Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
SFO seen from Coast Guard 6502 on a "101 Transition"
The Coast Guard is based at the small hangar adjacent to the seaplane lagoon in the middle left of the photo.
The United Airlines Maintenance Base is in the foreground.
Passing the "West End"
International Terminal G
AirFrance A380 at the "A Terminal"
Exiting 28L at "Tango".
Crossing the 28's
Business heavy metal...
Short final to the Coast Guard Ramp.
Many thanks to Chris, Dave and Doug, the Coast Guard Airmen who made these photos possible.
Thank you for your service to your Country.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
AirFrance now serves SFO with the A380 with daily flights to and from Paris.
Flaps down and spoilers still deployed after landing.
The A380 has a huge wingspan of 261.6 feet that restricts its movements at KSFO.
There are specific routes that the A380 must stay on to and from the terminal.
An A380 costs about $375 Million.
Max takeoff weight is 1,250,000 lbs.
Max landing weight is 850,000 lbs.....
just a little less than the max takeoff weight of a B747-400!
The difference between MTOW and MLW
is the weight of the fuel you have burned to get from there to here...
Alaska's "Make A Wish" takes off of runway 28L
on a windy day.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
May 8, 2011
San Francisco International Airport
Serial number 27929 manufactured 1995
I have waited a long time to get a good picture of this aircraft.
Southwest used to have a B737-200 painted in this color scheme,
and the first time I saw it I thought I want a picture of that airplane!
They have several other aircraft painted in colorful U.S. state schemes.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Lufthansa began daily A380 service to SFO today.
DLH454 arriving from Frankfurt.
(Right on time in typical German precision)