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TSA Pre ✓ ™ Application Center Available at SFO If you work at SFO, enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre✓™ program couldn’t be easier. Pre-enroll online and then book an appointment at the TSA Pre✓™ enrollment office in the International Terminal, pre-security, G-side, near the BART station. TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to move quickly through security checkpoints. Benefits of TSA Pre✓™ include: TSA Pre✓™ available at all SFO security checkpoints Leave clothing on, such as belts, shoes, and light outerwear Leave laptop in...
LECTURE: "Exotic Scenes on Transferware" by Michael Sack Sunday, October 2, 2:00pm Coinciding with the exhibition From Print to Plate: Views of the East on Transferware Location: Aviation Museum and Library, International Terminal Visit our website for directions Collector and exhibition partner Michael Sack focuses on early nineteenth-century English ceramics. Michael is the author of India on Transferware, which fully illustrates most of the known scenes of India on blue-and-white wares together with their source prints. This lecture will focus on specific traveling artists featured in the...
The AirTrain will be taken out of service on September 27, 2016 at 10:00pm until September 28, 2016 at 5:00am for required track maintenance. SFO Shuttle will operate buses to and from all Terminals and the Rental Car Center during the outage. In the event of rain, the outage will be postponed and advisories issued. The buses will pick-up and drop-off customers at the departure level center islands of T1, T3 and IT. T2 pick-up and drop-off will be curbside. Bus frequencies are listed below: Buses will operate every five (5) minutes 10:30pm – 1:00am. Buses will operate every fifteen (15)...
The plant of the month for September is the Red Yucca (hesperaloe parviflora), a favorite of the SFO Landscape Team. Native to Central and Western Texas, the Red Yucca is a stemless succulent with clumps of arching and spreading grass-like foliage. The long, leathery, narrow blue-green leaves have deep grooves and white fraying fibers along the margins, and winter temperatures sometimes turn the foliage slightly purple. Red Yucca grows in clumps up to 6 feet wide. In late spring to mid-summer, the clusters of rose-pink flowers are borne on tall red flower stalks up to 5 feet long and arch up...
Airport's Annual Emergency Exercise to Take Place on October 12 SFO’s first priority is safety and security. In accordance with the Airport’s core values, a full-scale emergency exercise is conducted annually, above and beyond the FAA requirement of once every three years. This year’s Annual Full-Scale Emergency Exercise will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 9am to 1pm. An air crash will be simulated and volunteers are needed to play the parts of Air Crash Victims, and Family & Friends of Air Crash Victims. Register today to take part in this important and exciting event...
Featured Aircraft #3: The Boeing 747 The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft that was once plentiful at SFO but is now quickly being retired. Affectionately known as the “Queen of the Skies”, the Boeing 747 was the first of the wide-body aircraft and has been the most popular four engine, long haul, wide-bodied aircraft produced by Boeing since its introduction into service in 1970. Also referred to as a “Jumbo Jet”, the Boeing 747 is recognizable for its distinctive “hump” upper deck at the forward part of the aircraft. The latest passenger version, the 747-8...

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