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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
25-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:29PM EST 05:10PM CST 1:41
24-Feb-2024 A306Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 05:15PM AST 08:26PM EST 4:11
24-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 10:24AM EST 02:52PM AST 3:27
23-Feb-2024 A306Vancouver Int'l ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:04PM PST 12:51AM EST (+1) 3:47
23-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 04:54AM EST 05:54AM PST 3:59
22-Feb-2024 A306Roanoke Rgnl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:51PM EST 10:51PM EST 1:00
22-Feb-2024 A306Piedmont Triad Intl ()Roanoke Rgnl () 06:14AM EST 06:33AM EST 0:19
22-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Piedmont Triad Intl () 04:23AM EST 05:07AM EST 0:43
21-Feb-2024 A306Eppley Airfield ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:37PM CST 11:52PM EST 1:15
21-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 07:19PM EST 07:51PM CST 1:32
21-Feb-2024 A306Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:49AM PST 12:57PM EST 3:07
21-Feb-2024 A306Sacramento Mather ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 05:12AM PST 05:41AM PST 0:29
21-Feb-2024 A306Ontario Intl ()Sacramento Mather () 02:55AM PST 03:53AM PST 0:57
20-Feb-2024 A306Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Ontario Intl () 09:40PM CST 10:38PM PST 2:57
20-Feb-2024 A306Ontario Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:09AM PST 11:16AM CST 2:07
19-Feb-2024 A306Sacramento Mather ()Ontario Intl () 09:13PM PST 10:11PM PST 0:57
19-Feb-2024 A306Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Sacramento Mather () 07:42PM PST 08:11PM PST 0:28
19-Feb-2024 A306Sacramento Mather ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 05:26PM PST 05:52PM PST 0:26
17-Feb-2024 A306Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Sacramento Mather () 07:54AM PST 08:17AM PST 0:22
17-Feb-2024 A306Eppley Airfield ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 06:01AM CST 06:44AM PST 2:42
17-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 04:29AM EST 05:04AM CST 1:34
16-Feb-2024 A306Bob Hope ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:23PM PST 01:40AM EST (+1) 3:17
16-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Bob Hope () 03:47AM EST 05:09AM PST 4:21
15-Feb-2024 A306Southwest Florida Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 08:26PM EST 10:29PM EST 2:02
15-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 04:37AM EST 06:21AM EST 1:44
14-Feb-2024 A306Eppley Airfield ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:51PM CST 12:03AM EST (+1) 1:12
14-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 07:16PM EST 07:44PM CST 1:28
13-Feb-2024 A306Vancouver Int'l ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:04PM PST 12:47AM EST (+1) 3:43
13-Feb-2024 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 05:00AM EST 06:29AM PST 4:29
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