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Lufthansa A340 and His Buddy

Heading back to Hawthorne after my flight over LAX, another plane was coming in to the southern complex.  I had forgotten it was due and, after moving to the south of the field, we could have got a good shot … Continue reading

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More Parallels

Not too much description to go with this post.  SFO is well known for its parallel approaches (and departures) and I have been seeing a lot of them recently.  Here are a few of the examples that have cropped up.  … Continue reading

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How Many Airliners in One Shot?

Normally airliners stay quite a distance from each other.  Getting more than one in a shot is the result of compression of the distance as they pass in different directions.  What is more fun is to have each jet be … Continue reading

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A Different Angle on the Parallel Approaches

The parallel approaches to SFO are well known and have been the subject of previous posts here. This time I was looking for something different on this theme. I was at a favorite location of mine, Coyote Point. This is … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Parallel Approaches

Getting a parallel approach that actually results in the two planes being close together is something that you always hope for at SFO. While I was waiting for the Qantas jet to arrive, I was given an abundance of parallel … Continue reading

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Skywest Races Southwest

I like having more than one airliner in one shot as you have probably figured by now if you read the blog a lot. Since SFO has parallel approaches, getting this type of shot is not a rarity although you … Continue reading

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747 Formation Takeoff – Well, Nearly

While the world’s 747 fleet is progressively running down, United is still a big operator of the type and SFO is a focus of their operations of the type. Consequently, during the surge of departures to Asia in late morning, … Continue reading

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