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Old 08-16-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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How about most daunting approach? Consider landing in Hong Kong, with the terrain, the physical features, buildings, plus crosswinds. The pilots who land here have to be the best of the best:


YouTube - Most Extreme Airports Crosswind Landing Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport 1998

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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How about most daunting approach? Consider landing in Hong Kong, with the terrain, the physical features, buildings, plus crosswinds. The pilots who land here have to be the best of the best:


YouTube - Most Extreme Airports Crosswind Landing Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport 1998
The airport was relocated to the hinterlands a long time ago. It's probably been ten years since the old airport was in use.
I was in HK last month and totally miss landing in the middle of the city.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned Chicago Midway airport -- it looks like you're going to scrape the top of a few south side homes/buildings before you hit the runway, then they have to slam on the brakes because of the shorter runway.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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LOL.

I like Philly's landing. I was able to see a Phillies game from the sky and the river... It was Neat-0.

And, San Diego is cool because it seems like you're going to crush the skyline and fall into the ocean.

And... Chicago is cool because the skyline is so big...

And... Hm... where else have I landed...?.... Milwaukee is alright, it seems like you're going into the lake....

Minneapolis is blah, but the lakes are cool, it looks like a flood....

Vegas is awesome at night time.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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All the airport approaches in this thread are awesome!
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I liked Miami's a lot. When I flew in, we came from the west over the Everglades and then you see this urban area just pop out of nowhere it seems. Then circled back around over the ocean and came in over Miami Beach from the east. The skyline, beaches, water, etc.. all looked amazing.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: On the west side of the Tetons
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Jackson, WY (it qualifies as a city around here)


YouTube - Landing at Jackson Hole
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Mine would be Orlando...Not really because of sights too see but if you Fly in the summertime in the evening the lightning shows can be the best. It just gives you a different feel coming into the city.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rnnKCT10o
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Awesome videos of the LGA landing! I have seen that view and it is wonderful. I also agree with San Diego. The airport is really close to downtown!

I agree with Salt Lake City as well. The Mountains there look great!

I'm from Atlanta... the view isn't that great. Too far from the city and the flight paths are perpendicular to the city not parallel, but I find it interesting looking at all of the things I call home.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Mine would be Orlando...Not really because of sights too see but if you Fly in the summertime in the evening the lightning shows can be the best. It just gives you a different feel coming into the city.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rnnKCT10o
There are no videos but another cool approach to MCO is when the parks are shooting off fireworks and you can see 3 different displays taking place across the SW metro. I've also heard being on approach when a shuttle is being launched from KSC is pretty breathtaking.
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