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Planes Flying Low Over Highways.  
User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13402 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.


Jersey Lou
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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13396 times:

Arriving flights into SAN come pretty close to I-5.

User currently offlineDc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13396 times:

Their eyes were probably big because they could see your eyes.

User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13386 times:

I-85 and I-75 in Atlanta come to mind.

User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13386 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 2):
Their eyes were probably big because they could see your eyes.

Yes you are probaly right!



Jersey Lou
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13364 times:

1-94 near DTW north and I-275 to the west of the airport both see a lot of low flying red tail aircraft.

User currently offlineAileron11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13364 times:

also with all these moving cars i wonder if the pilots get destrcted.


Jersey Lou
User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13352 times:

Quoting Aileron11 (Reply 6):
also with all these moving cars i wonder if the pilots get destrcted.

No way. The drivers on the highway get distracted but not the pilots.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13352 times:

Quoting Aileron11 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know of any other airports that have planes come this close to the highways?

FLL's Runway 9L-27R with I-95.

PHL's Runway 17-35 with I-95.

BOS' Runways 4R-22L & 4L-22R with Route 145 (Saratoga Street)

[Edited 2006-03-09 02:29:25]


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13335 times:

When PDX is landing to the West (runways 28L and 28R), I get a really cool view as I drive home on I-205  Cool


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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13313 times:

At MSY, the I-10 is close to the threshold of runway 19, as is the I-310 to runway 10.


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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13291 times:

When the 24's are in use at CLE they cross I-480 just before touching down. IIRC there's even a sign that says "Warning Low Aircraft" or something to that effect when you pass the airport on I-480.


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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13256 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.



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13256 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).

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13245 times:

let's see, witches don't fly planes, and pilots don't get destracted

User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13211 times:

A very rare arrival, but 01R in SFO passes just over the 101. I've only landed that way one time in my life....

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3506 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13201 times:

Traffic landing at SEA gets pretty low over Highway 518 if it's landing on 16L/R. The approach light towers actually go right over the highway.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13181 times:

Quoting Flyinround731 (Reply 3):
I-85 and I-75 in Atlanta come to mind.

Yessum!

State Road 528, the "Bee Line" in Orlando is right at the edge of the runways at MCO.



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User currently offlineCRAviation From Costa Rica, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13158 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.



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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13158 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  bouncy 

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.


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Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13134 times:

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User currently offlineChicago757 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13123 times:

ORD..... They are right over the 294 Tollway


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User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13111 times:
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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.

[Edited 2006-03-09 03:53:57]

User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13111 times:



At the bottom of this photo, you can make out the approach end to rwy 4 at LGA with the Grand Central Pkwy running right behind it.



Here is short final to rwy 4 which gives a good impression of how low they are over the Grand Central Pkwy, which is right behind that service road.



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User currently offlineAlaskaAirMD83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13024 times:

Some other southern California airports were mentioned but everyone forgot SNA
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25 FutureSDPDcop : San Jose, CA (SJC) on final to 30R and L, you pass over the 880 pretty close.
26 Ckfred : There is a sign along the highway leading to YYC from downtown Calgary that warns of low-flying aircraft, the there is a runway literally a few feet b
27 YYZatcboy : CYYZ and the 410/427 CYHZ with the 102 when landing on 15
28 Tornado82 : At JST, US 219 has those "Caution Low Fly Aircraft" signs, ironically it's right after a "Caution High Crosswinds" sign. The "crosswinds" to 219 would
29 Msl747 : You often see arrivals In to SJC comming over I-880 quite low...
30 Post contains links and images Spacecadet : Someone else posted LGA, which I was going to say, but add JFK to that as well. So basically all three NYC airports have major roads right next to one
31 FutureSDPDcop : Sorry bud. Beat you to it by 35 minutes.
32 FutureSDPDcop : NAS (Moffet Field) planes fly right over the 101. Are we including GA airports? If so, then MYF. The 15 is about 1.5 miles away and the 163 is about 1
33 Lt-AWACS : I-40 in OKC runs just ~100 yards north of the 17 overrun at TIK We fly hours of transition over the highway everyday in teh E-3 and the Navy flies it
34 Aileron11 : Guys thanks for all the replies it seems common around the country planes flying low to highways. as for LGA i forgot how low those planes fly to the
35 Post contains links and images F9fan : That was Air Florida, and I think it was a 727. My uncle, who used to work for the Washington, DC city government, was inspecting the bridge for snow
36 Flyinround731 : Though not as close to the threshold as say, ATL or LGA, U.S. 59 North (Eastex Freeway) in Houston by Intercontinental Airport (IAH) has its high mast
37 Vegasplanes : Lower yet when they are landing on the 7's. Also pretty low approach over I-15/Las Vegas Blvd. landing on the 1's.
38 TransWorldSTL : STL's I-170 comes to mind.. Though I assume most airports in larger cities have big highways in close proximity to runways..
39 N1120A : Planes also pass right over Veterans Blvd. on approach to 19 or taking off from 1. A landing on 28 or a rare take off from 10 will take you directly
40 LTU932 : To add to what you said for those who may not know, RW 25 has only a visual circling approach, which may add a bit to the potential hazard of such ar
41 Symphonik : SJC is also particularly interesting because standing in downtown San Jose gives you some of the best spotting in the area! It's great hearing the big
42 PanHAM : @F9fan - that picture from Hamburg - it is not actually a runway but a taxiway leading from the main site of the Airbus plant in Finkenwerder to the c
43 Post contains links and images Myt332 : Skiathos in Greece has a great airport. The runway is just over 5000ft and as you can see is quite SXM esque! There is a, beach, road and bar at the e
44 Post contains images JRadier : At AMS we got several. The 06 goes over the A4. the 22 and 27 go over the A9, and the 18R (polderbaan) goes over the A10 (or A9, can't remember) what,
45 Britannia191a : At Liverpool Airport in the UK, there is a country road which passes at the end of RWY 27, there are warning lights to ask you to stop when an aircraf
46 Post contains links and images Jeffry747 : SDF: Whenever runways 17L and 17R are in use you will see planes come in low over I-264. I-65 also sort of zig-zags across town between downtown Louis
47 Post contains links and images FraT : FRA has 3 major highways nearby. Closest to the runways is A5 where the planes pass pretty low when on approach. On the photo it's the highway on the
48 Sbworcs : Could not tell you how far away it is from the airport but I seem to remember some low planes flying over the M25 on approach to LHR.
49 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I love that one about 'Swerve to avoid them' I guess the only usefulness of these signs would be to sort of mentally prepare drivers for the fact tha
50 Post contains links and images FlightShadow : Planes on approach to 34R/L and 35 at SLC come over I-80 pretty low Courtesy Google Earth- This is also pretty low View Large View MediumPhoto ©
51 Tornado82 : Is this also the highway where the Gulfstream which was "scud-running" on its way to pick up President Bush (senior) clipped lightpoles and crashed,
52 777DadandJr : They're even closer when they land on the overpass that crossed 188th Street! At BWI, the south end of Rwy 28 is only about 100ft from Dorsey Road. W
53 Post contains links and images CityAirline : When landing in MNL coming in from the east (think it is rwy24), you pass a very wide and busy highway right before landing. View Large View MediumPho
54 Tornado82 : I forgot that one! I was going through there on a foggy night on the pike a couple months ago, forgot where I was in relation to MDT, and I think the
55 CPH-R : Hardly a highway - more like a normal road, like the one that cuts "through" LHR. Also, as FraT mentioned, FRA has a pretty spiffy approach over the
56 Post contains images L1329II : I know this pales in comparison to some of these other airports in this thread but Runway 21 at MKC backs right up to 169 highway in Kansas City. Alth
57 Usairways85 : A little off topic I was driving on I-76 through downtown Philly right along the Schuylkill river and here i see a rather large military helicopter pr
58 Byronsterk : runway 09/27 crosses a highway at Schiphol (AMS)
59 Flyinround731 : No. The highway where lightpoles were clipped by the Gulfstream was the Sam Houston Tollway. It's located a few miles south of HOU and the runway 4 a
60 Post contains links and images AnMCOSon : I-90, (the New York State Thruway), is kind of close to runway 23, and at the other end, 5 is rather close to a busy intersection and by-pass. You can
61 StarGoldLHR : Gibraltar airport.. the only road onto Gibraltar from Spain has to be closed everytime a plane takes off / lands as the road crosses accross the runwa
62 AirA380 : How low does a 777 have to fly near an airport to suck you in to the massive engine...while you are standing on the street.
63 TheSonntag : Also the approach to the 9R at Berlin Tempelhof passes the Autobahn at a rather low altitude. There are warning signs on that road.
64 L1329II : Awesome! Well... my next vacation spot is going to be Gibraltar!
65 HBJZA : GVA also has the highway right before the threshold of the runway. When I used to live there, when I was driving to geneva if I saw an A/C in approach
66 Post contains links and images Experimental : At LHR you get pretty close to the UK's busiest highway... View Large View MediumPhoto © Noel Marsh-Giddings
67 IFEMaster : Not sure if I'll get in trouble for posting this on a Civil Aviation thread, but there's a fairly busy road the runs right behind the runway at RAF Br
68 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : Every airport has a road of some form pretty close by, particularly perimeter tracks in the UK, but as for full on highways I can think of: LGW - M23
69 Tigerotor77W : Absolutely... I get used to this one quite a bit!
70 Post contains links and images Alphascan : Don't mean to get picky with you F9Fan so please do not take offense. The Air Florida incident involved a 737-222 (pictured below) View Large View Me
71 Post contains images ZBA320 : Although not landing, aircraft taking off on 03 at Lanzarote (ACE) get pretty close to the main highway into Arrecife. Although a pretty good sight se
72 ANITIX87 : You're near ABE?! So am I. And so is Newark777. And one other member, but I can't remember his user name, who recently started a thread about Lehigh
73 Leothedog : When I was living on the Pennisula, I used to park at the end of the runway and watch the planes leave. One very windy day, I blew off school, and wa
74 Tjc2 : Kai Tak guys!!! runway 13 approach took you right over the road between kowloon city and the runway threshold... the number of times you would be driv
75 Post contains images Max999 : None of the airports mentioned so far comes even comes close to the excitement of Kai Tak. See the highway interchange in the picture below...
76 Post contains links Tjc2 : yes, i was very suprised not be able to see kai tak any where on the long list... here is another link from the reverse angle http://www.lawrencechiu
77 Post contains links Tjc2 : and for anyone who never had the pleasure of 1st hand experiance...here is a video of the 13 approach from many perspectives... http://hardyheinlin.de
78 Post contains images FlyBoy84 : Once the new runway is operational A-N-D the obstacles are removed from the RPZ, planes will fly low along I-70 (and over several hotels and rental ca
79 JRadier : Civil is not really a problem (take a look at the shots from CFU for example), military, that is where the pain is.
80 Desh : DCA LDA 19 over GW parkway - ditto as the plan makes a sharp turn right to line up with 19 over the Key Bridge ....
81 TEBguy : I drive this route all the time, and there is nothing better than driving right under a heavy (love those 747s) with the top down, and looking straig
82 MrSTL : In addition, on the new runway, planes flying in from the west will be flying fairly low over I-270. Although probably not as low as when they come i
83 Maury : well if they do, they're in for a long low approach...since 80 terminates in San Francisco. You probably meant 880, as was mentioned before/above. An
84 Post contains images L1329II : I think you better check your map. I-80 may terminate in SF but it cuts right through Salt Lake City and yes it runs pretty close to SLC on the south
85 Post contains images Maury : My bad! Dyslexia said "SJC"! You're right of course...SLC and SJC are very different places.
86 Post contains images L1329II : Dyslexia, isnt that the condition that makes me put my dollar bill in backward in the coke machine? ha ha I actually meant to wink. not roll my eyes.
87 Jnj561 : The other end of 11-29 at EWR has the same effect - low flying planes right over routes 1&9 for planes landing on 11. I've landed on both ends of this
88 Aileron11 : Runway 29 approach at EWR planes coming over the pike is alot closer then Kai Tak, but i do agree Kai Tak runway 13 approach is crazy way to fly.
89 Post contains images CRAviation : Ooopss...I almost forgot one: TONCONTIN Intl in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. THIS is LOW: check out the person just below the 727. There is a traffic light
90 KJFK31L : Amazing finals on to runways 13L/13R !! The Van Wyck is the closest to the airport-- it actually goes into JFK (it we want to be technical with repec
91 Post contains images Goodbye : My airport, Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast has a main road running about 100m from the end of Runway 36. You can stand right at the fence on the centreli
92 Post contains links and images Lindy : Its not a highway but busy 2 lane each way street at BWI. View Large View MediumPhoto © David Marcoux Rafal
93 AC340 : Don't forget the 401 if they're using the 15/33 parallels at YYZ.[Edited 2006-03-09 23:49:24]
94 Post contains links and images Bohica : Is this low enough? View Large View MediumPhoto © Josep Duran - Iberian Spotters
95 Post contains images Ptharris : I think you'd have to be right in front of the bird in order to be sucked in. Basically, if you're sucked in.. it's no accident.
96 Post contains images F9fan : None taken. Thanks for the correction. F9Fan
97 Post contains links and images AviationAddict : LGB definitely takes the cake for having aircraft close to a road!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Carter
98 AviationAddict : You should come down to D.C. sometime. The military and police helicopters only fly about 50-100 feet off the ground in most places. When they pass t
99 Wukka : The new 18 over I-275 at CVG is also rather interesting. Unfortunately the only low and slow traffic that I've witnessed personally has been regionals
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