Now that is parallel parking! Incredible images of two passenger planes that land side by side at the San Francisco International Airport.
- United Airlines and American Eagle passenger planes landed in perfect symmetry on a runway next to San Francisco Bay
- San Francisco Airport is famous for its parallel tracks, which means that two planes can land together
- The system allows more planes to land and leads to fewer take-off delays
Leah Mcdonald for Dailymail.com
Incredible images show two planes that land side by side in perfect symmetry at the San Francisco airport.
The video shows that a 747 passenger plane from United Airlines and a smaller American Eagle Aircraft approach the runway from the same direction.
Then, the two planes land in perfect symmetry with the smaller plane just slightly in front as they head for the runway track that runs along the San Francisco Bay.
The airplanes at the San Francisco airport (pictured) approach the runway in perfect harmony
The landing is one that could be more associated with daredevils like the Blue Angels or Red Arrows and is committing to see.
The San Francisco Airport is famous for its parallel tracks that sometimes have two planes that land synchronized.
While they seem as if they could be separated by feet. The tracks are separated by about 750 feet and the long lens of the camera compresses the distance.
The San Francisco International Airport can handle 104 aircraft, 54 landings and 50 departures, every hour.
The tracks are about 750 feet apart and the long lens of the camera compresses the distance
The planes land in perfect symmetry on the track that dominates San Francisco Bay
During peak hours, extremely skilled air traffic controllers crisscross traffic to allow planes to land side by side on two tracks and planes to take off side by side on two other tracks.
The Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) and the simultaneous compensation instrument (SOIA) approach are a combination of existing focus technology.
When applied together, as they have been at the San Francisco International Airport, they can provide reduction in delay.
The plane on the left is clearly identifiable as a United Airlines plane, but the airline from which the video was filmed is not known.
The video has recorded more than 200,000 views so far.