Colleague Craig Miller, editor with KQED’s Science unit and something of an aviation geek, alerted us to the video above. It features a Lufthansa crew landing an A380 — make that a Giant Super Jumbo Airbus A380, the Biggest Jet in the World — at San Francisco International Airport.
It’s not news, really: It was apparently posted last July on PilotsEYE.tv’s YouTube channel. And it’s not even the first video of an A380 landing at SFO (see below, a nice passenger’s seat video apparently posted in 2012).
But it is cool. I especially like the pilot’s calling out local landmarks to his passengers: “Auf die linken Seite jetzt, Alcatraz, die Golden Gate und downtown San Francisco. …”
The video is also full of Bay Area aerial beauty shots.