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Boeing 737-700 (N477WN)

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N9168J, a Piper Cherokee, is making a valiant effort to keep up, but it is losing the race with Southwest's N477WN as both aircraft take off from KRNO's parallel runways simultaneously at 6:50 AM. The Southwest B737, seen here as the wheels are being tucked into the wells, was departing on a Reno-Chicago (RNO-MDW) run. The Piper pilot was enjoying some local-area flying time.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The Cherokee, which was departing from 34R, had a 2000' "head start" but the Boeing, which began its "D" roll on 34L, quickly pulled even and as both aircraft rotated toward the sky, the SW moved ahead, easily winning the departure race.
Viv Pike
OK - so "Big Boy" won that race. Let them touch down at the same time, and we see who can come to a dead-stop first. Give the B737 a 2000' head start on touch down, I bet the baby Piper would still stop first. ;-)
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hey, Viv, I never thought of that! Excellent point (HUGE grin). The Piper owner is a local. If I see him, I'll pass your info along. Maybe it will help ease the "sting" of his defeat in this "race" yesterday. And BTW, this is the Reno Tahoe International Airport's version of "Reno Air Races." One-sided for sure, but it helps feed our appetite for air racing between the end of one year's action til the start of the next year's event. (Friendly wave)
Leon Kay
Go 737-700! I am sure this aircraft has a higher top speed!!
Thank you for a very interesting photo.
ROBERT MILLS JR
And, not to mention many of those Pipers having long legs for GA aircraft. Flew one (the Warrior variant N4401X) with two passengers nonstop from Page, NV, KPGA, all the way to Fresno, Chandler KFCH, back in 1995. Still had 50% over the IFR reserves, even after flying around Mono Lake, and Bishop KBIH; then, just nort of Lee Vining O24 up to 13,000 to cross the Sierras. Admittedly we caught a vertical updraft for several thousand feet at a climb rate in excess of 2,500 FPM. Love those Pipers but for the vision restricting low-wing configuration. Sadly that aircraft was lost to CFIT by a novice pilot at KSBP San Luis Obispo, CA.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Dec-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 16:35 PST 17:45 PST Scheduled
17-Dec-2019 B737Los Cabos Int'l ()San Diego Intl () 13:35 MST 14:30 PST Scheduled
17-Dec-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Los Cabos Int'l () 10:45 CST 12:20 MST Scheduled
17-Dec-2019 B737LaGuardia ()William P Hobby () 06:25 EST 09:08 CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()LaGuardia () 18:55 CST 22:40 EST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737El Paso Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 15:40 MST 17:55 CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737San Antonio Intl ()El Paso Intl () 14:35 CST 14:50 MST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737El Paso Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 11:40 MST 13:40 CST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()El Paso Intl () 10:20 CST 10:50 MST Scheduled
16-Dec-2019 B737Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 07:13 CST 09:24 CST On The Way!
15-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 18:34 MST 20:54 CST 1:19
15-Dec-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()Denver Intl () 16:38 CST 17:14 MST 1:36
15-Dec-2019 B737Lubbock Smith Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 14:34 CST 15:26 CST 0:51
15-Dec-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Lubbock Smith Intl () 10:05 PST 13:35 CST 1:29
15-Dec-2019 B737Bob Hope ()McCarran Intl () 08:12 PST 08:49 PST 0:37
15-Dec-2019 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Bob Hope () 06:38 PST 07:24 PST 0:46
14-Dec-2019 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 20:20 PST 21:18 PST 0:57
14-Dec-2019 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 17:51 PST 18:42 PST 0:51
14-Dec-2019 B737Bob Hope ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 15:52 PST 16:46 PST 0:53
14-Dec-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Bob Hope () 14:06 PST 14:55 PST 0:48
14-Dec-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()McCarran Intl () 12:02 PST 12:58 PST 0:56
14-Dec-2019 B737Ontario Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 09:59 PST 11:06 PST 1:07
14-Dec-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()Ontario Intl () 07:52 PST 08:49 PST 0:56
13-Dec-2019 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 22:35 PST 23:39 PST 1:03
13-Dec-2019 B737Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 20:14 EST 21:32 PST 4:17
13-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 15:17 MST 19:11 EST 1:53
13-Dec-2019 B737Will Rogers World ()Denver Intl () 13:49 CST 14:16 MST 1:27
13-Dec-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Will Rogers World () 09:01 PST 12:52 CST 1:50
13-Dec-2019 B737Bob Hope ()McCarran Intl () 07:18 PST 08:00 PST 0:42
12-Dec-2019 B737San Jose Int'l ()Bob Hope () 21:28 PST 22:10 PST 0:42
12-Dec-2019 B737Gowen Field ()San Jose Int'l () 20:05 MST 20:36 PST 1:30
12-Dec-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Gowen Field () 16:33 PST 19:03 MST 1:29
12-Dec-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()McCarran Intl () 15:43 MST 15:30 PST 0:46
12-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:57 MST 14:21 MST 1:23
12-Dec-2019 B737Ontario Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:59 PST 11:46 MST 1:46
12-Dec-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Ontario Intl () 07:25 PST 07:57 PST 0:31
12-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()McCarran Intl () 05:37 MST 06:10 PST 1:33
11-Dec-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 23:15 MST 00:45 MST (+1) 1:29
11-Dec-2019 B737San Jose Int'l ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 20:03 PST 22:24 MST 1:20
11-Dec-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 18:34 MST 19:15 PST 1:40
11-Dec-2019 B737Albuquerque Intl Sunport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 16:46 MST 17:39 MST 0:53
11-Dec-2019 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 12:58 PST 15:47 MST 1:49
11-Dec-2019 B737Bob Hope ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 10:55 PST 11:50 PST 0:54
11-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Bob Hope () 08:14 MST 09:18 PST 2:04
11-Dec-2019 B737Lubbock Smith Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:46 CST 06:58 MST 1:11
10-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Lubbock Smith Intl () 20:11 MST 22:08 CST 0:57
10-Dec-2019 B737LaGuardia ()Denver Intl () 16:54 EST 18:52 MST 3:57
10-Dec-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()LaGuardia () 12:18 CST 15:48 EST 2:30
10-Dec-2019 B737Midland Intl Air and Space Port ()Dallas Love Field () 10:05 CST 10:52 CST 0:47
10-Dec-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()Midland Intl Air and Space Port () 08:25 CST 09:22 CST 0:56
10-Dec-2019 B737Tulsa Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 06:35 CST 07:21 CST 0:45
09-Dec-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Tulsa Intl () 19:48 CST 20:49 CST 1:01
09-Dec-2019 B737Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()William P Hobby () 18:14 CST 18:48 CST 0:33
09-Dec-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 15:48 EST 17:09 CST 2:21
09-Dec-2019 B737Indianapolis Intl ()Tampa Intl () 12:53 EST 14:41 EST 1:47
09-Dec-2019 B737Southwest Florida Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 09:41 EST 11:53 EST 2:11
09-Dec-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:27 EST 08:45 EST 2:18
08-Dec-2019 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 21:07 CST 23:20 EST 1:12
08-Dec-2019 B737Punta Cana Int'l ()Chicago Midway Intl () 15:51 AST 18:31 CST 4:40
08-Dec-2019 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 10:40 EST 14:29 AST 2:48
08-Dec-2019 B737Indianapolis Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 07:58 EST 09:07 EST 1:08
07-Dec-2019 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 19:44 EST 20:52 EST 1:07
07-Dec-2019 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 16:10 CST 18:29 EST 1:18
07-Dec-2019 B737Kansas City Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 14:07 CST 15:08 CST 1:00
07-Dec-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 08:20 PST 12:53 CST 2:32
07-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:09 MST 07:13 PST 2:03
06-Dec-2019 B737San Francisco Intl ()Denver Intl () 21:53 PST 00:44 MST (+1) 1:50
06-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 19:24 MST 20:47 PST 2:22
06-Dec-2019 B737New Orleans Intl ()Denver Intl () 14:37 CST 16:17 MST 2:40
06-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 10:35 MST 13:32 CST 1:56
06-Dec-2019 B737Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:18 PST 08:58 MST 1:39
05-Dec-2019 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 22:25 PST 23:27 PST 1:01
05-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 20:17 MST 21:29 PST 2:11
05-Dec-2019 B737Buffalo Niagara Intl ()Denver Intl () 16:02 EST 17:25 MST 3:22
05-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Buffalo Niagara Intl () 10:16 MST 14:51 EST 2:35
05-Dec-2019 B737San Antonio Intl ()Denver Intl () 05:37 CST 06:29 MST 1:51
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