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BOEING 737-400 (N494SA) - A blast of yellow in a blue sky.  Southern Airs N494SA is about to complete its s/final approach to RTIAs runway 34L.
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BOEING 737-400 (N494SA)


A blast of yellow in a blue sky. Southern Air's N494SA is about to complete its s/final approach to RTIA's runway 34L.


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Uwe Zinke
Dwight Hartje
Excellent catch, Gary! 5*!
Fabian Dirscherl
beautiful plane and nice shot Gary
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Uwe, Dwight, and Fabian ...
My "Thank You" to each of you. I wanted a snap of this one for over a week and because there is only one daily arrival, I had to keep going back each day. Finally, I got the shot I'd been hoping for. ;-)
Thanks, guys.
sam kuminecz
great shot gary

I miss the banana bombers at KBUF.
Mark See
Excellent shot Gary. A full 5
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
TY, Mark. ;-)
Sam, when did DHL-affiliated cargo lines stop flying in to KBUF? I am pretty certain I saw one over on the cargo ramp (just behind "Ginger" ... the old FDX 727) during my last visit there about 6 months ago. I may be wrong about seeing one; perhaps it was during a previous visit; I'll look thru my snaps from my last 3 times and I'll let you know what I find. But anyways, you say there are no more Yellowjackets landing there now??
sam kuminecz
scheduled daily flights of ABX ceased around 2010 I believe, they had the DC-9-30s and DC-9-50s here only, every once in a while a Caravan, no 737s tho

most were yellow sometimes an old Grey one that said Airborne Express in Red and White lettering
Greg Byington
Nice job catching this one!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I found the pic, Sam. And it was taken at ORD, not BUF. I had flown from BUF to ORD and in that set of pics, there is a Yellowjacket. I thought I had clicked it at BUF before departure, but I took it right after I arrived at ORD. Oh, well, at least I knew I'd seen one somewhere (big grin).
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Thnx, Greg. And btw, if you are ever going to be up in my neck of the Silver State, please let me know, k?
Greg Byington
You're welcome, and if I ever do get up that way I'll be sure to let you know.
sam kuminecz
gary, when you planning a buffalo trip? let me know ill take the day off
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Sam, I just found out today that I'm going "under the blade" next Friday. I told the doc that I'd be up and back out snapping a/c within 48 hours ... and then ... he started LAUGHING (he really DID). He said that he doesn't have a very strong knowledge of aviation photography but he DOES know that an aviation photographer needs to be able to GET TO the place where the aircraft are in order to photograph them. Then he stopped laughing ... and he assured me that I won't be GETTING TO anywhere for quite a while.
Sounds like he will be doing a bit of "carving" (geesh, I thought Thanksgiving was LAST month) ... lol.
So, Sam, I do appreciate very, very much that you are willing to take a day off from work when I come there but Doc Sawbones here is sort of implying that I might not be able to take any photo "road trips" soon. I, on the other hand, have been GETTING TO wherever aircraft are for 65+ years, and in all that time I haven't come upon anything yet that has kept me from GETTING TO wherever they are to take clicks of them, so I'm still figuring on a "road trip" back east in February, even if I end up using my tripod as a cane, too. lol I'll keep you posted, Sam.
PS >> I caught a Navy E-6 Mercury (call sign >> "Vegan Eight-Five Heavy") landing here today. Yup, "Vegan." I listened several times to be certain I was hearing it correctly. "Vegan Eight-Five Heavy." Will post a snap soon. ;-)
sam kuminecz
Gary I'll say a prayer for a speedy recovery...

Don't rush things...I'll be here...
Going to Thailand to visit wifey first week of May... 1st-8th...planning my spotting excursions there too...don't tell her

sam kuminecz
Kbuf-kjfk-hongkong-Bangkok-udon flying there then udon-bangkok-Doha-atl-buf on way home

Soooo excited
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Dang. I am jealous! I'd absolutely LOVE being on all those flights.
But hey, a qwik qwestion ....
Are you eligible to sign up for Space-A travel on USAF birds? I know there are Hercs based at the Falls that fly out here to do training, participate in exercises, etc., because I've photographed them landing here. Maybe you could catch a ride this far (thereby saving a few $), and then keep on. OR ... maybe you can even catch a ride to Travis and from Travis catch another all the way overseas. (Just a suggestion ...)
sam kuminecz
1100 round trip for the 2 day trip...it's cheaper and more fun than direct from the states
Can't beat a nice hotel for 18 dollars a night there either!!!

I know some people in the military but I don't think I for that much pull...
Very nice. DHL truly is faster to the rest of the world.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
16-Jun-2024 PC12Chadron Muni ()Chadron Muni () 11:58AM MDT 12:04PM MDT 0:05
14-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Chadron Muni () 01:39PM MDT 02:45PM MDT 1:06
14-Jun-2024 PC12Pueblo Meml ()Denver Intl () 12:16PM MDT 12:58PM MDT 0:41
14-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Pueblo Meml () 11:17AM MDT 11:53AM MDT 0:36
14-Jun-2024 PC12Chadron Muni ()Denver Intl () 09:43AM MDT 10:47AM MDT 1:03
13-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Chadron Muni () 06:35PM MDT 07:33PM MDT 0:57
13-Jun-2024 PC12Pueblo Meml ()Denver Intl () 05:20PM MDT 05:58PM MDT 0:37
13-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Pueblo Meml () 03:18PM MDT 03:54PM MDT 0:35
13-Jun-2024 PC12Chadron Muni ()Denver Intl () 01:40PM MDT 02:47PM MDT 1:06
13-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Chadron Muni () 12:15PM MDT 01:08PM MDT 0:53
13-Jun-2024 PC12Pueblo Meml ()Denver Intl () 10:16AM MDT 10:49AM MDT 0:33
13-Jun-2024 PC12Denver Intl ()Pueblo Meml () 09:17AM MDT 09:51AM MDT 0:34
13-Jun-2024 PC12Chadron Muni ()Denver Intl () 07:29AM MDT 08:49AM MDT 1:19
12-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Chadron Muni () 05:23PM MST 09:23PM MDT 3:00
12-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:44PM MST 03:35PM MST 0:50
11-Jun-2024 PC12Near Casa Grande, AZPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl () First seen 06:03PM MST 06:43PM MST 0:39
11-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 05:51PM MST 06:59PM MST (?) 1:07
11-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 01:55PM MST 02:33PM MST 0:37
11-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 07:17AM MST 07:55AM MST 0:38
10-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:01PM MST 06:35PM MST 0:33
10-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 04:47PM MST 05:24PM MST 0:36
09-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:57PM MST 06:30PM MST 0:32
09-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 04:50PM MST 05:25PM MST 0:34
09-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:49PM MST 01:34PM MST 0:44
09-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 11:06AM MST 11:39AM MST 0:33
09-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:01AM MST 08:39AM MST 0:37
09-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 06:48AM MST 07:23AM MST 0:35
08-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:41PM MST 04:15PM MST 0:34
08-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 02:24PM MST 02:59PM MST 0:34
08-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:13AM MST 12:01PM MST 0:47
08-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 09:53AM MST 10:27AM MST 0:34
07-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:48PM MST 07:39PM MST 0:51
07-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 05:36PM MST 06:15PM MST 0:38
07-Jun-2024 PC12Show Low Rgnl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 04:13PM MST 04:51PM MST 0:37
07-Jun-2024 PC12Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Show Low Rgnl () 02:58PM MST 03:34PM MST 0:36
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