SR 826 (aka Palmetto Expressway). Looks low because the Palmetto is built higher that the surrounding terrain.
SJO Rwy 25 and the Interamerican Highway, there's also a perimeter road bordering the airport fence. Trees had to be cut down close to this road due to planes hitting them with the landing gear some years ago.
TinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13510 times:
Quoting EI A330-200 (Reply 12): LAX gets a really cool approach. You parallel the 105 freeway, and you know you're about to touch down when you cross the 405. I can tell you, it can be dangerous driving around the airport when the heavies are landing because drivers get so distracted.
Talking of that, I almost rear-ended someone's car while driving down 405 and from nowhere this JAL 744 appeared right in front of me. What a sight
Quoting Eastbay (Reply 15): A very rare arrival, but 01R in SFO passes just over the 101. I've only landed that way one time in my life....
Do they really land on 01R from the South? That would be quite a sight. Heavies from 28R/L fly right over 101 after takeoff. Not a bad sight either.
AviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 637 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13463 times:
The threshold for runway 15 at DCA is only about 200 or so feet from the edge of the George Washington Parkway. But they don't use that runway very often and when they do it's usually just for the regional jets and turboprops.
Route 395 and the 14th Street bridge also see their fare share of low flying aircraft when runways 19 and 15 are in use. I'm sure you all recall the terrible crash many years back when the jet (I don't recall the airline, but it was something from Florida, and I believe it was a 732) went down just after takeoff and smashed through the 14th street bridge.