englandair
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Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 6:05 am

I was at the Millennium Dome in London a few nights ago (at night it's turned purple & looks amazing) and there were alot of a/c flying low to land a Heathrow. Anyway, I thought what a great veiw of London they must have.
So I want to know what the best sight/thing you've ever seen whilst flying is?

Mine's got to be the White Cliffs of Dover because (getting very sentimental here) as soon as I see them from the air I know I'm back home!

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Jamie.
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 6:12 am

Mine would be a beautiful thunderstorm, at night, off in the distance. From my window, it looked like the airplane was completely surrounded by the storm, and I spent a long time just watching the lightning.
 
AC_A340
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 7:15 am

I agree, thunderstorms are cool especially at night. Although I do enjoy seeing sunsets and sunrises at 35,000 feet in the air. It is quite beautiful. It's is also neat to fly into MCO while it's dark, sometimes you can see all the disney stuff. ORD is also pretty cool at night.
 
BH346
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 7:21 am

Mt. Rainier on approach to Seattle.

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BH346  
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aa737
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:21 am

My favorite is exactly the one you described about flying into LHR. I love flying over the themes (spelling?) inot LHR. You get great views of City airporrt, the dome, and all of the other sites of the city as you come in to land.
I was really glad when I flew to LHR for thanksgiving we flew in over the city. Every time I fly in like that it reminds me of when I was living in London.
 
mls515
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:02 am

Landing in any big city is always fun at night. I've seen Dallas and Chicago. I've also seen the white cliffs as mentioned above last May, which was cool because I'd never seen them before.
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:10 am

Flying into Sydney on a bright sunny day, with views of the city and the harbour.

Brings a tear to your eye.

mb
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:06 pm

My best?

Well landing at the Agatti airport (Laskshadweep Archipelago) in an Indian Airlines Dornier. We were barely a few hundred feet above the water, and the sea was like totally clear.

2nd place, landing at the local airport (PNQ) on Air Force day (we were on an A320). There were like a hundred fighters on the ground. Inclduing some weird looking beasts. Amazing!
 
Danny
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Fri Dec 08, 2000 9:45 pm

The best thing I've seen in the air must have been on my last flight, when I saw them oxygen masks drop...and that wonderfull steep dive. Nice...

Danny
 
Trvlr
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 1:24 am

Definitely my best view from an a/c was aboard a BA 747-400 last July on my way to London from San Diego. We had just taken off from SAN, and it was dark out, but there was just enough twilight to see the outline of the landforms of the city. By then all of the streetlights had come on too, and it was a spectacular sight seeing the entire city lit up at dusk as we flew over downtown. I will remember that for a long time.

Aaron G.
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:49 am

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is pretty cool
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OO-VEG
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:56 am

My best view was the flight attendant.. oooooohhh she looked hot at 10000ft.
 
jderden777
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 7:23 am

1. flying past mt. rainier on approach to SEA at sunset...the whole mountain was pink..

2. arriving into LGA...flying over the city and seeing those tall buildings...seeing seagulls flying alongside and then banking around shea stadium to drop in on runway 31...awesome sight...

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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 8:24 am

Mine has to be Mr. X fucking Miss. Y in the row in front!
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 8:49 am

Mine would have to be a huge line of thunderstorm a few miles away from our plane over labrador at 38,000ft. So Beautiful!

Nicolas
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 9:23 am

The Las Vegas strip as you're on the upwind to 25R.
 
AerLingus
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 12:52 pm

1)LGA's approach and take off.
2)SFO's take-off over the bay.
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Trvlr
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 1:16 pm

The strip's pretty cool but it can get boring after a while... 

SFO also is great, especially when arriving in from the south, going low over the mountains in the late afternoon. The sun reflects off the terrain, making the grass on the mountains golden, dotted with trees. Very beautiful. Probably the most scary sight is seeing how amazingly huge the San Fernando Valley is. From above its basically a bunch of main roads that create huge blocks of residential development, with a highway diagonally crossing the entire thing...

Aaron G.


 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 2:28 pm

Flying over the Himalayas, 1997, AF A340-300, HKG(VHHH-LFPG)CDG...lovely view of all the mountians covered in snow!
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sat Dec 09, 2000 3:49 pm

Right after taking off from Honolulu & taking the hard right turn over Waikiki & Diamond Head...breathtaking.
 
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Boobies

Sat Dec 09, 2000 5:19 pm

My girlfriends boobs  
 
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RE: Best Veiw You've Ever Seen Whilst Flying...

Sun Dec 10, 2000 12:54 am

when I was in LH 747 we overtook Alitalia 767, I looked at it with binoculars 8x
really cool sight - you are overtaking an jet which flies below you, I guess they were at minimal separation

also Greenland looked quite cool, overflying Missisip river...

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