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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
25-Sep-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:15AM MDT 11:32AM PDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:15AM MDT 11:28AM PDT Scheduled
23-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 11:04PM PDT 11:26PM PDT 0:22
23-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:44PM PDT 10:14PM PDT 0:29
23-Sep-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:11PM PDT 08:05PM PDT 0:54
23-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 05:38PM PDT 06:05PM PDT 0:27
23-Sep-2018 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:48AM PDT 01:16PM PDT 1:27
23-Sep-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 10:44AM MDT 10:50AM PDT 1:05
23-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 06:58AM PDT 09:03AM MDT 1:05
23-Sep-2018 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:59AM PDT 05:20AM PDT 0:20
22-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 11:39PM PDT 12:00AM PDT (+1) 0:20
22-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:24PM PDT 10:15PM PDT 1:50
22-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 06:17PM PDT 07:44PM PDT 1:27
22-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Portland Intl () 11:17AM PDT 12:44PM PDT 1:27
22-Sep-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 09:14AM PDT 10:22AM PDT 1:08
22-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:31AM PDT 07:49AM PDT 1:17
21-Sep-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 08:32PM PDT 09:43PM PDT 1:10
21-Sep-2018 DH8DMammoth Yosemite ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:25PM PDT 07:17PM PDT 0:52
21-Sep-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Mammoth Yosemite () 04:27PM PDT 05:18PM PDT 0:50
21-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:05PM PDT 03:20PM PDT 1:14
21-Sep-2018 DH8DJohn Wayne ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 11:48AM PDT 01:09PM PDT 1:21
21-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()John Wayne () 09:29AM PDT 10:49AM PDT 1:20
21-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 07:05AM PDT 08:31AM PDT 1:26
21-Sep-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 05:12AM PDT 05:40AM PDT 0:28
20-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 07:54PM PDT 08:36PM PDT 0:41
20-Sep-2018 DH8DVictoria Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:03PM PDT 06:30PM PDT 0:27
20-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Victoria Int'l () 04:34PM PDT 05:08PM PDT 0:33
20-Sep-2018 DH8DVictoria Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:39PM PDT 03:03PM PDT 0:24
20-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Victoria Int'l () 12:51PM PDT 01:17PM PDT 0:25
20-Sep-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:02AM PDT 11:36AM PDT 0:34
19-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 11:36PM PDT 12:05AM PDT (+1) 0:29
19-Sep-2018 DH8DPullman/Moscow Rgnl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:18PM PDT 08:11PM PDT 0:52
19-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Pullman/Moscow Rgnl () 05:44PM PDT 06:30PM PDT 0:45
19-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:06PM PDT 03:37PM PDT 0:30
19-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:20PM PDT 01:50PM PDT 0:29
19-Sep-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:36AM PDT 12:02PM PDT 0:26
19-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 10:14AM PDT 10:38AM PDT 0:23
19-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:23AM PDT 09:08AM PDT 0:44
19-Sep-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Spokane Intl () 06:58AM MDT 06:54AM PDT 0:55
18-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 09:35PM PDT 11:41PM MDT 1:06
18-Sep-2018 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:03PM PDT 08:29PM PDT 0:25
18-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 06:14PM PDT 06:39PM PDT 0:24
18-Sep-2018 DH8DHelena Rgnl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:27PM MDT 04:15PM PDT 1:48
18-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Helena Rgnl () 12:17PM PDT 02:33PM MDT 1:15
18-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:05AM PDT 10:38AM PDT 0:32
17-Sep-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 06:08PM PDT 06:38PM PDT 0:30
17-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 04:32PM PDT 05:17PM PDT 0:44
17-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:24PM PDT 02:18PM PDT 0:54
17-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 11:41AM PDT 12:31PM PDT 0:49
17-Sep-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Portland Intl () 09:50AM PDT 10:16AM PDT 0:26
17-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 08:16AM PDT 09:09AM PDT 0:53
17-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 08:16AM PDT 08:59AM PDT (?) 0:00
17-Sep-2018 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:47AM PDT 06:50AM PDT 1:03
16-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 10:25PM PDT 11:09PM PDT 0:43
16-Sep-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Portland Intl () 06:46PM PDT 08:08PM PDT 1:22
16-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 04:08PM PDT 05:52PM PDT 1:44
16-Sep-2018 DH8DBozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:55PM MDT 02:57PM PDT 2:02
16-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 10:07AM PDT 12:28PM MDT 1:21
16-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:58AM PDT 08:52AM PDT 0:54
16-Sep-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Spokane Intl () 07:03AM MDT 06:56AM PDT 0:52
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 09:32PM PDT 11:39PM MDT 1:07
15-Sep-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:50PM PDT 08:19PM PDT 0:28
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 06:04PM PDT 06:40PM PDT 0:35
15-Sep-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:52PM PDT 04:39PM PDT 0:46
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 02:15PM PDT 03:00PM PDT 0:45
15-Sep-2018 DH8DPangborn Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:32PM PDT 01:04PM PDT 0:31
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Pangborn Memorial () 10:56AM PDT 11:23AM PDT 0:27
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:05AM PDT 09:52AM PDT 0:47
15-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 07:23AM PDT 08:05AM PDT 0:41
14-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:35PM PDT 11:08PM PDT 0:32
14-Sep-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:03PM MDT 07:22PM PDT 1:19
14-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Missoula Intl () 04:05PM PDT 06:14PM MDT 1:08
14-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:45PM PDT 03:17PM PDT 0:32
14-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:54PM PDT 01:42PM PDT 0:48
14-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 09:51AM PDT 10:35AM PDT 0:43
14-Sep-2018 DH8DBozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:55AM MDT 07:34AM PDT 1:39
13-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 10:37PM PDT 01:01AM MDT (+1) 1:23
13-Sep-2018 DH8DBillings Logan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:18PM MDT 09:25PM PDT 2:06
13-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 04:35PM PDT 07:18PM MDT 1:43
13-Sep-2018 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:32PM PDT 03:15PM PDT 0:43
13-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 12:44PM PDT 01:51PM PDT 1:06
13-Sep-2018 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:17AM PDT 11:43AM PDT 0:25
13-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 08:43AM PDT 09:08AM PDT 0:25
13-Sep-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:11AM MDT 06:24AM PDT 1:12
12-Sep-2018 DH8DTri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:03PM PDT 08:44PM PDT 0:41
12-Sep-2018 DH8DKelowna Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:39PM PDT 04:31PM PDT 0:52
12-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kelowna Int'l () 01:50PM PDT 02:34PM PDT 0:44
12-Sep-2018 DH8DWalla Walla Rgnl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:11PM PDT 12:55PM PDT 0:44
12-Sep-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Walla Walla Rgnl () 10:25AM PDT 11:07AM PDT 0:41
12-Sep-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:53AM PDT 09:25AM PDT 0:31
12-Sep-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:36AM PDT 06:32AM PDT 0:55
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