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Boeing 737-700 (N477WN)

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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!!
Thank you for a very interesting photo.
ROBERT MILLS JR
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
17-Aug-2018 B737Long Island MacArthur ()Palm Beach Intl () 04:00PM EDT 06:35PM EDT Scheduled
17-Aug-2018 B737Palm Beach Intl ()Long Island MacArthur () 12:30PM EDT 02:55PM EDT Scheduled
17-Aug-2018 B737Long Island MacArthur ()Palm Beach Intl () 09:05AM EDT 11:35AM EDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 09:45PM PDT 10:55PM PDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:40PM MST 08:30PM PDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737John Wayne ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:52PM PDT 06:43PM MST Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Wayne () 04:05PM MST 05:00PM PDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Salt Lake City Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:50PM MDT 03:05PM MST Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 11:50AM PDT 01:55PM MDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()McCarran Intl () 10:10AM PDT 10:50AM PDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Ontario Intl () 08:20AM MDT 09:20AM PDT Scheduled
16-Aug-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Denver Intl () 06:33AM CDT 07:07AM MDT 1:34
15-Aug-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 07:34PM MST 11:31PM CDT 1:57
15-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:59PM MDT 06:26PM MST 1:27
15-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:48PM PDT 04:48PM MDT 2:00
15-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Bob Hope () 11:15AM PDT 12:15PM PDT Cancelled
15-Aug-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 10:32AM MST 12:12PM PDT 1:40
15-Aug-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:13AM CDT 07:30AM MST 2:17
14-Aug-2018 B737Midland Intl Air and Space Port ()William P Hobby () 07:17PM CDT 08:18PM CDT 1:01
14-Aug-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Midland Intl Air and Space Port () 04:16PM CDT 05:18PM CDT 1:01
14-Aug-2018 B737Tulsa Intl ()William P Hobby () 01:59PM CDT 03:09PM CDT 1:10
14-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Tulsa Intl () 10:48AM MDT 12:58PM CDT 1:09
14-Aug-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:30AM PDT 09:24AM MDT 1:53
13-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:14PM PDT 10:56PM PDT 0:42
13-Aug-2018 B737Bob Hope ()McCarran Intl () 08:29PM PDT 09:20PM PDT 0:51
13-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Bob Hope () 07:05PM PDT 07:47PM PDT 0:41
13-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 05:08PM PDT 06:12PM PDT 1:04
13-Aug-2018 B737Portland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 02:34PM PDT 03:57PM PDT 1:23
13-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:30AM PDT 01:17PM PDT 1:47
13-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 09:11AM PDT 10:19AM PDT 1:08
13-Aug-2018 B737Bob Hope ()San Francisco Intl () 07:22AM PDT 08:13AM PDT 0:51
12-Aug-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()Bob Hope () 08:42PM PDT 09:27PM PDT 0:45
12-Aug-2018 B737Bob Hope ()San Jose Int'l () 07:03PM PDT 07:49PM PDT 0:46
12-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Bob Hope () 05:29PM PDT 06:23PM PDT 0:53
12-Aug-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 02:25PM CDT 03:56PM PDT 3:31
12-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 07:46AM PDT 01:21PM CDT 3:35
11-Aug-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 06:41PM PDT 07:30PM PDT 0:49
11-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:37PM PDT 05:31PM PDT 0:53
11-Aug-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 02:34PM PDT 03:25PM PDT 0:51
11-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:37PM PDT 01:33PM PDT 0:56
11-Aug-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 10:16AM PDT 11:06AM PDT 0:50
11-Aug-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:51AM PDT 08:46AM PDT 0:55
10-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:38PM PDT 09:41PM PDT 1:02
10-Aug-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()McCarran Intl () 06:50PM PDT 07:37PM PDT 0:47
10-Aug-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:12PM PDT 05:55PM PDT 0:42
10-Aug-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()McCarran Intl () 03:03PM PDT 04:06PM PDT 1:03
10-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 12:49PM MDT 01:48PM PDT 1:59
10-Aug-2018 B737Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Denver Intl () 10:39AM EDT 11:09AM MDT 2:30
10-Aug-2018 B737General Mitchell Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 08:01AM CDT 09:49AM EDT 0:48
10-Aug-2018 B737Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 07:10AM EDT 07:04AM CDT 0:54
10-Aug-2018 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 12:15AM EDT 01:31AM EDT 1:16
09-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 04:47PM MDT 09:14PM EDT 2:27
09-Aug-2018 B737General Mitchell Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:16PM CDT 02:17PM MDT 2:01
09-Aug-2018 B737Reagan National ()General Mitchell Intl () 11:22AM EDT 11:55AM CDT 1:33
09-Aug-2018 B737Green State ()Reagan National () 09:06AM EDT 10:14AM EDT 1:08
08-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Green State () 10:49PM EDT 11:42PM EDT 0:53
08-Aug-2018 B737Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 04:59PM AST 08:38PM EDT 3:38
08-Aug-2018 B737Orlando Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 01:13PM EDT 03:37PM AST 2:24
08-Aug-2018 B737Bradley Intl ()Orlando Intl () 09:47AM EDT 12:10PM EDT 2:23
08-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Bradley Intl () 07:13AM EDT 08:05AM EDT 0:52
07-Aug-2018 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 09:29PM EDT 10:58PM EDT 1:29
07-Aug-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 05:17PM CDT 07:58PM EDT 1:41
07-Aug-2018 B737Raleigh-Durham Intl ()William P Hobby () 02:57PM EDT 04:19PM CDT 2:22
07-Aug-2018 B737Nashville Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 12:01PM CDT 02:06PM EDT 1:05
07-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Nashville Intl () 10:50AM EDT 11:12AM CDT 1:22
07-Aug-2018 B737Green State ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:19AM EDT 09:19AM EDT 1:00
07-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Green State () 06:37AM EDT 07:30AM EDT 0:53
06-Aug-2018 B737Tampa Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 07:51PM EDT 10:02PM EDT 2:11
06-Aug-2018 B737New Orleans Intl ()Tampa Intl () 04:55PM CDT 07:09PM EDT 1:14
06-Aug-2018 B737Kansas City Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 11:52AM CDT 01:19PM CDT 1:27
06-Aug-2018 B737Orlando Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 09:35AM EDT 10:52AM CDT 2:17
06-Aug-2018 B737Buffalo Niagara Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:22AM EDT 08:32AM EDT 2:10
05-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Buffalo Niagara Intl () 11:03PM EDT 11:49PM EDT 0:46
05-Aug-2018 B737Will Rogers World ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:20PM CDT 09:45PM EDT 2:25
05-Aug-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Will Rogers World () 03:14PM MDT 05:18PM CDT 1:04
05-Aug-2018 B737Will Rogers World ()Denver Intl () 02:12PM CDT 02:22PM MDT 1:10
05-Aug-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Will Rogers World () 12:19PM CDT 01:21PM CDT 1:02
05-Aug-2018 B737Boston Logan Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 09:22AM EDT 10:45AM CDT 2:23
05-Aug-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 06:53AM EDT 07:49AM EDT 0:55
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