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The Big Apple

Official achievement authored by JimG008.

"The Big Apple" is a nickname for New York City. It was first popularized in the 1920s by John J. Fitz Gerald, a sportswriter for the New York Morning Telegraph. Its popularity since the 1970s is due in part to a promotional campaign by the New York tourist authorities.

New York is one of the world's most populous megacities. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and is a significant influence on commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports. It is the most photographed city in the world.

Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City is composed of five boroughs, each of which is coextensive with a respective county of the state of New York. The five boroughs—Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), and Staten Island (Richmond County)—were created when local governments were consolidated into a single municipal entity in 1898.

New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded on the southern tip of Manhattan Island by Dutch colonists in approximately 1624. The settlement was named New Amsterdam (Dutch: Nieuw Amsterdam) in 1626 and was chartered as a city in 1653. The city came under English control in 1664 and was renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. The city was regained by the Dutch in July 1673 and was renamed New Orange for one year and three months; the city has been continuously named New York since November 1674. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, and has been the largest U.S. city since.


Depart from an airport of your choice, fly to and land at KLGA, your flight distance must be further than 150 NM. Your landing rate must not exceed 200 f/m.
Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
18MAY24 1451Z KCLE KLGA Fludiddy Airbus A320 (A320) -182 ft/m 413 nm 01:06 View
17MAY24 2303Z EIDW KLGA Elia Lombardo Cessna 700 Citation Longitude (C700) -143 ft/m 2920 nm 06:48 View
16MAY24 0123Z KCLT KLGA James Goodsell Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -128 ft/m 567 nm 01:06 View
15MAY24 1401Z LPPR KLGA OLt_Witti Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -129 ft/m 2939 nm 06:17 View
14MAY24 1813Z KATL KLGA NavFlight Honda HA-420 HondaJet (HDJT) -35 ft/m 708 nm 01:49 View
13MAY24 2226Z KUGN KLGA zerosopviolations Douglas DC-3 (DC3) -96 ft/m 688 nm 00:56 View
06MAY24 0458Z KBOS KLGA Andy Wu Airbus A320 (A320) -151 ft/m 216 nm 00:41 View
05MAY24 1655Z CYOW KLGA F_G_97 Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (B350) -119 ft/m 310 nm 01:12 View
03MAY24 0151Z NY78 KLGA SeanDubya Cirrus SR-22 (SR22) -33 ft/m 205 nm 01:13 View
02MAY24 1752Z KBUF KLGA Daniel Hatami Boeing 737-800 (B738) -78 ft/m 313 nm 00:49 View
28APR24 1748Z KRIC KLGA Davy Wittebols Airbus A320 (A320) -21 ft/m 295 nm 00:51 View
28APR24 1555Z KSBY KLGA Grimm Reaper Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (B350) -145 ft/m 195 nm 00:51 View
26APR24 2340Z KBNA KLGA Dan Bonenfant Boeing 737-800 (B738) -189 ft/m 804 nm 01:55 View
26APR24 2000Z KDTW KLGA gnagy Boeing 737-800 (B738) -179 ft/m 477 nm 01:19 View
26APR24 1740Z KBWI KLGA Ron de Jong Cessna Skyhawk (C172) -20 ft/m 166 nm 01:24 View
24APR24 2137Z KXNA KLGA RetroGamerLycan Airbus A319 (A319) -131 ft/m 1073 nm 02:24 View
24APR24 1426Z KDTW KLGA Chris Fuller Airbus A320 (A320) -48 ft/m 491 nm 01:13 View
23APR24 2006Z CYUL KLGA Diogo Pinhal Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -140 ft/m 314 nm 00:53 View
23APR24 1925Z KSYR KLGA Marc Dublain Boeing 737-800 (B738) -28 ft/m 207 nm 00:40 View
20APR24 2124Z KLGA KLGA OneToBeamUp REDWING ZEPPELIN LZ130 G -5 ft/m 4676 nm 00:00 View