Aircraft Relocation Happening This Weekend

WHO: The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire), in cooperation with the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority (CFRTA), Sacramento County Airports, and the City of Rancho Cordova, will be moving a decommissioned Boeing 727 from Mather Airport to the CFRTA Emergency Response Training Center this weekend.
 
WHAT: The 100,000 pound aircraft will travel across the airfield secured to a trailer, onto Mather Boulevard, Douglas Road, and Zinfandel Drive. The final destination for the 727 will be 3801 Zinfandel Drive in Rancho Cordova. One utility pole and 2-3 stoplights will be temporarily lowered in order for the aircraft to pass safely. While the aircraft is being moved, road closures will be in place at Mather Blvd. & North Mather Blvd., Mather Blvd. & Douglas Rd, Douglas Rd. & Zinfandel Dr., Zinfandel Dr. & North Mather Blvd., and Mather Blvd. & Arnold Way.
  Metro Fire has contracted with Roebbelen Contracting Inc., to manage the aircraft relocation project. In 2013, the aircraft was donated to Metro Fire to be repurposed as a training prop at the CFRTA training facility in Rancho Cordova.
 
WHEN: The aircraft move is expected to begin at 7:30 AM, Sunday, October 19, 2014.
 
WHERE: The aircraft is currently located on Mather Airport. Best viewing location for the start of the move will be from the parking lot next to 10470 Superfortress Avenue.

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