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Jojo wrote at 2012-12-23 16:30:33
I'm years out of date here, but this has bothered me and I think I finally figured it out.  During storms the approach path to SFO changes from southerly to Northwest.  That takes the planes over Walnut Creek and out west and then a left turn to SFO.  The noise over Walnut Creek can be quite pronounced.


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Ned Dolan


38 years as a professional pilot. Worked as an instructor for a major airline, as a tow pilot towing gliders and flew international routes until 1998. Do not know much about the maintenance end of the business.


Teaching new Captains the skills and knowledge needed to occupy the position. Helping develop procedures for use in a new airplane type. (B757)

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