You can find the #10 bus map and schedule here:
San Jose State (Airport Blvd and Coleman Ave) spot suggested above is a great spot that most everyone goes to. However, here is a couple other suggestions:
- Long term parking lot
Take the #10 bus to Coleman and Brokaw. Walk along Brokaw towards the airport and the road will turn to become Martin Ave. About half way to the parking entrance, you will see a pedestrian entrance into the parking lot. Walk across the parking lot and pick a spot along the fence towards the field. Please note no objects (ladders) next to the fence, as noted/warned by signs.
- Terminal A garage
Take #10 to Terminal A (if at the airport parking lot, take the airport parking bus). Go to the roof of the Terminal A garage. It is quite a large garage, I prefer the south end. This is a summer morning spot. Winter sun is not so good there, so I would skip this spot if you are picky about your lighting.
Finally - FedEx MD
-11 is not everyday. It was Mondays only last time I checked. If you want to get a departure shot - you have to wait later in the year, because it departs around 7:30 pm. It arrives on late Sunday atternoon/evenings. I just checked, it's a DC-10 today - and the past two weeks - and arriving after dark.