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Boeing 747-400 (N403KZ) - The second Kalitta Air B744 to visit Reno in 8 days, N403KZ, is shown here as it lifts away from Runway 34R enroute to Anchorage (PANC).
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Boeing 747-400 (N403KZ)


The second Kalitta Air B744 to visit Reno in 8 days, N403KZ, is shown here as it lifts away from Runway 34R enroute to Anchorage (PANC).


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I had positioned slightly more than 7,000 feet down the 9,000-foot-long 34R because last week, when CKS's sibling Queen N402KZ, took off from this same runway, it did not rotate until reaching the 8,000 foot (1,000 feet remaining) marker. But yesterday, when N403KZ departed, it was leaving empty so it was able to rotate 2000 feet earlier. Thus, as it came past me here with engines firewalled, it had lifted several feet into the air and I got exactly the picture series I had hoped to get. This is one snap from that 17-shot series.
Darryl Sarno
OMG Gary - Amazing take off shot of the Queen! This is one of your best! Easily 5 *'s and many more!
Greg Byington
Very, very nice!
Absolutely Magnificent. 5*X5* Great shot Gary!
ken kemper

My favorite pic of the week. You definitely positioned yourself in the perfect spot !!
Pierre Hamel
Great pic of the Queen!
I could VOMIT, seeing this brand featured here. the kalitta brand is the worst of the worst supplemental freight-dogs out there. it's too bad that they still have their certificate up on the wall in Sanderlin's office..
Dale Docken
Awesome. Magnificent!! Thanks, Gary.
Royce Solberg
I missed this beautiful queen! Normally I can tell by the sound what kind of aircraft is going over the house, but somehow missed this beautiful baby. I am keeping my eyes peeled!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Darryl, Greg, Dave S., Ken, Pierre, User, Dale, and Royce. >>> Thank You to all of you for each of your extremely kind comments. I was thrilled to be in the proper spot to snap this. We surely don't get very many 747s here so every one that visits here is a treat. Thanks again. (Wave)
Cougardad ... >> Since I know zilch about how Kalitta operates, I'm in no position to judge them and I will figure you are more knowledgeable than I about them so I'll accept your comments as accurate. But just as an FYI ... ANY airline, commercial pax or cargo, that brings a B747 here is appreciated, GREATLY appreciated, by me. We just never get to see the Queen here except on extremely rare occasions, so I am honestly sorry that this photo makes you so ill. The only remedy I can suggest is that you not view ANY Kalitta pics, either any of mine or anyone elses. And I apologize in advance because if Kalitta Air flies another B747 here, I'm going to be out there to click it.
@ Royce .. >> .. By your comment, I am guessing you live under the 34R departure path. I snapped plenty of pics of this one climbing out away from me over the north valleys. If you wish to have a pic of it from behind, on its departure climb, e/m me at OldeCarl@gmail.com Will send, no problem.
Lonnie Penner
Agree with all the comments so far. With the exception of cougardad, lol.
You're so close, did you lose your lens cap in the blast? I'm jealous.
John Freschl
Pete Sanderlin is the COO of Kalitta Air per their web site. I'm wondering whether cougardad is a former employee. Kalitta laid off 150 maintenance workers last summer (Oscoda, MI) due to business conditions.
Tom Vance
Holy Bleeeeep! Magnificent! A+ Calendar photo!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Vance
Gman_____ check out 'cougardads' photos................LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Vance
5x5 = 10 and the sideways rip on cougardad...5 more!!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
23-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 09:05AM CDT 11:46AM AKDT 5:40
22-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 02:02AM AKDT 10:29AM CDT 5:27
22-Jul-2021 B744Zhengzhou Xinzheng Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 08:18AM CST 12:31AM AKDT 8:13
22-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Zhengzhou, Henan 03:27AM KST Last seen 04:09AM CST 1:41
20-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 07:58PM AKDT 08:38PM KST (+1) 7:40
20-Jul-2021 B744Grant County Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 04:16PM PDT 06:22PM AKDT 3:06
20-Jul-2021 B744Miami Intl ()Grant County Intl () 10:59AM EDT 01:21PM PDT 5:22
20-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Miami Intl () 05:57AM CDT 09:23AM EDT 2:25
19-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 05:19PM AKDT 01:34AM CDT (+1) 5:15
19-Jul-2021 B744Qingdao Liuting Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 10:40PM CST 02:48PM AKDT 8:07
19-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Qingdao, Shandong 07:10PM KST Last seen 07:08PM CST 0:58
18-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 04:04PM AKDT 04:40PM KST (+1) 7:35
18-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:18AM CDT 01:46PM AKDT 5:28
17-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 10:06PM AKDT 06:38AM CDT (+1) 5:32
17-Jul-2021 B744Fuzhou Changle Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 10:40PM CST 04:06PM AKDT 9:26
17-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Fuzhou, Fujian 05:44PM KST Last seen 06:54PM CST 2:10
16-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 01:52PM AKDT 02:55PM KST (+1) 8:03
16-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:33AM CDT 11:25AM AKDT 5:52
15-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:21PM AKDT 03:45AM CDT (+1) 5:23
16-Jul-2021 B744Zhengzhou Xinzheng Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 01:40AM CST 05:48PM AKDT (-1) 8:08
15-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Zhengzhou, Henan 09:09PM KST Last seen 09:49PM CST 1:39
14-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 06:27PM AKDT 06:55PM KST (+1) 7:27
14-Jul-2021 B744Grant County Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 02:30PM PDT 04:41PM AKDT 3:10
14-Jul-2021 B744Miami Intl ()Grant County Intl () 09:30AM EDT 12:03PM PDT 5:33
14-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Miami Intl () 03:04AM CDT 06:38AM EDT 2:34
13-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 04:09PM AKDT 12:28AM CDT (+1) 5:18
13-Jul-2021 B744Zhengzhou Xinzheng Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 10:05PM CST 02:17PM AKDT 8:11
13-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Zhengzhou, Henan 03:18PM KST Last seen 04:16PM CST 1:57
12-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Incheon Int'l () 12:02PM AKDT 12:59PM KST (+1) 7:57
12-Jul-2021 B744Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 06:24AM CDT 09:00AM AKDT 5:36
11-Jul-2021 B744Anchorage Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:32PM AKDT 02:53AM CDT (+1) 5:21
11-Jul-2021 B744Zhengzhou Xinzheng Int'l ()Anchorage Intl () 01:42PM CST 06:07AM AKDT 8:25
11-Jul-2021 B744Incheon Int'l ()Near Zhengzhou, Henan 09:05AM KST Last seen 09:55AM CST 1:50
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