SJC Loupe4 Departure

Had the pleasure of taking the Loupe Four departure out of SJC this past week. Provides a really nice view of South SF Bay as you pass SJC and turn east passing through ~FL180.

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didn’t stop by koak? I could of saw you in the sky!

What plane?

Delta B737-900ER.

I thought so, because of the winglets.

I saw a FedEx aircraft do this on FlightAware. I wasn’t aware this was an actual procedure!

It was my first time out of SJC and I was pretty surprised. Apparently it’s a pretty common procedure to gain altitude above SFO and OAK approach paths as well as the mountains.

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That would make a lot of sense!

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