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Old 11-25-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Northside, Cincinnati Ohio
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Vegas at night. Not so much during the day but the lights of Vegas at night make that an enjoyable approach
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Flying into Miami


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South Beach first , then the Port of Miami , then downtown Miami / Brickell Financial district, then Little Havana and the Marlins baseball park.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle, but only on the north approach, which means a southernly wind. You generally fly over the entire metro on this approach, with views of the entire metro (Bellevue and Lake Washington on the eastside, (leftside of aircraft) and Puget Sound and downtown on the westside, (eastside of aircraft). There are not many other big city metro airplane arrivals so beautiful, though NYC and LA equal. However, due to the the general cloudy nature of the city, you may not see anything until about 300 feet. Part of the joy of flying...you never know what to expect!
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:33 AM
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Flying into NYC at LaGuardia. People love to talk about how bad the airport is, but it offers one of the best views ever. Jaw dropping. You fly right over the skyline.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I suppose we are doing US cities only right??
I have a couple of Favorites:
Salt Lake City. Impressive mountains seeing a city locked by all those mountains
Las Vegas. Flew from LA, dessert, dessert then a mirage....no it's Vegas. Stunning
Miami...Stunning, gorgeous colors
New York...It's just breathless to see that see of skyscrapers...
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Yes, Miami absolutely qualifies. Excellent suggestion and its true of all 3 Southeast Florida area's airports.

Chicago with its massive skyline along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Michigan itself is also very nice. It is excellent on clear days, you can see the thickness in Chicago's density on its street-grid.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Yes, Miami absolutely qualifies. Excellent suggestion and its true of all 3 Southeast Florida area's airports.

Chicago with its massive skyline along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Michigan itself is also very nice. It is excellent on clear days, you can see the thickness in Chicago's density on its street-grid.
It really depends on the approach. I've had some breath taking landings coming in from the east. But oftentimes going into O'Hare, the plane will approach from the northwest. And, the northwest approach into O'Hare is one of the most boring in the country: farms, third-ring suburban sprawl, an occasion office building, and then you're on the ground. However, approaching Denver from the east takes the cake in this regard.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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It really depends on the approach. I've had some breath taking landings coming in from the east. But oftentimes going into O'Hare, the plane will approach from the northwest. And, the northwest approach into O'Hare is one of the most boring in the country: farms, third-ring suburban sprawl, an occasion office building, and then you're on the ground. However, approaching Denver from the east takes the cake in this regard.
Definitely.

I'm generally used to flying into Chicago from the southern angle, usually the plane curves over Lake Michigan and the city skyline is in plain view after that and when flying over the skyline, you can see the street grid and the thick structural density radiating out of the core.

Chicago definitely doesn't win any beauty pageants for natural scenery but the if you arrive from the right angle, the city will impress before you even step foot in it, in my opinion. The evening time is even better, light enough to see the skyline and lake, dark enough to where the street lights illuminate across the grid and the built up environment.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Chicago in the day is naturally beautiful if you approach from the east across Lake Michigan, especially in the summer on a clear day with the tropical blue shade of the lake. Basically any approach that takes you over the lake and downtown is very impressive. Several approaches into LAX are very nice, too.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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US - SFO, approaching from the east, during dusk, such as on a flight from JFK.
International - the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, over Victoria Harbour.
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