Monday, October 25, 2010

Landing at Honolulu with a great view

I love flying to Honolulu and getting the full view of Diamond Head and Waikiki on the approach. This guy captured it all on a direct approach the offshore Reef runway on an AAL 767-300 flight. He has a steady hand and a good Sun angle. First you see Diamond Head close with the east end of Oahu in the background - Hawaii Kai and Coko Crater. Then Waikiki; I wish he had zoomed in a bit. Then the main part of downtown, then the industrial area of Sand Island before landing. Notice the Koolau Mountains behind the city. For a hiker like me there is a trail on every ridge (and a few valleys) and most have public access.

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