The Joys of Buzzing Market Street in Your Aging Cessna 310 Twin – What’s the “Minimum Safe Altitude” Over SF?

This is a Cessna 310, or something similar, just after it buzzed the Financial at well under Minimum Safe Altitude, which in this case is 1000-something feet above ground level.

Escaping to the northeast:

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Now, do I have your tail number? No I don’t. So you win this round, Flyboy.

Regardless, I cry foul.

Until next time…

(And try to not kill yourself or your  passengers or any ground-dwellers before then.)

 

 

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2 Responses to “The Joys of Buzzing Market Street in Your Aging Cessna 310 Twin – What’s the “Minimum Safe Altitude” Over SF?”

  1. Tim says:

    I will say that from the ground altitudes are very very difficult to estimate, and planes are often much higher than you think they are. That said, if you’re absolutely sure he’s busting, a call to the FAA might not be a terrible idea: if you know the precise (to the minute) time you saw this and the exact location, they can often identify the plane via radar track and transponder encoding.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Thx Tim.

    This one was loud and low, the lowest I’ve seen in all my years. It reminded me of the choppers the NBC-type people used to make that horrible Trauma TV show, low and slow over Market.

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