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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

My mother just returned from a thing with my sister down at UC Irive. They flew WN OAK-SNA-OAK and instead of coming in over the city they came in over the water, departing later today on the same heading/runway. Instead of making a left turn while over Pleasenton they made a direct route passing over SJC and straight into OAK. My question is what is the reason for the unusual (might not be I'm not a frequent SNA flyer) runway selection and what runways are in use at OAK, SFO, & SJC? She tried to tell me that 28R/L wasn't being used but I would have to say that that's during crappy weather but the wx today was rather good and, in my opinion, did not permit for a change of arrival runways.

Thanks again for any help!

Ua777222


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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

It has been quite windy in the SFO area the last day or two. Today, regular take offs and landings on the 1s and 28s.


John@SFO
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

The last time I flew out of SFO 2 years ago or so, just after Christmas, we departed off of 10R. That was the first time I ever departed on the 10's at SFO.

User currently offlineWireless From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Good thing for Channel 9!

I was on a United A320 SEA-SFO yesterday evening, which was being vectored in for a typical 28l/r landing. Midway over Marin, Norcal approach started changing everyone to Runway 1. I was confused, wondering why we were semi-following a 28 approach. We ended up over the peninsula and into a nice tight right turn to land on 1R.

The guy next to me said "I haven't landed on that runway in 20 years!" Unfortunately he beat me to saying "wasn't that fun" to the Captain, who was all grins while we deplaned. He said it was his first time with that sort of approach at SFO.

That was the second killer landing I've had at SFO, ranking right next to the simultaneous parallel landing of a UA 752 and a 744 (I was in the 744, I can only imagine how cool the view was from the 757)


User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

The last time I flew out of SFO 2 years ago or so, just after Christmas, we departed off of 10R. That was the first time I ever departed on the 10's at SOB.

Well if it was a domestic destionation then you would have most likely taken off of that runway. It's when the 744's and SQ 777's line up to depart on those runways and when the UA744's are making 45* turns to make the proper approach.

Thanks again guys!

UA777222



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User currently offlineSfo212 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

For the Runway 01 arrivals, aircraft are vectored for an approach to 28R, then at the San Mateo Bridge or near that they are then told to circle to land on 01R. Very interesting approach, especially with the rising terrain to the south. Since it is not used very often, not too many pilots have flown it. Usually happens maybe 5 or so times in a year. Winds have to be from the north or northeast at least 20 knots.

User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

I flew ONT-OAK-ONT last year on WN and I made the same over water approach. It was actually pretty nuts being that low over the bay and then, BAM, on the runway. Also, it was my first time flying into OAK since AirCal still existed so I thought it was cool that I could see SFO from OAK (the beacon anyway).


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