Remarks: About to touch down on top of an F-86 Sabre. The Sabre is ready to depart to preform in San Francisco's Fleetweek airshow. He has a tough act to follow-the USN Blue Angles. EDIT: This aircraft crashed in Columbia on July 7, 2008, killing 2 people on the ground. The 8 crew members escaped with injuries.
Remarks: Which scheme do you prefer? C-FLSS in the background, which has since been painted in the new colors, as has the rest of the fleet. These gates are now used by Southwest, and Air Canada has moved into Terminal 3. I dedicate this shot to my buddy Mark Santos and his boundless love for Canadians. Taken from the USO, big thanks to my friend Devin, who works there, for taking me along.
Remarks: I glanced out the window and saw N702UW sitting on the ramp waiting for a company A321 to get out of its way. Luckily, it sat still long enough for me to get a picture. Look closely and you can see the orange lit-up "X" placed on 1L every night for construction. This has been going on since early in the summer. Taken from the USO, big thanks to my friend Devin, who works there, for taking me along.
Remarks: Parked along-side N622AS, which was quite rare as Alaska's gates are on the other side of the concourse. N622AS is, infact about to be pushed back and ferried over to the AS gates. Since this photo was taken, the black tails have disappeared from the Air Canada fleet and Southwest has obtained both of these gates. Photo taken from the USO, big thanks to my friend Devin, who works there, for taking me along.
Remarks: Going to Disneyland? From the looks of things, they're about to go right into the nose of G-BNLK! The AS734 had been at SFO just 3 hours earlier, it is seen here arriving from LAX on 28L while G-BNLK taxies out to the same runway.
Remarks: That is US Airways newest retro jet in the background, just put into service earlier that day, and I was at least the 3rd person on this site to upload a shot of it within 24 hours. I had no idea an aircraft was even painted in this scheme, so you can imagine my surprise, I couldn't belive it! Taken from the BART parking garage, where good photos difficult enough to get in the daytime. It was very windy and my tripod proved uneffective, so I ended up proping it up on a jacket at the edge of the roof of the parking garage while my friends and I stood near the camera in an attempt to block out the wind. Great thanks to my friends Russ and Ryan for all their help with this. A company A319 is seen pulling into the gate.(10 sec exposure)
Remarks: Pushing back from gate E3 in UA361 MSP-DEN on a rainy day. Looking at the picture i have noticed there is a DC-9 captian doing his walk around and the AWE 757 tail amoung the "RED SEA" of NW tails? Can you find them? :)
Remarks: At the time this terminal served Us Airways and Midwest Express(now Midwest Airlines). In its history, the terminal was mostly used by Pan Am, later being used by US Air in the 80s who would stay in terminal until it was destroyed. Other tenants included Southwest, who left SFO months before this picture was taken, Stateswest and Transtates who opperated flights to LAX on behalf of US Air, and Sun Country, who was always swapping gates at SFO in the 90s. It has since been torn down in late 2007 as it blocked a few gates of the A terminal. Us Airways has been moved to what were once the America West gates, and Midwest now flies out of an American Airlines gate. Southwest has since returned to SFO and taken up old Air Canada and ATA gates. Note the Northwest DC-10, National 752, and DL 752 in the widget scheme. Won't be seeing those anymore...
Remarks: Taken from the onramp leading to the A-Terminal. Asiana hasn't flown the 747 into SFO since around the time of the photo, switching to a 772. At the time, the flight used to arrive in the morning then sit at the gate all day for a late night departure back to ICN. The Air France 747 in the background, F-GISE, sadly crashed in Afghanistan on 4/29/2013 as a freighter with National Airlines killing all 8 on board.