Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
What is your favortite approach into any airport in the world and why? I have a few favorites. San Diego is great. You come in over the mountains and then you're right over the city flying really low. You get to see all the buildings and the sailboats parked in the ocean. You also get to fly over Balboa park and the aerospace museum in it, which is very interesting. I like the approach into ORD also if you fly in over the city. ZRH is great too. It is really pretty and green in the summer and if you fly in over the Alps, it's breathtaking. ATH is interesting too. It looks just like southern California. The city of Athens appears sprawl out in every direction. Those are my favorite approaches. What are yours?
ILuvYak40 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
IND's eastern approach passes very close and low to downtown (brightly lit in the nighttime), it's quite nice.
Although my favorite must be either PHL or CLE - both have good views of the magnificent downtown and the surrounding city, and at PHL there's an approach where it looks like you're going to land in the river!
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
Although I didn't fly this app before, but i've heard this is very exciting: la Guardia Airport, Expressway Visual 31.
Planes have to make a 225 degrees turn in 1 mile to line up runway 31 on short final, it's also exciting to watch it!
Second, JFK, VOR 13L, you have quite a "kai-tak" feeling if you are riding on a 747, you would fly over the residential area just above 1000 ft, and the most remembered part, just 300 ft from threshold, i saw 3 Polar Cargo park below, about 500 feet.
Speedbird092 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
Personally I like the approach into ams because of its spectacular flat, green, dutch scenery with the canals in between the fields. Closer to home.. i like the 33R approach into YYZ. During the downwind leg you get a close-up birdeye view of downtown toronto with the CN Tower it's really cool
Boeingnut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3341 times:
BOS....flying over the harbor and feeling like you are going to land on the water
LXA (Lhasa, Tibet)....cruising over the tops of the Himalayas is always great, and the landing, you come right in between 2 sets of mountains, following a river valley through some of the harshest terrain in the world.