We recently flew out to Los Angeles to visit friends and family, and due to a ridiculous fare sale on Southwest, decided to fly with them even though that would mean a couple of extra stops
en-route. Due to the beautiful weather both en route and back, I was able to get some really nice photos of several city skylines on the way. I’ve gotten many photos of skylines over
the years, but mainly from the ground or the top of a hill; it’s a much different perspective when you do a close fly-by from a plane, which also provides views of the surrounding
landscape. Enjoy views of Dallas, El Paso, Phoenix, Ontario (California), and San Antonio after the jump.
much easier to do out of Love Field, which is only about 3 miles from downtown. During climb-out, we were afforded a view first of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Trinity River
floodplain, and then the downtown skyline.
We then briefly passed due south of D/FW Airport, affording a full view of the airfield.
on one side, or the Franklin Mountains on the other. We were sitting on the right side of the plane, which meant a view of the Franklin Mountains, which rather abruptly cut the city in
approach, we were afforded views of Squaw Peak, the Sky Harbor airfield, and a somewhat distant glimpse of the city center.
Then as we took off for Ontario, another fly-by of downtown, and a view of the western Valley of the Sun.
On the flight back from Ontario to Phoenix, more great views of the western valley and downtown, then a great shot of the red rocks of Scottsdale. I found the arrow-straight rows of
city blocks particularly interesting from up high.