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Friday, October 17, 2008

IAH from the Air


If you ever have the joy & pleasure of coming to Houston, you will most likely be arriving at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). It's a massive airport, and a hub for the fabulous Continental Airlines. There are a pair of giant East-West runways on both the North and South side of the main airport terminals.
All the big Continental planes fly out of Terminal C, which is connected to the brand new Terminal E. The little regional jets (prop planes) fly out of terminal B. All of the other international airlines go to Terminal D, but all international arrivals go to E (where the new customs & immigration offices are located).



We almost always land towards the West. There is also more construction currently going on to expand the runways and add more.


This is Lake Houston, and it's always the last thing you see before you land if you are landing to the West.


I was also able to see Lake Conroe as I was heading out to Denver last week. It's not a very nice lake, but it's really all we've got here in Houston :(.


We also flew just over the Woodlands Pavilion, which is an awesome outdoor amphitheatre. As you can see, it sustained damage from Hurricane Ike and all the rest of the shows this season have been cancelled.


This is pretty much what the rest of my ride looked like. A freeway disappearing into the hazy horizon, surrounded by trees.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Going to see W. tonight.

2 comments:

Christy said...

Great shots from above!
Don't forget about Lake Houston! :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Wow, my shots from airplane windows never turn out that good!