Last month, I managed to get an invite on FlyerTalk to United Airline’s Fleet Week events at its SFO maintenance base.
United had four of its planes out for display: An A320 used for the plane pull, its A320 in United’s retrolivery, a Boeing 737 in Continental’s retrolivery, and an internationally configured Boeing 777.
Additionally, the Blue Angels were based on the nearby ramp for during their participation in the Fleet Week activities.
N456UA, a United A320, was used for a human-powered plane pull.
United had both of its retrolivery-bearing planes. I had flown on N475UA, an A320 from Chicago to New York LaGuardia the previous week:
The Continental Boeing 737 in its Blue Skyways livery was nearby. I was on this plane for StarMegaDo3.
The cockpit door was open; but when I went through,we couldn’t stop to sit down.
Keeping with the retro theme, a restored service truck was positioned nearby as well.
Additionally, N783UA, an internationally configured Boeing 777 was on hand for walkthroughs.
Earlier in the day, the emergency slide was opened up.
One of the massive hangers for United’s 747’s was open, albeit sans 747:
Slightly removed from the rest of the action was the engine maintenance building with a number of jet engines on display in various states of disassembly, including a jet configured in a testing pit: