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Old 09-09-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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It's amazing, but it's not a city. What's next? The Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls?
Mt. Rainier is in the Seattle metro area however. A technicality yes, but that's the thread title.

I flew into LA along the coast from the north then getting the Hollywood Hills, DTLA, etc. That was impressive. Otherwise I'll take big cities along waterfronts like New York, Boston, San Francisco, etc., as well as Seattle.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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There is no question L.A. is one of the most impressive fly-ins, as most flights land east to west and the expanse of L.A. is quite evident.

I also enjoy flying into Dallas/Ft. Worth, because from whatever direction you realize you are landing in a huge metro area.

But Seattle is the most beautiful, especially from the north to south. In the winter, you hear others in the plane commenting how green it is. Welcome to Seattle.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix is really impressive to fly into at night, not nearly as special in the daytime though
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:39 AM
 
Location: North America
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I always enjoy Honolulu/Oahu from the plane. LA is amazing if the weather is very clear. You can see all all the way past the mountains into the desert to Palos Verdes and Catalina Island. I flew in the winter time I guess after a storm blew the smog away. Amazing and it helps if you know what you are looking at. In General I almost never pick window seats for long flights so I dont get to see the cities much.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:18 AM
 
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Flying into the VA. Beach/Norfolk metro you see the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, the York, James and Elizabeth Rivers and the tributaries that tie it all together. If you love water shots it's pretty much nirvana.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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My favorites are LA, SF and Honolulu
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:10 AM
 
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One of my faves is flying into DC-National, especially at night on the Potomac River approach from the west with all the city/monuments lit up....stunning.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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I agree with the flight into DC, National specifically. You fly so close to the monuments, and the whole city is splayed out underneath you. I prefer it during the day, particularly during autumn when all the trees are golden and red... it's truly breathtaking.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: 304
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Tampa Bay/St Pete is a fairly nice flight in and out.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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Imo i thought Nashville looked so attractive flying into it and over it, especially the surrounding areas of green patches of land.
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