London City Airport is the closest airport to central London. Flying in to London City on a clear day you are likely to enjoy views along the Thames including the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before flying over Canary Wharf and Greenwich.
Pilots enjoy the challenge of London City Airport landings as the glide path is set at stomach-churning 5.8 degrees as opposed to the usual 3 degree glide path.
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An airport in the Docklands area of London was first proposed in 1981. In 1982 Captain Harry Gee landed a de Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft on nearby Heron Quays to demonstrate the feasibility of the project.
Prince Charles laid the foundation stone for the airport in 1986, and the first commercial flight took off from London City in 1987.
London City Airport is now one of the most popular airports for private jet charter passengers.
"Coming in over the lights of London, following the Thames until you touch down on a small strip near the O2 and Canary Wharf is brilliant. It's a great little airport, so easy to use and in a fantastic location."
"It is the best approach in the world, you fly all over the city, you land in the middle of the water and the airport delivers an amazing service. It is small, quick, a boutique-airport with free Wifi! London City Airport, best airport ever!"
London City Airport is 6 miles from the City of London, and just 3 miles from Canary Wharf.
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Airport Codes: LCY / EGLC
Elevation: 19 feet
Runway length: 1508 metres (4984 feet)
The glide slope, noise restrictions and length of the runway at London City Airport restrict some larger aircraft from using the airport. For full aircraft advice on private jet charter to London City please call us on +44 1747 642777.
For more information visit London City Airport's website.
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