United 747 Buzzes Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz At Its Last Ever Fleet Week

Screen capture of United Airlines Instagram video post.

For years, United Airlines has wowed crowds with a display of “The Queen” at San Francisco’s Fleet Week.  Every year, United flies their flagship Boeing 747-400 over the bay to celebrate sponsorship of San Francisco’s big air and sea show.

What makes this flyover unique is that this will be the last year that the city will see the Queen fly over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay. They plan to retire the 747 fleet on November 7th with the final scheduled revenue flight from SFO to Honolulu.

All hail the queen. ????✈️ #QueenOfTheSkies #UA747Farewell #FleetWeekSF #Avgeek

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We’ll leave you with two videos.  Above you’ll see United’s Instagram post capturing the flight.  Below you can see an amateur YouTube video posted by wanderlust1k.  While the quality isn’t professional, it gives you a good idea of the profile that the Boeing 747 flies at the show.