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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-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:06PM PDT 08:40PM PDT 0:34
19-Aug-2018 DH8DFriedman Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:54PM MDT 05:29PM PDT 1:35
19-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Friedman Memorial () 01:44PM PDT 04:06PM MDT 1:21
19-Aug-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:45AM MDT 12:16PM PDT 1:30
19-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Missoula Intl () 08:04AM PDT 10:10AM MDT 1:05
19-Aug-2018 DH8DVictoria Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:33AM PDT 05:59AM PDT 0:26
18-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Victoria Int'l () 09:53PM PDT 10:15PM PDT 0:21
18-Aug-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:54PM PDT 08:43PM PDT 0:48
18-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 05:50PM PDT 06:37PM PDT 0:47
18-Aug-2018 DH8DFriedman Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:51PM MDT 04:29PM PDT 1:38
18-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Friedman Memorial () 12:33PM PDT 02:55PM MDT 1:21
18-Aug-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:54AM MDT 11:14AM PDT 1:19
18-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 06:49AM PDT 08:53AM MDT 1:03
18-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:01AM PDT 05:34AM PDT 0:33
17-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:12PM PDT 10:41PM PDT 0:28
17-Aug-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:15PM PDT 09:03PM PDT 0:48
17-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:19PM PDT 07:16PM PDT 0:56
17-Aug-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 04:57PM PDT 05:29PM PDT 0:32
17-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 03:34PM PDT 04:01PM PDT 0:26
17-Aug-2018 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:03PM PDT 02:50PM PDT 0:47
17-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 12:13PM PDT 01:13PM PDT 0:59
17-Aug-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:47AM PDT 10:45AM PDT 0:58
17-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 08:01AM PDT 08:44AM PDT 0:42
17-Aug-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:20AM PDT 06:47AM PDT 0:26
16-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 11:31PM PDT 12:02AM PDT (+1) 0:31
16-Aug-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:43PM MDT 09:56PM PDT 1:13
16-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Missoula Intl () 06:02PM PDT 08:16PM MDT 1:13
15-Aug-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Portland Intl () 07:08PM PDT 08:09PM PDT 1:01
15-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 04:58PM PDT 05:46PM PDT 0:48
15-Aug-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Portland Intl () 03:05PM MDT 03:15PM PDT 1:10
15-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Gowen Field () 12:14PM PDT 02:21PM MDT 1:07
15-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:43AM PDT 11:20AM PDT 0:37
15-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:57AM PDT 09:28AM PDT 0:31
15-Aug-2018 DH8DTri-Cities ()Portland Intl () 06:52AM PDT 07:28AM PDT 0:36
14-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Tri-Cities () 10:53PM PDT 11:28PM PDT 0:34
14-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:22PM PDT 08:56PM PDT 0:34
14-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:30PM PDT 07:05PM PDT 0:35
14-Aug-2018 DH8DGlacier Park Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:02PM MDT 05:26PM PDT 1:24
14-Aug-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 02:49PM PDT 03:31PM PDT 0:42
14-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 01:41PM PDT 03:21PM PDT (?) 1:40
14-Aug-2018 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:29AM PDT 10:55AM PDT 1:25
14-Aug-2018 DH8DSan Jose Int'l ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 08:00AM PDT 08:44AM PDT 0:44
14-Aug-2018 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 05:56AM PDT 06:37AM PDT 0:41
13-Aug-2018 DH8DSan Jose Int'l ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 07:14PM PDT 07:58PM PDT 0:44
13-Aug-2018 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()San Jose Int'l () 05:02PM PDT 06:36PM PDT 1:33
13-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 03:27PM PDT 03:52PM PDT 0:25
13-Aug-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:39PM PDT 02:35PM PDT 0:56
13-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 11:42AM PDT 12:37PM PDT 0:54
13-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:46AM PDT 10:23AM PDT 0:36
13-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:59AM PDT 08:26AM PDT 0:26
13-Aug-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:26AM PDT 06:18AM PDT 0:52
12-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 10:16PM PDT 11:10PM PDT 0:53
12-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:33PM PDT 09:05PM PDT 0:31
12-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:52PM PDT 07:25PM PDT 0:32
12-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:27PM PDT 05:58PM PDT 0:31
12-Aug-2018 DH8DPangborn Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:40PM PDT 04:14PM PDT 0:34
12-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Pangborn Memorial () 02:02PM PDT 02:31PM PDT 0:28
12-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:36AM PDT 12:11PM PDT 0:34
12-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:35AM PDT 10:04AM PDT 0:29
12-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:47AM PDT 08:18AM PDT 0:30
12-Aug-2018 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:11AM PDT 06:54AM PDT 0:43
11-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 07:06PM PDT 07:34PM PDT 0:27
11-Aug-2018 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:57PM PDT 03:47PM PDT 0:50
11-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 01:18PM PDT 02:06PM PDT 0:47
11-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:04AM PDT 12:37AM PDT 0:33
10-Aug-2018 DH8DVancouver Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:52PM PDT 06:23PM PDT 0:31
10-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 03:56PM PDT 04:32PM PDT 0:36
10-Aug-2018 DH8DLewiston-Nez Perce County ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:59AM PDT 12:55PM PDT 0:56
10-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Lewiston-Nez Perce County () 10:21AM PDT 11:09AM PDT 0:47
10-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:05AM PDT 10:20AM PDT 0:15
10-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:37AM PDT 09:14AM PDT 0:36
09-Aug-2018 DH8DGowen Field ()Portland Intl () 07:01PM MDT 07:05PM PDT 1:03
09-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 04:11PM PDT 06:23PM MDT 1:12
09-Aug-2018 DH8DVictoria Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 01:26PM PDT 01:52PM PDT 0:26
09-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Victoria Int'l () 11:56AM PDT 12:26PM PDT 0:29
09-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:28AM PDT 10:03AM PDT 0:35
09-Aug-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 07:41AM PDT 08:09AM PDT 0:28
08-Aug-2018 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 11:31PM PDT 12:23AM PDT (+1) 0:51
08-Aug-2018 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:14PM MDT 09:38PM PDT 1:24
08-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Missoula Intl () 06:24PM PDT 08:37PM MDT 1:12
08-Aug-2018 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 04:53PM PDT 05:25PM PDT 0:32
08-Aug-2018 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 03:05PM PDT 03:33PM PDT 0:27
08-Aug-2018 DH8DSchulz-Sonoma County ()Portland Intl () 10:10AM PDT 11:34AM PDT 1:24
08-Aug-2018 DH8DLos Angeles Intl ()Schulz-Sonoma County () 08:05AM PDT 09:18AM PDT 1:12
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