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de Havilland Dash 8-400 (N440QX)


Another capture that was snapped last week as the first of several winter storms was beginning to drop a tremendous amount of snow on to the Sierra Nevada. The bland white background created by the falling snow paid huge dividends when a special livery passenger plane arrived or departed, as can be seen here as QXE's special collegiate Oregon State University "Beavers" livery Dash 8 (N440QX) tucks the wheels in the wells while climbing away from KRNO's runway 16R to begin a flight to Seattle. The orange and black OSU colors stand out beautifully against the snow-covered landscape in the background.
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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Over 10 feet of snow has now fallen in the Sierra Nevada areas to the west of Reno, and some areas have received over 14 feet, ... and it is still snowing. I would be at the airport right now to get more photos ... except that I-80 is closed between me and Reno because of an accident. Since I-80 is currently the only drivable road between my place and the city 40 miles away, I'm stuck here. But there's always tomorrow. (lol)
Greg Byington
That's a very nice shot, Gary! You're right about the colors. Thanks for sharing it.
Great color scheme! Great photo!
Great shot that makes the colors jump. Nicely done. Nice tribute to a hard working aircraft]. What kind of lens were you using?
Not sure I can root for the big O but that is a story for another time and website. Go Dawgs.
*****FIVE***** stars for this one, Gary!!!
Roy Hunte
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
24-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:10AM PST 05:53AM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 06:40PM PST 07:22PM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 04:38PM PST 05:06PM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:03PM PST 02:31PM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:35AM PST 12:59PM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 09:20AM PST 10:29AM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:09AM PST 07:46AM PST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:08AM PST 05:31AM PST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 08:19PM PST 08:42PM PST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 DH8DGlacier Park Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:13PM MST 07:21PM PST En Route
22-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Glacier Park Intl () 04:05PM PST 06:16PM MST 1:11
22-Nov-2019 DH8DGowen Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:57PM MST 03:09PM PST 1:12
22-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Gowen Field () 12:02PM PST 02:10PM MST 1:08
22-Nov-2019 DH8DVictoria Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:56AM PST 06:19AM PST 0:23
21-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Victoria Int'l () 11:44PM PST 12:20AM PST (+1) 0:35
21-Nov-2019 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:31PM PST 10:17PM PST 0:45
21-Nov-2019 DH8DGowen Field ()Spokane Intl () 08:16PM MST 08:11PM PST 0:54
21-Nov-2019 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Gowen Field () 05:21PM PST 07:13PM MST 0:51
21-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 03:25PM PST 04:15PM PST 0:50
21-Nov-2019 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:00PM MST 02:12PM PST 1:11
21-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Missoula Intl () 10:53AM PST 01:07PM MST 1:13
21-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:26AM PST 09:54AM PST 0:27
21-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:31AM PST 08:07AM PST 0:35
20-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:27PM PST 09:56PM PST 0:28
20-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:08PM PST 08:37PM PST 0:28
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 05:14PM PST 05:44PM PST 0:30
20-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 03:53PM PST 04:19PM PST 0:26
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:54PM PST 02:44PM PST 0:49
20-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 11:59AM PST 12:54PM PST 0:54
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:29AM PST 10:43AM PST 1:14
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 08:31AM PST 08:43AM PST 0:11
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:31AM PST Diverted
20-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:23AM PST 08:30AM PST 1:06
20-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:20AM PST 06:12AM PST 0:51
19-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 11:25PM PST 12:19AM PST (+1) 0:53
19-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:04PM PST 10:22PM PST 1:18
19-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:01PM PST 07:57PM PST 0:55
19-Nov-2019 DH8DKelowna Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:19PM PST 05:09PM PST 0:50
19-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kelowna Int'l () 02:40PM PST 03:32PM PST 0:52
19-Nov-2019 DH8DRoberts Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:02PM PST 12:53PM PST 0:51
19-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Roberts Field () 10:24AM PST 11:07AM PST 0:42
19-Nov-2019 DH8DRoberts Field ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:21AM PST 09:18AM PST 0:57
18-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 11:07PM PST 11:35PM PST 0:27
18-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 08:18PM PST 09:00PM PST 0:42
18-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 06:34PM PST 07:21PM PST 0:46
18-Nov-2019 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:22PM PST 04:32PM PST 1:09
18-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 01:51PM PST 02:35PM PST 0:44
18-Nov-2019 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:33AM PST 12:59PM PST 1:26
18-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 09:14AM PST 10:31AM PST 1:16
18-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 07:13AM PST 07:43AM PST 0:29
18-Nov-2019 DH8DBellingham Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:06AM PST 05:27AM PST 0:20
17-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Bellingham Intl () 08:16PM PST 08:42PM PST 0:25
17-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:37PM PST 06:10PM PST 0:32
17-Nov-2019 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:05PM PST 04:15PM PST 1:09
17-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Spokane Intl () 01:19PM PST 02:07PM PST 0:48
17-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 11:45AM PST 12:15PM PST 0:29
17-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:04AM PST 10:34AM PST 1:29
17-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:18AM PST 08:00AM PST 0:41
17-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 04:56AM PST 05:39AM PST 0:42
16-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:06PM PST 07:46PM PST 0:39
16-Nov-2019 DH8DReno/Tahoe Intl ()Portland Intl () 04:41PM PST 06:09PM PST 1:27
16-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:11AM PST 12:21PM PST 1:09
16-Nov-2019 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Portland Intl () 09:36AM PST 10:10AM PST 0:33
16-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 08:07AM PST 08:50AM PST 0:43
16-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:29AM PST 06:43AM PST 1:13
15-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 11:18PM PST 12:14AM PST (+1) 0:55
15-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:56PM PST 10:14PM PST 1:17
15-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 07:08PM PST 08:08PM PST 0:59
15-Nov-2019 DH8DKelowna Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:16PM PST 05:04PM PST 0:47
15-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Kelowna Int'l () 02:21PM PST 03:09PM PST 0:47
15-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:09PM PST 12:45PM PST 0:36
15-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:20AM PST 10:53AM PST 0:32
15-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:41AM PST 09:18AM PST 0:36
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 09:39PM PST 10:11PM PST 0:31
14-Nov-2019 DH8DPangborn Memorial ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:55PM PST 07:25PM PST 0:29
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Pangborn Memorial () 05:31PM PST 05:56PM PST 0:25
14-Nov-2019 DH8DTri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 03:50PM PST 04:34PM PST 0:43
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tri-Cities () 02:09PM PST 02:49PM PST 0:40
14-Nov-2019 DH8DTri-Cities ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:33PM PST 01:10PM PST 0:37
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Tri-Cities () 10:59AM PST 11:43AM PST 0:43
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSpokane Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:01AM PST 09:49AM PST 0:48
14-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Spokane Intl () 06:55AM PST 07:36AM PST 0:40
14-Nov-2019 DH8DYakima Air Terminal ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:21AM PST 05:49AM PST 0:27
13-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Yakima Air Terminal () 11:14PM PST 11:42PM PST 0:27
13-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:12PM PST 08:41PM PST 0:28
13-Nov-2019 DH8DGowen Field ()Portland Intl () 06:42PM MST 06:53PM PST 1:10
13-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Gowen Field () 03:55PM PST 05:55PM MST 0:59
13-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:34PM PST 02:11PM PST 0:37
13-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:43AM PST 12:13PM PST 0:29
13-Nov-2019 DH8DMahlon Sweet Field ()Portland Intl () 09:59AM PST 10:28AM PST 0:28
13-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 08:29AM PST 09:11AM PST 0:42
12-Nov-2019 DH8DMissoula Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:52PM MST 08:20PM PST 1:27
12-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Missoula Intl () 04:47PM PST 06:48PM MST 1:00
12-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:28PM PST 03:03PM PST 0:34
12-Nov-2019 DH8DRoberts Field ()Portland Intl () 01:00PM PST 01:38PM PST 0:38
12-Nov-2019 DH8DPortland Intl ()Roberts Field () 11:44AM PST 12:09PM PST 0:25
12-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:07AM PST 10:54AM PST 0:46
12-Nov-2019 DH8DSeattle-Tacoma Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 08:12AM PST 09:19AM PST 1:06
12-Nov-2019 DH8DRogue Valley Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:38AM PST 06:45AM PST 1:07
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