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Favorite Things To See While Landing In Your City  
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

While decending into my hometown of LAX, I love to look out and see:

The Forum
The Race Track
The 405 Freeway (during a traffic jam, of course. This way I get a "high" flying above thousands of cars moving 3 MPH and I'm roaring over them going at least 100!)
Downtown LA
Crenshaw Christion Center Faith Dome
Hundreds of Palm trees
And of course, the Mountains

When I fly over these things listed above, that's when I know I'm home. What are your favorites things to fly over while landing in your hometown?

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Flying over Bath and past the Clifton suspension bridge, and the center of the city. And then over the A38 and touching down onto the tarmac Big grin

EGGD


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

arriving from the south (rwy 33)
First we pass to the left of Leirvik which is the city center in my home town, then we cross over two very long bridges, pass Norways largest shipping yard and touch down at Stord - Sørstokken (SRP)  Smile

arriving from the north (rwy 15)
We pop under the clouds and see a couple of islands and tadaa, we have arrived. Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Joining the approach of 27L/R above East London, seeing London city airport beneath. Seeing the Millenium wheel and the Thames, getting closer and closer to the climax of the approach: There it is: My home! I can identify my house and road, my college, Queen's Tower, Kensington Gardens, the Albert Hall,... it looks slightly different from, but not too dissimilar to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000...

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

My dads office building.


The Ohio Player
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

When you're landing at DEN, it seems like you're landing on Mars. Maybe you'll be lucky and fly low enough over Downtown, but I doubt it.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Look at the people that look up to us, too.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

From the South onto runway 07 @ NCL, over a large forest before turning onto the runway heading before seeing the airport terminal on the left and landing.
Onto runway 25, from the south looking out at Newcastle whilst over the North sea before turning onto runway heading and landing.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

My house... just to the left of the usual flight path coming into Belfast International


Cada loco con su tema...
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

When I am landing at CMH, I like to see:

The downtown skyline
Crew Stadium
The Horseshoe
The WBNS 10 TV tower


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

When arriving from the north sea to NCL, we get a great view of the beach and some wind mills (?) before passing over a caravan park. We often stay there when we are over. A lot of low flying planes to NCL and Sunderland passing over there, it's great.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

There's lots to see coming into PHL...on 27R...the usual landing runway...

Center City to the right

FU Center and Vet to the right

All the famous bridges in downtown Philly

The Naval Yard (approach is right over the retired CV-66 USS America)

Greg



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User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

The beaches, Central Park, and the LIE.  Smile

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

At zurich flying over the alps (when from the south) and all the old Swiss houses and churches in Kloten and the surrounding towns. also the green, green, green grass. It sure beats arriving into SFO although it is interesting to land in the water (not literaly but you sure come close)

User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Y'all have it better then we do here at RDU. If coming in from the south, the nuclear power plant. Out in the middle of nowhere the HUGE cooling tower looms. If from the north, trees and more trees.

If your lucky you can see downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham at the same time.


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

In my (humble) opinion the best approach in the world is to Runways 16L/R at Sydney KSA. This approach passes over the Gladesville Bridge affording views from the left hand side down the Parramatta River to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and City....absolutely spectacular, especially on a sunny morning.

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User currently offlineSouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

When arriving at 5R at Cleveland Hopkins Int'l (CLE) you pass just to the west of the downtown giving you a great view. The new Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Justice Center, the flats area, the Cuyahoga River, Jacobs Field, Gund Arena, Terminal Tower, and the list goes on. Not to mention flying out over Lake Erie. It's a great view. Much better then 23L arrivals. They are boring.

User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

It's New York...you can see anything and everything. If you're landing on LGA's 22, one word-water.

-JFKspotter


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

ZURICH, ZRH

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and some southwest at Zuirich

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No not really it's just air slovakia


User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

The approach into AKL is the most beautiful I've ever encountered. Coming from the east, you fly over the entire width of the island. You see the gorgeous hills and the countryside, with small rivers and bays littered around everywhere. Then you start to move into the city where you see all the buildings and eventually, the city. Then you come in over a little inlet and bam... you're there!

I'll comment on my home airport(CYVR)'s scenery later.

 Smile


User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

When landing in any airport of Rio there are many things to see, SDU aproach has a wonderful view, I can see my school, Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf, the beach, city downtown, Jockey Clube, many things, I love this city. Landing at GIG has a great view, but not all that stuff mostly Guanabara Bay, the beaches...

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

DFW, pretty much farmland and houses. Depending on what runway, you fly over AA's hqtrs.
rgds
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I am with the author. I love seeing the Forum, the Coliseum, the L.A. Sports Arena, etc. I really like seeing LA at night. What a sight! The only thing I like seeing while landing at MCI are the lights at night. I do like seeing Barry Road though. I always know I am close to the airport when I see this street.

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

At DFW, all it is is a nice view of the suburbs, and the occasional man-made lake. I am so used to the approach, though, that I actually kind of enjoy looking at it, although compared to many airports it is absolutely nothing. At DAL, it is alot easier to spot landmarks. I attempt to find my school, which is under an approach path for Love Field, and Reunion Tower, as well as just in general areas that I know.

User currently offlineBDLsk8ter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

If you have the misfortune to be in Hartford (just kidding) and you circle north of BDL, look for Six Flags New England amusement park. It's closer to Springfield than Hartford but its bright roller coasters and enormous Ferris wheel are easy to spot. Incidentally, I've never been able to see downtown Hartford from the air, but I have seen Springfield.

25 EWR Spotter : EWR- - Depending on approach. I think that the 4 approach is pretty boring because you don't get to see a whole lot. The 22 approach on the other hand
26 Post contains links and images Lindy field : Arriving at SAN, passengers can enjoy the view of Balboa Park out the right side of the plane and the view of downtown San Diego on the left side. Mos
27 DeltaRNOmd-80 : I like seeing the tall hotel/casinos while coming in to Reno, like the Silver Legacy, Atlantis, Peppermill, Hilton, Eldorado, Circus Circus, etc.
28 ILOVEA340 : Lugano... Winding in your sabb between mountains church steeples and right over the heads of unsuspecting cows!!!
29 N766AS : I like arriving to a north flow into SeaTac on a clear day. I enjoy the view of Lake Tapps, Federal Way (flying over the mall), my very own home, and
30 DesertJets : My airport, Tucson International. Arriving into 11L you fly over midtown Tucson, pass over the UMC and The University of Arizona, just south of downto
31 Bruce : Well, if I was landing in BOS I'd be looking out the window wondering if Vasco is taking my picture!!!! LOL
32 Afitch7881 : Decending into the Hartford-Bradley International Airport, you will either get some nice views of the Connecticut River Valley, Springfield Mass sky l
33 Superfly : Home! SFO
34 Post contains images Samurai 777 : When landing into CYEG (Edmonton Int'l), it's all just basically farmland and the city of Leduc (pop. 16,000) which sits across Highway 2 from YEG. Be
35 Post contains images Superfly : Actually, I like to see this flying into San Francisco (SFO).
36 Post contains images Gunfighter 6 : Great shot Superfly. well what interesting is there to see in Amsterdam when you land ?? 1. Rain 2. Dark Clouds 3. Amsterdam Arena (AJAX) 4. Amsterdam
37 ERJ135 : Landing in Sydney from the north seated on the left side of the aircraft. After crossing the Hawksbury River I like to spot my own home, then the shop
38 Post contains images Mirrodie : coming into LGA:: Shea stadium and the subway yards(in fact, we almost were hit by a home run the other day ) coming into JFK:: I love seeing the Worl
39 Post contains images Cfalk : For Geneva, Seeing the Jet d'Eau (400 ft. water jet) Also, my spotter collegues hanging out near the runway. Charles
40 Post contains images EyeSky : I always enjoy seeing the Space Needle when approaching SEA from the north and Mount Rainier when approaching from the south. Either way, it makes me
41 Post contains images GOT : I just enjoy seeing what the areas around my home looks like. Sadly you don't get to fly over Gothenburg often . GOT
42 WiLdmanVzla : Here in Mexico City?... where the smog lets you watch something, I really love to see Paseo de La Reforma (a beautiful avenue from north to downtown),
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