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’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.


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke (Twitter: @danbrekke) has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything. Reach Dan Brekke at

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