Aviation Photo #1817064: Boeing 747-422 - United Airlines


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Sergey R
    United Airlines
    Boeing 747-422
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24380
    759
    N173UA
    8473
    San Francisco
    California
    USA
    October 9, 2010
  • 227

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#1817064
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November 22, 2010
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United's 747 doing low pass over SF landmark during Fleet Week 2010 [ Nikon D90 + 80-400VR ]
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768px

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Comments (25)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Now that's a cool picture. The "Queen" of the skies flying over a fortress. Just amazing!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fantastic picture! Nice to capture Alcatraz in the shot as well.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very nice timing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
For me the best part is that the aircraft is shown in reference to ground without flaps, landing gear and a high AOA. :)
Great photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow, fantastic photo, perfect timing !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice capture of alcatraz.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Will be a sad day when those 24 beautiful UA 747's are put into CO's ugly boring dull gray livery!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Isn't that the TSA's new security screening facility?
Anonymous
5 years ago
I believe this is alcatraz
Anonymous
5 years ago
I was actually on Alcatraz when the 747 passed. Just watching the air show.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a contrast, A photo showing a symbol of confinement and the freedom of flight. In the dictonary under the word freedom should be a photo of the Boeing 747. The A-380 will never match the 747.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice Picture!! Too bad the 747 will be run out by the upcome of the Airbus A380:)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a shot and a flyby! Just beautiful. Chalk me up as another airliner enthusiast who will miss the UA 'blue' livery! Far superior in looks and class compared to the drab CO gray and powerpoint globe. The colors and banded U 'tulip' will be dearly missed; especially on the gorgeous 747!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful shot and aircraft
Anonymous
5 years ago
Its great! xx
Anonymous
5 years ago
Perfect timing, gorgeous weather and one of the best settings for planes to strut their stuff! Definitely postcard worthy!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely beautiful photo! I am sorry some take this posting as an opportunity to make it an Aircraft Manufacturer contest.. Airbus and Boeing are great companies.
Anonymous
5 years ago
On what occassion did this UA 744 fly so low over the Alcatraz island ? Was it a regular approach to SFO ? I previously worked at Pier39 but I had never seen any aircraft flying so low over that area.
Awesome picture !!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This was part of Fleet Week Parade.
Definitely not an every day approach
Anonymous
5 years ago
One of my favorite photos.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Over a prison oh how lovely hehe x
Anonymous
3 years ago
There is some good footage of this on youtube. Very cool stuff. Agreed, this livery is better than the Continental one. But I have said it before, I think this is absolutely better than the other way around, adopting this scheme but proceeding as 'Continental Airlines'. The livery will be changed some day, the tulip will return... if it does not, their marketeers are crazy.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Cool!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Very nice . sadly this 747 has been parted out