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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
01-Mar-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Southwest Florida Intl () 02:05PM CST 05:10PM EST Scheduled
01-Mar-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 08:05AM PST 01:00PM CST Scheduled
29-Feb-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:41PM PST 07:50PM PST Scheduled
29-Feb-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()San Diego Intl () 04:09PM PST 05:20PM PST Scheduled
29-Feb-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 01:41PM PST 03:04PM PST Scheduled
29-Feb-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:05AM PST 12:06PM PST Scheduled
29-Feb-2024 B738Salt Lake City Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:58AM MST 07:57AM PST Scheduled
27-Feb-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 08:32PM PST 10:32PM MST 0:59
27-Feb-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:56AM MST 10:37AM PST 1:40
27-Feb-2024 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Denver Intl () 07:32AM EST 08:17AM MST 2:44
26-Feb-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 05:56PM MST 09:41PM EST 1:45
26-Feb-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:09PM MST 04:26PM MST 1:16
25-Feb-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:09PM CST 09:31PM MST 2:22
25-Feb-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 02:17PM PST 06:36PM CST 2:19
25-Feb-2024 B738Metro Oakland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:12PM PST 01:13PM PST 1:00
25-Feb-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 10:13AM PST 11:05AM PST 0:51
25-Feb-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:58AM MST 09:05AM PST 1:06
24-Feb-2024 B738San Diego Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:47PM PST 04:38PM MST 0:50
24-Feb-2024 B738Denver Intl ()San Diego Intl () 12:51PM MST 01:57PM PST 2:05
24-Feb-2024 B738Yampa Valley ()Denver Intl () 10:52AM MST 11:25AM MST 0:33
24-Feb-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Yampa Valley () 09:09AM MST 09:49AM MST 0:39
24-Feb-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:25AM MST 07:43AM MST 1:17
23-Feb-2024 B738Daugherty Field ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:54PM PST 09:47PM MST 0:52
23-Feb-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Daugherty Field () 06:50PM MST 06:51PM PST 1:00
23-Feb-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:45PM EST 05:28PM MST 4:43
23-Feb-2024 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 11:27AM EST 12:37PM EST 1:10
23-Feb-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:07AM EST 10:06AM EST 0:59
23-Feb-2024 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:37AM EST 07:30AM EST 0:53
22-Feb-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:44PM EST 09:49PM EST 1:04
22-Feb-2024 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 05:55PM EST 07:02PM EST 1:07
22-Feb-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 01:46PM CST 04:32PM EST 1:45
22-Feb-2024 B738Reagan National ()Chicago Midway Intl () 11:38AM EST 12:18PM CST 1:39
22-Feb-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Reagan National () 07:15AM CST 10:27AM EST 2:12
21-Feb-2024 B738Tampa Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 07:59PM EST 09:30PM CST 2:31
21-Feb-2024 B738Bradley Intl ()Tampa Intl () 04:20PM EST 06:47PM EST 2:27
21-Feb-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Bradley Intl () 12:18PM CST 03:12PM EST 1:53
21-Feb-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Nashville Intl () 06:14AM PST 11:00AM CST 2:45
19-Feb-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:28AM CST 01:25PM PST 3:57
19-Feb-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:30AM EST 09:53AM CST 1:22
19-Feb-2024 B738Long Island MacArthur ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:42AM EST 07:39AM EST 0:56
18-Feb-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Long Island MacArthur () 08:40PM EST 10:28PM EST 1:47
18-Feb-2024 B738Manchester Boston Rgnl ()Orlando Intl () 03:52PM EST 07:13PM EST 3:20
18-Feb-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Manchester Boston Rgnl () 01:38PM EST 02:42PM EST 1:03
18-Feb-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 10:51AM EST 12:23PM EST 1:31
18-Feb-2024 B738Long Island MacArthur ()Orlando Intl () 06:56AM EST 09:44AM EST 2:47
17-Feb-2024 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Long Island MacArthur () 04:06PM EST 06:25PM EST 2:18
17-Feb-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 11:28AM CST 02:47PM EST 2:19
17-Feb-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 05:46AM PST 10:17AM CST 2:30
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