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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK) - Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.
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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK)


Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
There wasn't one cloud in the sky, but the grayish smoke definitely altered the golden sunrise color and created the color tints seen in this shot. Fortunately, the smoke layer was not extremely thick or the pic would have portrayed a dismal "rainy day" environment.
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot Gary! Great lighting! All 5!
Tom Vance
This is a great shot and jet Gman....! I bet you are wearing a mask and it aint for Covid! Good luck with the smoke we've been layered since June 30th, with 5 days clear only in Redding and it's been smoke everyday, no sunrise, sunsets are beat read sun shine and ugly.......good luck!
peter tomlinson
Gary.....I attempted to upload a picture of a HC144 Ocean Sentry , but to no avail . How can I complete the upload ?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Peter. Most likely it is simply because the dimensions of the photo are too large. (If you try to upload a pic that is larger than the program can handle, it rejects the upload.) Just use a program to reduce the size dimensions and try again. For a guideline re: dimensions, I usually reduce to 1760 x 880 or so ... anywhere in that area ... and mine load up OK.
peter tomlinson
File size is 365Kb , 1084 x 591 .
I do not have a tail number , the aircraft is a U.S. Coast Guard plane . When I enter the model number , invalid appears on the form .

BTW , the reason I am contacting you is that a few years ago you helped me with some info , after I had posted the pic on Flightaware .
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi again, Peter .....
Geesh. the file size is fine. No way is it too large. I must admit I do not understand why it won't upload. Have you tried just uploading it without entering any info into the boxes? If you can get it to load into the gallery without entering any info, you can put all the appropriate info into the DESCRIPTION BOX under the photo. True, the picture won't display any title, but you would have the info in the description box. I truly wish I could assist you but I have no idea why it won't load. Perhaps it is too small?? You might try enlarging the file size to some dimension like 1280 x ???. A small enlargement should not have too much adverse impact on the photo's clarity / quality. It can't hurt to try ....
ken kemper
Cool Shot.........

I can see the forest fire spoke by your mountain.

Hope your home is far enough away from any threatening fire.
Dwight Hartje
Excellent short of the "100 Years Strong" Livery in some great morning lighting, Gary!
Gavin Hughes
Certainly glad we don't have that wildfire problem and to have to breathe that smoke (but summer is still to come) but it does make for some beautiful color tones. A very nice capture in what would be physically trying conditions. Well done.
Uwe Zinke
perfect pic Gary!!
William Owens
I always wonder what the guy on the tail actually had on his mind when the original pic was taken…Hmmm, wonder if the salmon are running this morning…
C.W. Reed
Another 5 star photo my friend:-)

Sb Harrison
Alaska air my fav ,like the plane
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
04-Jun-2023 B739Anchorage Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 01:10PM AKDT 06:31PM PDT Scheduled
04-Jun-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:10AM PDT 10:26AM AKDT Scheduled
04-Jun-2023 B739Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:07AM AKDT 06:12AM PDT Scheduled
03-Jun-2023 B739Portland Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:25PM PDT 11:33PM AKDT Scheduled
03-Jun-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Portland Intl () 06:35PM PDT 08:00PM PDT Scheduled
03-Jun-2023 B739John F Kennedy Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 01:10PM EDT 03:38PM PDT Scheduled
02-Jun-2023 B739Portland Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:50PM PDT 10:06PM EDT 5:16
02-Jun-2023 B739Denver Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:53AM MDT 11:55AM PDT 2:02
02-Jun-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:12AM PDT 09:31AM MDT 2:18
01-Jun-2023 B739Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:29PM EDT 09:57PM PDT 4:27
01-Jun-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 10:46AM PDT 06:21PM EDT 4:35
01-Jun-2023 B739San Diego Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:31AM PDT 08:46AM PDT 2:14
31-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Diego Intl () 08:08PM PDT 10:36PM PDT 2:28
31-May-2023 B739Bob Hope ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:38PM PDT 06:42PM PDT 2:04
31-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bob Hope () 01:17PM PDT 03:21PM PDT 2:03
31-May-2023 B739Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:19AM CDT 11:54AM PDT 3:34
30-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:15PM PDT 11:43PM CDT 3:28
30-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:22PM PDT 01:57PM PDT 1:34
30-May-2023 B739John F Kennedy Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 08:46AM EDT 11:09AM PDT 5:23
28-May-2023 B739Portland Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:57PM PDT 10:07PM EDT 5:10
28-May-2023 B739Denver Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:55AM MDT 12:05PM PDT 2:10
28-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:04AM PDT 09:11AM MDT 2:06
27-May-2023 B739Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:06PM MST 08:37PM PDT 2:30
27-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:08PM PDT 04:27PM MST 2:19
27-May-2023 B739Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:20AM PDT 12:26PM PDT 2:06
27-May-2023 B739Portland Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:08AM PDT 08:55AM PDT 1:46
27-May-2023 B739Anchorage Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:12AM AKDT 04:20AM PDT 3:07
26-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 07:32PM PDT 10:51PM AKDT 4:18
26-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 04:16PM PDT 05:49PM PDT 1:32
26-May-2023 B739John F Kennedy Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:06PM EDT 01:59PM PDT 4:53
25-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()John F Kennedy Intl () 10:53PM PDT 07:07AM EDT (+1) 5:13
25-May-2023 B739Boston Logan Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:03PM EDT 08:37PM PDT 5:34
25-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Boston Logan Intl () 07:59AM PDT 04:30PM EDT 5:30
24-May-2023 B739Newark Liberty Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 04:59PM EDT 07:22PM PDT 5:22
24-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Newark Liberty Intl () 07:17AM PDT 03:29PM EDT 5:11
23-May-2023 B739Newark Liberty Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 09:19PM EDT 11:36PM PDT 5:17
23-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Newark Liberty Intl () 11:23AM PDT 07:52PM EDT 5:28
22-May-2023 B739Harry Reid Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 11:07PM PDT 12:22AM PDT (+1) 1:14
22-May-2023 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:36PM PDT 08:44PM PDT 1:07
22-May-2023 B739Anchorage Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 12:50PM AKDT 05:58PM PDT 4:08
22-May-2023 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:24AM PDT 11:36AM AKDT 3:11
22-May-2023 B739Tri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:29AM PDT 08:08AM PDT 0:38
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