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Boeing 757-200 (N402UP)


The pilots have this UPS B752 on a power climb away from runway 16R and headed for the wild blue yonder in this shot taken at 8 AM this morning ( 2 Jan 19). N402UP, making its first trip of the new calendar year, was departing Reno to complete the second half of an early morning Sacramento Mather - Reno Tahoe International - Phoenix Sky Harbor (KMHR-KRNO-KPHX) route.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The sun was up high enough to light up the snow covered crest of the Sierra Nevada but not yet quite high enough to chase the shadows out of the valleys and with the temperature at a nice crisp 21 degrees with no wind, the conditions were perfect to be out for an early morning photo session.
Greg Byington
Very nice, Gary!
Greg Byington
Just for the record, Gary, I gave it a 5. ;-)
Kobe Hunte
Awesome pic! 5*!
That unmistakable steep climb of a 757 - my most favorite plane! Great picture against the backdrop of those snow capped mountains!
marylou anderson
good shot
Bill Vance
757s LOVE steep climbs. Happy New Year Gary.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Greg, Kobe, dpadhye, Marylou, and Bill >>> Hey, Hi to all of you and much, much Thanks for commenting and for the complis. dpadhye & Bill >>> 16R here is just a couple of feet over 11,000 feet long -- and these pilots had N402UP nose high with mains off the concrete in one/third of that distance. Even as I still had my eye to the viewfinder and was continuing to snap shutter bursts, I was exclaiming a long "Geeeeeez!" out loud to myself. It wasn't a takeoff; it was more like a launch. I truly believe that this was the most "vertical" style climb I've ever seen a commercial jetliner make. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Hey, Bill >>> Happy New Year right back to you and your family. (Wave) And also, I need you to give me some way of contacting you. Just a few weeks ago, I was invited to go on a short flight on an Osprey. When I asked, I was told I could invite one or two others. I tried to get a message to you (and Ned and jet4ang and Gary M) via this gallery (look under my night pic of the Osprey - the one on the first page of my folder - and you will see my post in the COMMENTS section), but you did not see my post. I don't know any other way of contacting you. It was only a short flight, at night, but you would have REALLY loved it. So if you provide me with some way to contact you, it may get you a great opportunity sometime. If interested, send an email to Do NOT post any contact info here in this forum. If not interested, no problem, I understand. And once again, Happy New Year, Bill. (Thumbs Up)
Kobe Hunte
What camera do you use Gary? Very clear picture.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Kobe, I have four Canon cameras, but two are extremely worn out and I keep them just for emergency backup use. This click was snapped with a Canon Rebel T6s. Although Canon already has a newer model out (the T7 series - I have a T7i), the T6s is still available for purchase brand new -- and because the T7 series is out, the T6 series cameras are cheaper now. To you or to anyone pondering a purchase, I highly, highly recommend the Canon T6s (be certain it is an "s"). This camera has endured desert windstorms with intense blowing sand and dirt - numerous times, below zero temperatures - numerous times, downpouring rain, tumbles down rocky mountainsides when accidentally dropped, salty ocean spray, and the shutter has been snapped over 2 hundred thousand times - yep, you read it right - over 200,000; and it hasn't failed even once. Of course, I'm very aware that other cameras (Nikon, etc) are equally as durable, but I can't speak for them because I've never owned one. A few decades back, my wife bought me a Canon 35mm as a gift ... and every camera I've owned ever since then has been Canon. And ... Canon appreciates loyalty. One of my previous camera was (and still IS) a Canon T3i. The shutter wore out OVER THREE YEARS after I bought it -- long, LONG after the warranty had expired and far, far, FAR beyond the standard number of times a shutter mechanism can reasonably be expected to work. I sent it in to Canon anyways. Now, most companies would just tell the customer to toss it and buy a new camera. If the customer insisted, the company would repair it -- and bill the customer for everything. Canon fixed my T3i and sent it back -- no charge for repairs and Canon paid the shipping cost to get it back to me. And I've still got that old T3i. And it still takes great pics. And another advantage. All my TAMRON zoom lenses fit my T3i, my T6s, and my T7i. So I bought the lenses once and get to use them on all my cameras. That means I've been able to buy different new lenses because I don't have to replace the ones I already had. (Grin) OK, Kobe. I know this is more info than you asked for, but I figured if you might be considering buying a new camera someday, my experiences with Canon might be useful to you. Thank you for the compliment about the pic, and Happy New Year to you. (Wave)
Greg Byington
Hey, Gary, I'm a Canon guy, too. I got my first one in 1976, a 35mm F1. Been using them ever since.
C.W. Reed
Always always love these KRNO shots! I think this is the year to start taking pics with a Canon myself. Thanks so much Gary! Cheers!
Gary... I have some Canon glass here... alas, all are 35mm film cameras/lenses.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Greg, Cliff, and C.W. >>> In the past four or so years, I have been the recipient of some ultra-extraordinary offers and opportunities. I am not a pilot nor do I have any formal training in any aspect of aviation. I am an amateur photographer ... in the sense that I have never presented myself as a professional photog and I have no formal photography training, I don't know much about using PS to take a pic and then phoney it up, and I have never made a dime from the pics I take and give away to anyone who wants them. And I do not claim that my photos are professional quality. Thus, I am an amateur. So I credit three primary reasons why I am getting so many fantastic invitations, offers, requests, and opportunities; and so much unlimited access to so many airports, etc. Reason #1) FlightAware's photo gallery. Reason #2) Canon's superb cameras. Reason #3) The folks who view my pics in my FA gallery folder. Actually, they MUST be the reasons .... because I don't solicit anything and yet my 2019 calendar is already filling up rapidly. So I owe my present "career" experiences as an aviation photo hobbyist to FA, to Canon, and to FA viewers. FA has taught me everything I know about digital photography and allows me to display my pics, Canon has made it possible for me to take decent pictures, and the folks who view my pics on FA have implied (by the view counts) that my pics are interesting enough to look at. Added note to C.W. >>> If there is any advice or helpful info I can give you when you get started, simply email me at And TYVM for the comment re: the pics. (Wave)
Gary... well stated!!! Your photography results are both superlative and worthy of acclaim, my friend!
C.W. Reed
Ditto Cliff's response! Will certainly get in touch soon!Have a lot of old snapshots from spotting/ airhows at KMAE,KNLC (Lemoore NAS),KFAT,KSMF 70's/80's. Happy 2019 Gary! (wave back!)
Kobe Hunte
@ Gary Schenauer - i had an old Canon t1i for ages.. it served me well but i switched to new glass.. i got a Nikon D5600... sorry for switching to nikon canon supporters.. but the price was too good to resist!
Lonnie Penner
A 757 with triple landing gear!! I know, both gear are just aligned perfectly. But looks kinda cool. Nice photo of a great plane and interesting comments. I own both Canon and Nikon and both are excellent.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Mar-2020 B752Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 02:59AM CDT 04:43AM CDT 1:43
26-Mar-2020 B752Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:47PM MST 11:50PM CDT 2:03
26-Mar-2020 B752Chicago/Rockford Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:56PM CDT 05:44PM MST 3:47
26-Mar-2020 B752Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Chicago/Rockford Intl () 07:16AM MST 11:31AM CDT 2:14
26-Mar-2020 B752Albuquerque Intl Sunport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:16AM MDT 06:18AM MST 1:02
26-Mar-2020 B752Ontario Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 02:54AM PDT 05:02AM MDT 1:08
25-Mar-2020 B752Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Ontario Intl () 08:12PM PDT 09:12PM PDT 0:59
25-Mar-2020 B752Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 06:31PM PDT 07:14PM PDT 0:43
25-Mar-2020 B752Eppley Airfield ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 06:43AM CDT 08:21AM PDT 3:37
25-Mar-2020 B752Eppley Airfield ()Ontario Intl () 06:43AM CDT Diverted
25-Mar-2020 B752The Eastern Iowa ()Eppley Airfield () 04:53AM CDT 05:36AM CDT 0:42
25-Mar-2020 B752Chicago/Rockford Intl ()The Eastern Iowa () 03:35AM CDT 04:02AM CDT 0:27
24-Mar-2020 B752Memphis Intl ()Chicago/Rockford Intl () 10:38PM CDT 11:45PM CDT 1:07
24-Mar-2020 B752Clinton National ()Memphis Intl () 04:25AM CDT 04:55AM CDT 0:29
24-Mar-2020 B752Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Clinton National () 02:57AM CDT 03:41AM CDT 0:44
23-Mar-2020 B752San Bernardino Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:26PM PDT 11:31PM CDT 2:04
22-Mar-2020 B752Muhammad Ali Intl ()San Bernardino Intl () 03:51PM EDT 05:12PM PDT 4:21
20-Mar-2020 B752Roanoke Rgnl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 11:58PM EDT 12:59AM EDT (+1) 1:00
20-Mar-2020 B752Syracuse Hancock Intl ()Roanoke Rgnl () 09:59PM EDT 11:14PM EDT 1:15
20-Mar-2020 B752Muhammad Ali Intl ()Syracuse Hancock Intl () 05:02AM EDT 06:17AM EDT 1:14
19-Mar-2020 B752Springfield ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:28PM CDT 12:37AM EDT (+1) 1:09
19-Mar-2020 B752Muhammad Ali Intl ()Springfield () 05:06AM EDT 05:21AM CDT 1:15
18-Mar-2020 B752San Bernardino Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:22AM PDT 02:24PM EDT 4:01
18-Mar-2020 B752Denver Intl ()San Bernardino Intl () 04:46AM MDT 05:45AM PDT 1:59
18-Mar-2020 B752Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Denver Intl () 02:44AM CDT 03:15AM MDT 1:31
17-Mar-2020 B752Tampa Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:38PM EDT 10:55PM CDT 2:17
17-Mar-2020 B752Muhammad Ali Intl ()Tampa Intl () 04:35PM EDT 06:07PM EDT 1:32
17-Mar-2020 B752Fresno Yosemite Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:32AM PDT 12:59PM EDT 3:26
17-Mar-2020 B752Muhammad Ali Intl ()Fresno Yosemite Intl () 04:10AM EDT 05:27AM PDT 4:16
16-Mar-2020 B752Mc Allen Miller Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:30PM CDT 12:32AM EDT (+1) 2:01
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