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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK) - Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.
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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK)


Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
There wasn't one cloud in the sky, but the grayish smoke definitely altered the golden sunrise color and created the color tints seen in this shot. Fortunately, the smoke layer was not extremely thick or the pic would have portrayed a dismal "rainy day" environment.
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot Gary! Great lighting! All 5!
Tom Vance
This is a great shot and jet Gman....! I bet you are wearing a mask and it aint for Covid! Good luck with the smoke we've been layered since June 30th, with 5 days clear only in Redding and it's been smoke everyday, no sunrise, sunsets are beat read sun shine and ugly.......good luck!
peter tomlinson
Gary.....I attempted to upload a picture of a HC144 Ocean Sentry , but to no avail . How can I complete the upload ?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Peter. Most likely it is simply because the dimensions of the photo are too large. (If you try to upload a pic that is larger than the program can handle, it rejects the upload.) Just use a program to reduce the size dimensions and try again. For a guideline re: dimensions, I usually reduce to 1760 x 880 or so ... anywhere in that area ... and mine load up OK.
peter tomlinson
File size is 365Kb , 1084 x 591 .
I do not have a tail number , the aircraft is a U.S. Coast Guard plane . When I enter the model number , invalid appears on the form .

BTW , the reason I am contacting you is that a few years ago you helped me with some info , after I had posted the pic on Flightaware .
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi again, Peter .....
Geesh. the file size is fine. No way is it too large. I must admit I do not understand why it won't upload. Have you tried just uploading it without entering any info into the boxes? If you can get it to load into the gallery without entering any info, you can put all the appropriate info into the DESCRIPTION BOX under the photo. True, the picture won't display any title, but you would have the info in the description box. I truly wish I could assist you but I have no idea why it won't load. Perhaps it is too small?? You might try enlarging the file size to some dimension like 1280 x ???. A small enlargement should not have too much adverse impact on the photo's clarity / quality. It can't hurt to try ....
ken kemper
Cool Shot.........

I can see the forest fire spoke by your mountain.

Hope your home is far enough away from any threatening fire.
Dwight Hartje
Excellent short of the "100 Years Strong" Livery in some great morning lighting, Gary!
Gavin Hughes
Certainly glad we don't have that wildfire problem and to have to breathe that smoke (but summer is still to come) but it does make for some beautiful color tones. A very nice capture in what would be physically trying conditions. Well done.
Uwe Zinke
perfect pic Gary!!
William Owens
I always wonder what the guy on the tail actually had on his mind when the original pic was taken…Hmmm, wonder if the salmon are running this morning…
C.W. Reed
Another 5 star photo my friend:-)

Sb Harrison
Alaska air my fav ,like the plane
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20-Sep-2021 B739Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:51PM CDT 03:28PM PDT Scheduled
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20-Sep-2021 B739Anchorage Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:25AM AKDT 05:25AM PDT Scheduled
19-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:28PM PDT 11:52PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Sep-2021 B739Orlando Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:26PM EDT 08:07PM PDT Scheduled
19-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()Orlando Intl () 08:20AM PDT 04:17PM EDT 4:56
18-Sep-2021 B739Orlando Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:53PM EDT 08:34PM PDT 5:40
18-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:58AM PDT 03:58PM EDT 4:59
17-Sep-2021 B739Boston Logan Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:35PM EDT 09:14PM PDT 5:38
17-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:11AM PDT 05:14PM EDT 5:02
16-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:31PM PDT 09:37PM PDT 2:06
16-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 04:16PM PDT 06:19PM PDT 2:02
16-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 12:37PM PDT 02:45PM PDT 2:08
16-Sep-2021 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Portland Intl () 09:43AM PDT 10:59AM PDT 1:16
16-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 06:49AM PDT 08:14AM PDT 1:24
15-Sep-2021 B739Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:13PM CDT 10:18PM PDT 4:04
15-Sep-2021 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:59PM PDT 06:11PM CDT 3:11
15-Sep-2021 B739Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:32AM CDT 11:09AM PDT 3:36
14-Sep-2021 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:32PM PDT 11:54PM CDT 3:21
14-Sep-2021 B738Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:54PM AKDT 04:48PM PDT 2:54
14-Sep-2021 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:32AM PDT 11:46AM AKDT 3:13
13-Sep-2021 B739Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:49PM PDT 09:16PM PDT 1:26
13-Sep-2021 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 04:07PM PDT 05:23PM PDT 1:16
13-Sep-2021 B739Boston Logan Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:56AM EDT 01:39PM PDT 5:42
12-Sep-2021 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:51PM PDT 11:29PM EDT 4:37
12-Sep-2021 B739Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:14AM CDT 12:29PM PDT 4:14
11-Sep-2021 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:08PM PDT 11:30PM CDT 3:21
11-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:12PM PDT 04:33PM PDT 2:20
11-Sep-2021 B739Portland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 08:56AM PDT 10:57AM PDT 2:00
10-Sep-2021 B739Boston Logan Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:30PM EDT 09:05PM PDT 5:34
10-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:06AM PDT 05:15PM EDT 5:08
09-Sep-2021 B739Orlando Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:48PM EDT 09:11PM PDT 4:23
09-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Orlando Intl () 10:49AM PDT 06:21PM EDT 4:31
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08-Sep-2021 B739Spokane Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:04AM PDT 08:29AM PDT 2:24
07-Sep-2021 B739San Diego Intl ()Spokane Intl () 09:20PM PDT 11:32PM PDT 2:11
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