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Boeing MD-11 (N601FE) - Fed Exs N601FE, named "Jim Riedmeye," is brilliantly illuminated by portable spotlights so holiday-season cargo can be unloaded after the MD-11 arrived at Reno from Memphis.  In the background, two B757s (from left ... N780FD "Harvey" and N966FD "Kiana") have already been partially loaded with holiday mail destined for the east coast.  All three FDX fleetbirds departed for Memphis a couple of hours after I clicked this shot from my position on Alpha taxiway.br /N601FE was one of three heavies to land back-to-back at RTIA.  Two UPS bigbirds had touched down just prior to "Jim Riedmeyes" arrival; a Boeing 763 and an Airbus 306.  All total, there were six cargo aircraft on the ramp when I was out there.  I did not stay out very long; the temp was down in the teens so it was dang chilly, but I was out there long enough to get some excellent snaps.
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Boeing MD-11 (N601FE)

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Fed Ex's N601FE, named "Jim Riedmeye," is brilliantly illuminated by portable spotlights so holiday-season cargo can be unloaded after the MD-11 arrived at Reno from Memphis. In the background, two B757s (from left ... N780FD "Harvey" and N966FD "Kiana") have already been partially loaded with holiday mail destined for the east coast. All three FDX fleetbirds departed for Memphis a couple of hours after I clicked this shot from my position on Alpha taxiway.
N601FE was one of three heavies to land back-to-back at RTIA. Two UPS bigbirds had touched down just prior to "Jim Riedmeye's" arrival; a Boeing 763 and an Airbus 306. All total, there were six cargo aircraft on the ramp when I was out there. I did not stay out very long; the temp was down in the teens so it was dang chilly, but I was out there long enough to get some excellent snaps.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
My next opportunity to take night shots of the busy activity on the cargo ramp will come in less than 16 hours. I will be back on the ramp by 3:30 AM tomorrow morning to capture pics of FDX, UPS, and SOO cargobirds. But there is another reason I'll be there ... at 8:30 PM tonight, Delta inaugurates direct ATL-RNO service with 757 equipment and I'll be out there to snap the 7 AM return trip departure back to Atlanta. Luckily for me, tonight's low temp is expected to be in the mid-twenties so it will be warmer than it was when I was out there to take the above photo.
CHRIS ROBEY
This MD11 N601FE must have been retrofitted very recently with those upmarket winglets. I noticed that the adjacent parked 757s are totally "conventional" in the wingtip department...
Roy Hunte
Awesome!
beautiful photo , Sorry for long absence
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
07-Aug-2022 MD11Los Angeles Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 07:25AM PDT 03:09PM EDT 4:44
06-Aug-2022 MD11Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:05PM EDT 07:31PM PDT 3:25
06-Aug-2022 MD11Boston Logan Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:09AM EDT 11:57AM EDT 1:48
05-Aug-2022 MD11Memphis Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:41PM CDT 07:25PM EDT 2:44
05-Aug-2022 MD11Ontario Intl ()Memphis Intl () 06:56AM PDT 12:10PM CDT 3:13
05-Aug-2022 MD11Memphis Intl ()Ontario Intl () 03:47AM CDT 04:42AM PDT 2:55
04-Aug-2022 MD11Salt Lake City Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:34PM MDT 11:52PM CDT 2:18
04-Aug-2022 MD11Memphis Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 04:46PM CDT 06:22PM MDT 2:36
04-Aug-2022 MD11Portland Intl ()Memphis Intl () 06:57AM PDT 12:27PM CDT 3:29
04-Aug-2022 MD11Memphis Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:29AM CDT 05:21AM PDT 3:51
03-Aug-2022 MD11Newark Liberty Intl ()Memphis Intl () 09:59PM EDT 10:54PM CDT 1:55
03-Aug-2022 MD11Memphis Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 04:28PM CDT 07:42PM EDT 2:14
02-Aug-2022 MD11Anchorage Intl ()Memphis Intl () 04:11PM AKDT 12:38AM CDT (+1) 5:27
02-Aug-2022 MD11Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 08:57PM CST 01:16PM AKDT 8:18
02-Aug-2022 MD11Hong Kong Int'l ()Taiwan Taoyuan Int'l () 04:30PM HKT 05:52PM CST 1:21
30-Jul-2022 MD11Dubai Int'l ()Hong Kong Int'l () 06:02PM +04 05:22AM HKT (+1) 7:20
30-Jul-2022 MD11Charles de Gaulle/Roissy ()Dubai Int'l () 04:31AM CEST 01:01PM +04 6:30
27-Jul-2022 MD11Malpensa Int'l ()Charles de Gaulle/Roissy () 07:50PM CEST 08:53PM CEST 1:02
27-Jul-2022 MD11Charles de Gaulle/Roissy ()Malpensa Int'l () 04:44AM CEST 05:41AM CEST 0:57
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