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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
20-Jul-2024 B738Punta Cana Int'l ()Chicago Midway Intl () 04:10PM AST 07:23PM CDT Scheduled
20-Jul-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 09:40AM CDT 02:50PM AST Scheduled
20-Jul-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 06:45AM EDT 08:10AM CDT Scheduled
19-Jul-2024 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Orlando Intl () 08:20PM EDT 10:42PM EDT Scheduled
19-Jul-2024 B738Tampa Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 05:19PM EDT 07:05PM EDT En Route
19-Jul-2024 B738Muhammad Ali Intl ()Tampa Intl () 02:25PM EDT 04:08PM EDT 1:42
19-Jul-2024 B738Tampa Intl ()Muhammad Ali Intl () 11:36AM EDT 01:11PM EDT 1:35
19-Jul-2024 B738New Orleans Intl ()Tampa Intl () 08:19AM CDT 10:35AM EDT 1:15
19-Jul-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()New Orleans Intl () 06:17AM CDT 07:18AM CDT 1:01
18-Jul-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 06:23PM PDT 11:03PM CDT 2:39
18-Jul-2024 B738San Jose Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:56PM PDT 04:47PM PDT 0:51
18-Jul-2024 B738Palm Springs Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 01:59PM PDT 02:56PM PDT 0:56
18-Jul-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 12:25PM PDT 01:02PM PDT 0:36
18-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:17AM MST 10:58AM PDT 0:41
18-Jul-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:46AM CDT 08:55AM MST 3:08
18-Jul-2024 B738Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport ()Chicago Midway Intl () 06:38AM EDT 06:22AM CDT 0:43
18-Jul-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport () 01:57AM EDT 03:09AM EDT 1:12
17-Jul-2024 B738San Antonio Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:48PM CDT 12:53AM EDT (+1) 3:04
17-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 11:33AM MST 03:24PM CDT 1:50
17-Jul-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 09:58AM MDT 10:20AM MST 1:22
17-Jul-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Denver Intl () 07:16AM EDT 08:51AM MDT 3:35
15-Jul-2024 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:36PM CDT 09:36PM EDT 1:59
15-Jul-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:13PM EDT 05:30PM CDT 2:16
15-Jul-2024 B738Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 01:44PM EDT 02:43PM EDT 0:58
15-Jul-2024 B738Chicago Midway Intl ()Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport () 09:47AM CDT 12:37PM EDT 1:49
15-Jul-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Chicago Midway Intl () 06:42AM CDT 08:33AM CDT 1:51
14-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 07:07PM MST 11:09PM CDT 2:01
14-Jul-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:29PM EDT 04:31PM MST 4:02
14-Jul-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 10:04AM CDT 01:31PM EDT 2:26
14-Jul-2024 B738Miami Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 07:21AM EDT 08:46AM CDT 2:24
14-Jul-2024 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Miami Intl () 01:30AM EDT 03:35AM EDT 2:05
13-Jul-2024 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:43PM EDT 09:32PM EDT 0:49
13-Jul-2024 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 05:53PM EDT 06:49PM EDT 0:56
13-Jul-2024 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 05:53PM EDT Diverted
13-Jul-2024 B738Orlando Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 03:21PM EDT 04:38PM EDT 1:17
13-Jul-2024 B738Tulsa Intl ()Orlando Intl () 10:37AM CDT 01:45PM EDT 2:08
13-Jul-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Tulsa Intl () 08:32AM CDT 09:36AM CDT 1:03
12-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()William P Hobby () 09:36PM MST 01:44AM CDT (+1) 2:07
12-Jul-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:26PM CDT 08:37PM MST 2:11
12-Jul-2024 B738Dallas Love Fld ()William P Hobby () 05:31PM CDT 06:19PM CDT 0:47
12-Jul-2024 B738Nashville Intl ()Dallas Love Fld () 02:55PM CDT 04:25PM CDT 1:30
12-Jul-2024 B738LaGuardia ()Nashville Intl () 12:34PM EDT 01:32PM CDT 1:57
11-Jul-2024 B738Pittsburgh Intl ()LaGuardia () 07:41PM EDT 08:42PM EDT 1:01
11-Jul-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 01:32PM MDT 06:23PM EDT 2:50
11-Jul-2024 B738Denver Intl ()LaGuardia () 01:32PM MDT Diverted
11-Jul-2024 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:02AM PDT 12:07PM MDT 2:05
11-Jul-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:18AM PDT 07:41AM PDT 1:23
10-Jul-2024 B738Ontario Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 08:54PM PDT 09:53PM PDT 0:59
10-Jul-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Ontario Intl () 07:26PM PDT 08:00PM PDT 0:33
10-Jul-2024 B738Portland Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 04:12PM PDT 05:59PM PDT 1:47
10-Jul-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Portland Intl () 01:55PM MDT 03:06PM PDT 2:10
10-Jul-2024 B738Bozeman Yellowstone Intl ()Denver Intl () 11:17AM MDT 12:29PM MDT 1:11
10-Jul-2024 B738Denver Intl ()Bozeman Yellowstone Intl () 08:55AM MDT 10:10AM MDT 1:15
10-Jul-2024 B738Eppley Airfield ()Denver Intl () 07:31AM CDT 07:39AM MDT 1:07
09-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 08:03PM MST 12:14AM CDT (+1) 2:11
09-Jul-2024 B738Sacramento Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:13PM PDT 06:46PM MST 1:32
09-Jul-2024 B738William P Hobby ()Sacramento Intl () 02:36PM CDT 04:02PM PDT 3:26
09-Jul-2024 B738Daugherty Field ()William P Hobby () 08:01AM PDT 01:01PM CDT 2:59
08-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Daugherty Field () 07:26PM MST 08:20PM PDT 0:53
08-Jul-2024 B738Ontario Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:18PM PDT 06:15PM MST 0:57
08-Jul-2024 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Ontario Intl () 03:37PM CDT 04:12PM PDT 2:34
08-Jul-2024 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 10:01AM PDT 02:31PM CDT 2:29
08-Jul-2024 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:32AM MST 08:31AM PDT 0:58
08-Jul-2024 B738Metro Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:45AM PDT 02:16AM MST 1:30
07-Jul-2024 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 10:30PM PDT 11:33PM PDT 1:03
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