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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
23-Jun-2024 B735Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()Tucson Intl () 03:29PM MDT 03:13PM MST 0:44
23-Jun-2024 B735Pittsburgh Intl ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 12:58PM EDT 02:38PM MDT 3:40
23-Jun-2024 B735Lovell Fld ()Pittsburgh Intl () 10:43AM EDT 11:56AM EDT 1:13
22-Jun-2024 B735Ontario Intl ()Lovell Fld () 10:04AM PDT 04:48PM EDT 3:43
22-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Ontario Intl () 07:52AM MST 08:54AM PDT 1:01
21-Jun-2024 B735McGhee Tyson ()Tucson Intl () 04:40PM EDT 04:58PM MST 3:18
21-Jun-2024 B735Robert Gray Aaf ()McGhee Tyson () 12:30PM CDT 03:28PM EDT 1:57
20-Jun-2024 B735Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Robert Gray Aaf () 07:16PM CDT 09:26PM CDT 2:10
20-Jun-2024 B735Ontario Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 01:06PM PDT 06:12PM CDT 3:06
20-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Ontario Intl () 10:36AM MST 11:37AM PDT 1:01
17-Jun-2024 B735Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Tucson Intl () 05:27PM CDT 06:58PM MST 3:31
17-Jun-2024 B735Akron-Canton Rgnl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 03:22PM EDT 04:03PM CDT 1:40
17-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Akron-Canton Rgnl () 07:33AM MST 02:14PM EDT 3:41
16-Jun-2024 B735Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()Tucson Intl () 07:33PM MDT 07:16PM MST 0:43
16-Jun-2024 B735San Diego Intl ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 04:29PM PDT 06:48PM MDT 1:19
16-Jun-2024 B735Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()San Diego Intl () 02:17PM MDT 02:54PM PDT 1:37
16-Jun-2024 B735San Diego Intl ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 11:06AM PDT 01:24PM MDT 1:17
16-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:43AM MST 08:53AM PDT 1:09
14-Jun-2024 B735Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Tucson Intl () 02:34PM CDT 02:48PM MST 2:13
14-Jun-2024 B735Manhattan Rgnl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 11:56AM CDT 01:38PM CDT 1:41
13-Jun-2024 B735Dyess Afb ()Manhattan Rgnl () 02:59PM CDT 04:14PM CDT 1:15
13-Jun-2024 B735Nellis Air Force Base ()Dyess Afb () 10:07AM PDT 02:01PM CDT 1:54
13-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()Nellis Air Force Base () 08:11AM MST 09:15AM PDT 1:03
11-Jun-2024 B735Ontario Intl ()Tucson Intl () 01:32PM PDT 02:31PM MST 0:59
11-Jun-2024 B735John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Ontario Intl () 10:51AM EDT 12:03PM PDT 4:11
10-Jun-2024 B735Tucson Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 10:49AM MST 05:17PM EDT 3:28
09-Jun-2024 B735Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Robert Gray Aaf () 08:52PM EDT 09:49PM CDT 1:56
09-Jun-2024 B735Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Robert Gray Aaf () 08:52PM EDT 09:50PM CDT 1:58
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