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UPS Aircraft @ SMF

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:08 pm

Sitting here at SMF and noticed both a UPS 757 & A300 on the ramp in front of Terminal A. While a diversion for weather seems logical I couldn't imagine it being that much worse at Mather than SMF. Especially since the visibility this morning has been less than 1/8 mile at SMF. Also, looks like there are ground ops in motion with the side cargo doors open. UPS 956 & 960 are the flights that arrived early this morning.
 
as739x
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RE: UPS Aircraft @ SMF

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:29 pm

Quoting SMFBase (Thread starter):

Mather doesn't have a Cat III approach like SMF has. SMF has both Cat II and III which can bring you down to 700 and 600 RVR respectively.
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RE: UPS Aircraft @ SMF

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:32 pm

This time of year, you will see a lot of different UPS planes at different gateways because of fly through flights due to the Holiday season.
 
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RE: UPS Aircraft @ SMF

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:36 pm

Quoting tridum (Reply 2):
This time of year, you will see a lot of different UPS planes at different gateways because of fly through flights due to the Holiday season.

Not in this case, it was a weather diversion.
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RE: UPS Aircraft @ SMF

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:48 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 1):

Thanks for the information. Looks like UPS has a back up plan as a few UPS semi trucks just arrived at the ramp. Assuming they are taking the cargo to the distribution center.

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