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Boeing 737-700 (N477WN)


N9168J, a Piper Cherokee, is making a valiant effort to keep up, but it is losing the race with Southwest's N477WN as both aircraft take off from KRNO's parallel runways simultaneously at 6:50 AM. The Southwest B737, seen here as the wheels are being tucked into the wells, was departing on a Reno-Chicago (RNO-MDW) run. The Piper pilot was enjoying some local-area flying time.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The Cherokee, which was departing from 34R, had a 2000' "head start" but the Boeing, which began its "D" roll on 34L, quickly pulled even and as both aircraft rotated toward the sky, the SW moved ahead, easily winning the departure race.
Viv Pike
OK - so "Big Boy" won that race. Let them touch down at the same time, and we see who can come to a dead-stop first. Give the B737 a 2000' head start on touch down, I bet the baby Piper would still stop first. ;-)
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hey, Viv, I never thought of that! Excellent point (HUGE grin). The Piper owner is a local. If I see him, I'll pass your info along. Maybe it will help ease the "sting" of his defeat in this "race" yesterday. And BTW, this is the Reno Tahoe International Airport's version of "Reno Air Races." One-sided for sure, but it helps feed our appetite for air racing between the end of one year's action til the start of the next year's event. (Friendly wave)
Leon Kay
Go 737-700! I am sure this aircraft has a higher top speed!!
Thank you for a very interesting photo.
And, not to mention many of those Pipers having long legs for GA aircraft. Flew one (the Warrior variant N4401X) with two passengers nonstop from Page, NV, KPGA, all the way to Fresno, Chandler KFCH, back in 1995. Still had 50% over the IFR reserves, even after flying around Mono Lake, and Bishop KBIH; then, just nort of Lee Vining O24 up to 13,000 to cross the Sierras. Admittedly we caught a vertical updraft for several thousand feet at a climb rate in excess of 2,500 FPM. Love those Pipers but for the vision restricting low-wing configuration. Sadly that aircraft was lost to CFIT by a novice pilot at KSBP San Luis Obispo, CA.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
16-Oct-2018 B737San Antonio Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 09:20PM CDT 10:00PM CDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()San Antonio Intl () 07:50PM CDT 08:30PM CDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Dallas Love Field () 05:45PM EDT 06:55PM CDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737Boston Logan Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 03:00PM EDT 04:50PM EDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Boston Logan Intl () 12:30PM EDT 02:00PM EDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737Tampa Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 09:50AM EDT 11:40AM EDT Scheduled
16-Oct-2018 B737Green State ()Tampa Intl () 06:10AM EDT 08:55AM EDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Green State () 10:04PM CDT 12:47AM EDT (+1) Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B737Memphis Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:30PM CDT 08:45PM CDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Memphis Intl () 03:45PM MDT 06:35PM CDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B737Portland Intl ()Denver Intl () 11:40AM PDT 02:45PM MDT Scheduled
15-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:49AM CDT 10:35AM PDT En Route
15-Oct-2018 B737John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:51AM EDT 07:50AM CDT 0:59
14-Oct-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 10:08PM EDT 11:08PM EDT 1:00
14-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:30PM CDT 08:49PM EDT 1:18
14-Oct-2018 B737Louisville Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 05:38PM EDT 05:25PM CDT 0:47
14-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Louisville Intl () 02:57PM CDT 04:42PM EDT 0:45
14-Oct-2018 B737Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 12:58PM EDT 01:37PM CDT 1:39
14-Oct-2018 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 11:05AM EDT 11:55AM EDT 0:50
14-Oct-2018 B737Tampa Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:36AM EDT 09:39AM EDT 1:03
13-Oct-2018 B737Indianapolis Intl ()Tampa Intl () 06:03PM EDT 07:55PM EDT 1:52
13-Oct-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 01:16PM MDT 05:06PM EDT 1:49
13-Oct-2018 B737Will Rogers World ()Denver Intl () 11:55AM CDT 12:08PM MDT 1:13
13-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Will Rogers World () 09:12AM CDT 10:56AM CDT 1:43
13-Oct-2018 B737Kansas City Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 06:41AM CDT 07:40AM CDT 0:59
12-Oct-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 08:39PM PDT 01:35AM CDT (+1) 2:56
12-Oct-2018 B737Sacramento Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:47PM PDT 06:52PM PDT 1:04
12-Oct-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 03:10PM MST 04:45PM PDT 1:34
12-Oct-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:05PM CDT 02:23PM MST 2:17
11-Oct-2018 B737El Paso Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 06:13PM MDT 08:26PM CDT 1:13
11-Oct-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()El Paso Intl () 02:37PM PDT 05:01PM MDT 1:24
11-Oct-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:48PM PDT 01:39PM PDT 0:51
11-Oct-2018 B737Bob Hope ()San Jose Int'l () 10:29AM PDT 11:16AM PDT 0:47
11-Oct-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()Bob Hope () 08:48AM PDT 09:32AM PDT 0:44
11-Oct-2018 B737John Wayne ()San Jose Int'l () 07:06AM PDT 08:05AM PDT 0:58
10-Oct-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Wayne () 08:07PM MST 09:00PM PDT 0:53
10-Oct-2018 B737Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:16PM CDT 07:19PM MST 2:03
10-Oct-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 05:49PM CDT 06:28PM CDT 0:38
10-Oct-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Dallas Love Field () 04:20PM CDT 04:57PM CDT 0:37
10-Oct-2018 B737LaGuardia ()William P Hobby () 12:47PM EDT 02:57PM CDT 3:10
10-Oct-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()LaGuardia () 08:39AM CDT 11:35AM EDT 1:55
09-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 09:22PM CDT 10:05PM CDT 0:43
09-Oct-2018 B737Boston Logan Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:23PM EDT 08:29PM CDT 2:06
09-Oct-2018 B737Kansas City Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 02:22PM CDT 05:57PM EDT 2:35
09-Oct-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 09:19AM MST 01:29PM CDT 2:09
08-Oct-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:52PM PDT 08:42PM MST 0:50
08-Oct-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()Ontario Intl () 06:26PM PDT 07:20PM PDT 0:54
08-Oct-2018 B737Reno/Tahoe Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 05:06PM PDT 05:51PM PDT 0:45
08-Oct-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 02:56PM PDT 04:02PM PDT 1:06
08-Oct-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:58PM PDT 01:58PM PDT 1:00
08-Oct-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 10:40AM PDT 11:36AM PDT 0:56
08-Oct-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:08AM PDT 09:49AM PDT 0:40
07-Oct-2018 B737Reno/Tahoe Intl ()McCarran Intl () 09:08PM PDT 09:57PM PDT 0:49
07-Oct-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 07:32PM PDT 08:32PM PDT 1:00
07-Oct-2018 B737Daugherty Field ()McCarran Intl () 05:48PM PDT 06:33PM PDT 0:45
07-Oct-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Daugherty Field () 04:04PM PDT 04:47PM PDT 0:42
07-Oct-2018 B737San Antonio Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:39PM CDT 03:02PM PDT 2:23
07-Oct-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()San Antonio Intl () 12:54PM CDT 01:40PM CDT 0:46
07-Oct-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 07:09AM PDT 11:41AM CDT 2:32
06-Oct-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Ontario Intl () 04:03PM PDT 04:39PM PDT 0:36
06-Oct-2018 B737Lubbock Smith Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:38PM CDT 02:28PM PDT 1:50
06-Oct-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Lubbock Smith Intl () 01:00PM CDT 01:52PM CDT 0:52
06-Oct-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 08:07AM MST 11:56AM CDT 1:48
05-Oct-2018 B737Bob Hope ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:45PM PDT 09:42PM MST 0:57
05-Oct-2018 B737Salt Lake City Intl ()Bob Hope () 06:51PM MDT 07:21PM PDT 1:30
05-Oct-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 03:52PM MST 06:01PM MDT 1:09
05-Oct-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 01:32PM PDT 03:02PM MST 1:30
05-Oct-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 11:20AM PDT 12:29PM PDT 1:08
05-Oct-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 09:12AM PDT 10:20AM PDT 1:07
05-Oct-2018 B737John Wayne ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 07:03AM PDT 08:09AM PDT 1:06
04-Oct-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()John Wayne () 09:45PM PDT 10:27PM PDT 0:42
04-Oct-2018 B737Bob Hope ()McCarran Intl () 08:16PM PDT 08:57PM PDT 0:41
04-Oct-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Bob Hope () 06:44PM PDT 07:36PM PDT 0:52
04-Oct-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 04:46PM PDT 05:40PM PDT 0:54
04-Oct-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Ontario Intl () 02:57PM PDT 03:58PM PDT 1:01
04-Oct-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 11:38AM CDT 02:02PM PDT 4:24
04-Oct-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 09:57AM CDT 10:36AM CDT 0:39
04-Oct-2018 B737Reagan National ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 08:08AM EDT 08:56AM CDT 1:48
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