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Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:07 pm

Has anybody ever seen their place of dwelling from the air.

One time when departing from BUF we took a rather unusual left turn and flew over my neighborhood about 3 miles NW of the airfield. It was pretty cool. How about anybody else?
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:29 pm

When sitting on the correct side of the aircraft, I can see my parents' appartment when on approach into Brisbane's runway 01. Also, I can see my Residential College and University when approaching 16L/16R in Sydney.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:43 pm

When departing SJC to the north, having a seat on the right side, I can see my house and tell if my wife and son has left for work and school. Long time ago, while employed with a construction firm, I left MKE and flew right over one of our constructions sites, only to see that none of our carpenters showed up for work. We found new carpenters..



 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:57 pm

I seen my house from the air on both take off and landing at ISP using runway 15R. When planes use 15R for landing they are only a few seconds (maybe 30 at most) from touch down.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:14 pm

In 2000 when I was flying back frm HLZ to WLG on an Air New Zealand Saab 340A the plane flew over my street and I could see some fire engines at a house up the road. Once I got home the Fire Engines were still there and I found out that someone's water pipe had burst and had flooded the house! Also when I was flying home from AKL the Air NZ 733 flew over my suburb and I got a good view of my house and also of my friends houses. It is only 10 minutes from when the plane flys over my house till when the plane lands at WLG. But only if the plane lands at WLG from over Cook Straight.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:18 pm

I can see my summer house whenever I fly from the local grass field.

I´ve flown over it at 100 ft once! Big grin
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:26 pm

Yes....if I purposely head for it.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:29 pm

I see it every time I use runway 27L/09R at Heathrow, my house is in this picture Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:33 pm



When landing at Heathrow, I used to seeing my flat every landing. It also gave me the opportunity to see my high school.

It's always funny because when I see my house, I generally land 2mn after but then by tube to come back home takes around two hours...


Last time I flew to LHR from CDG, I have also seen my previous house in France.

 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:33 pm

When approaching CLE from the east for landing on the 24's I can see my house very easily. It's right on Lake Erie about 25 miles east of the airport.
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:38 pm

when flying from southern europe back to AMS I fly over home everytime.
and vice versa from my bedroom window (more precisely when lying in my bed!) I can see airplanes following the air corridor to prepare landing at AMS.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:39 pm

I live in Concord CA. IOts about and hours drive from SFO. Last December i flew to NYC. After takeoff we flew over Concord and as ilooked down i saw my high school, city park, and my house from about 5,000 ft maybe
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:53 pm

Yup... saw it yesterday, on a right downwind for rwy 30 in a 172 at ESSB. Flew right over it at about 800'

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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:46 pm

I can usually always see our place in FLL when departing. Flights usually depart to the east over the ocean, then turn left and head back to the NW, flying right over our house. Several landmarks make it easy to spot, but you have to look quickly.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:54 pm

Departing Calcutta's runway 19L and banking right I am able to see my house. It was almost a rite for me to ask for a right hand window seat in the hope that the aircraft would use 19L and I could catch a glimpse of home. Besides my house, I could also see the church and its adjacent grounds where we played cricket, my school and the neighbourhood cinema hall.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:02 am

I have not flown since I moved to my new house, but i imagine that you can when landing at FLL since I can see the planes well.

P.S. I got new banoculars for hanukah, so look for the idiot with big banoculars and a scanner on the RIGHT side of the plane if you come in from the west!

Now, if only the weather will cooperate, I can try out my new banoculars!
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:07 am

Landing into DEL on 10-28 or 09-27, coming in from the East, I get to see my home if I ask for a starboard side window seat.

More interesting, one afternoon, while landing I observed from up on top that the traffic police were running speed radar check on the high-speed road leading out of the airport. When I got into the taxi, I told the driver to be careful, and he crawled where everybody else was pelting past.

 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:21 am

The normal approach for a south flow at OMA takes me over my stompin' grounds. The kicker is, this is still about 12 miles west of the airport! You guys who live just off the threshold are a bunch of cheaters!  Big grin
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:31 am

Landing into DEL on 10-28 or 09-27, coming in from the East, I get to see my home if I ask for a starboard side window seat.

Mog..

I'm not trying to pin point your location for a missile attack but are you around Safdarjung Enclave/R.K. Puram/Bhikaiji Cama Plc/AIIMS or something because the approach for 10/28 and 09/27 are both quite different and I think these are the major locations which can be spotted from either approach.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:34 am

My house is right under the 13L, R approach into JFK airport, planes are less than 1 minute away from touchdown when overhead. I most definitely can see where I live when on finals, saw it quite well last month when coming back from FLA.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:35 am

On flights from/to HAJ from/to the south, I can see (if I really strain my eyes) my parents house a few minutes into the flight - about one third through a flight from HAM to MUC I once flew over the town where I live currently and took some pictures of it, but wasn't really able to pinpoint the street where I live.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:28 am

I have seen my old house in Minnesota as we start the decent into MSP. We used to live about 25 miles south of the airport and can usually see it. Also have seen my inlaws house roughly 50 miles south of MSP. Kind of neat to see your wifes car parked in the driveway.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:54 am

That's why I always try to get a window seat on the right hand side when flying home.

When flying domestic in Sweden I always try to keep track of where we are. I try to remember the name of every city, river and lake I can see. Large industries are good landmarks.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:12 am

I've seen my neighborhood a few times while flying WN in or out of ISP, but I've not been able to pick out my specific house.
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:44 am

Ive seen my house and school numerous times while in approach to EWR as Randolph is very close to the flight path.

Flyguy1- my aunt lives in the Hempstead area, you live anywhere near there?

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:18 am

Occasionally I fly from MSN to DCA on YX. When I return home, the DCA flight lands at MKE, and then there's a short hop flight from MKE to MSN.

On this MKE-MSN flight, I see my parent's house shortly after takeoff in the suburbs of Milwaukee. Then, as the plane lands at MSN, it flies over the surrounding lakes of Madison with a beautiful view of the city, and I can easily pick out my apartment from the skyline.
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:19 am

I can, to this day, still see my childhood home in Seattle when on approach to rwy 16R or 16L (or departing 34R or 34L). We lived right in the flight path for SEA, about 60-90 seconds flight time away. My old high school sits across the street from my house, so that comes into the picture as well.

There have been times, however, when I've not spotted either one because we are directly over those places. No windows in the aircraft floor.  Smile
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:24 am

I saw my old house coming in for a landing on 23 at YYZ just recently. And I see my apartment from different angles when I'm landing at VHHH, in both directions.
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:31 am

I've flown over my neighborhood a couple of times while departing out of CLT but because of the trees I'm not able to pick out my house, i've also flown over my high school.
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:36 am

Arriving in DFW once I passed over my old house in Coppel low enough to count the shingles.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:02 am

I flew over my house as the pilot last summer in a 172. It was neat to see it for the first time from a different perspective. I have seen it twice from an airliner, both Southwest Airlines flights en route from MHT to BWI between SBJ and MXE VORs. If I ever fly on the DYLIN 2 arrival into EWR I'll see it very close up on the left.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:07 am

My house is situated at entry point Whiskey-Alfa for LFLB, so I've flew over it a few times.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:50 am

I've easily seen my neighborhood once or twice, but not my house specifically.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:00 pm

I live near Stone Mountain, which is to the east of Atlanta, and have seen my house several times from the air. We are under, or near, both the approach and departure paths of the north set of runways. I always look up to see who is flying over when I’m out side. Usually Delta or Airtran. It always makes me smile. We also frequently get buzzed by the Dekalb County police helicopters.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:36 pm

Unfortunately, i've never been over my house but one day I would like to! Anways, my HS is right over the 22R/L path at ORD! If you are ever on that path, you'll prolly go over my HS and my house is over a Departure area for all planes going East and especially to Europe.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:39 pm

I have seen my house many times while flying in my friend's Grummann Tiger, but I have never seen it from a commercial plane.

On the other hand, I have seen my office building when departing south out of ORD.
 
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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:44 pm

I've seen my house whle on approach to RWY 4R/4L and after departing RWY 27 at BOS. It's pretty cool to see from those angles.

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:46 pm

I've flown over it many times in a Cessna 172...unfortunately it lies in Class D airspace and directly under the pattern to the military airfield that is the reason for the Class D, so even if I wanted to loiter over, I couldn't really... On commercial flights into PHL, if I came from destinations west I imagine I would be able to see it but I always end up sitting on the wrong side of the plane...grr..

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RE: Your House From The Air

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:17 pm

Ive flown over my old house quite a few times.I used to live in Formby which is located about 10 miles north of Liverpool. When I was 18 my family moved to the states and when I was 20 I got the job as a flight attendant.Many a time when Ive been working the JFK-LHR-JFK flights(and its been clear) I can make out my old house with binoculars.Also seen the town train station and my old high school.Was great and brought back a lot of old memories of me as a child plane spotting from home as the transatlantic flights passed over.
 
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HOU

Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:33 pm

I live under the approach path to HOU's 12R runway, commonly used for most landings, and on some instances, I've been able to see my house clearly. I live kind of close to the outer marker, so while I'm looking out the window of the plane, and see my house, I know it's time for the pilot to extend the gear and bring in some more flaps to slow down, like I always see them do when they fly over.
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