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Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:03 am

Landing in one of those airports engulfed in the midst of a city is always exciting. Nonetheless, doing it at night in the biggest city in the world is mind-boggling. Literally, you are surrounded by a sea of lights and at one point you can’t see the end of it. Every time I have done it, it has been an amazing experience. This picture gives you an idea of what I am talking about. It’s Mexico City from an airplane getting ready to land.



Do you know similar airports in the world?
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting SFOMEX (Thread starter):
the biggest city in the world

Mexico city is not the biggest nor the most populated.

The biggest metropolitan area in terms of land extension is the Los Angeles area. Some other metro areas such as greater London, New York or Buenos Aires are also bigger, even though they have less inhabitants.

The most populated metro area in the world is Tokyo, with over 30 million people.

Mexico is indeed impressive, and the pic is great. I've been lucky to see it several times at night while approaching the airport.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:24 am

On my trip to Mexico back in 1994, I got to land at night too... amazing indeed.

Quoting SFOMEX (Thread starter):
Do you know similar airports in the world?

Although in a much smaller scale, landing in GUA at night is quite a sight...  hearts 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:26 am

I flew IAD-MEX back in September and got to witness precisely that type of approach to MEX. It was absolutely amazing!!!! Looking forward to doing it again in September.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:28 am

I would say landing in Berlin Tempelhof at 8 o clock in the winter (the airport has a curfew starting at 10.00 PM) might look very impressive, as well, because this airport is exactly in the middle of the city so the approach goes completely East-West above Berlin... But I am no pilot, so I cannot say how it looks from the front.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 4):
I would say landing in Berlin Tempelhof at 8 o clock in the winter (the airport has a curfew starting at 10.00 PM) might look very impressive, as well, because this airport is exactly in the middle of the city so the approach goes completely East-West above Berlin... But I am no pilot, so I cannot say how it looks from the front.

Nice pic!

Although I only flew into THF once, I loved it. It is like you stepped back in time. Are they still planning on closing it?
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:46 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 2):
landing in GUA at night is quite a sight...

I can confirm that.

Approach to Rwy 01 is amazing. Whether you are circling over lake Amatitlan or Villa Nueva to allign with the rwy, you will have breathtaking views of the "Valle de la Ermita" full of lights everywhere.

Btw, I have a pending trip to GUA. I have been trying to find the right moment to go since last summer, but there's always a reason that makes me delay the trip once and again. Now I have the intention of going next month...I'll cross my fingers, and in case I have to delay it again then I'll have to think about going after the summer.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:01 am

LA has to be the biggest, in terms of it's area. I remember the first time I landed there, I couldn't believe how the city just went on and on and on.

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 5):
Are they still planning on closing it?

Templehof is staying open for the foreseeable future. All plans to close it down have been abandoned.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:23 am

Nice, I always love landing in MEX!

Quoting SFOMEX (Thread starter):
Do you know similar airports in the world?

But yes ... LAX!

It'll beat MEX by a mile if you catch an approach from the south or far east from San Bernardino in... the cockpit will announce 'we're on approach for landing' and you will see lights easily for about 20+ minutes and a spawling lighted metro area that really goes on forever (on a south view) those looking north will see downtown and over the Santa Monica Mtns and the San Gabriel and vast San Fernando Valley, appearing like a who new gigantic city on it's own. No matter where I come from, that approach into LAX always makes you feel like 'there's no place like it'.

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
The biggest metropolitan area in terms of land extension is the Los Angeles area.

Uh huh..

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 7):
LA has to be the biggest, in terms of it's area. I remember the first time I landed there, I couldn't believe how the city just went on and on and on.

That's what 1st time passengers mutter 'Hmmm, shouldn't we have landed by now... this city just keeps going..."

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
The most populated metro area in the world is Tokyo, with over 30 million people.

Officially, it now has over 35 million people, compared with around 19 million people for Mexico City. The city of Tokyo itself has either 8 million or 14 million people, depending on what you count. Mexico City has 8.6 million in the city itself, making it comparable to New York City in both the population of the city and metro area.

Of course, when you get down to it, there's really not a whole lot of real difference between the most populated cities in the world. You get to a certain population density and you basically hit a wall and you just can't fit anymore people in a certain area. I don't think there's any real difference between New York, Tokyo and Mexico City, for example - Tokyo's metro area is just physically larger.

Anyway, they're all pretty impressive cities to fly into at night.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:47 am

Very nice pic. SFOMEX, and good topic as well. I've done it. We broke out of the clouds at 800ft above the airport, AF 747 infront of us, DL 757 right behind. Lights every where, didn't know what was what. Most challenging arrival I've seen.

And like always, some people are going to start arguing about who the largest city is or the most populated, and get off the topic completely.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:51 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 10):
And like always, some people are going to start arguing about who the largest city is or the most populated, and get off the topic completely.


Heeeyyy...easy there dude.

Nobody is getting off topic here. At least not me.


Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
Mexico is indeed impressive, and the pic is great. I've been lucky to see it several times at night while approaching the airport.



Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 6):
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 2):
landing in GUA at night is quite a sight...

I can confirm that.

Approach to Rwy 01 is amazing. Whether you are circling over lake Amatitlan or Villa Nueva to allign with the rwy, you will have breathtaking views of the "Valle de la Ermita" full of lights everywhere.


You see?... Lighten up pal.   Smile

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:17 am

Mexico City is indeed amazing.

Quoting BN747 (Reply 8):
But yes ... LAX!

It'll beat MEX by a mile if you catch an approach from the south or far east from San Bernardino in... the cockpit will announce 'we're on approach for landing' and you will see lights easily for about 20+ minutes and a spawling lighted metro area that really goes on forever (on a south view) those looking north will see downtown and over the Santa Monica Mtns and the San Gabriel and vast San Fernando Valley, appearing like a who new gigantic city on it's own. No matter where I come from, that approach into LAX always makes you feel like 'there's no place like it'.

It reminds me of all those Bugs Bunny cartoons - when Bugs for some reason ends up in the North Pole and all of a sudden there's a sign that says LOS ANGELES CITY LIMIT.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:37 am

City population rank:
1. Bombay 12.778 million
2. Kurachi 12.207
3. Delhi 11.055
4. Shanghai 10.840
5. Moscow 10.375
6. Seoul 10.147
7. Sau Paulo 10.136
8. Istanbul 10.121
9. Lima 8.866
10. Ciudad de México (Mexico City) 8.546.


Urban Area Rank:
1. Tokyo 31.036 million
2. New York City 29.881
3. Mexico City 21.027
4. Seoul 19.884
5. Sau Paulo 18.505
6. Osaka 17.592
7. Jakarta 17.369
8. Delhi 16.731
9. Los Angeles 16.584
10. Cairo 15.546

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:56 am

While I agree with a couple of other posters about LAX at night, I am surprised no one has mentioned LGA ? The views into JFK and EWR are good but because of the routings of some of LGA's approaches which can put you very close to Manhattan my (for the last 20 years) home airport of LGA get's my vote !

Another favorite is MIA in part because of the whole PBI-FLL-MIA Metro area, if you are coming in from the north and cruise by PBI and FLL inbound to MIA the lights also seem to go on and on !

This is a cool thread SFOMEX, something a little different, thanks for starting !

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:41 pm

I must say that i have flown into MEX at night, but def. it is quite and urban sprawl. I agree with LGA777 on two points, flying into MIA, is pretty impressive when coming from the north, but flying into LGA is simply amazing, esp as you fly alongside Manhattan, depending on the approach. The energy is pretty amazing. I think NY is way up there if not at the top in terms of impressive night approaches.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:11 am

Awe what a beautiful sight it was to depart MEX for ACA in 2004 when I last flew in there. My flight from SFO to MEX was great, although a bit scary because we were in the middle of the city and could see monuments outside of my window that I have only seen on TV. I could see LatinAmerican tower, Torre Mexico, Sports Palace. I was in awe. On our departure we had 1hr layover in MEX and that's when night hit and we saw the beauty that is this city. I've had nightime departures to other cities like LAX, JFK, SAN but MEX departure was very pretty, all the lights were amazing. The LAX approach is kind of boring cause LA is so spread out that you can't see much. The only approach that is cool from the LA area is SNA where you can see Angel Stadium, Anaheim Pond and Disneyland. Here at home @ OAK I have left many times at night and despite the fact that I can see The Bay Bridge and SF Skyline every time, that time we left at night at MEX was prettier. Hopefully I will fly back there soon.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:26 am

This guy's pictures are amazing

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:22 am

Amazing pic but not the best approach in my opinion. many years ago, 1992 to be exact I had the pleasure of flying into Kai Tak on the upper deck of a BA744 and it was quite simply amazing. you could almost see in the apartment windows of the buildings as you flew by them, and we dont need to say anything about the turn at the checkerboard, its an experience to say the least, quite stunning. But take nothing away from the picture of MEX its an amazing sight too. Id like to fly into that someday!!!
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:45 am

Great picture!

Question: Is the field in that picture? If so, I can't pick it out.

With respect to LAX, I often fly in from the north. The downwind leg takes you from Santa Monica to downtown, and then a short base parallel to the 110 before turning onto final.

I always look for the field on base and I know where the airport SHOULD be, but I never see blaring runway lights that can be seen from downtown. Considering a lot of LAX approaches are visual, this suprises me. Any comments from actual pilots?
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:02 am

Fling into MEX certainly is an amazing experience at night, finding the airport at night visually though is a lot easier than in the daytime with the smog.


We always flew an instrument approach but
It always helped that nearly every ground vehicle at MEX had a flashing light on it in locating the airport!

If you are talking built up areas though Sao Paulo must be close to the biggest,
another amazing city to fly over.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:08 am

Just wanted to show this correct list of argest metro areas, so dont get mad on me...

1. Tokyo, Japan - 34,100,000
2. Mexico City, Mexico - 22,650,000
3. Seoul, South Korea - 22,250,000
4. New York, United States - 21,850,000
5. Sao Paulo, Brazil - 20,200,000
6. Mumbai, India - 19,700,000
7. Dehli, India - 19,500,000
8. Los Angeles, United States - 17,950,000
9. Shanghai, China - 17,900,000
10. Jakarta, Indonesia - 17,150,000
11. Osaka, Japan - 16,800,000
12. Kolkata, India - 15,550,000
13. Cairo, Egypt - 15,450,000
14. Manila, Philippines - 14,850,000
15. Karachi, Pakistan - 14,100,000
16. Moscow, Russia - 13,750,000
17. Buenos Aires, Argentina - 13,400,000
18. Dhaka, Bangladesh - 13,100,000
19. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12,100,000
20. Beijing, China - 11,950,000

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
Mexico city is not the biggest nor the most populated.

It is perceived as the biggest city in the world however...and I think is just comparable with Tokyo, PLUS: it's got absolutely NOthing around it, which makes of it the most impressive I've ever seen (BA sept'99, AF '02, MX '02, TA '02).
...And: lights are really alot, dense, and the approach is circling right above downtown, very low (which is not the case of LAX), cos MEX is not so far away from downtown...

Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 13):
2. New York City 29.881

Sorry to argue...never seen such a number. Stretching, stretching I knew it could come til 18-19.
I've been on the twin towers (  praise  ) at dark and the sight is not even comparable to what you get on top of the Torre Latinoamericana: bigger.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:00 am

Landing in Berlin-Tempelhof (THF) on board a Crossair Saab-2000 has been a most exciting experience for me; apartment buildings literally surround a portion of the runway, and you can literally look into the apartments before touching down. Apart from that, its Hitlerian-times architecture is a very rare sight - not a whole lot of that style remains around. The terminal is still grandiose in its own way.

Landing in MEX almost always generates a reaction you don't get to see very often almost anywhere: literally, 8 out of 10 pax (even from middle or aisle seats) are always trying to look out the window; it's funny to see people stretching their neck out and taking funny positions to catch a glimpse out. This happens no matter what carrier you fly, coming from where, or what class of service...

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting Adriaticus (Reply 23):
Landing in MEX almost always generates a reaction you don't get to see very often almost anywhere: literally, 8 out of 10 pax (even from middle or aisle seats) are always trying to look out the window; it's funny to see people stretching their neck out and taking funny positions to catch a glimpse out. This happens no matter what carrier you fly, coming from where, or what class of service...

Yes! I remember once in LH498 - B744 arriving to MEX and had a VERY funny experience... I was unfortunately at the middle of the 747 next to an aisle and it WAS a WONDERFUL CLEAR AFTERNOON... I remember all Germans and still some mexicans stretching their necks and going left-right trying to spot a little view of windows... everyone in the 747 was like all surprised... and no one speak except for comments in reference to the city!!!

For a moment I was very proud of that, but I no longer like living in this city... I hate traffic, the rest is OK.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:31 am

Congonhas (CGH) in Sao Paulo is in a densely populated urban area; there's no "heavy" acft traffic b/c it's primarily a domestic airport so you get A-319s, 737s, and smaller types. Couldn't find a night shot but this should give you an idea:


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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:37 am

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
Mexico city is not the biggest nor the most populated.

The biggest metropolitan area in terms of land extension is the Los Angeles area. Some other metro areas such as greater London, New York or Buenos Aires are also bigger, even though they have less inhabitants.

The most populated metro area in the world is Tokyo, with over 30 million people.



Check this link for a detailed answer. The largest city by land area is Mount Isa in Australia. http://ask.yahoo.com/20000619.html
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting Cure (Reply 22):
Just wanted to show this correct list of argest metro areas, so dont get mad on me...

London should also be this list, "In 2004, the Greater London Authority defined a metropolitan region centred on London with a population of 18 million" (wikipedia)
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:52 am

I have flown VFR into MDW a few times. IMO, a very difficult airfield to locate with all the lights surrounding the airport.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 14):
Another favorite is MIA in part because of the whole PBI-FLL-MIA Metro area, if you are coming in from the north and cruise by PBI and FLL inbound to MIA the lights also seem to go on and on !

This is my number one favorite. I fly down to PBI and FLL all the time and every time it looks more beautiful than the last. My favorite is the blue neon building in FLL and the green one in downtown PBI. The south florida skyline has to be one of my favorite sights.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:30 am

LAS is always fun to fly into or out of at night.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...hoto_nr=1&prev_id=&next_id=0927164

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:31 am

I can imagine the view as you approach MDW at night is quite breathtaking.


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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 29):
The south florida skyline has to be one of my favorite sights

Yes, South FLA has a great skyline, I have not flown in or out at night too many times, but driving South on I-95 from FLL going towards MIA, hit the HOV lane that goes up and over the merge with the toll road and you get a great view of downtown MIA as well as Miami Beach highrises, which stretch for something like 20 miles, South Beach to about 198th. My two cents.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting Airbus3801 (Reply 26):
The largest city by land area is Mount Isa in Australia.

Dude, many thanks for the link.

However, we're not talking about a single city's land area but the entire land extension of a metropolitan area which includes all those towns that have been absorbed and have become part of that big metropolis although being different places.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Cure (Reply 22):
it's got absolutely NOthing around it, which makes of it the most impressive I've ever seen (BA sept'99, AF '02, MX '02, TA '02).
...And: lights are really alot, dense, and the approach is circling right above downtown, very low (which is not the case of LAX), cos MEX is not so far away from downtown...

I know, I have been there several times too.

Quoting Cure (Reply 22):
It is perceived as the biggest city in the world however...

Yes I've heard that one also. But the truth is that it's not.

Quoting Cure (Reply 22):
and I think is just comparable with Tokyo

In terms of physical extension...maybe. Tokyo seems to be more "compact" and has more vertical construction than Mexico.

We should not forget that having more population doesn't necessarily mean occupying a bigger land extension.

In terms of population I don't think there's much similarity. Mexico City's area is in the low 20s (millions of course) while Tokyo's is well over the 30 million mark.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX

Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:15 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 32):
driving South on I-95 from FLL going towards MIA, hit the HOV lane that goes up and over the merge with the toll road and you get a great view of downtown MIA

Its a great drive, especially around 6pm on a Friday night. Call me crazy but that is my favorite place to sit in traffic since you get such great views of all the cities and towns up to around north Palm Beach/Jupiter, then 95 splits off around the turnpike by my home.

Another beautiful skyline is Toronto from Toronto City Centre. I was on the early morning flight on airOntario doing YTZ-BDL and I remember how great it looked with the CN tower and the sun just beginning to crack above the horizon. Very nice.

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:38 am

I landed in Mexico City at night on a flight from Zihuatanejo. It was great. Total black and then the great lights of the city.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:38 am

MEX's approach is absolutely amazing!


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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:17 am

The original post is incorrect in its statement that "It’s Mexico City from an airplane getting ready to land". The actual caption by the photographer, a helicopter pilot, on his website http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html is "Taken from the rim of an extinct Volcano, it involved a tricky night landing!".
My interpretation would be that he landed the copter on the volcano and took this picture while standing, however it would certainly be incorrect to cite this as a picture taken on approach to MEX or any local GA airport.
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:41 am

Amazing photo......The Mexico international is increible in the night
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:12 am

If you are flying into MEX at night, coming from the south or the west, which is not the usual approach, you get to jump over the mountains. Some of those mountains surrounding the city are over 8000 Ft high. Then, the city lights.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:17 am

The FEB 28 I arrived to Mexico city at 21:00....the spotting in the plane will be great.....
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:28 am

Quoting CityAirline (Reply 21):
Just wanted to show this correct list of argest metro areas, so dont get mad on me...



Are you sure about those numbers CityAirline?

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:31 pm

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 14):
I am surprised no one has mentioned LGA ?

This is definitely my bet. If you take a northbound flight into LGA, get a left hand side window. The view of Manhattan right below you especially in the evening is breathtaking! Can't definitely think of a better landing approach.

CGH approach or YYZ's CN Tower in the background also make it to the top 10.
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:28 am

Quoting Keego (Reply 18):
Amazing pic but not the best approach in my opinion. many years ago, 1992 to be exact I had the pleasure of flying into Kai Tak on the upper deck of a BA744 and it was quite simply amazing. you could almost see in the apartment windows of the buildings as you flew by them, and we dont need to say anything about the turn at the checkerboard, its an experience to say the least, quite stunning. But take nothing away from the picture of MEX its an amazing sight too. Id like to fly into that someday!!!

I Lived in Hong Kong for 10 years, 1991 to 2001, so i had 7 years of Kai Tak, i was quite young at the time but I still loved it, skimming of the roof tops so close i was once able to see the Simpsons on one families TV set. Fantastic. I also remember all the different times there were tourists infront or behind me with them not having a clue what was going on. Sometimes it was very amusing.

I always remember getting nervous when the pilots informed us of wet weather at the airport, and although I don't think it was to do with wet weather, but I clearly remember the day after that China Airlines 747 went over the end of the runway.

The few times i went thru Chek Lap Kok, some of the approaches were very bumpy.

None of these were as good looking visually as the approach into mexico city tho...

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:51 pm

How about GLA? When I fly from Glasgow I can see if my wifes home when we take off, the aircraft skims over my home!-complete with very visible wife waving in the driveway.  wave 
 
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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting CityAirline (Reply 21):
1. Tokyo, Japan - 34,100,000
2. Mexico City, Mexico - 22,650,000
3. Seoul, South Korea - 22,250,000
4. New York, United States - 21,850,000
5. Sao Paulo, Brazil - 20,200,000
6. Mumbai, India - 19,700,000
7. Dehli, India - 19,500,000
8. Los Angeles, United States - 17,950,000
9. Shanghai, China - 17,900,000
10. Jakarta, Indonesia - 17,150,000
11. Osaka, Japan - 16,800,000
12. Kolkata, India - 15,550,000
13. Cairo, Egypt - 15,450,000
14. Manila, Philippines - 14,850,000
15. Karachi, Pakistan - 14,100,000
16. Moscow, Russia - 13,750,000
17. Buenos Aires, Argentina - 13,400,000
18. Dhaka, Bangladesh - 13,100,000
19. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12,100,000
20. Beijing, China - 11,950,000



Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 42):
Are you sure about those numbers CityAirline?

I counted twice

Hmm, I have compared this list to alot of other lists, and it seems like its quite right and its aproximately the same numbers as given at www.emporis.com (note that some cities on the site apparently hasn't been updated in a while)

Was there something special that you thought sounded strange with the numbers?

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RE: Landing At Night In The Middle Of A City (MEX Pic)

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:15 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 31):



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 31):
can imagine the view as you approach MDW at night is quite breathtaking.


You would. I see it myself many time enroute to ORD at night time.



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