March 24, 2020
Hey! With coronavirus now causing many people to quarantine, I was getting bored at home and thought why not go spotting for an hour or so. San Jose was using reverse ops and this usually doesn’t allow for great pictures, but I discovered a new location online and decided to try and head there. I was told this was an employee lot, but some policemen informed me that the employee lot had moved and this was usually open for the public. I got a lot of pictures, so I’ll get right to them!
One of my favorite pictures was this one of a Southwest 737-7H4, registered N562WN. It’s been 6 years, and Southwest still hasn’t finished repainting their fleet into the Heart livery…
With 50% of the traffic at San Jose just being Southwest, I expected to catch a lot of their aircraft. Here’s N8301J, a 737-8H4 about to touchdown after a short hop in from Phoenix.
United has been working on trying to paint all of its aircraft and has made some significant progress, and sent an A319 in the new livery today from Denver! This is N878UA, a 15-year old aircraft making it one of the older aircraft in their fleet.
Alaska’s “Honoring Those Who Serve” aircraft departing to Seattle.
UPS currently flies to San Jose from 3 destinations, Dallas, the Boeing Field in Seattle and Louisville. Here’s a 1-year old 767-300F(ER) moments from touchdown after a flight from Dallas–Fort Worth. The nose is not cut off, click on it to see the entire thing
And here’s N292WN coming in from San Diego, operating with a very limited amount of passengers.
While most of the traffic at San Jose is either with 737s or A320s, Alaska, Delta, and American fly E-Jets here. This is N639QX, a year-old E175 touching down from Boise.
FedEx is one of the last operators of the A300, so I was quite excited to see one. Here’s N681FE, a 20-year old A306 coming in from Laredo.
And to end this topic, a very special A319 was parked here in San Jose. Registered in Germany, I was quite interested to see that it belongs to a charter airline named K5-Aviation, but could not figure out why or when it flew in. Any ideas?
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