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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
07-Feb-2023 A306Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 03:07AM CST 04:15AM PST En Route
06-Feb-2023 A306Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:20PM CST 12:22AM CST (+1) 2:01
06-Feb-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 09:07PM EST 09:00PM CST 0:53
03-Feb-2023 A306Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:30PM CST 12:19AM EST (+1) 0:49
03-Feb-2023 A306New Orleans Intl ()Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl () 08:33PM CST 09:23PM CST 0:49
03-Feb-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 05:05AM EST 05:40AM CST 1:35
02-Feb-2023 A306Montreal-Mirabel ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:10PM EST 12:26AM EST (+1) 2:15
02-Feb-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Montreal-Mirabel () 04:15AM EST 05:47AM EST 1:31
01-Feb-2023 A306Hector Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:48PM CST 12:26AM EST (+1) 1:37
01-Feb-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Hector Intl () 04:40PM EST 05:42PM CST 2:01
01-Feb-2023 A306Columbia Metro ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:42AM EST 10:43AM EST 1:00
01-Feb-2023 A306Philadelphia Intl ()Columbia Metro () 04:30AM EST 05:58AM EST 1:27
01-Feb-2023 A306Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 12:27AM CST 02:43AM EST 1:16
31-Jan-2023 A306Hector Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 10:35AM CST 11:52AM CST 1:17
31-Jan-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Hector Intl () 06:57AM EST 07:58AM CST 2:00
30-Jan-2023 A306Hector Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 11:44PM CST 02:24AM EST (+1) 1:39
29-Jan-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Hector Intl () 05:03PM EST 06:06PM CST 2:02
25-Jan-2023 A306El Paso Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:32PM MST 11:41PM EST 2:09
25-Jan-2023 A306Lubbock Smith Intl ()El Paso Intl () 07:25AM CST 07:14AM MST 0:48
25-Jan-2023 A306Muhammad Ali Intl ()Lubbock Smith Intl () 04:37AM EST 05:56AM CST 2:18
24-Jan-2023 A306El Paso Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:23PM MST 11:47PM EST 2:23
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