Scenic Flight Across San Francisco

September 2003 – View across downtown San Francisco, CA, from a DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 floatplane. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Back in 2003, the San Francisco Seaplane Base with its ticket booth was located prominently at the main entrance of Pier 39. We could not resist to do it. We had a fantastic time at the Pacific Rim National Park and we had high hopes that a scenic flight across San Francisco might be equally impressive.

There was only one company offering such flights: Seaplane Adventures. They operated a deHavilland Beaver directly from Pier 39 (by now they have moved their base to Sausalito).

We began with a flight along the skyline of San Francisco and over the Bay Bridge with the Financial District. Then we made a right hand turn towards downtown San Francisco. An awesome experience.

The high resolution image

Capture Date03-SEP-2003
LocationSan Francisco, California, USA
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3832 x 2504 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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