Why are some aircraft lower than others when they arrive and depart?

/Why are some aircraft lower than others when they arrive and depart?

Aircraft altitude is generally determined by distance from the landing or takeoff runway. The closer the aircraft is to the runway, the lower the altitude. Arrivals into Boca Raton Airport normally descend at a fixed angle of approximately three (3) degrees as they approach for landing. The angle of ascent on departures is a function of aircraft type, weight, air temperature, wind speed and instructions given by air traffic control.

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