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Boeing 737-800 (N737KT) - N737KT, a B738 operated by iAero Airways - SWQ (previously Swift Air) is about to touch down on 16R at the end of a PHX-RNO flight while Fed Ex's "Vanesse" (formerly "Tessa"), an A306 (N662FE), sits at the 16R HOLD line awaiting tower instructions to line up and wait to take off and begin a trip back to Memphis (KMEM).
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Boeing 737-800 (N737KT)

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N737KT, a B738 operated by iAero Airways - SWQ (previously Swift Air) is about to touch down on 16R at the end of a PHX-RNO flight while Fed Ex's "Vanesse" (formerly "Tessa"), an A306 (N662FE), sits at the 16R HOLD line awaiting tower instructions to line up and wait to take off and begin a trip back to Memphis (KMEM).

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
N737KT is a regular visitor here but not so an A306 dressed in FDX clothes. Fed Ex routinely uses B752 and B763 equipment here while UPS has A306 and B752 daily visitors. But this year, with the tremendous increase in the amount of on-line shopping orders from Amazon, Zulily, Panasonic, and the many other companies that have massive warehouses about 15 miles east of RNO coupled with the huge increase in the number of holiday packages being mailed, along with the priority transport of the Covid vaccine, Fed Ex has added A306 equipment to its RNO routes. And both FDX and UPS significantly increased the number of daily flights. Now that Christmas is just one week away, there will be a gradual reduction in the number of flights by both carriers and visits by A306s in Fed Ex paint should also be ending soon.
Darryl Sarno
Perfect timing of capturing these two freighters Gary! The beautiful background really adds to this photo! Well done! All 5 and should be much more!
Greg Byington
Great shot, Gary!
Richard Schmidt
Thanks for a lovely shot! Keep it up.
ken kemper
Perfect timing in this great photo Gary...........

Always an awesome pic from you.

Merry Christmas
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Darryl, Greg, Richard, and Ken ... Howdy guys. Thank You and a Happy Holidays greeting to all of you. Very much hope your Christmas Day today is extremely enjoyable. (Wave) G
JM32
That's a great grab Gary. Love the color and contrast of the yellow. Never seen a this freighter before.
Dale Tabat
I was with FedEx when they bought the Airbus 300 Freighters. Originally they want 767s but it was a five year wait at the time so they went with the Bus. My office was next to the engineer that head up the program and he and I would talk about issues with the 300F such as the door placement, the slope at the aft positions, and other things. I asked him why then FedEx was buying the plane. His reply was it was like buying a new Chrysler from Lee Iacocca, it wasn't the color you wanted and didn't have the options you wanted but he gave you such a deal on the price you could not pass it up.
Dale Tabat
Also the planes are named for employees children. There is a drawing of names submitted and that is how they get there names. The name stays on the plane until it is repainted. The child gets a photo of the them and their family with the plane and a certificate. It is a great tradition....
Paul Gordon Fisher
That's fun
Tom Vance
Awesome Gman pic....Dale, great story I never knew that was how the Planes were named. TYVM
Jonathan Fincher
Great timing to frame both of those planes. Now if you only could have had a UPS B752 to complete the trio.......... My oldest son is doing the KPHX-KRNO route for DHL in tail N67TC for December 2021. My other son flies 757s for FedEx and has done KRNO a few times. Keep up the great work, Gary.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Jonathan >> Happy Holidays to you and your family. I just read your Comment. If your son is going to be in 67TC on any of these upcoming days (Tues, 28 Dec; Wed, 29 Dec; or Thurs, 30 Dec), email me at OldeCarl@gmail.com with whatever of those days he will be in the front office of that DHL freighter and I WILL, for SURE, make sure I am there to get pics. In fact, if he is in the left seat, tell me that too and I WILL position in the proper location ON the airport grounds and zoom in on that side. I have airside access that allows me to be within 120 feet (depending, of course, on time of day and whichever runway is in use). Also, (now THIS I cannot promise; however,) although I do not have unescorted access to the cargo ramp, I have a badge that might enable me to get an escort on the cargo ramp long enough to take a few snaps of the crew by the jet. But for SURE if I know which day (or days) of those three that he will be in the cockpit, I'll be there at RNO. Heck, I'll even tell you what color clothes I'll be wearing and if 67TC is taxiing anywhere close to where I am positioned he can probably see me and give a wave.
As for your other son, once again, if you are able to get me some advance notice (re: which day & what time he is bringing a Fifty Seven through RNO), I will do my very best to be there. The DHL is easy for me because I have the PHX-RNO-PHX times (almost) memorized. On the other hand, FDX brings several Five Sevens thru here and I'd have no way to know which one he'd be on unless you told me. PLUS, I don't know anyone that may be able to get me a couple of minutes on the FDX ramp for crew pics out there so that's probably out. Jon, I go to RNO at least 3 times a week (and often more than that) so it is no trouble for me. Just let me know -- NOT here on FA - at OldeCarl@gmail.com and then stay tuned for a reply and, then later on, for pics. (Wave)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
28-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 11:03AM CST 01:31PM EST 1:27
28-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:51AM EST 09:23AM CST 1:32
27-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:24PM CST 12:44AM EST (+1) 1:19
27-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:17AM EST 08:51AM CST 1:33
26-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:14PM CST 12:33AM EST (+1) 1:18
26-Jan-2022 B738St Louis Lambert Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:50PM CST 05:59PM CST 1:08
26-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 04:01PM EST 03:50PM CST 0:48
26-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:15AM CST 12:38PM EST 1:22
26-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:08AM EST 08:42AM CST 1:34
25-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:19PM CST 12:41AM EST (+1) 1:21
25-Jan-2022 B738St Louis Lambert Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:36PM CST 05:47PM CST 1:11
25-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 03:50PM EST 03:46PM CST 0:55
25-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 11:08AM CST 01:31PM EST 1:22
25-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 07:41AM EST 08:22AM CST 1:41
24-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:32PM CST 12:55AM EST (+1) 1:22
24-Jan-2022 B738St Louis Lambert Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:43PM CST 05:53PM CST 1:10
24-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 03:54PM EST 03:50PM CST 0:55
24-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 07:53AM CST 10:10AM EST 1:17
24-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:22AM EST 04:54AM CST 1:31
21-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 11:28PM CST 01:46AM EST (+1) 1:17
21-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 06:39PM EST 07:22PM CST 1:42
21-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:02AM CST 12:28PM EST 1:26
21-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:02AM EST 08:36AM CST 1:33
20-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:24PM CST 12:47AM EST (+1) 1:22
20-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 07:48AM EST 08:18AM CST 1:30
19-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:30PM CST 12:57AM EST (+1) 1:27
19-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 06:54PM EST 07:29PM CST 1:34
19-Jan-2022 B738Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 09:26AM PST 04:14PM EST 3:47
19-Jan-2022 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 07:32AM MST 08:08AM PST 1:36
19-Jan-2022 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:20AM PST 05:16AM MST 0:56
17-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:22AM EST 04:36AM PST 4:14
14-Jan-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 10:40PM CST 01:01AM EST (+1) 1:20
14-Jan-2022 B738St Louis Lambert Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 06:28PM CST 07:45PM CST 1:16
14-Jan-2022 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 04:15PM EST 04:14PM CST 0:58
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