ucdtim17 wrote:Anyone know why FedEx Cessnas generally land on runway 3 at PDX instead of the normal 10/28s? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N850 ... /KEUG/KPDX
They fly right over downtown along the river on the way up to the airport. Are they too slow to mix it up with regular traffic? Or too much separation needed for wake turbulence? Is the runway just more convenient for the FedEx facility there? Something else?
I believe it is more convenient for everyone: pilots and ATC. It's a short taxi to the fedex pad, and it keeps them out of the way of the faster jet traffic.