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Favorite Things To See While Landing In Your City

Fri Apr 27, 2001 4:42 am

While decending into my hometown of LAX, I love to look out and see:

The Forum
The Race Track
The 405 Freeway (during a traffic jam, of course. This way I get a "high" flying above thousands of cars moving 3 MPH and I'm roaring over them going at least 100!)
Downtown LA
Crenshaw Christion Center Faith Dome
Hundreds of Palm trees
And of course, the Mountains

When I fly over these things listed above, that's when I know I'm home. What are your favorites things to fly over while landing in your hometown?
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 4:45 am

Flying over Bath and past the Clifton suspension bridge, and the center of the city. And then over the A38 and touching down onto the tarmac Big grin

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 4:50 am

arriving from the south (rwy 33)
First we pass to the left of Leirvik which is the city center in my home town, then we cross over two very long bridges, pass Norways largest shipping yard and touch down at Stord - Sørstokken (SRP)  Smile

arriving from the north (rwy 15)
We pop under the clouds and see a couple of islands and tadaa, we have arrived. Big grin

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:11 am

Joining the approach of 27L/R above East London, seeing London city airport beneath. Seeing the Millenium wheel and the Thames, getting closer and closer to the climax of the approach: There it is: My home! I can identify my house and road, my college, Queen's Tower, Kensington Gardens, the Albert Hall,... it looks slightly different from, but not too dissimilar to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000...

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:16 am

My dads office building.
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:23 am

When you're landing at DEN, it seems like you're landing on Mars. Maybe you'll be lucky and fly low enough over Downtown, but I doubt it.
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:27 am

Look at the people that look up to us, too.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:32 am

From the South onto runway 07 @ NCL, over a large forest before turning onto the runway heading before seeing the airport terminal on the left and landing.
Onto runway 25, from the south looking out at Newcastle whilst over the North sea before turning onto runway heading and landing.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:36 am

My house... just to the left of the usual flight path coming into Belfast International
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:53 am

When I am landing at CMH, I like to see:

The downtown skyline
Crew Stadium
The Horseshoe
The WBNS 10 TV tower
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:57 am

When arriving from the north sea to NCL, we get a great view of the beach and some wind mills (?) before passing over a caravan park. We often stay there when we are over. A lot of low flying planes to NCL and Sunderland passing over there, it's great.  Smile

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:08 am

There's lots to see coming into PHL...on 27R...the usual landing runway...

Center City to the right

FU Center and Vet to the right

All the famous bridges in downtown Philly

The Naval Yard (approach is right over the retired CV-66 USS America)

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:27 am

The beaches, Central Park, and the LIE.  Smile
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:30 am

At zurich flying over the alps (when from the south) and all the old Swiss houses and churches in Kloten and the surrounding towns. also the green, green, green grass. It sure beats arriving into SFO although it is interesting to land in the water (not literaly but you sure come close)
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:55 am

Y'all have it better then we do here at RDU. If coming in from the south, the nuclear power plant. Out in the middle of nowhere the HUGE cooling tower looms. If from the north, trees and more trees.

If your lucky you can see downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham at the same time.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:58 am

In my (humble) opinion the best approach in the world is to Runways 16L/R at Sydney KSA. This approach passes over the Gladesville Bridge affording views from the left hand side down the Parramatta River to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and City....absolutely spectacular, especially on a sunny morning.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:59 am

When arriving at 5R at Cleveland Hopkins Int'l (CLE) you pass just to the west of the downtown giving you a great view. The new Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Justice Center, the flats area, the Cuyahoga River, Jacobs Field, Gund Arena, Terminal Tower, and the list goes on. Not to mention flying out over Lake Erie. It's a great view. Much better then 23L arrivals. They are boring.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 8:55 am

It's New York...you can see anything and everything. If you're landing on LGA's 22, one word-water.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 9:06 am

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 9:06 am

The approach into AKL is the most beautiful I've ever encountered. Coming from the east, you fly over the entire width of the island. You see the gorgeous hills and the countryside, with small rivers and bays littered around everywhere. Then you start to move into the city where you see all the buildings and eventually, the city. Then you come in over a little inlet and bam... you're there!

I'll comment on my home airport(CYVR)'s scenery later.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 9:29 am

When landing in any airport of Rio there are many things to see, SDU aproach has a wonderful view, I can see my school, Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf, the beach, city downtown, Jockey Clube, many things, I love this city. Landing at GIG has a great view, but not all that stuff mostly Guanabara Bay, the beaches...

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:01 am

DFW, pretty much farmland and houses. Depending on what runway, you fly over AA's hqtrs.
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:26 am

I am with the author. I love seeing the Forum, the Coliseum, the L.A. Sports Arena, etc. I really like seeing LA at night. What a sight! The only thing I like seeing while landing at MCI are the lights at night. I do like seeing Barry Road though. I always know I am close to the airport when I see this street.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:04 pm

At DFW, all it is is a nice view of the suburbs, and the occasional man-made lake. I am so used to the approach, though, that I actually kind of enjoy looking at it, although compared to many airports it is absolutely nothing. At DAL, it is alot easier to spot landmarks. I attempt to find my school, which is under an approach path for Love Field, and Reunion Tower, as well as just in general areas that I know.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:09 pm

If you have the misfortune to be in Hartford (just kidding) and you circle north of BDL, look for Six Flags New England amusement park. It's closer to Springfield than Hartford but its bright roller coasters and enormous Ferris wheel are easy to spot. Incidentally, I've never been able to see downtown Hartford from the air, but I have seen Springfield.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:19 pm

EWR- - Depending on approach. I think that the 4 approach is pretty boring because you don't get to see a whole lot. The 22 approach on the other hand is much better. You can see Giant's Stadium, Continental Airlines Arena, and depending on how familiar you are with the area the 440 Shopping Center, Society Hill and I believe Bayonne Park. The one approach I can't wait to be flying on is 29 because alot of those planes pass right over my house and I would love to see how it is looking down (and how well I can actually see my house from that height) for a change on my house rather than looking up at the planes.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:09 pm

Arriving at SAN, passengers can enjoy the view of Balboa Park out the right side of the plane and the view of downtown San Diego on the left side. Most exciting is skimming the roof of the parking garage idiotically constructed just before the end of the runway.


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Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:21 pm

I like seeing the tall hotel/casinos while coming in to Reno, like the Silver Legacy, Atlantis, Peppermill, Hilton, Eldorado, Circus Circus, etc.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:27 pm

Lugano... Winding in your sabb between mountains church steeples and right over the heads of unsuspecting cows!!!
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:40 pm

I like arriving to a north flow into SeaTac on a clear day. I enjoy the view of Lake Tapps, Federal Way (flying over the mall), my very own home, and watching the traffic pattern at my local GA airport.
If arriving in Seattle in a south flow, chances are the weather is bad. But if not, I like seeing downtown, Boeing Field, and the place I used to live.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 2:01 pm

My airport, Tucson International.

Arriving into 11L you fly over midtown Tucson, pass over the UMC and The University of Arizona, just south of downtown... all 4 skyscrapers!!!, fly past I-10 and swing a hard left to line up on final. Plus you get views of the mountains.
Arriving into 29R you see... desert, desert, mobile home, desert, road, desert, desert, runway. Not much to see.


As for DFW, I thought it was a pretty approach. I was flying IAH-DFW on an AA 727 and we flew through the corridor between DFW and DAL. Saw dowtown Dallas, Love Field, Addison Field. Swung around and saw the reseviors, and Grapevine Mills Mall (with its name conviently written on the roof).
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 2:03 pm

Well, if I was landing in BOS I'd be looking out the window wondering if Vasco is taking my picture!!!!

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 3:17 pm

Decending into the Hartford-Bradley International Airport, you will either get some nice views of the Connecticut River Valley, Springfield Mass sky line, and a few ski resorts, or you will also see the Connecticut River Valley, and the Hartford skyline if you are decending into the other end of the runway. Both are pretty decent views. Nothing great but nice.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 3:48 pm

Home!


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Fri Apr 27, 2001 3:50 pm

When landing into CYEG (Edmonton Int'l), it's all just basically farmland and the city of Leduc (pop. 16,000) which sits across Highway 2 from YEG. Because YEG is so far out of Edmonton, first-time visitors often try to see where the hell Edmonton is, or they get the impression that Leduc is Edmonton or something. This amuses me sometimes. Big grin But if the plane happens to be on a route coming in from the north, you get to see the entire City of Edmonton, a medium-sized city with about 655,000 residents. I find it neat to be able to see how fast it's expanded compared to the year before.

CYVR is the airport I fly into the most after YEG. The Coast Mountains scenery and the view of downtown Vancouver with Stanley Park and the CFL stadium is second to none as long as the weather isn't too bad and you're looking in the right direction. Oh yeah, you'll see Mt. Baker, one of the Cascade volcanoes in its full glory in the distance to the south. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands look pretty cool as the plane banks over the Georgia Strait before touchdown at YVR.

Sorry to steal your thunder, Tygue, but what else can I say since I go to Vancouver at least 2-3 times a year?
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 3:54 pm

Actually, I like to see this flying into San Francisco (SFO).



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Fri Apr 27, 2001 4:17 pm

Great shot Superfly. Big grin

well what interesting is there to see in Amsterdam when you land ??
1. Rain
2. Dark Clouds  Smokin cool
3. Amsterdam Arena (AJAX)
4. Amsterdam itself.

summary: Landing in Amsterdam is not really exciting.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:46 pm

Landing in Sydney from the north seated on the left side of the aircraft.
After crossing the Hawksbury River I like to spot my own home, then the shopping Centre at Hornsby and the 3M building at the crossroads of the Pacific Highway and Mona Vale road. The main retail and business centre of Chatswood followed by North Sydney, The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House and the Skyline of the city itself before heading over the inner city suburbs and industrial areas nearer the airport. On the right side, the Olympic site is nice from the air too.
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Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:24 pm

coming into LGA:: Shea stadium and the subway yards(in fact, we almost were hit by a home run the other day  Wink/being sarcastic )

coming into JFK:: I love seeing the World Trade Center and the south end of Manhattan Isle.

coming into FRG:: The plush foliage lining Belmont state park and the Southern State Parkway.

Coming into ISP:: Cutting over Lake ROnkonkoma is awesome.

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Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:46 pm

For Geneva, Seeing the Jet d'Eau (400 ft. water jet)



Also, my spotter collegues hanging out near the runway.

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RE: Favorite Things To See While Landing In Your City

Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:49 pm

I always enjoy seeing the Space Needle when approaching SEA from the north and Mount Rainier when approaching from the south. Either way, it makes me feel like I'm home.

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Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:36 am

I just enjoy seeing what the areas around my home looks like. Sadly you don't get to fly over Gothenburg often  Sad.

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Sat Apr 28, 2001 4:40 am

Here in Mexico City?...

where the smog lets you watch something, I really love to see Paseo de La Reforma (a beautiful avenue from north to downtown), the Chapultepec Castle & the Angel of freedom monument (in the middle of Reforma).

Sometimes you can see the Azteca soccer Stadium (a really big one)... but watching Mexico City from a plane at any hour is a pleasure, perhaps a lot of smog, but a nice place to live.

In Caracas?...

Unless you arrive with a private plane to La Carlota Airport (downtown CCS) you won't see the city... Maiquetia Intl. Airport is not close to Caracas at all.

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