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Old 08-07-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to fly from Sedona, AZ, to Grand Canyon West and back... truly amazing.

Being the geography nut that I am, I enjoy all flights and landings, but I particularly enjoyed Seattle and Barcelona as far as major cities go.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Beautiful views flying over the water and right beside the skyline. Especially passing the Statue of Liberty.


YouTube - ‪Flying over New York City NYC on approach to LGA‬‎
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Skyline? rofl. And you can get that view flying into any Florida airport, and most of CA.
Yes, skyline. You know, one of those things where tall buildings are clustered together?

And no, you can NOT get that view flying into any Florida Airport, just Tampa International. And absolutely NO approach into ANY California airport looks even remotely like the approach into Tampa.

You should probably stick to what you know.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:31 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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you really hate her and her daughter, huh??

anyway, there is nothing like flying over ny at night.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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you really hate her and her daughter, huh??

anyway, there is nothing like flying over ny at night.
No, not really. Just their toxic, arrogant posts.

And yeah, flying over NY at night is cool, but I find the night approach into LAX more impressive. The final 30 minutes is just solid development that seems to go on forever......
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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No, not really. Just their toxic, arrogant posts.

And yeah, flying over NY at night is cool, but I find the night approach into LAX more impressive. The final 30 minutes is just solid development that seems to go on forever......
indeed!


YouTube - ‪Los Angeles Airport Landing during night‬‎
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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San Diego at night is pretty cool also


YouTube - ‪night landing at san diego airport march 15 2010‬‎
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^That parking garage at the end of the runway in San Diego always freaks me out! I always expect to see tread marks on the roofs of the cars.

SAN is one of my all-time favorite airports to fly into, and the views of the skyline are amazing since you are flying lower than the tops of the buildings.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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I've never flown over Tampa from Ft. Myers going north or coming back south. We go inland over to Orlando and then up to Jacksonville and then up the coastline. I watch the real flight check on Jet Blue. You don't go over water until you get past Jacksonville. Not even taking off or landing over Ft. Myers do you see the water.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I couldn't find a pix but I prefer McArthur's (Islip) approach over JFK's/LaGuardia's. I like coming in from the ocean and flying over the pine barrens of Long Island. I grew up in Manhattan so maybe I am just a bit jaded about the NYC skyline. I have become a bit obsessed with BIG TREES since living in Florida though.
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