A photo from the Presidio, from back in the day, from an innocent time when we didn’t know what a “sequester” was, you know, federal-wise:
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But yes, they would fly them jets ‘neath the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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So, take a vacay from your Sunday Punch routine and get out there – let’s hope that B25J will be on hand this year. (Don’t Mess With Texas, or Tennessee, or, well, just don’t mess with 12 machine guns when they’re all firing together.)
See you there!
All the deets:
“Here’s a sneak preview of just some of our 2011 Air Show performers:
I’ll tell you, I have no objection in particular about Airbus A380 superjumbo jets flying into and out of SFO, but over the past few years the arrival of this a/c got oversold, way oversold, by SFO, the old mayor’s office and the new mayor’s office.
Where’s your Messiah now, SFO?
Oh, here it is, at the Paris Air Show, bumping into buildings ‘n stuff. Sacre Bleu – Une Autre Allision!
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(Don’t call it a wing fence (or winglet or sharklet) the way some journalists do, oh no, call it a wingtip fence. Thusly: “The Superjumbo jet just lost another wingtip fence.)
“While the crew had been informed that the taxiway was clear for the A380, said Airbus, and the aircraft was on the centreline, it hit a building belonging to Aeroports de Paris.”
Hey SFO, why don’t you actually do something by getting your runways farther apart so you’ll be future-ready instead of just A380-ready?
Just asking, SFO Bro.
Start working on your coping strategy now, so you’ll be prepared when the building you’re in starts to vibrate on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Arrive at SFO – Precision Flight Demonstration to Prepare for Fleet Week Air ShowSAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Navy’s precision flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will arrive, in formation, at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, October 4, 2010 at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT. The Blue Angels will be conducting familiarization and practice flights on both Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8. The Blue Angels will perform for the Fleet Week Air Show on Saturday, October 9 and again on Sunday, October 10. All flights, both practices and air show, subject to change and cancellation due to weather.
The forecast is for clear skies, so nothing’s going to stop this…
Bon courage, mon amie!
A member of the Fourth Estate, probably not Tim Redmond and probably not S T Jones, goes for a ridealong during a practice run over the 415:
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Flying by using The Buddy System – you don’t look ahead, you just follow the leader:
See the people atop the PG&E Tower of our GGB?
Photoshop’s Glowing Edge…
…or not, your choice:
Glowing Edge again, no choice this time:
The Other Tower on the Marin County side, the North Tower:
Loud, loud, loud:
And an oldie from 2005, high above California’s I-80 Interstate:
Let’s take a look.
Sometimes the pilots look the same direction…
…and sometimes not, as explained by Lt. Mark Swinger on SFist.
The pelicans didn’t seem to mind…
…all the commotion:
Loud, loud, loud:
It was not foggy, but a bit humid on Friday practice, as these ghostly forms attest:
This one must have busted a gasket or something, the left cylinder bank looks to have a leak anyway.
See you next year!