Leamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3232 times:
A Virgin Atlantic A-320 " will perform the first-ever fly by of a commercial airline at the annual event. . . will swoop to 200 feet and soar over an estimated one million spectators on the Marina Green, as part of . . . air show activities on Oct. 10-12, 2008."
SFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3099 times:
Quoting Leamside (Thread starter): A Virgin Atlantic A-320 " will perform the first-ever fly by of a commercial airline at the annual event.
Don't you mean a Virgin America like the thread title suggests?
Quoting SANFan (Reply 1): Well, at least that's one way for Virgin to get one of those sitting-idle a/c up in the air!
Do you happen to know exactly how many VX aircraft are idle? Everytime I pass SFO, I do not see any VX planes collecting dust.
The real question is, with a wind storm of sorts setlting into the bay area right now with wind gusts up to 30 mph forcasted throughout the weekend, and I assume higher over the bay itself, how will this affect the air show part of Fleet week?
Wouldn't it just be a repositioning flight #? It's not like it's a pax flight, although that would be awesome to be on! But we all know what happened the last time an A320 full of reporters did a low flyby
When you have to breaststroke to your connecting flight...it's a crash!
SL1200MK2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3004 times:
Quoting SFOnative (Reply 2): The real question is, with a wind storm of sorts setlting into the bay area right now with wind gusts up to 30 mph forecast throughout the weekend, and I assume higher over the bay itself, how will this affect the air show part of Fleet week?
I was considering the same thing though at the moment it doesn't seem too bad out. I was more wondering in the case of the Blue Angels but thinking about the other flights at the airshow the same is true. My assumption, and trust me, these are merely assumptions, but I think that most of the "acts" will be able to tolerate or modify their shows for it. As many things in aviation are idiosyncratic, maybe this kind of wind will have some sort of enormous effect. I think and hope it wont be that bad at all. Either way, this is just the best weekend in San Francisco!
Next year I need to make sure I can play hooky from work on the Thursday or Friday parctice days like I used to many years ago as a teenager. Lately I have been fighting the crowds on Sundays like some amateur.