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The Big Apple

Official achievement authored by CIVA008Jim.

"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
02OCT22 1830Z KMDT KLGA EMI299 : Seb Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -121 ft/m 197 nm 00:43 View
30SEP22 2145Z KMCO KLGA Robert Airbus A320 (A320) -178 ft/m 854 nm 02:08 View
28SEP22 2156Z KORD KLGA Dariusz Flak Boeing 737-800 (B738) -128 ft/m 657 nm 02:23 View
28SEP22 0157Z KMKE KLGA Ashar Boeing 737-800 (B738) -89 ft/m 745 nm 01:49 View
26SEP22 0536Z KBOS KLGA Iam74Niner Cessna Citation Longitude (C700) -100 ft/m 181 nm 00:38 View
25SEP22 1036Z CYYZ KLGA Patrick Ringal Diamond DA-62 (DA62) -82 ft/m 310 nm 01:31 View
22SEP22 0224Z KDCA KLGA hekai9158 Airbus A319 (A319) -165 ft/m 200 nm 00:42 View
21SEP22 2017Z CYSJ KLGA Jeremy David Wright FenixA320_EveryAir PR-ER -181 ft/m 516 nm 01:27 View
21SEP22 1543Z CYYZ KLGA EJay Boeing 737 MAX 8 (B38M) -115 ft/m 460 nm 01:16 View
20SEP22 1508Z KACK KLGA G Neild Jersey European BAE 146- -72 ft/m 235 nm 01:00 View
16SEP22 2036Z KIAD KLGA Darewell Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 (CRJ7) -165 ft/m 248 nm 00:48 View
15SEP22 1820Z KAVL KLGA ADRIANO Boeing 737-800 (B738) -119 ft/m 582 nm 01:32 View
15SEP22 1011Z KBWI KLGA Tyler White Boeing 737-800 (B738) -101 ft/m 194 nm 00:35 View
14SEP22 2202Z KMVY KLGA Jerry Ryen Pilatus PC-12 (PC12) -185 ft/m 168 nm 00:53 View
14SEP22 1437Z KBOS KLGA JReis Aerospatiale ATR-72-600 (AT76) -180 ft/m 228 nm 00:52 View
11SEP22 1956Z KDCA KLGA Marcus Ervin Airbus A320 (A320) -136 ft/m 204 nm 00:37 View
11SEP22 1137Z KJLN KLGA Darth Ducky Boeing 737-800 (B738) -165 ft/m 1022 nm 02:34 View
10SEP22 1511Z CYYZ KLGA RunningwithScissors Boeing 737-600 (B736) -180 ft/m 357 nm 00:56 View
26AUG22 0201Z KATL KLGA Corey Coffua Airbus A320 (A320) -142 ft/m 721 nm 01:42 View
13AUG22 1825Z KBOS KLGA John Gaetano Cessna Citation CJ4 (C25C) -148 ft/m 197 nm 00:42 View