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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 905 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9054 times:
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Looking out the window at SJC...a UA 744 and a UA/CO 777 diverted from SFO

Seems like things are not too good up the road:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR... SAN MATEO COUNTY IN WESTERN CALIFORNIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SAN MATEO...SAN CARLOS...REDWOOD CITY...MILLBRAE...FOSTER CITY...BURLINGAME...BELMONT...

* UNTIL 1130 AM PDT

Tom SJC


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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9034 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Thread starter):
Looking out the window at SJC...a UA 744 and a UA/CO 777 diverted from SFO

Cool!! Shame I'm not supposed to head down to SJC today...get any pictures by chance?



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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8971 times:
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Quoting warden145 (Reply 1):
get any pictures by chance?

No..I'm busy, um, working.



When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward -Leonardo DaVinci
User currently onlinen53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8874 times:

It's a conspiracy! Cool stuff flies into SJC M-F, 0800-1700. I work less than 1/2 mile from SJC too.


B722 B732 B733 B734 B735 B73G B738 B739 B742 B752 B772 A320 A319 CRJ2 DHC8 E135 E140 E145
User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8781 times:

There was a small tornado up here in Santa Rosa, but it looks like the weather is easing up a bit now. Not a great day to be traveling through SFO.

User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8769 times:

Just drove past them on I-880 and they were still sitting out on the taxiway. I didn't get the tail numbers, but it was UA888 (B772) which is newly painted with a CO tail and I believe UA870 (B744) with the old UA tulip tail...


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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8632 times:

On the ground in SJC is UA888 from Pek and UA870 From SYD.

UA 888 had a lightning strike and passengers will be bused to SFO.

UA870 is fueling up and waiting.



John@SFO
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8514 times:

Update:

UA888 was cleared in San Jose

UA870 just arrived into SFO.



John@SFO
User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6196 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8283 times:

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 4):

They did not have a tornado. Local press doesn't know the difference between a tornado,a funnel cloud, a wind gust or someone blowing in their ear. A old metal shack was blown over by a wind gust. The article in SFgate says a funnel cloud damaged the thing. Look at the definition of a funnel cload, they don't touch the ground. The press sucks!

Quoting SFOFlyer (Reply 5):

747 was N120UA



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User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8021 times:

The 777 is now scheduled to leave SJC at 17:30 as UA9819.

User currently offlineB595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7576 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 8):
Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 4):

They did not have a tornado. Local press doesn't know the difference between a tornado,a funnel cloud, a wind gust or someone blowing in their ear. A old metal shack was blown over by a wind gust. The article in SFgate says a funnel cloud damaged the thing. Look at the definition of a funnel cload, they don't touch the ground. The press sucks!

Regardless of what happened in Santa Rosa, there was indeed a good-sized waterspout just off Ocean Beach:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/stew/detail?entry_id=85343

[Edited 2011-03-18 22:19:54]

User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7454 times:
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Well, that explains a lot.

I flew into SJC this morning from SEA (on AS 320)
and our plane nearly shook apart from the turbulence.

Even the four FAs were strapped in during the last 40 minutes of travel.


User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 6042 times:
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Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):
Well, that explains a lot.

I flew into SJC this morning from SEA (on AS 320)
and our plane nearly shook apart from the turbulence.

Ah...that explains the extra cabin cleaners needed on 320 yesterday!



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User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5213 times:

Here is a shot of the 777 (N222UA) taking off from 12L last night. It was quite impressive to see that it barely passed Terminal A before the wheels were off the ground.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanheymanns/5538378195/


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5059 times:
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Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 12):
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 11):
Well, that explains a lot.

I flew into SJC this morning from SEA (on AS 320)
and our plane nearly shook apart from the turbulence.

Ah...that explains the extra cabin cleaners needed on 320 yesterday!

The Purser announced over the PA that we were to throw any trash on the floor since they couldn't leave their seats and "It will be cleaned up later."

They didn't say by whom.


User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

It must have been quite a long day aboard JetBlue 631. They departed KBOS at 9:44 am EDT, landed at KSLC for an hour to refuel, before finally arriving at KSFO at 3:11 pm PDT. I can't seem to get the trip log for 3/18 up this morning at Flightaware.com , but yesterday Bay Approach was vectoring JetBlue 631 all over the place below 10,000 ft. That was probably one A320 that was rocking and rolling on approach.

By contrast United 77 (a Boeing 757-200) had a much easier time from Boston to San Francisco yesterday. They departed Logan at 11:44 am EDT flew nonstop and arrived just ahead of JetBlue at 3:10 pm PDT. Only an Anetter like myself probably thinks of questions like this, but is JetBlue still arm-twisting Airbus to get more range out of their transcontinental A320s?


User currently offlineKFitz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

9788 went out at 6am this morning, SFO-ORD. A 744.

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6196 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Well Tom, looks like more tonight. AS 388 looks like it's headed to SJC.


KSFO 200456Z 12028G34KT 5SM RA BR FEW011 BKN042 OVC050 10/08 A2943 RMK AO2 PK WND 11034/0451 SLP964 P0014 T01000078

Currently no one is getting in on the 19L due to crosswind and below mins for 10L. Just left work and SFO is on a ground stop.



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20342 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

We REALLY need to move 28R/10L 50 feet north. Then these delays won't be so frequent.

Admittedly, I doubt that would make a difference with a waterspout off the coast, but that's a rarity.

Quoting as739x (Reply 17):
Well Tom, looks like more tonight. AS 388 looks like it's headed to SJC.

My father-in-law and brother-in-law came in on that flight last night. 3.5h delay. Glad they didn't come in tonight.

The weather is ATROCIOUS.


User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
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Quoting as739x (Reply 17):

Well Tom, looks like more tonight. AS 388 looks like it's headed to SJC.

Glad I left on 1500... It was a mess in the South Bay last night too.



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6196 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):

50 Ft? We need more then that. But the Airport isn't even pursuing it anymore.

Last night even having an additional ILS approach east-west would have helped. This was a rare storm in which low pressure system was so tight we had very strong winds from the east and north the south like normal combined with the low ceiling. It was just nasty!



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