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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 pm

WIederling wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
Hmm, depends on how you define "close". Whenever I am in Hamburg city I don't see much aircraft starting or landing from / at HAM since the airport is several kilometers to the North. Just saying...


Pffft.
Ask the residents ( well, the Nimby portion ). All living quarters. either Hamburg
or the "Speckgürtel".

True, but the thread opener asked for „airports with approaches relatively close to downtown city centers and tall buildings.“
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:57 am

flyjohnnyt wrote:
Taipei TSA - used for both domestic and regional international. Only few metro stops from CBD and the city centre....


Great views taking off from this airport too, since Taipei is surrounded by mountains. When landing at TPE you miss all of that because it's quite a way from the city.
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:42 pm

I am surprised no one has mentioned FRA yet. Very good views of the financial district (city centre) when landing in some approaches. Specially at night when all the towers are illuminated.
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:24 pm

BHD Belfast City/George Best scrapes the rooftops when approaching over the city. Officially less than 1.5 miles away
....and LCY as mentioned
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:30 pm

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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:41 pm

steveinbc wrote:
BHD Belfast City/George Best scrapes the rooftops when approaching over the city. Officially less than 1.5 miles away
....and LCY as mentioned

I went plane spotting at LCY last week and when you do you really get to appreciate just how steep the departure angle is to avoid the city.
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:39 pm

Noise wrote:
Y'all are forgetting Miami International.

MIA was already mentioned twice. Reply 55 (14 posts before yours) and reply 35 of this thread. :old:
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:53 pm

If we are going with small ski towns, St Mortiz.

Slightly larger mountian towns...Innsbruck
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:18 pm

Other mountain cities: JAC and SLC. SLC also has the bonus of seeing the Great Salt Lake depending on where your flight approaches from.
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:32 pm

theaviator380 wrote:
BOM and DEL

BOM has approaches over the city but the city center or the main financial district (South Mumbai) is quite a bit away from the airport
 
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:46 pm

Chiang Mai's airport is virtually in the middle of the city, right next to the historic portion. If you're looking at the city from the mountains around it, the planes look like their descending and landing right into the middle of it.
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Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 am

Seletar Airport in Singapore - the ILS approach overfly the city of Johor Bahru - which caused a diplomatic row between Malaysia & Singapore, and losses to Firefly as they're no longer able to fly into Singapore, which is their moneymaker route.

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
At Penang (PEN) the planes fly quite low over the city


My old neighbourhood is like a 5 minute drive from PEN. I remember having picnics underneath the flight path and spent hours watching planes take off & land as a kid. That's where I got my love for aviation.
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