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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!!<br />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
12-Dec-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:15PM CST 08:00PM CST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Will Rogers World ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 05:05PM CST 06:05PM CST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Will Rogers World () 03:34PM CST 04:10PM CST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 10:10AM PST 02:40PM CST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Ontario Intl () 08:20AM PST 09:15AM PST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Portland Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 05:40AM PST 07:05AM PST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:01PM MST 11:30PM PST En Route
11-Dec-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:04PM PST 08:54PM MST 0:50
11-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:30PM MST 06:19PM PST 0:48
11-Dec-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:43PM PST 05:18PM MST 1:35
11-Dec-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 12:40PM PST 01:44PM PST 1:04
11-Dec-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()San Diego Intl () 10:23AM PST 11:26AM PST 1:03
11-Dec-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 08:26AM PST 09:29AM PST 1:03
11-Dec-2018 B737Denver Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:15AM MST 07:21AM PST 2:06
10-Dec-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:08PM CST 10:02PM MST 1:54
10-Dec-2018 B737Reagan National ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 07:16PM EST 07:56PM CST 1:40
10-Dec-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Reagan National () 03:44PM CST 06:10PM EST 1:26
10-Dec-2018 B737Philadelphia Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 01:46PM EST 02:27PM CST 1:40
10-Dec-2018 B737Nashville Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:10AM CST 12:39PM EST 1:28
10-Dec-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Nashville Intl () 07:58AM CST 09:19AM CST 1:21
09-Dec-2018 B737LaGuardia ()Dallas Love Field () 09:40PM EST 11:52PM CST 3:12
09-Dec-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()LaGuardia () 04:24PM CST 08:24PM EST 3:00
09-Dec-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 01:29PM CST 03:24PM CST 1:55
09-Dec-2018 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 12:00PM EST 12:55PM CST Cancelled
09-Dec-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:10AM CST 10:40AM EST Cancelled
08-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 04:55PM MST 08:45PM CST 2:50
08-Dec-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:06PM PST 03:57PM MST 0:51
08-Dec-2018 B737Sacramento Intl ()San Diego Intl () 12:09PM PST 01:15PM PST 1:06
08-Dec-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 10:08AM PST 11:10AM PST 1:02
08-Dec-2018 B737Sacramento Intl ()Ontario Intl () 08:11AM PST 09:08AM PST 0:57
07-Dec-2018 B737Daugherty Field ()Sacramento Intl () 08:25PM PST 09:32PM PST 1:07
07-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Daugherty Field () 06:59PM PST 07:39PM PST 0:39
07-Dec-2018 B737Daugherty Field ()McCarran Intl () 05:07PM PST 05:50PM PST 0:43
07-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Daugherty Field () 03:41PM PST 04:23PM PST 0:42
07-Dec-2018 B737Tucson Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:43PM MST 02:41PM PST 0:58
07-Dec-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()Tucson Intl () 10:07AM PST 12:37PM MST 1:30
07-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 08:09AM MST 08:46AM PST 1:37
06-Dec-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:13PM MST 07:49PM MST 1:36
06-Dec-2018 B737Salt Lake City Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:31PM MST 04:26PM MST 0:55
06-Dec-2018 B737Sacramento Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 12:19PM PST 02:35PM MST 1:16
06-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 10:19AM PST 11:26AM PST 1:07
06-Dec-2018 B737John Wayne ()McCarran Intl () 08:37AM PST 09:22AM PST 0:45
06-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Wayne () 07:49AM MST 07:50AM PST 1:01
05-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:00AM PST 12:45PM MST 0:44
05-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 08:50AM PST 01:44PM CST 2:54
05-Dec-2018 B737Denver Intl ()McCarran Intl () 06:58AM MST 07:35AM PST 1:36
04-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Denver Intl () 07:53PM PST 10:15PM MST 1:21
04-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Bob Hope () 05:00PM PST 05:45PM PST Cancelled
04-Dec-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 08:30AM PST 09:36AM PST 1:06
03-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 03:34PM PST 04:52PM PST 1:17
02-Dec-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()McCarran Intl () 12:12PM PST 12:55PM PST 0:43
02-Dec-2018 B737Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()San Diego Intl () 09:55AM CST 10:50AM PST 2:55
01-Dec-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 08:22PM CST 09:00PM CST 0:38
30-Nov-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Dallas Love Field () 05:01PM CST 05:46PM CST 0:45
30-Nov-2018 B737Corpus Christi Intl ()William P Hobby () 03:04PM CST 03:37PM CST 0:33
30-Nov-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Corpus Christi Intl () 01:42PM CST 02:19PM CST 0:37
30-Nov-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()William P Hobby () 12:04PM CST 12:53PM CST 0:49
30-Nov-2018 B737San Antonio Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 10:08AM CST 10:56AM CST 0:48
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