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Embraer 175 (N167SY)

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A combination snow and ice storm had just ended and this Skywest Embraer arrival from SFO became the first aircraft to land on the plowed, but very slippery, runway 16R. In so doing, it provided me with this extremely rare photo angle. Most aircraft, after landing on the 11,002 foot long 16R, exit at some location midway down the runway. However, on this bleak early morning just moments after the storm had stopped, and because every taxiway was closed except at each end of runway 16R-34L, this flight had no choice after landing but to taxi all the way to the end of 16R in order to exit the runway and gain access to taxiway Alpha, which was the only open taxiway. And that meant it would be turning directly toward me as it came off 16R. The odds are very much against this opportunity ever occurring for me again. So despite the gray early morning light conditions, this one is a rather special capture for me.

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Cade Emtage
Good shot Gary! 5*****
Viv Pike
Gary, they say that fortune favours the brave. And luck follows those who persevere. You deserve the opportunity for these rare - and fantastic - snaps. Awesome picture !! FIVE *****
jim garrity
Very good shot, at a glance it looked like it was on a football field at a school!?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Cade ... Hi, and Thank You very much. (Wave)
Viv ... It truly WAS a bunch of luck. On this morning, because of the steady wind coming out of the north, the approach runway was 34L. So I had located here, at 34L, to capture the morning departures and any first-of-the-day arrivals. But the precip ended and the pilots of this flight requested a wrong-direction approach to land FROM the north ... on 16R. And the tower granted the request because there was a long queue of aircraft lined up at November pad to be deiced, meaning there were no imminent departures. So when this Embraer landed, it had to come all the way down to exit ... and I was there awaiting all the departures. If you take a fast glimpse thru my folder, you'll discover that of the hundreds of pics, this is the first one where I'm at this end and catch a headon shot of any aircraft coming AT me. And another stroke of pure luck ... had it not been for the ice storm, the other taxiways located at midpoints along 16R would have been open so this one would have turned off at one of those. That's why I comment that I'll never get another pic of this type at this location again. I've been snapping here constantly since 1995 and this angle is a first for me -- it won't occur again.
Jim ... Now that you mention it, it does indeed. 34L-16R is 2000 feet longer than 34R-16L and the extra 2000 feet is found at this end. There is nothing but barren space and an underground creek behind 34R which is one reason why it does not extend as far back. The other reason is because there is a mountain very near the southeast approach to 34R so aircraft using 34R must stay a bit higher during their final approach. There are tech businesses and warehouses in those building in the far background.
C.W. Reed
Perfectly framed too! Hardly looks like RNO! Looks more like GRR,LAN or YIP! Thanks Gary! Cheers!!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Dean JK ... Yes, sir, it is.
Tom Vance
No chains?
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
03-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 05:55PM PDT 06:53PM PDT Scheduled
03-Jul-2020 E170Monterey Rgnl ()San Francisco Intl () 04:03PM PDT 04:19PM PDT Scheduled
03-Jul-2020 E170San Francisco Intl ()Monterey Rgnl () 11:08AM PDT 11:43AM PDT Scheduled
03-Jul-2020 E170McCarran Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:10AM PDT 09:27AM PDT Scheduled
02-Jul-2020 E170San Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 06:21PM PDT 07:19PM PDT Scheduled
02-Jul-2020 E75LTucson Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 02:37PM MST 04:24PM PDT En Route
02-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Tucson Intl () 11:22AM PDT 01:04PM MST 1:41
02-Jul-2020 E75LSan Diego Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:15AM PDT 09:24AM PDT 1:08
01-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:54PM PDT 07:03PM PDT 1:08
01-Jul-2020 E75LJohn Wayne ()San Francisco Intl () 03:26PM PDT 04:28PM PDT 1:02
01-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()John Wayne () 11:28AM PDT 12:36PM PDT 1:08
01-Jul-2020 E75LMcCarran Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:06AM PDT 09:14AM PDT 1:07
30-Jun-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 06:10PM PDT 07:14PM PDT 1:03
30-Jun-2020 E75LMcCarran Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:25PM PDT 04:35PM PDT 1:09
30-Jun-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 10:57AM PDT 12:03PM PDT 1:06
30-Jun-2020 E75LRogue Valley Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:31AM PDT 09:24AM PDT 0:52
29-Jun-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 05:56PM PDT 06:52PM PDT 0:56
29-Jun-2020 E75LMonterey Rgnl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:49PM PDT 04:08PM PDT 0:19
29-Jun-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Monterey Rgnl () 11:14AM PDT 11:38AM PDT 0:24
29-Jun-2020 E75LPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:12AM MST 09:55AM PDT 1:42
28-Jun-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:28AM PDT 01:00PM MST 1:32
28-Jun-2020 E75LTucson Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 07:16AM MST 09:08AM PDT 1:51
26-Jun-2020 E170Denver Intl ()Tucson Intl () 08:14PM MDT 08:51PM MST 1:36
26-Jun-2020 E75LEagle County Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 04:02PM MDT 04:53PM MDT 0:50
26-Jun-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Eagle County Rgnl () 12:25PM MDT 12:52PM MDT 0:26
26-Jun-2020 E75LRapid City Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 09:19AM MDT 10:08AM MDT 0:48
25-Jun-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Rapid City Rgnl () 06:55PM MDT 07:43PM MDT 0:47
25-Jun-2020 E75LHector Intl ()Denver Intl () 04:18PM CDT 04:54PM MDT 1:35
25-Jun-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Hector Intl () 12:32PM MDT 03:04PM CDT 1:31
25-Jun-2020 E75LBillings Logan Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:05AM MDT 10:12AM MDT 1:07
24-Jun-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 07:12PM MDT 08:17PM MDT 1:04
24-Jun-2020 E75LRapid City Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 04:27PM MDT 05:14PM MDT 0:46
24-Jun-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Rapid City Rgnl () 12:01PM MDT 12:47PM MDT 0:46
24-Jun-2020 E75LGowen Field ()Denver Intl () 09:06AM MDT 10:35AM MDT 1:28
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