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Best View you've seen from an Aircraft Window?

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61. Posted by Barramundi (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Call me daft, but I just like the view when the airplane is just inches above the clouds and you can just peek out and feel as if you can put your hand out and sweep the scale-like clouds.

62. Posted by Rose Kenya (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Dear all,

What a fascinating topic. Surely the best views have got to be those which inspire the heart to beat aggressively faster, for your mouth to begin twitching into the knowing grin, which is always slightly embarrassing.

And it's because you feel like you're going home, whether you are actually going home, or whether you're arriving in a place which feels like home. That satisfaction and comfort is unrivalled in my opinion.

The best view has to be that which inspires true excitement deep within ones body and soul...


63. Posted by sebgibson (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

i was flying from panama city to cancun and i looked out of my window and saw that heart shaped island that i ve seen so many photos of it was a complete accident but a very special moment

64. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Quoting Rose:

The best view has to be that which inspires true excitement deep within ones body and soul...


I think this has to be the culmination of all answers. Well said.

65. Posted by Chix (Full Member 114 posts) 7y

Flying from Wanganui to Auckland in New Zealand in a twelve seater plane, over the mountains. Low enough to see all the detail but high enough to feel on top of the world. It was my last 'real' view of the country until I went back a couple of years ago... but was a great memory to keep me going in the meantime ;)

66. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 5y

I know that this thread is pretty old and when I started it a long time back I never imagined I'd see so many replies.
And then today I found this link which I just had to add. Interesting stuff.
Top 100 Views from an aircraft window.

[ Edit: Fixed link - Edited on 11-Apr-2011, at 04:49 by zaksame ]

67. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 5y

Nice one to resurrect.

Nr 38 looks like Vincent van Gogh come around to give the place some colour.

68. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 5y

I have two equal favourites.

My first would have been flying into Kathmandu, Nepal. Across the horizon from a long distange I saw what I thought was a long row of clouds, but then as I got closer I realised that it was the Himalayas, with massive peaks much above the clouds, as well as the huge, terraced hills rolling in and out of the clouds and the sheer size and scope of hills were amazing, as well as the villages that were defined by this landscape.

Another was flying to a remote island called Bird Island in Seychelles (which is a beautiful tropical archipelego in itself). It was a very sunny, clear day in the early afternoon where the sun was bright and shining straight down on the vast sea. We slowly approached this tiny island, which has little more than a grass airstrip and a resort, but it's coastline was surrounded by probably 100 metres shallow water and coral, with extremely white sand, making the colours around the island bright blue and green. You couldn't really see the 'water' itself, but more the surface of the shallow sea and the seaweed/coral patterns, which looked better than any tropical post card I've seen!

69. Posted by Neeke89 (Budding Member 52 posts) 5y

Last year to NYC when we flew over Iceland and Greenland... great sights :D At Iceland we saw a volcano with some fumes over it, but it appeared to be not the well hated volcano that caused all the trouble.. ;)

The strait of Gibraltar and the Rif mountains are also in my favourites of views.

70. Posted by brianoh (Full Member 48 posts) 5y

so many.

The best most recent one and maybe best of all was flying over Norway to get to Icleand. The landscape and the way the light played with it and enhanced it was spellbinding.

There was another time I was flying to Easter Island. But, I didn't have a window seat. So, I didn't get a great view of the island. But, the sense of anticipation when we were coming close to the island. It came over the entire plane. Passengers were looking each other to try to see the speck of an island in the vast Pacific. It was electrifying.