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Airbus A320 (N475UA)

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This was the scene in the alley on the RNO ramp shortly after high noon yesterday. You won't see a sight like this very often ... here ... or (almost) anywhere. United Airlines only has a few special livery aircraft. And in those few, UA only has two aircraft in its entire fleet that are painted in former airline livery schemes (commonly referred to as "Retro" or "Heritage" liveries): this A320 dressed in United's 1970s-era "Friend Ship" garb (N475UA) and this B739 that wears ex-Continental Airlines's 1950s "Blue Skyway" colors (N75435). The "Friend Ship" and "Blue Skyway" liveries are the only two "Retro" schemes in UA's huge fleet. The "Continental Airlines" scheme seen here made its first-ever visit to RNO just a few weeks back, so yesterday was only the second time it has been at Reno. The "Friend Ship" livery has been here numerous times. Yesterday, in an extremely rare 45 minute time frame, United's only two "retro" livery aircraft stood side-by-side with each other. A scene like this is quite rare even at United's major hub terminals such as Chicago, San Fran., etc., not because the two jets aren't at those airports at the same time (they often are), but because those cities have so many UA gates that the two aircraft rarely end up side-by-side. For it to happen here is almost a one-in-a-million event; in fact, until the final months of last year, United wasn't even using B739 equipment here at Reno so the Continental schemed jet would never have been here. There are so many pics in the gallery of both of these schemes already that I wasn't going to post this one ... until I discovered there are no shots of the two of them side-by-side.

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Gary Schenauer Photo Uploader
This is a very memorable sight for RNO. For an amateur aviation photo hobbyist like myself, this is a picture that someone like me never even dreams about snapping. When I learned (at around 3:45 AM) that they would both be here at the same time, I drove to Reno and settled in to wait at a parking lot on the east side of the airport by 5:45 AM. That's how unique this was. When I was out on the ramp as the Continental B739 arrived, the United ground crew had no knowledge that these would both be here at the same time, so I told them. They were incredulous ... that it was happening (and that I knew before even they did ... lol) ... and they were very willing to let me be there to take photos. I took well over one hundred. (lol) *NOTE: Even as this photo is being posted, UA's N475UA is once again enroute here from KDEN. However, N75435 is not here today. This pic was clicked yesterday (May 16, 2017).
cliff731
Gary... they should paint 'em all like this!!!
Greg Byington
Very cool, Gary!
Dave Sheehy
Nice catch Gary! 5*
Tom Vance
RNO calendar shot, Boss! 5x5! - what do you mean amatuer? and why only 100 pics?lol
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17.10.2017 A320Denver ()Eppley Airfield () 20:26 MDT 22:43 CDT Planmäßig
17.10.2017 A320Bob Hope ()Denver () 16:07 PDT 19:15 MDT Planmäßig
17.10.2017 A320San Francisco ()Bob Hope () 13:41 PDT 14:31 PDT Planmäßig
17.10.2017 A320John Wayne ()San Francisco () 11:17 PDT 12:12 PDT Planmäßig
17.10.2017 A320San Francisco ()John Wayne () 08:55 PDT 10:01 PDT Planmäßig
16.10.2017 A320Mahlon Sweet Field ()San Francisco () 18:49 PDT 19:59 PDT 1:10
16.10.2017 A320San Francisco ()Mahlon Sweet Field () 16:44 PDT 17:43 PDT 0:59
16.10.2017 A320San Diego ()San Francisco () 13:41 PDT 14:43 PDT 1:02
16.10.2017 A320San Francisco ()San Diego () 11:10 PDT 12:17 PDT 1:06
16.10.2017 A320San Francisco ()San Diego () 11:10 PDT 12:17 PDT (?) 0:03
16.10.2017 A320Spokane ()San Francisco () 06:05 PDT 07:47 PDT 1:42
15.10.2017 A320Denver ()Spokane () 19:16 MDT 20:14 PDT 1:58
15.10.2017 A320Pittsburgh Intl ()Denver () 16:28 EDT 17:33 MDT 3:05
15.10.2017 A320Denver ()Pittsburgh Intl () 10:40 MDT 15:08 EDT 2:28
15.10.2017 A320Billings Logan Intl ()Denver () 07:15 MDT 08:13 MDT 0:58
14.10.2017 A320Denver ()Billings Logan Intl () 19:18 MDT 20:32 MDT 1:14
14.10.2017 A320Richmond Intl ()Denver () 16:32 EDT 18:13 MDT 3:41
14.10.2017 A320Denver ()Richmond Intl () 10:10 MDT 15:02 EDT 2:52
14.10.2017 A320Phoenix ()Denver () 06:14 MST 08:35 MDT 1:21
13.10.2017 A320Denver ()Phoenix () 22:40 MDT 23:09 MST 1:29
13.10.2017 A320San Diego ()Denver () 18:36 PDT 21:17 MDT 1:41
13.10.2017 A320Denver ()San Diego () 16:37 MDT 17:41 PDT 2:04
13.10.2017 A320New York-LaGuardia ()Denver () 12:40 EDT 14:24 MDT 3:43
13.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()New York-LaGuardia () 08:20 CDT 10:57 EDT 1:37
13.10.2017 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()O’Hare Int'l () 05:08 CDT 06:13 CDT 1:04
12.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 21:35 CDT 22:33 CDT 0:58
12.10.2017 A320New York-LaGuardia ()O’Hare Int'l () 19:37 EDT 20:25 CDT 1:48
12.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()New York-LaGuardia () 15:18 CDT 17:57 EDT 1:39
12.10.2017 A320Mexiko-Stadt ()O’Hare Int'l () 08:58 CDT 12:32 CDT 3:34
11.10.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Mexiko-Stadt () 19:43 CDT 21:20 CDT 1:37
11.10.2017 A320San Antonio ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 17:38 CDT 18:18 CDT 0:40
11.10.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()San Antonio () 15:51 CDT 16:31 CDT 0:40
11.10.2017 A320Tampa ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 13:31 EDT 14:10 CDT 1:39
11.10.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Tampa () 09:06 CDT 11:50 EDT 1:44
11.10.2017 A320Tampa ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 06:41 EDT 07:22 CDT 1:41
10.10.2017 A320Newark ()Tampa () 21:10 EDT 23:20 EDT 2:10
10.10.2017 A320New Orleans Intl ()Newark () 15:54 CDT 19:22 EDT 2:28
10.10.2017 A320Newark ()New Orleans Intl () 13:02 EDT 14:36 CDT 2:34
10.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Newark () 09:33 CDT 12:00 EDT 1:27
10.10.2017 A320Newark ()O’Hare Int'l () 06:46 EDT 07:53 CDT 2:07
09.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Newark () 21:03 CDT 23:35 EDT 1:32
09.10.2017 A320Newark ()O’Hare Int'l () 17:34 EDT 18:31 CDT 1:57
09.10.2017 A320Palm Beach ()Newark () 13:53 EDT 16:11 EDT 2:18
09.10.2017 A320Newark ()Palm Beach () 09:33 EDT 11:46 EDT 2:13
09.10.2017 A320Hartford ()Newark () 06:26 EDT 06:58 EDT 0:32
08.10.2017 A320Newark ()Hartford () 22:40 EDT 23:09 EDT 0:29
08.10.2017 A320Raleigh/Durham ()Newark () 20:03 EDT 21:12 EDT 1:09
08.10.2017 A320Newark ()Raleigh/Durham () 17:49 EDT 18:49 EDT 1:00
08.10.2017 A320Orlando ()Newark () 14:00 EDT 16:06 EDT 2:06
08.10.2017 A320Newark ()Orlando () 09:53 EDT 11:54 EDT 2:01
07.10.2017 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Newark () 13:23 EDT 15:41 EDT 2:18
07.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()Southwest Florida Intl () 08:53 CDT 12:15 EDT 2:22
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06.10.2017 A320O’Hare Int'l ()New York-LaGuardia () 14:16 CDT 16:49 EDT 1:33
06.10.2017 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()O’Hare Int'l () 11:01 CDT 12:59 CDT 1:58
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