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BOEING 767-300 (N373UP) - A UPS B763 freighter is passing just to the west of Rattlesnake Mountain while on its s/final to Runway 34L at the end of a flight from Denver (KDEN).
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BOEING 767-300 (N373UP)


A UPS B763 freighter is passing just to the west of Rattlesnake Mountain while on its s/final to Runway 34L at the end of a flight from Denver (KDEN).


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Although the top of Rattlesnake Mountain is not visible in this snap, this click offers a "mind's eye" idea of the camera view of aircraft on approach to RNO from the south when a photographer is willing to take about 25 minutes or so and climb the somewhat steep trail that leads to the top of Rattlesnake Mountain. Because the aircraft are almost to the runway as they pass by The Snake, a photographer who is standing at the top is actually able to snap pics of the aircraft as they pass by either level with or below the photog. This particular photo was taken at around 5:20 PM and by that time the sun is in the west. As a result, the side of the aircraft facing toward The Snake is, as seen here, in shadow and the sun is shining AT the camera, so the best time to get photos from The Snake is from sunrise until about noon or 1 PM at the latest. AND ... when hiking up and down on The Snake, it is wise to remember that the mountain is named Rattlesnake for a very good reason, so be vigilant ... ESPECIALLY in early AM, late afternoon, spring, summer, and fall. In other words, ALWAYS! LOL (Also, there are no trees or any shade or protection from the elements up there, either. And no, you can't be lazy and drive up; you gotta hike up. So there won't be any wussies up there.) (Grin)
a mentor
just LOVE your descriptions
Gavin Hughes
What an absolute cracker of a shot. As to wussies, a lot of them wouldn't even walk 10 minutes to get a shot. If they can't drive to a photo location, they won't bother, well at least that's what we get here and I guess it's not much different anyhwere.
Darryl Sarno
OMG! This is an amazing shot! The mountain background with a sharp looking UPS livery makes this a breathtaking photo! Filling in all 5 but deserves much more! Well done my friend!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
03-Jul-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()El Paso Intl () 06:13PM EDT 06:45PM MDT 2:31
01-Jul-2022 B763Joe Foss Fld ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:23PM CDT 12:51AM EDT (+1) 1:27
01-Jul-2022 B763Calgary Int'l ()Joe Foss Fld () 06:42PM MDT 09:28PM CDT 1:46
01-Jul-2022 B763Joe Foss Fld ()Calgary Int'l () 06:24AM CDT 07:25AM MDT 2:00
01-Jul-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Joe Foss Fld () 04:49AM EDT 05:24AM CDT 1:34
30-Jun-2022 B763Hamilton/John C. Munro Int'l ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 10:35PM EDT 11:38PM EDT 1:03
30-Jun-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Hamilton/John C. Munro Int'l () 05:31AM EDT 06:34AM EDT 1:02
30-Jun-2022 B763Chicago/Rockford Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 02:02AM CDT 03:50AM EDT 0:47
29-Jun-2022 B763Portland Intl ()Chicago/Rockford Intl () 07:07PM PDT 12:11AM CDT (+1) 3:04
29-Jun-2022 B763Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Portland Intl () 02:50PM CDT 04:20PM PDT 3:29
29-Jun-2022 B763Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:30AM PDT 11:06AM CDT 2:35
29-Jun-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:09AM EDT 04:42AM PDT 3:33
28-Jun-2022 B763Columbia Metro ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 09:14PM EDT 10:13PM EDT 0:58
28-Jun-2022 B763Orlando Intl ()Columbia Metro () 06:24PM EDT 07:21PM EDT 0:57
28-Jun-2022 B763Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Orlando Intl () 01:52PM CDT 05:02PM EDT 2:09
28-Jun-2022 B763Boston Logan Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:17AM EDT 09:44AM CDT 3:27
28-Jun-2022 B763Philadelphia Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:42AM EDT 04:26AM EDT 0:44
27-Jun-2022 B763Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:55PM EDT 12:20AM EDT (+1) 1:25
24-Jun-2022 B763Philadelphia Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 03:25AM EDT 04:54AM EDT 1:28
23-Jun-2022 B763Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 01:26PM CDT 05:10PM EDT 2:43
23-Jun-2022 B763Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:19AM CDT 07:55AM CDT 0:36
23-Jun-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 05:07AM EDT 05:54AM CDT 1:46
22-Jun-2022 B763Harry Reid Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 07:30PM PDT 01:30AM EDT (+1) 3:00
22-Jun-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 05:37PM EDT 06:03PM PDT 3:25
22-Jun-2022 B763Denver Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 05:55AM MDT 09:58AM EDT 2:03
22-Jun-2022 B763Muhammad Ali Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:55AM EDT 04:08AM MDT 2:13
21-Jun-2022 B763Portland Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 06:57PM PDT 01:31AM EDT (+1) 3:34
21-Jun-2022 B763Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Portland Intl () 03:01PM CDT 04:22PM PDT 3:20
21-Jun-2022 B763Boston Logan Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:46AM EDT 08:58AM CDT 3:11
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