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Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?  
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

I have already asked a similar "?" to this one. My personal one is the takeoff at Santa Ana, CA (steep, then engineless). I would also like to experience the takeoff from 17L (am I correct?). What are your favorites?

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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32791 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

MIA has a nice right over Miami Beach and alongside downtown Miami. ATH is another nice one. The best, IMO, of the ones I've been to is that of MPB.


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User currently offlineKatekebo From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 704 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro offers you a spectaculer view of Rio.


User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1086 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

SNA is the best takeoff in the world. The left side of the plane on takeoff from HNL is a great sight.


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

yeah, I like the Miami takeoffs also. You could be sitting downtown at Bayside or in one of the parks and a 747 will look like it is just grazing the buildings.




User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Jackson Hole Wyoming in a jet. Because you're heading toward a mountain on takeoff, they have to turn immediately after takeoff. It's amazing.

User currently offlineAF007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Three letters.


L G A


User currently offlineAking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

I agree, LGA. Manhattan is an amazing sight. GEG (Spokane) was really pretty too with all the mountains around.



User currently offlineSurleswj From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

I have to agree with SNA.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I agree with LGA and SNA. But I have an Insider Tip >>>THF (Berlin-Tempelhof) this Airport is located in the Heart of Berlin. Check it out !!!

Greetings from Germany

Patrick


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

I think it is Seattle. The scenery is beautiful with all the mountains and the city.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Definitely SFO, especially if you get to see both bridges (Golden Gate and Oakland Bay) at the same time headed north or northwest. Alcatraz from up in the air looks awesome too.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineJkat From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Santa Ana is always a good one.....a 30 degree angle of climb or higher and a last view of Newport Beach/Pier before banking to the left to head east. DEN also has good take-offs.

User currently offlineArsheds From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

LGA, the view of manhatten is beautiful

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Myrtal Beach was an exciting one; it was a while and I don't remember exact RWY direction, it was east to toward the Ocean, and once across the watter, the aircraft made 180 degree turn in climb. It was excellent.

Chicago Midway is allways exciting in ATA's 757!


User currently offlineMichigan4life From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

JFK during international Rush hour. Its like a drug. You will never see a concentration of different airlines and aircraft on the ground at once.

Mike


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

KUGN,

What is so exciting about ATA's 757 takeoff from Midway? I am not trying to be funny, it's just that I've flown them 3 times this year to LGA and I really didn't see anything special about it. Unless you are talking about the plane leveling off temporarily immediately right after the steep initial climb (when the engines all of a sudden become silent) and then resumes its climb again a few minutes later.

Cuz I wanna know what I'm missing!!!  Smile



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I've only seen a couple pictures of this, but when there was an opposite wind at Kai Tak where the jets had to take off towards the checkerboard and mountains over the city instead of the usual take off over the bay. I think this is the most impressive take off of all.

Another impressive take off is the one from St. Martin Princess Julianna. You get sandblasted on the beach by 747s trying to get on full power to make that takeoff over the mountains. I seen a video of a Convair 440 take off and it had to turn left instead of right because it couldn't get the height it needed to get over the mountains that the jets usually do.


User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

EWR Taking off southbound you head down the NJ Coast You can see atlantic city and cape may

User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

EWR Taking off southbound you head down the NJ Coast You can see atlantic city and cape may

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Trickijedi, I might be wrong, but for me ATA's 757 steep takeoff in sunset, with eastbound turn was very exciting. It is short runway, and the city lights are immediately all around. I also find 757's takeoffs impressive.

Granted, this might not be a big deal compared to other listed takeoffs. But its worth experiancing  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

OK, that is what I thought you meant with the 757's. I agree they do have impressive take-offs. And shorter runways DO make them more exciting.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Any night departure over large cities (London,Paris,NYC,LAX,etc.) are great!Gee,I wish I had a monopoly on the sales of lightbulbs!  Smokin cool
All take-off's in the northern part of Norway are fabulous in nice weather,especially in winter with mountains very close to the runways and icy fjords with icefloes floating about.
If you have an engine failure on take-off from RWY 11 at ALF (ENAT),you have to perform a left hand turn immediately,at 50 feet RH,to clear the mountains!



"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

MDW, feels like your gonna end up getting stuck on the fence! MUAHAHAHHA

User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

MDW is fun, climb, level off and a hard right, but the most scenic one I've experienced is leaving CUN and turning left and following the hotel zone a mile or two off-shore.

25 SSTjumbo : Off of what runway Timmsp?
26 Seb146 : Juneau, Alaska (JNU) on the southbound "sling-shot" take off. I went on this once in a 737-200 and want to do it again. The pilot changes the engine p
27 Timmsp : MDW - 31C CUN - 30
28 Cmsgop : I hear Catalina Island in So Cal is alot of fun too!
29 Kartik97 : I like the takeoff from Oakland. The plane usually takes off in a northerly direction (forgot the runway number) and if you are flying to Southern Cal
30 COboeing777 : how about a west takeoff on a flight headed east from LAS at night. You takeoff and have to make a big right turn and wind up circling the vegas strip
31 SSTjumbo : Howbout this!!!: An A380 taking off from Kahului. Is that possible?
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