I teach ninth grade in the eastern part of National City, CA
. This is a suburb just to the southeast of downtown San Diego, about ten minutes by car (when traffic isn't bad). From some points in the school, there are clear views to Tijuana, the Coronado islands, the Coronado bridge, as well as downtown San Diego.
We are also just to the south of the landing path, so all day long there is a constant stream of airplanes flying in. We see the left side of the planes on approach to runway 27 at a height of about 1000-2000 feet. They are about one to two minutes away from touchdown.
While most of the planes are Southwest 737's, occasionally something unique pops up, like World Airways MD
-11's and the new UPS design 757 as well as older cargo 727's. I SO miss seeing British Airways flying 747's and 777's in here
, but Hawaiian's 767's are a great site too!
Thankfully, I cannot see any from my classroom window, or I'd lose track of what I was doing, but it's a nice treat to see when I'm outside.
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