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Airbus A319 (N333NV) - -- Minimum Visibility Landing --br /We get almost no snow throughout the entire winter .... and now, in March, we get snow.br /The pilots of AAY's N333NV, on approach from KLAS, were just about to abort their landing approach and go around when they finally saw the runway lights through a heavy snowfall and elected to continue their landing on runway 34L.  This click caught the inbound Airbus as it emerged from the low clouds and snow and passed in front of me.
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Airbus A319 (N333NV)

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-- Minimum Visibility Landing --
We get almost no snow throughout the entire winter .... and now, in March, we get snow.
The pilots of AAY's N333NV, on approach from KLAS, were just about to abort their landing approach and go around when they finally saw the runway lights through a heavy snowfall and elected to continue their landing on runway 34L. This click caught the inbound Airbus as it emerged from the low clouds and snow and passed in front of me.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I had positioned as close as possible to the runway approach figuring that I'd see it when the pilots told the tower that they had the runway in sight. But it didn't happen that way. Even after they reported the runway lights in sight, all I could see was snow and gloomy gray nothingness. The first indication I had that it was about to appear was when I heard it. Then it suddenly came into view when it was almost at the position seen in this shot. I had expected to have a bit more time to focus thru the snow. I was able to focus and shoot, refocus and shoot, and etc for a total of just five photos before it disappeared back into the snow and out of my view. I was rather POed because even as I snapped the fifth shot I knew it was garbage and then I was pretty sure I had not been able to get even one clean click of it. Later I discovered that I had gotten two crisp and clean photos. This is one of the two.
Tom Heaverlo
You were lucky! Nice photo in those conditions.
Jim Quinn
Not luck, but rather the persistence of a pro! Great shot, Gary!
Greg Byington
Well done, Gary!
Gavin Hughes
Persistence first, then luck and in those conditions - well and bravely done sir.
Robert Cowling
Flying through that is interesting. To hear people commenting that since they can't see the ground, how can the pilot land the plane. Yeah, magic... It's pretty silly to have people applauding the landing. What? It's a normal day!
Bobby Allison
Gary, your shots never disappoint!
C.W. Reed
Great shot as always! 5 stars +++++! Bravo!! Didn't know AAY had A319's, thought they were all A320 fleet! Cheers!

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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
23-Jul-2024 A319Bismarck Muni ()Harry Reid Intl () 01:39PM CDT 02:01PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Bismarck Muni () 08:10AM PDT 12:29PM CDT Scheduled
22-Jul-2024 A319Fresno Yosemite Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:44PM PDT 11:48PM PDT 1:04
22-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Fresno Yosemite Intl () 09:01PM PDT 09:59PM PDT 0:57
22-Jul-2024 A319Billings Logan Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 06:09PM MDT 06:50PM PDT 1:40
22-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 02:14PM PDT 05:01PM MDT 1:46
22-Jul-2024 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 12:07PM CDT 12:43PM PDT 2:35
22-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 06:47AM PDT 11:02AM CDT 2:15
21-Jul-2024 A319Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:05PM MDT 10:52PM PDT 1:46
21-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 06:28PM PDT 09:13PM MDT 1:44
21-Jul-2024 A319Stockton Metro ()Harry Reid Intl () 04:16PM PDT 05:13PM PDT 0:57
21-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Stockton Metro () 02:16PM PDT 03:15PM PDT 0:58
21-Jul-2024 A319Spokane Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:01AM PDT 12:53PM PDT 1:51
21-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Spokane Intl () 07:44AM PDT 09:34AM PDT 1:50
20-Jul-2024 A319Stockton Metro ()Harry Reid Intl () 04:23PM PDT 05:22PM PDT 0:58
20-Jul-2024 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Stockton Metro () 02:11PM MST 03:37PM PDT 1:25
20-Jul-2024 A319Stockton Metro ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:39AM PDT 01:12PM MST 1:32
20-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Stockton Metro () 09:26AM PDT 10:23AM PDT 0:56
19-Jul-2024 A319Shreveport Rgnl ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:30PM CDT 12:16AM PDT (+1) 2:45
19-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Shreveport Rgnl () 05:39PM PDT 10:21PM CDT 2:41
18-Jul-2024 A319Fresno Yosemite Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:55PM PDT 11:48PM PDT Cancelled
18-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Fresno Yosemite Intl () 08:58PM PDT 09:55PM PDT Cancelled
18-Jul-2024 A319Will Rogers World ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:25PM CDT 10:36PM PDT 2:10
18-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Will Rogers World () 03:38PM PDT 07:52PM CDT 2:14
18-Jul-2024 A319Eppley Airfield ()Harry Reid Intl () 12:13PM CDT 12:42PM PDT 2:28
18-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 06:39AM PDT 10:56AM CDT 2:16
17-Jul-2024 A319Fresno Yosemite Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 06:49PM PDT 07:40PM PDT 0:51
17-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Fresno Yosemite Intl () 04:19PM PDT 05:10PM PDT 0:50
17-Jul-2024 A319Tri-Cities ()Harry Reid Intl () 12:20PM PDT 02:12PM PDT 1:52
17-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Tri-Cities () 09:18AM PDT 11:10AM PDT 1:51
16-Jul-2024 A319Mc Allen Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 04:47PM CDT 05:24PM PDT 2:37
16-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Mc Allen Intl () 11:09AM PDT 03:43PM CDT 2:33
15-Jul-2024 A319Missoula Montana ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:25PM MDT 11:09PM PDT 1:44
15-Jul-2024 A319Metro Oakland Intl ()Missoula Montana () 06:51PM PDT 09:23PM MDT 1:31
15-Jul-2024 A319Missoula Montana ()Metro Oakland Intl () 05:03PM MDT 05:56PM PDT 1:52
15-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Missoula Montana () 01:05PM PDT 03:46PM MDT 1:40
15-Jul-2024 A319Tri-Cities ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:27AM PDT 11:22AM PDT 1:54
15-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Tri-Cities () 06:36AM PDT 08:25AM PDT 1:48
14-Jul-2024 A319Rogue Valley Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:13PM PDT 10:43PM PDT 1:30
14-Jul-2024 A319San Diego Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 06:34PM PDT 08:14PM PDT 1:39
14-Jul-2024 A319Rogue Valley Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:37PM PDT 05:24PM PDT 1:46
14-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 01:09PM PDT 02:34PM PDT 1:25
14-Jul-2024 A319Spokane Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:47AM PDT 11:41AM PDT 1:53
14-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:59AM PDT 08:46AM PDT 1:46
12-Jul-2024 A319San Antonio Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:12PM CDT 11:30PM PDT 2:17
12-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 05:27PM PDT 09:46PM CDT 2:19
12-Jul-2024 A319Stockton Metro ()Harry Reid Intl () 12:36PM PDT 01:39PM PDT 1:03
12-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Stockton Metro () 10:20AM PDT 11:13AM PDT 0:53
12-Jul-2024 A319Fresno Yosemite Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:11AM PDT 09:02AM PDT 0:51
12-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Fresno Yosemite Intl () 06:09AM PDT 06:55AM PDT 0:45
11-Jul-2024 A319Rogue Valley Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:39PM PDT 11:09PM PDT 1:29
11-Jul-2024 A319San Diego Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 06:58PM PDT 08:35PM PDT 1:37
11-Jul-2024 A319Rogue Valley Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:43PM PDT 05:29PM PDT 1:46
11-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 01:02PM PDT 02:29PM PDT 1:27
11-Jul-2024 A319Spokane Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:43AM PDT 11:37AM PDT 1:53
11-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:43AM PDT 08:41AM PDT 1:57
10-Jul-2024 A319Alexandria Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 12:23PM CDT 01:24PM PDT 3:00
09-Jul-2024 A319Portland Intl ()Alexandria Intl () 12:33PM PDT 06:08PM CDT 3:34
09-Jul-2024 A319Harry Reid Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:28AM PDT 10:21AM PDT 1:52
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