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Boeing 737-800 (N500WR) - "Freedom One" taxies south on Alpha to make an 0830 departure to Los Angeles (KLAX).
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Boeing 737-800 (N500WR)

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"Freedom One" taxies south on Alpha to make an 0830 departure to Los Angeles (KLAX).

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
A very unusual day yesterday. Not only did I finally manage to get a pic of this one in daytime light, but I also captured a Delta Skyteam livery, snapped the entire sequence of a declared emergency landing of a small privately-owned Piper (concluded safely), and photographed the strangest landing of a UPS heavy that I have ever seen. The UPS landing still has me very confused. I began clicking pics of it as it smoked the mains while touching down just before passing the 8,000 foot marker of 34L ... and I ended my photo series as it came rocking and smoking to a dead stop right in front of my position directly next to the 7,000 foot marker -- meaning (as is very obvious from my photo series) that it went from airborne to an absolute stop in less than 1,500 feet. Why? I have absolutely no clue. I even looked around to see if there was something that had suddenly intruded on the runway such as maybe a coyote or loose dog or perhaps even a vehicle or another aircraft; however, I saw nothing but 7,000 more feet of empty runway. The deceleration after touchdown was so sudden that the nose dropped and the tail went up as it came to an unbelieveably hard and fast stop. When it stopped, the nose rocked back up as the tail rocked down, and those motions are plainly obvious in my photo series -- a photo series that consists of high speed shutter STILL shots, NOT a video. I'm betting I'll never see another landing THAT intense by any heavybird ever again in my few remaining years above the dirt. lol A very unusual event during a very unusual day of spotting.
Darryl Sarno
Great shot and catch Gary!
Greg Byington
Great shot, Gary! And that is a strange story. I wonder what was happening on the flight deck that made them want/need to execute such a landing. Hmmm...?
Carol He
I would be proud to fly on this plane
Steven H Wilcox
Wow!! What a patriotic statement!
adelma
Great shot, Gary. As a friend said when he saw it - "I didn't know whether to salute it or stick a letter in it!"

Just kidding; great livery!
chugheset
When / where can we see the photos of the UPS landing?
Tom Vance
I know why.......they knew you were there( UPS)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
15-May-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 08:13PM MDT 10:44PM CDT 1:31
15-May-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 04:33PM MST 07:17PM MDT 1:44
15-May-2024 B738Kansas City Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:00PM CDT 03:28PM MST 2:27
15-May-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 09:49AM MST 01:56PM CDT 2:06
15-May-2024 B738Will Rogers World ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:02AM CDT 08:01AM MST 1:58
14-May-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Will Rogers World () 10:28PM CDT 11:30PM CDT 1:02
14-May-2024 B738Valley Intl ()William P Hobby () 07:30PM CDT 08:16PM CDT 0:46
14-May-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Valley Intl () 05:48PM CDT 06:30PM CDT 0:41
14-May-2024 B738Midland Intl Air and Space Port ()William P Hobby () 03:06PM CDT 04:09PM CDT 1:02
14-May-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Midland Intl Air and Space Port () 01:03PM CDT 02:12PM CDT 1:09
14-May-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()William P Hobby () 09:09AM CDT 11:24AM CDT 2:14
14-May-2024 B738Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 08:07AM EDT 07:58AM CDT 0:51
13-May-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 08:19PM CDT 10:21PM EDT 1:02
13-May-2024 B738Pensacola Intl ()Nashville Intl () 05:31PM CDT 06:37PM CDT 1:06
13-May-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 03:28PM CDT 04:25PM CDT 0:56
13-May-2024 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Nashville Intl () 02:15PM EDT 02:27PM CDT 1:11
13-May-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 10:55AM CDT 01:05PM EDT 1:10
13-May-2024 B738New Orleans Intl ()Nashville Intl () 08:23AM CDT 09:49AM CDT 1:26
13-May-2024 B738William P Hobby ()New Orleans Intl () 06:28AM CDT 07:09AM CDT 0:41
12-May-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()William P Hobby () 02:10PM CDT 04:48PM CDT 2:38
12-May-2024 B738Tampa Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 11:26AM EDT 12:47PM CDT 2:21
12-May-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Tampa Intl () 07:17AM CDT 10:06AM EDT 1:49
11-May-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 08:16PM EDT 10:12PM CDT 2:55
11-May-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 01:31PM MDT 06:20PM EDT 2:48
11-May-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:22AM PDT 11:46AM MDT 1:23
11-May-2024 B738Will Rogers World ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:21AM CDT 07:40AM PDT 2:19
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