San Francisco: Up Close & Personal


More than 10 years ago… I flew my first SFO Bay Tour during the 4th of July Weekend!

What an amazing trip…

Fly 'n Things

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Although it was July already, June gloom still prevailed. Early morning fog, gave each morning a caliginous beginning. But nothing could deter my excitement on this day. It was 4th of July and I was scheduled to fly with my instructor to the San Francisco Bay Area to fly the unofficial “Bay Tour”. Ceilings as low as 100ft, delayed our early departure. The fog was gradually beginning to lift off, as we stood on the airport tarmac, trying to guess the altitude at which the just the departed aircraft would disappear, giving us a clear indication of the cloud bases. “800ft, I think,” observed my instructor, which was later confirmed on ATIS. This was a reasonable ceiling for our departure. Seat belts fastened, floatable devices stowed away in the baggage compartment and cameras in hand, we were ready to depart by 10:30 a.m.
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The plan was to fly to…

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2 thoughts on “San Francisco: Up Close & Personal

  1. Alok Singhal July 1, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Having been to SFO few months back, this post got me to relive the memories 🙂

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    • flynthings July 2, 2016 / 10:05 am

      SFO has that effect. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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