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Old 09-09-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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What are the most impressive cities from an airplane? Huge or Tiny. It could be just based on the urban built environment or just because the city has beautiful landscapes and backdrops and any combination in between. Feel free to post pictures and videos of the city from the skies!

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Old 09-09-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Mt. Rainier IMO

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Old 09-09-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle is incredible from a fly-in standpoint, but this view is a northbound approach, and after Rainier becomes quite average.

The better view is a southbound approach where you fly over the most of the entire city, with either great views of Puget Sound or Lake Washington, and depending, downtown. Unfortunately, the SB approach often comes with cloudy weather.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:53 PM
 
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Mt. Rainier IMO
Wow its an ice volcano. Gorgeous.

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Old 09-09-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Wow that looks like an ice volcano. Gorgeous.
It's amazing, but it's not a city. What's next? The Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls?
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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It's amazing, but it's not a city. What's next? The Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls?
OK, but Seattle SB provides impressive views of downtown Bellevue on the left, and usually right over the top of downtown Seattle to the right.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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New York City, of course...then Chicago
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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It's amazing, but it's not a city. What's next? The Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls?
OP said backdrop which it is...
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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Flying into Chicago from over the lake.

SF Bay Area, blue water, hills, the GG Bridge.

Coming into Reagan from the south, fly directly up the middle of the Potomoc.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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OP said backdrop which it is...
I just changed the wording of the sub topic, I didn't make it clear enough. I apologize.
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