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de Havilland Dash 8-400 (N440QX)


Another capture that was snapped last week as the first of several winter storms was beginning to drop a tremendous amount of snow on to the Sierra Nevada. The bland white background created by the falling snow paid huge dividends when a special livery passenger plane arrived or departed, as can be seen here as QXE's special collegiate Oregon State University "Beavers" livery Dash 8 (N440QX) tucks the wheels in the wells while climbing away from KRNO's runway 16R to begin a flight to Seattle. The orange and black OSU colors stand out beautifully against the snow-covered landscape in the background.
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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Over 10 feet of snow has now fallen in the Sierra Nevada areas to the west of Reno, and some areas have received over 14 feet, ... and it is still snowing. I would be at the airport right now to get more photos ... except that I-80 is closed between me and Reno because of an accident. Since I-80 is currently the only drivable road between my place and the city 40 miles away, I'm stuck here. But there's always tomorrow. (lol)
Greg Byington
That's a very nice shot, Gary! You're right about the colors. Thanks for sharing it.
Michael McMurtrey
Great color scheme! Great photo!
Great shot that makes the colors jump. Nicely done. Nice tribute to a hard working aircraft]. What kind of lens were you using?
Not sure I can root for the big O but that is a story for another time and website. Go Dawgs.
*****FIVE***** stars for this one, Gary!!!
Roy Hunte
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Dec-2018 DH8BSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 01:50PM PST 02:35PM PST Scheduled
19-Dec-2018 DH8BPullman/Moscow Rgnl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:50AM PST 12:47PM PST Scheduled
18-Dec-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 04:10PM PST 05:22PM PST Scheduled
18-Dec-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 08:54AM PST 10:17AM PST En Route
18-Dec-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:08AM PST 07:17AM PST 1:09
17-Dec-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 06:48PM PST 08:05PM PST 1:16
17-Dec-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:21PM PST 05:29PM PST 1:08
17-Dec-2018 DH8DJohn Wayne ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 01:23PM PST 02:49PM PST 1:26
17-Dec-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()John Wayne () 11:13AM PST 12:33PM PST 1:20
17-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 08:23AM PST 10:08AM PST 1:45
17-Dec-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:09AM PST 06:39AM PST 0:29
16-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 08:25PM PST 09:06PM PST 0:40
16-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:25PM PST 07:23PM PST 0:58
16-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 06:25PM PST Diverted
16-Dec-2018 DH8DFriedman Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:34PM MST 05:16PM PST 1:42
16-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Friedman Memorial () 01:10PM PST 03:39PM MST 1:28
16-Dec-2018 DH8DTri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:31AM PST 12:16PM PST 0:45
16-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tri-Cities () 09:52AM PST 10:30AM PST 0:37
16-Dec-2018 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:04AM PST 07:02AM PST 0:58
15-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:28PM PST 08:37PM PST 1:09
15-Dec-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:33PM PST 04:21PM PST 0:48
15-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 01:53PM PST 02:42PM PST 0:48
15-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:59AM MST 12:21PM PST 1:22
15-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 08:23AM PST 10:26AM MST 1:03
15-Dec-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:18AM PST 07:09AM PST 0:51
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 10:45PM PST 12:08AM PST (+1) 1:22
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 10:44PM PST 11:26PM PST 0:42
14-Dec-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:38PM PST 09:14PM PST 0:35
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 07:10PM PST 07:34PM PST 0:24
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:40PM PST 05:50PM PST 1:10
14-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Spokane Intl () 03:35PM MST 03:26PM PST 0:50
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Gowen Field () 12:38PM PST 02:40PM MST 1:02
14-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 10:58AM PST 11:45AM PST 0:46
14-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:52AM PST 08:25AM PST 0:33
14-Dec-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:32AM PST 06:13AM PST 0:40
13-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 10:55PM PST 11:22PM PST 0:27
13-Dec-2018 DH8DSacramento Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:44PM PST 10:04PM PST 1:20
13-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:24PM PST 07:51PM PST 1:27
13-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:01PM PST 05:32PM PST 0:31
13-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:56PM PST 03:29PM PST 0:32
13-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:26PM PST 01:01PM PST 0:35
13-Dec-2018 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:48AM PST 11:16AM PST 0:27
13-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 09:25AM PST 09:52AM PST 0:27
13-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:32AM PST 08:25AM PST 0:53
12-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 09:11PM PST 10:03PM PST 0:51
12-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:47PM PST 08:21PM PST 0:33
12-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:14PM MST 01:42PM PST 1:27
12-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 09:59AM PST 12:11PM MST 1:11
12-Dec-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:48AM PST 08:42AM PST 0:53
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 11:53PM PST 12:35AM PST (+1) 0:41
11-Dec-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:56PM PST 10:49PM PST 0:53
11-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 08:02PM PST 08:30PM PST 0:27
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:33PM PST 06:10PM PST 0:37
11-Dec-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:46PM PST 04:18PM PST 0:32
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 02:33PM PST 03:03PM PST 0:30
11-Dec-2018 DH8DPangborn Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:37PM PST 01:21PM PST 0:44
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Pangborn Memorial () 10:47AM PST 11:10AM PST 0:23
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:35AM PST 09:25AM PST 0:50
11-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:42AM PST 07:29AM PST 0:46
11-Dec-2018 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:08AM PST 05:32AM PST 0:24
10-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 11:53PM PST 12:21AM PST (+1) 0:27
10-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:10PM PST 10:42PM PST 0:32
10-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 03:29PM PST 03:56PM PST 0:26
10-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 01:13PM PST 01:37PM PST 0:24
10-Dec-2018 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:41AM PST 12:09PM PST 1:27
10-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 09:39AM MST 09:48AM PST 1:09
10-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 06:28AM PST 08:36AM MST 1:08
10-Dec-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:02AM PST 05:28AM PST 0:25
09-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 11:40PM PST 12:03AM PST (+1) 0:23
09-Dec-2018 DHDWalla Walla Rgnl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:57PM PST 10:47PM PST 0:50
09-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Walla Walla Rgnl () 08:31PM PST 09:20PM PST 0:48
08-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:39PM PST 09:12PM PST 0:32
08-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:54PM MST 06:15PM PST 1:20
08-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Gowen Field () 03:01PM PST 04:58PM MST 0:56
08-Dec-2018 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:32PM PST 01:56PM PST 1:23
08-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 10:22AM PST 11:34AM PST 1:12
08-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:53AM PST 08:53AM PST 0:59
08-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 05:58AM PST 06:48AM PST 0:50
07-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:44PM PST 09:42PM PST 0:58
07-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:48PM PST 07:39PM PST 0:50
07-Dec-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 05:23PM PST 05:58PM PST 0:35
07-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 04:05PM PST 04:31PM PST 0:25
07-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Portland Intl () 02:55PM MST 03:05PM PST 1:10
07-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Gowen Field () 12:00PM PST 01:57PM MST 0:57
07-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:07AM PST 11:04AM PST 0:56
07-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 08:05AM PST 08:58AM PST 0:52
07-Dec-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 06:56AM PST 07:31AM PST 0:35
06-Dec-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 09:29PM PST 09:56PM PST 0:26
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:22PM PST 07:56PM PST 0:33
06-Dec-2018 DH8DTri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:32PM PST 06:08PM PST 0:36
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tri-Cities () 03:46PM PST 04:22PM PST 0:35
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:44PM PST 01:32PM PST 0:47
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 11:17AM PST 12:00PM PST 0:42
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:03AM PST 09:50AM PST 0:47
06-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 07:04AM PST 07:46AM PST 0:42
05-Dec-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:31PM PST 12:19AM PST (+1) 0:47
05-Dec-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Spokane Intl () 07:47PM MST 07:44PM PST 0:57
05-Dec-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 04:30PM PST 06:37PM MST 1:07
05-Dec-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:55PM PST 03:18PM PST 0:23
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