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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
21-Jul-2024 B735Tampa Intl ()Will Rogers World () 02:09PM EDT 03:30PM CDT En Route
21-Jul-2024 B735Piedmont Triad Intl ()Tampa Intl () 11:53AM EDT 01:15PM EDT 1:21
20-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Piedmont Triad Intl () 05:57PM MST 12:41AM EDT (+1) 3:44
20-Jul-2024 B735Schulz-Sonoma County ()Tucson Intl () 12:54PM PDT 02:49PM MST 1:55
20-Jul-2024 B735Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 10:33AM MDT 11:59AM PDT 2:26
20-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 07:42AM MST 09:24AM MDT 0:41
18-Jul-2024 B735Daugherty Field ()Tucson Intl () 04:45PM PDT 05:52PM MST 1:07
18-Jul-2024 B735St Louis Lambert Intl ()Daugherty Field () 02:18PM CDT 03:53PM PDT 3:34
18-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 08:02AM MST 12:39PM CDT 2:37
17-Jul-2024 B735Nellis Air Force Base ()Tucson Intl () 09:09AM PDT 10:14AM MST 1:04
16-Jul-2024 B735Shaw Afb ()Nellis Air Force Base () 04:03PM EDT 06:38PM PDT 5:35
16-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Shaw Afb () 07:47AM MST 02:44PM EDT 3:56
14-Jul-2024 B735St Louis Lambert Intl ()Tucson Intl () 04:31PM CDT 05:12PM MST 2:41
14-Jul-2024 B735Daugherty Field ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 09:57AM PDT 03:23PM CDT 3:25
14-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Daugherty Field () 07:54AM MST 09:00AM PDT 1:06
11-Jul-2024 B735Travis Afb ()Tucson Intl () 12:36PM PDT 02:23PM MST 1:46
11-Jul-2024 B735Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()Travis Afb () 10:35AM MDT 11:45AM PDT 2:09
11-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 07:39AM MST 09:19AM MDT 0:40
10-Jul-2024 B735March Arb ()Tucson Intl () 01:46PM PDT 02:49PM MST 1:02
10-Jul-2024 B735Cherry Point ()March Arb () 10:49AM EDT 12:50PM PDT 5:00
09-Jul-2024 B735Alexandria Intl ()Cherry Point () 05:59PM CDT 09:02PM EDT 2:02
09-Jul-2024 B735Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport ()Alexandria Intl () 02:59PM EDT 05:04PM CDT 3:04
09-Jul-2024 B735Alexandria Intl ()Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport () 09:50AM CDT 01:47PM EDT 2:56
08-Jul-2024 B735Mcchord Fld (Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord) ()Alexandria Intl () 12:30PM PDT 06:55PM CDT 4:24
08-Jul-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Mcchord Fld (Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord) () 08:23AM MST 11:14AM PDT 2:50
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