Hey everyone, my dad has a shop in Hayward and everyday I see planes doing their final to Oakland. The planes go right over us. I see a million Southwest 737s and good number of Fedex MD-10 and 11s and other airlines. Well today I heard a lot of noise and I looked up. And to my surprise I saw a 747. It was going to Oakland and was pretty low (KOAK is only 5 miles away). I was amazed by the wingspan. Much bigger than a 737. This was very interesting since I haven’t seen a 747 go to Oakland in over 5 years.
When I got home today I got onto FlightAware and looked it up ( flightaware.com/live/flight/VPBLK ). This flight looks odd to me. Well first, the Oakland arrival, the identification- VPBLK don’t know what airline or company that is. FA doesn’t show anything either. It also says departure from Singapore to OAK - diverted. Then a couple hours later it left oakland for vegas. And the other rare thing is the 747SP- I noticed it looked different for a 747.
So does anyone know/can find anymore info on this flight? I’m really interested. Until I looked on FA, I thought it was an Oasis Hong Kong Airlines flight since they’re supposed to begin flying to Oakland. Can’t wait for them start so I can see the 747 going to OAK at such low altitude.
By the way, how high are airlines at 5 miles out?
Oh ya, if this helps, the plane was white with a lot of light blue waves/lines.