Monday, October 10, 2011

Blue Angels at SFO

October 9, 2011
The Blue Angels and Fat Albert

While it was nice and clear at SFO, unfortunately, the marine layer moved in from the Golden Gate across the show site and the Blue Angels were unable to perform...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Some images of airliners at KSFO taken
on September 22, 2011.

You've gotta like VA...

The E120. Workhorse of the West Coast commuter fleet.

New colors for United Express.

A380 and B747

United's workhorse of the Far East.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Above SFO

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"

Runway 10R

International Terminal G

Runway 1R

AirFrance A380 at the "A Terminal"

SFO Tower

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 A380

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

California One

May 8, 2011
San Francisco International Airport
California One
Southwest Airlines
Boeing 737-3H4
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

Lufthansa A380

May 15, 2011
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, California

Lufthansa 455 Super
Airbus A380-841

Departing RY28R for Frankfurt.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lufthansa A380 at KSFO

Lufthansa began daily A380 service to SFO today.

DLH454 arriving from Frankfurt.
(Right on time in typical German precision)

Lufthansa's A380 gets a Fire Department water cannon salute...

The A380's tail is so tall that the water cannon can't even shoot over it!