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Airbus A320neo (N307FR)

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It was a hot time in Reno last night. This photo, taken just 25 hours ago, catches FFT's "Champ the Bronco" (N307FR) hurriedly trying to taxi from the runway 16R hold line all the way down to the other end in an attempt to make it to runway 34L and get out of town. The Frontier flight had just left the terminal and was almost at the north end of taxiway Alpha, next to go from 16R, when sudden high swirling winds descended from the Sierra Nevada and a vicious electrical storm exploded over the airport and the city. An inbound SW, less than a mile out, encountered a brutal wind sheer and the pilots immediately reported that the flight was diverting to SMF. This Frontier Bus, a Navy C-40, and a FDX heavy all shut down their engines on Alpha to wait out the storm. As they sat, lightning ignited the fire visible here and a second fire just beginning to spread at the right edge of this photo. About 35-40 minutes later, after a UA inbound made a rough arrival on 34L, the FFT pilots requested permission to restart, swap ends of the runway, and get gone for Denver. This pic was taken as they hustled from the hold of 16R to 34L where they made a successful getaway.

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cliff731
Gary - that looks like a serious fire burning in the background... :-(
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The two fires seen here were later named the "Kiowa" and "Hoge" fires. Lightning also ignited another wildfire near Reno Stead Airport (KRTS) during this same storm.
cliff731
Gary - when such fires are given a name, that's a significant event! Your narrative is very descriptive... :-(
Grant Bush
Wow! Thats crazy! Hope everyone is safe!
Greg Byington
Amazing! Great shot and story, Gary!
jet4ang
Great shot Gary. Good ol' Reno. I learned to fly here and encountered a nasty storm in 06 during my 2nd solo. Nearly pissed my pants but brought the old 182 down safely. I watched a lightning bolt hit the ground nearby during my approach in the rain. Whew!
ken kemper
Splendid Photo Gary.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-Nov-2019 A320Tucson Intl ()Denver Intl () 21:15 MST 22:52 MST Scheduled
21-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Tucson Intl () 17:57 MST 19:40 MST Scheduled
21-Nov-2019 A320Greenville/Spartanburg Intl ()Denver Intl () 15:08 EST 16:14 MST Scheduled
21-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Greenville/Spartanburg Intl () 09:26 MST 13:53 EST Scheduled
21-Nov-2019 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:12 CST 07:18 MST Scheduled
20-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 17:48 MST 20:54 CST Scheduled
20-Nov-2019 A320Reagan National ()Denver Intl () 13:23 EST 14:57 MST On The Way!
20-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Reagan National () 07:26 MST 12:21 EST 2:54
20-Nov-2019 A320San Francisco Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:00 PST 03:59 MST 1:59
19-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 21:34 MST 22:49 PST 2:14
19-Nov-2019 A320Pensacola Intl ()Denver Intl () 15:52 CST 17:46 MST 2:54
19-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 11:17 MST 14:34 CST 2:16
19-Nov-2019 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Denver Intl () 07:25 EST 09:25 MST 4:00
18-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 23:30 MST 04:40 EST (+1) 3:09
18-Nov-2019 A320Orlando Intl ()Denver Intl () 18:14 EST 20:18 MST 4:04
18-Nov-2019 A320Indianapolis Intl ()Orlando Intl () 14:34 EST 16:18 EST 1:44
18-Nov-2019 A320McCarran Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 07:11 PST 13:13 EST 3:01
17-Nov-2019 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()McCarran Intl () 23:31 EST 00:28 PST (+1) 3:56
17-Nov-2019 A320Trenton Mercer ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 20:03 EST 21:49 EST 1:45
17-Nov-2019 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Trenton Mercer () 15:55 EST 18:17 EST 2:21
17-Nov-2019 A320Trenton Mercer ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 11:55 EST 14:14 EST 2:19
17-Nov-2019 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Trenton Mercer () 09:06 EST 10:44 EST 1:37
17-Nov-2019 A320McCarran Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 01:34 PST 07:54 EST 3:19
16-Nov-2019 A320Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()McCarran Intl () 21:52 EST 22:55 PST 4:02
16-Nov-2019 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 17:42 EST 20:02 EST 2:20
16-Nov-2019 A320Syracuse Hancock Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 13:39 EST 16:17 EST 2:37
16-Nov-2019 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Syracuse Hancock Intl () 09:52 EST 12:19 EST 2:26
16-Nov-2019 A320Trenton Mercer ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:03 EST 08:30 EST 2:26
15-Nov-2019 A320Tampa Intl ()Trenton Mercer () 20:39 EST 22:38 EST 1:58
15-Nov-2019 A320Buffalo Niagara Intl ()Tampa Intl () 16:42 EST 19:18 EST 2:35
15-Nov-2019 A320Tampa Intl ()Buffalo Niagara Intl () 12:37 EST 14:46 EST 2:08
15-Nov-2019 A320Milwaukee Mitchell Intl Airport ()Tampa Intl () 07:48 CST 11:15 EST 2:26
14-Nov-2019 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Milwaukee Mitchell Intl Airport () 23:08 EST 00:37 CST (+1) 2:28
14-Nov-2019 A320Indianapolis Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 19:27 EST 21:42 EST 2:15
14-Nov-2019 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 16:10 EST 18:17 EST 2:06
14-Nov-2019 A320Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Southwest Florida Intl () 12:32 EST 14:37 EST 2:04
14-Nov-2019 A320Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 06:13 MST 11:19 EST 3:05
13-Nov-2019 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 23:03 CST 01:31 MST (+1) 3:28
13-Nov-2019 A320Trenton Mercer ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 20:19 EST 21:11 CST 1:51
13-Nov-2019 A320Charleston Intl/AFB ()Trenton Mercer () 17:36 EST 18:56 EST 1:19
13-Nov-2019 A320Trenton Mercer ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 14:26 EST 15:48 EST 1:21
13-Nov-2019 A320Tampa Intl ()Trenton Mercer () 11:20 EST 13:33 EST 2:12
13-Nov-2019 A320Philadelphia Intl ()Tampa Intl () 07:22 EST 09:32 EST 2:09
13-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 00:41 MST 05:37 EST 2:55
12-Nov-2019 A320Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 21:06 MST 22:29 MST 1:22
12-Nov-2019 A320Colorado Sprgs Muni ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 18:20 MST 19:41 MST 1:20
12-Nov-2019 A320Washington Dulles Intl ()Colorado Sprgs Muni () 15:48 EST 17:07 MST 3:18
12-Nov-2019 A320Colorado Sprgs Muni ()Washington Dulles Intl () 09:30 MST 14:21 EST 2:51
12-Nov-2019 A320Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Colorado Sprgs Muni () 06:48 MST 08:04 MST 1:15
11-Nov-2019 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 22:48 CST 01:02 MST (+1) 3:13
11-Nov-2019 A320Punta Cana Int'l ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 17:25 AST 19:45 CST 4:19
11-Nov-2019 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 10:01 CST 15:49 AST 3:47
11-Nov-2019 A320Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 02:22 MST 06:17 CST 2:54
10-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 23:08 MST 00:35 MST (+1) 1:26
10-Nov-2019 A320Will Rogers World ()Denver Intl () 19:04 CST 19:24 MST 1:19
10-Nov-2019 A320Denver Intl ()Will Rogers World () 15:51 MST 17:56 CST 1:05
10-Nov-2019 A320San Francisco Intl ()Denver Intl () 11:10 PST 14:17 MST 2:06
10-Nov-2019 A320Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()San Francisco Intl () 07:44 EST 09:28 PST 4:43
09-Nov-2019 A320McCarran Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 23:57 PST 06:14 EST (+1) 3:16
09-Nov-2019 A320Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()McCarran Intl () 15:26 EST 16:37 PST 4:10
09-Nov-2019 A320Philadelphia Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:53 EST 14:07 EST 1:14
09-Nov-2019 A320Orlando Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 09:16 EST 11:12 EST 1:55
09-Nov-2019 A320Philadelphia Intl ()Orlando Intl () 05:17 EST 07:18 EST 2:00
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