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Airbus A300F4-600 (N174UP) - Lifting away from RTIAs runway 16R at 6:22 AM in wonderful early morning sunlight, this Worldport-bound UPS A306 (N174UP) came right past my position on Lima taxiway and rotated just at the perfect moment at the start of its RNO-SDF flight.
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Airbus A300F4-600 (N174UP)

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Lifting away from RTIA's runway 16R at 6:22 AM in wonderful early morning sunlight, this Worldport-bound UPS A306 (N174UP) came right past my position on Lima taxiway and rotated just at the perfect moment at the start of its RNO-SDF flight.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
If I'd been any closer the wing would have passed right over my head as it went by. It was an awesome experience to be standing halfway down 16R at the Lima intersection snapping this heavy Bus coming right at me full speed on its "D" roll. (I can't wait to do it again ... lol).
Mark See
Wow! Amazing shot Gary. That's just incredible.
Greg Byington
Very nice, Gary!
Mark Thomas
Are you in an airport vehicle Gary or do you have one of those big umbrellas and a cooler beside you? Great shot, feel the energy as they thunder by!
Roy Hunte
Awesommme!!!
Dave Sheehy
Looks like you are certainly having some good times out there Gary! Thanks for sharing them! 5* as usual
These Reno shots are breathtaking thank you *****
Dwight Hartje
Excellent capture, Gary!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Mark S., Greg, Mark T., Roy, Dave, Christoff, and Dwight >> TYVM to each of you for your comments. They are very much appreciated. Christoff ... Hello, and many Thanks for your kind words. :-) Mark T. ... (Big grin) Airport vehicle with a blinking yellow light bar on top. It was neat; the short segment of Lima taxiway (just the part between the active parallels) was (sort of) "reserved" for me for awhile. And BTW, the umbrella, folding beach chair, and cooler are what I use when I'm on the rooftop location ... (another grin).
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot Gary! Way to capture the liftoff with the beautiful mountain background.
Tyler Cook
great photo, gary!
buck50
Fantastic shot, Gary!
Kevin Haiduk
I never get tired of looking at this great capture!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Kevin, ... Howdy, and Thank You. This is a very nice comment and I appreciate it.
My apologies to R X, Tyler, and Darryl --- I had not seen your wonderful comments until just now as I was reading Kevin's comment. Many, many thanks to each of you also. (Wave to all)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
16-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 05:15AM EDT 04:59AM CDT 0:44
15-Jul-2024 A306Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:14PM AST 12:56AM EDT (+1) 3:42
15-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 03:47PM EDT 07:29PM AST 3:41
14-Jul-2024 A306Manchester Boston Rgnl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:50AM EDT 08:41AM EDT 1:51
12-Jul-2024 A306Pittsburgh Intl ()Manchester Boston Rgnl () 06:39PM EDT 07:41PM EDT 1:02
12-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 04:46PM EDT 05:34PM EDT 0:47
12-Jul-2024 A306Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 08:19AM EDT 09:38AM EDT 1:18
12-Jul-2024 A306Chicago/Rockford Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 03:09AM CDT 05:34AM EDT 1:25
12-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Chicago/Rockford Intl () 01:26AM EDT 01:16AM CDT 0:49
11-Jul-2024 A306Manchester Boston Rgnl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:16PM EDT 11:12PM EDT 1:56
11-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Manchester Boston Rgnl () 05:17PM EDT 06:51PM EDT 1:34
11-Jul-2024 A306Salt Lake City Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 08:11AM MDT 01:03PM EDT 2:51
11-Jul-2024 A306Billings Logan Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 05:55AM MDT 06:49AM MDT 0:54
11-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 04:01AM EDT 04:45AM MDT 2:44
10-Jul-2024 A306McGhee Tyson ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:54PM EDT 10:31PM EDT 0:36
10-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()McGhee Tyson () 05:07AM EDT 05:39AM EDT 0:31
09-Jul-2024 A306Southwest Georgia Rgnl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 11:17PM EDT 12:38AM EDT (+1) 1:20
09-Jul-2024 A306Pensacola Intl ()Southwest Georgia Rgnl () 08:41PM CDT 10:14PM EDT 0:33
09-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 05:26AM EDT 05:39AM CDT 1:12
08-Jul-2024 A306Memphis Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 11:33PM CDT 01:22AM EDT (+1) 0:49
08-Jul-2024 A306Miami Intl ()Memphis Intl () 06:12PM EDT 07:08PM CDT 1:55
08-Jul-2024 A306Las Americas ()Miami Intl () 04:13AM AST 06:00AM EDT 1:46
08-Jul-2024 A306Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Las Americas () 01:50AM AST 02:30AM AST 0:40
07-Jul-2024 A306Jacksonville Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 09:18PM EDT 11:56PM AST 2:38
07-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Jacksonville Intl () 04:16PM EDT 05:37PM EDT 1:20
05-Jul-2024 A306Billings Logan Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:33PM MDT 12:05AM EDT (+1) 2:32
05-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 03:52AM EDT 04:38AM MDT 2:46
04-Jul-2024 A306Vancouver Int'l ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:09PM PDT 12:46AM EDT (+1) 3:36
04-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 05:08AM EDT 06:20AM PDT 4:11
03-Jul-2024 A306Vancouver Int'l ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:04PM PDT 12:45AM EDT (+1) 3:41
03-Jul-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 05:07AM EDT 06:25AM PDT 4:17
02-Jul-2024 A306Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:25PM AST 02:09AM EDT (+1) 3:44
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