Taking off and landing in an airplane always impresses the hell out of me.
Part of it is the technical achievement of the mechanised flight. I know it’s been over a century but it still impresses me. And the other part is that the take off and landing over cities let’s you see the urban environment from a different perspective. You get to see the airport itself and other plans landing and taking off, if you are on the coast: the docks, industrial areas, and the tall office buildings of the CBD.
It gives me a nice warm feeling of “Yeah! Humans! We build stuff!”.
Now can we have commercial space fight and asteroid mining ?