Aviation Students Visit UPS Night Ops

Over 20 EKU Aviation students visited UPS in Louisville, Kentucky, to learn about their night operations.  They arrived at the facility around 9:00 p.m.  Over the night time hours, they experienced a three-part program:

  • Overview and Orientation
  • Split into two groups to first visit flight line operations and the move on to simulators and the pilot training facilities.
  • Global Operations Center where all flights are tracked including global weather and the emergency response center with on-call planes and overnight delivery.  The GOC 24/7 maintenance personnel handles any conceivable contingency to ensure on-time delivery.  No wonder overnight delivery is so expensive!