Flying into LaGuardia Airport

I flew into LaGuardia Airport this summer with a great view of the Manhattan skyline and the airport from my seat on the left side of the plane.

Lower Manhattan seen from a Southwest Airlines plane #SWA @SWA
The Hudson River with New Jersey on the left and lower Manhattan along the edge of the plane’s engine. Larry Shapiro photo

The Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges span the East River visible between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Lower Manhattan seen from a Southwest Airlines plane #SWA @SWA
Looking back towards lower Manhattan with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Larry Shapiro photo

I always enjoy seeing the an airport from the sky where you can get a feel for the massive size against the general landscape.

New York City seen from a Southwest Airlines plane
Larry Shapiro photo

It is easy to get one’s bearings when flying over New York City due to the many bridges and differing land masses.

Circling around LaGuardia on approach allowed me to see the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Whitestone Bridge. Then the beaches of Sands Point on Long Island.

New York City seen from a Southwest Airlines plane #SWA @SWA
The Throgs Neck Bridge is in the center of the photo with the Whitestone Bridge seen near the tip of the wing. Larry Shapiro photo

At the northern tip of the runway is Rikers Island in the East River.

LaGuardia Airport and Rikers Island seen from an airplane
LaGuardia Airport is seen near the engine and then Rikers Island to the left. Larry Shapiro photo
New York City seen from an airplane #SWA @SWA
The beaches of Sands Point on Long Island. Larry Shapiro photo

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