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  1. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    Yup, gotta sit on the left flying into SAN. I've done it maybe five times, and it's my favorite approach (I never experienced the landing at the old Hong Kong airport). Hope you had a chance to actually look around in town a bit.

    Oh, and no, that's not Miramar, which as far as I know is on the main land, not on Coronado Island. According to my iPhone Google map, it's called North Island NAS (I would have bet cash it was called Coronado NAS). I remember spending a few afternoons at the beach near the Hotel Del Coronado and having Navy jets doing landing practice right over me 🙂

  2. Schizo Smurf
    Schizo Smurf at |

    Indeed. Miramar, now a Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) is further out in the desert east of the city. It's the former home of TOPGUN, which is now much further inland at NAS Fallon in Nevada.

  3. Steph
    Steph at |

    We were on the left flying into San Diego without even trying – hooray for us! (Will have to remember to consult you about seat locations next time we're flying anywhere.)

  4. Corey
    Corey at |

    Actually, Miramar is almost due north of SAN, not east out in the desert. Those are some nice shots and it makes me miss living there a little.

    Flying on the right is not without its views though, as one can see all of Mission Valley and the Balboa Park/San Diego Zoo area nicely.