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Boeing 737-500 (N708S) - Despite wildfire smoke so thick that the Grand Sierra adjacent to the airport was heavily obscured by smoke and the downtown Reno skyline was completely invisible, the pilots of this Sierra Pacific charter were able to spot the runway even tho visibility was almost down to minimums and are about to land their B735 on 16L to complete a flight from KMSN (Dane Cnty Rgnl - Madison, WI).  The smoke was so thick that despite the fact it was only a few moments past 4 in the afternoon, the sun could not pierce thru the smoke so the afternoon light was gloomy and gray.
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Boeing 737-500 (N708S)

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Despite wildfire smoke so thick that the Grand Sierra adjacent to the airport was heavily obscured by smoke and the downtown Reno skyline was completely invisible, the pilots of this Sierra Pacific charter were able to spot the runway even tho visibility was almost down to minimums and are about to land their B735 on 16L to complete a flight from KMSN (Dane Cnty Rgnl - Madison, WI). The smoke was so thick that despite the fact it was only a few moments past 4 in the afternoon, the sun could not pierce thru the smoke so the afternoon light was gloomy and gray.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
This SPA B735 was the third, and last, of the three charter flights bringing Marines to Bridgeport, CA. After this one landed, I was definitely happy to discontinue my photo snapping activity and get inside where i could breathe clean air.
Tom Vance
I feel for you Gman___ welcome to Redding,,err I mean Reno! wow,,terrible smoke. That is bad stuff. I hope all is well. We re holding our own, hoping no further major fires here near Shasta. Ugh.
Dwight Hartje
Huge congrats to the flight crew for the great navigation skills in IFR and very hazy conditions! Great capture as always, Gary! I had the opportunity to recently spot this aircraft as well.
Darryl Sarno
Great capture Gary and yes PLEASE stay safe my friend! Fillin' in all 5!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
01-Feb-2023 B735Yuma Intl ()Tucson Intl () 05:34PM MST 06:13PM MST 0:38
01-Feb-2023 B735Tyndall Air Force Base ()Yuma Intl () 01:38PM CST 04:49PM MST 4:11
01-Feb-2023 B735Tucson Intl ()Tyndall Air Force Base () 08:02AM MST 12:03PM CST 3:00
29-Jan-2023 B735Robert Gray Aaf ()Tucson Intl () 02:58PM CST 03:59PM MST 2:00
29-Jan-2023 B735Pocatello Rgnl ()Robert Gray Aaf () 10:28AM MST 02:11PM CST 2:42
29-Jan-2023 B735Tucson Intl ()Pocatello Rgnl () 07:52AM MST 09:35AM MST 1:42
26-Jan-2023 B735Salt Lake City Intl ()Tucson Intl () 02:12PM MST 03:35PM MST 1:22
26-Jan-2023 B735Metro Oakland Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 10:37AM PST 01:11PM MST 1:34
26-Jan-2023 B735Tucson Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 08:23AM MST 09:20AM PST 1:56
22-Jan-2023 B735Robert Gray Aaf ()Tucson Intl () 03:24PM CST 04:20PM MST 1:56
22-Jan-2023 B735Daugherty Field ()Robert Gray Aaf () 10:16AM PST 02:42PM CST 2:25
22-Jan-2023 B735Tucson Intl ()Daugherty Field () 08:31AM MST 08:47AM PST 1:15
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