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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
18-Apr-2024 B738Metro Oakland Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:00PM PDT 09:15PM PDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 05:45PM PDT 06:50PM PDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 03:45PM MST 04:35PM PDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 01:13PM CDT 02:23PM MST Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 10:53AM EDT 12:01PM CDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 08:35AM EDT 09:45AM EDT Scheduled
18-Apr-2024 B738Buffalo Niagara Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:15AM EDT 07:10AM EDT Scheduled
17-Apr-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Buffalo Niagara Intl () 07:32PM CDT 09:41PM EDT En Route
17-Apr-2024 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 05:01PM CDT 06:01PM CDT 0:59
17-Apr-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 02:47PM CDT 03:47PM CDT 1:00
17-Apr-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 10:40AM MDT 01:32PM CDT 1:51
17-Apr-2024 B738Kansas City Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:53AM CDT 09:15AM MDT 1:22
17-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 06:07AM EDT 07:50AM CDT 2:42
16-Apr-2024 B738Kansas City Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:10PM CDT 10:36PM EDT 2:25
16-Apr-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 01:01PM PDT 05:35PM CDT 2:33
16-Apr-2024 B738Denver Intl ()San Diego Intl () 10:57AM MDT 11:49AM PDT 1:52
16-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:09AM EDT 09:51AM MDT 3:42
15-Apr-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:14PM CDT 11:42PM EDT 2:27
15-Apr-2024 B738Ontario Intl ()William P Hobby () 01:43PM PDT 06:15PM CDT 2:31
15-Apr-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()Ontario Intl () 11:38AM PDT 12:37PM PDT 0:59
15-Apr-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 09:29AM PDT 10:30AM PDT 1:00
15-Apr-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:18AM MST 08:18AM PDT 1:00
14-Apr-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:25PM CDT 01:02AM MST (+1) 3:36
14-Apr-2024 B738Philadelphia Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:24PM EDT 10:07PM CDT 1:42
14-Apr-2024 B738Tampa Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 05:27PM EDT 07:55PM EDT 2:28
14-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Tampa Intl () 02:13PM EDT 04:05PM EDT 1:51
14-Apr-2024 B738Albany Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 11:52AM EDT 12:45PM EDT 0:52
14-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Albany Intl () 08:16AM EDT 10:55AM EDT 2:39
13-Apr-2024 B738Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:49PM AST 10:40PM EDT 2:50
13-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 02:56PM EDT 06:18PM AST 3:21
13-Apr-2024 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 12:11PM EDT 01:14PM EDT 1:03
13-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 10:03AM EDT 11:06AM EDT 1:02
12-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:12PM EDT 09:54PM EDT 1:42
12-Apr-2024 B738Queen Beatrix Int'l ()Orlando Intl () 03:36PM AST 06:29PM EDT 2:53
12-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Queen Beatrix Int'l () 11:41AM EDT 02:21PM AST 2:39
12-Apr-2024 B738Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:32AM AST 10:12AM EDT 2:39
11-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 08:22PM EDT 10:38PM AST 2:15
11-Apr-2024 B738Syracuse Hancock Intl ()Orlando Intl () 04:21PM EDT 07:00PM EDT 2:39
11-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Syracuse Hancock Intl () 01:02PM EDT 03:13PM EDT 2:11
11-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Orlando Intl () 09:50AM EDT 11:58AM EDT 2:08
11-Apr-2024 B738Syracuse Hancock Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:16AM EDT 07:11AM EDT 0:55
10-Apr-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Syracuse Hancock Intl () 10:44PM EDT 11:29PM EDT 0:45
10-Apr-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 07:06PM CDT 09:22PM EDT 1:15
10-Apr-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Nashville Intl () 01:20PM MST 06:15PM CDT 2:54
10-Apr-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:07AM PDT 12:03PM MST 0:56
10-Apr-2024 B738San Jose Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:54AM PDT 09:45AM PDT 0:51
09-Apr-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 07:52PM CDT 09:57PM PDT 4:05
09-Apr-2024 B738St Louis Lambert Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 05:41PM CDT 06:31PM CDT 0:50
09-Apr-2024 B738Daugherty Field ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 11:10AM PDT 04:25PM CDT 3:14
09-Apr-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Daugherty Field () 08:51AM MST 09:47AM PDT 0:55
09-Apr-2024 B738Metro Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:51AM PDT 07:23AM MST 1:31
08-Apr-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 10:20PM PDT 11:55PM PDT 1:34
08-Apr-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:17PM MDT 09:05PM PDT 2:47
08-Apr-2024 B738Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:10PM PDT 06:02PM MDT 1:52
08-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 12:58PM PDT 02:02PM PDT 1:04
08-Apr-2024 B738Daugherty Field ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:06AM PDT 11:51AM PDT 0:45
08-Apr-2024 B738Salt Lake City Intl ()Daugherty Field () 09:17AM MDT 09:39AM PDT 1:21
08-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 06:08AM PDT 08:01AM MDT 0:53
07-Apr-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:27PM PDT 09:30PM PDT 1:02
07-Apr-2024 B738Los Cabos Int'l ()Sacramento Intl () 03:55PM MST 06:50PM PDT 2:55
07-Apr-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 12:26PM MST 02:10PM MST 1:44
07-Apr-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 10:04AM PDT 10:59AM MST 0:54
07-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:01AM PDT 08:44AM PDT 0:43
07-Apr-2024 B738El Paso Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 06:12AM MDT 06:39AM PDT 1:26
06-Apr-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()El Paso Intl () 06:23PM EDT 08:16PM MDT 3:53
06-Apr-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Orlando Intl () 02:33PM CDT 05:01PM EDT 1:27
06-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Nashville Intl () 08:16AM PDT 01:07PM CDT 2:50
06-Apr-2024 B738Tucson Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 05:40AM MST 06:39AM PDT 0:59
05-Apr-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Tucson Intl () 09:34PM PDT 10:26PM MST 0:51
05-Apr-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:57PM PDT 08:44PM PDT 0:47
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