International Aircraft at SFO
Watch international aircraft at SFO change throughout the years, from 2000-2019. The counter in the bottom right represents the number of international flights per day.YouTube
SFO 2019 Annual Report Video
View the full 2018-19 Annual Report at https://www.flysfo.com/AnnualReport18-19YouTube
Happy Holidays from SFO!
Whether you’re traveling through SFO, or coming to the airport to meet family or friends, we look forward to seeing you. We’ve hung our holiday lights, one of the largest public lights displays in the entire Bay Area, and we’ve got our friendly Wag Brigade ready to greet you. Happy Holidays from SFO! https://www.flysfo.com/holidayYouTube
SFO's Letters to the Troops 2019
SFO asks its employees and local schoolchildren to write letters to the military overseas in time for the holidays. The letters are sent as part of care packages by the San Mateo County Blue Star Moms.
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“Terra-Techne“ consists of six suspended “tectonic plates,” each representing a different continent. From the departures level, passengers look up to see multiple iconic California landscape suspended from the underside of each continent. From the mezzanine level, the viewer looks down on a different visual narrative; each continent is topped with a terra cotta “circuit board.” Each circuit board depicts a different design in the evolution of the silicon chip. The artwork is as a monument to technological innovation and organic connectivity. In this inverted landscape, technology replaces the root network of the plant, symbolically becoming the source of growth and connectivity in the digital age. See “Terra-Techne” by Liz Glynn, pre-security, in Terminal 1. http://bit.ly/2uav88A . . . #LizGlynn #sculpture #publicart #technology #tectonics #tectonic
In honor of our 40th anniversary, every week this year we are highlighting one of our past exhibitions. In 2016, we presented an exhibition called, "The Mysterious Talking Board: Ouija and Beyond," featuring over 100 historical Ouija Boards spanning over 75 years. Have you ever played with a Ouija Board? http://bit.ly/2s7zLzU . . . #TBTSFOM #SFOMat40 #talkingboards #ouija #planchette #Spiritualism
Designed by Louis Blériot and Raymond Saulnier, the Blériot XI monoplane took off on its maiden flight #onthisday in 1909. On July 25, 1909, Blériot flew the aircraft over the English Channel from Calais, France, to Dover, England. This was the first successful crossing of the Channel in an airplane. The feat made Blériot a worldwide celebrity and earned him the £1,000 prize established by the British newspaper the Daily Mail a year earlier. The design was highly successful, produced in numerous variants, and flown widely by early aviators, including Harriett Quimby and John and Matilde Moisant. In 1911, Earle Lewis Ovington carried the first U.S. airmail in a Blériot XI. Image: M. Louis Blériot postcard, Blériot XI Monoplane inside Selfridge's store, 1909. SFO Museum Collection. 1995.09.06 . . . #avgeek #BlériotXI #Blériot #postcard
In 1961, about an hour north of Washington, D.C., a construction crew prepared to demolish a historic home in Thurmont, Maryland. A set of “Views of North America” created by Zuber et Zie remained on its walls. An employee at the Smithsonian, who was aware of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s initiative to refurbish the Diplomatic Reception Room with a historic American theme, contacted the White House about the paper set. The National Society of Interior Designers, who were assisting the First Lady in her efforts, purchased the paper for $12,500 and donated it to the White House. Technicians then conserved the wallpaper before a small staff worked for several weeks on the installation. The famous wallpaper remains on the walls of the Diplomatic Reception Room today. “Zuber: The Art of French Scenic Wallpaper” is on display, pre-security in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/ZuberScenicWallpaper . . . #ZuberScenicWallpaper #wallpaper #zuber #scenicwallpaper #interiordesign #museum #design @zuberofficial
#Onthisday in 1970, the world's first ever scheduled Boeing 747 wide-body jet service was flown by Pan American World Airways with Captain Robert M. Weeks in command. Named "Clipper Young America," it departed New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport at 1:52AM and reached London's Heathrow Airport in 6 hours and 43 minutes. The new wide-body was twice the size of the Boeing 707. What are your fondest memories of the Boeing 747? Image: Pan American World Airways postcard, Boeing 747, early 1970s. Gift of the Captain John B. Russell Family. 2012.149.0366 . . . #widebodyAV #avgeek #PAA #PanAm #PanAmerican #Boeing #Boeing747 #747
Inspired by a nature exhibit that allows visitors to experience the world through the eyes of different species, filmmaker Louis Morton (@louisjmorton) presents a future world in which climate change survivors turn to animals to return the planet to livable shape. See "Floreana" by Louis Morton, now playing in the Video Arts Room located pre-security in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/2sH7fVU . . . #VideoArtsSFOM #film #video #LouisMorton #nature #animation #climatechange #plants #earth