This aerial view of the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate
Bridge includes an airplane instrument panel, with gauge settings accurately showing the aircraft's position above the
San Francisco Bay. The original painting is 48 by 60 inches, in acrylic, with airbrush used extensively for
the fog. Instrument readings are quite legible, even on smaller print repreductions. The name Sierra Echo refers
to the (fictional) aircraft number 049SE, which in pilot's parlance is pronounced "four-niner Sierra Echo."
The scene is not far, by air, from the Sierras, where gold was discovered in 1849.