modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2835 posts, RR: 5 Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
The other day, while sitting in the jumpseat, I noticed ZOA assigned the Yosem STAR to SFO instead of the usual Modesto STAR. How long has the Yosem STAR been in use? And what's the advantage to using it over the Modesto STAR? Thanks.
Quoting timz (Reply 2): I hadn't noticed that that STAR existed-- they must have given it to UA 907
Hey Timz, I just read your earlier post, and my guess is that the UA aircraft was on the Yosem STAR. In all my experiences on the jumpseat, I've only witnessed it once. However, the captain the other day mentioned that he had also recently been assigned the Yosem STAR for the first time. On that particular day, however, we flew the normal Modesto STAR. To SFO, the smaller aircraft generally precedes the smaller aircraft. Often times, NorCal will instruct a larger aircraft to "not pass that (smaller) aircraft." Generally, FMS-equipped aircraft will be cleared direct ARCHI (after CEDES) to intercept the FMS Bridge final approach course on the FMS Bridge Visual 28R.