Sydney or San Francisco? | Plane Spotting 2019 – Sydney Video

Featured Aircraft: A350s, A380s, B747s, B777s & B787s!

Australia’s Sydney and America’s San Francisco Airport both have a similar look and feel to them that can be captured from a variety of similar angles from each other around the airports. Both airport’s main runways extend out into a bay and the airport itself is both built just off the coast.

Featured here is a few clips filmed at Sydney Airport and San Francisco, comparing the similarities with aircraft traffic, airlines, scenery and the overall feel of the airports.

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy!



00:00 | Air Canada Boeing 777-200LR Landing at San Francisco
00:31 | Air Canada Boeing 777-200LR Landing at Sydney
01:08 | ANA Boeing 777-300ER Landing at San Francisco
01:39 | ANA Boeing 787-9 Landing at Sydney
02:15 | British Airways Boeing 747-400 Takeoff at San Francisco
02:54 | British Airways Boeing 777-300ER Takeoff at Sydney
03:20 | Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Takeoff at San Francisco
03:58 | Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 Takeoff at Sydney
04:27 | Qantas Boeing 747-400 Takeoff at San Francisco
04:54 | Qantas Boeing 747-400ER Takeoff at Sydney
05:22 | Asiana Airlines Airbus A350-900 Takeoff at San Francisco
05:52 | China Airlines Airbus A350-900 Takeoff at Sydney



Camera: Panasonic HC VXF995
Camera 2: Sony A7s mkii
Camera 3: Sony CX900
External Mic: Rode VideoMic Pro + Deadcat
Editing Software: Adobe Premier Pro CC
Tripod: Libec LX7 Tripod System



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21 Comments - Write a Comment

  1. got confused… obviously the mountain is the difference

  2. SFO is on my list for spotting at some point.

  3. I can't believe how similar these clips are side-by-side!

  4. Very cool comparison videos – interesting how similar the angles can look 🙂

  5. When you just see the 787, you can easily fall in love with it 😉

  6. Ah there is no compare. Both share the trophy 🙂

  7. Since I've spotted many times at San Francisco, but have never been to Sydney, I think I might have to visit Sydney someday ✈✈✈ Thanks for the interesting comparison 👌

  8. Does anyone know what are the markings on the rear of Singapore's A388 9V-SKL? Can clearly be seen at 4:21.

  9. I like San Francisco but I’m biased because it’s my home airport


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