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Airbus A330-200 (N819CA) - A fairly rare sight here at RNO is the arrival of a larger Airbus, but about every other month or so we get the pleasure of seeing something other than little A319s, A320s, and (of course) Boeing's 737s. Here, National's N819CA, an A332, is flaring out to put the mains down on the 17L concrete as it arrives from Cherry Point (KNKT), N. Carolina, about 12 minutes before straight up high noon to drop off a full planeload of United States Marines.br /This was the first of two roundtrip runs (KNKT-KRNO-KNKT-KRNO) that N819CA made over a two day time span to drop off Marines. It was a treat to have several opportunities to get snaps of an A332 and I made full use of the opportunities; catching it arriving here the first time it came from Cherry Point and getting more captures the next day as it departed enroute to Yuma International (KNYL).
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Airbus A330-200 (N819CA)

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A fairly rare sight here at RNO is the arrival of a larger Airbus, but about every other month or so we get the pleasure of seeing something other than little A319s, A320s, and (of course) Boeing's 737s. Here, National's N819CA, an A332, is flaring out to put the mains down on the 17L concrete as it arrives from Cherry Point (KNKT), N. Carolina, about 12 minutes before straight up high noon to drop off a full planeload of United States Marines.
This was the first of two roundtrip runs (KNKT-KRNO-KNKT-KRNO) that N819CA made over a two day time span to drop off Marines. It was a treat to have several opportunities to get snaps of an A332 and I made full use of the opportunities; catching it arriving here the first time it came from Cherry Point and getting more captures the next day as it departed enroute to Yuma International (KNYL).

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
My utmost admiration of the Marines who come to this airport enroute to the brutal high mountain training they will undergo has no bounds. When they arrive, almost none have no true idea of what lies in store for them over the next weeks, but by the time they are transported by bus back to RNO to head back to Cherry Point, those men and women are indeed aware they what they have just completed is training that over 80% of US citizens could not endure. Over the past decade, I've watched thousands of Marines come thru RNO either enroute to the Bridgeport site or returning from it, and each time my admiration only grows stronger. Marines Rock!!! (gcs)
Darryl Sarno
Breath taking shot Gary! 5 *'s and many more!
John Giambone
Another great 5-Star Shot Gary, and thank you for your acknowledgement of our Marines! 10-Stars for that! We had the pleasure of hosting 819 here at IND several times over the past few weeks. She is a great looking aircraft.
D Kaufman
Nice shot and nicer comments Gary.
adelma
Great shot! I had two friends who went thru this program back in the mid 50's. To their dying days, they would talk about how tough that training was.
Don Ridgeway
Great shot and great backdrop
Tom Vance
Gman still rules the skies of RNO!! SO nice to see your great photos! double calendar and poster photo here for 5 x 5***** Nice to see the snow hanging on, be ready for more...and yes, my nephew was lucky to do the Bridgeport Training Tour...crazy hard he said.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
15-Apr-2024 A332Henry E Rohlsen ()Hunter Aaf () 09:34AM AST 12:58PM EDT 3:23
15-Apr-2024 A332Des Moines Intl ()Henry E Rohlsen () 01:24AM CDT 06:40AM AST 4:15
14-Apr-2024 A332Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Des Moines Intl () 10:23AM PDT 03:13PM CDT 2:49
14-Apr-2024 A332Cherry Point ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:12AM EDT 02:31AM PDT 5:18
13-Apr-2024 A332Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Cherry Point () 02:35PM PDT 09:54PM EDT 4:19
12-Apr-2024 A332Cherry Point ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:34PM EDT 01:38AM PDT (+1) 5:04
12-Apr-2024 A332Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Cherry Point () 12:17PM PDT 07:31PM EDT 4:13
11-Apr-2024 A332Mcchord Fld (Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord) ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 06:56PM PDT 08:10PM PDT 1:14
11-Apr-2024 A332March Arb ()Mcchord Fld (Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord) () 02:03PM PDT 04:17PM PDT 2:13
10-Apr-2024 A332Wheeler-Sack Aaf ()March Arb () 10:52AM EDT 01:04PM PDT 5:12
09-Apr-2024 A332Frankfurt-Hahn ()Wheeler-Sack Aaf () 02:28PM CEST 04:02PM EDT 7:34
09-Apr-2024 A332Kuwait Int'l ()Frankfurt-Hahn () 02:15AM +03 07:40AM CEST 6:25
08-Apr-2024 A332Frankfurt-Hahn ()Kuwait Int'l () 04:08AM CEST 10:45AM +03 5:37
07-Apr-2024 A332Orlando Intl ()Frankfurt-Hahn () 10:22AM EDT 01:51AM CEST (+1) 9:28
05-Apr-2024 A332Kelly Field ()Orlando Intl () 06:05PM CDT 09:04PM EDT 1:58
05-Apr-2024 A332Columbia Metro ()Kelly Field () 02:35PM EDT 04:04PM CDT 2:28
04-Apr-2024 A332Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Intl ()Columbia Metro () 04:37PM CDT 06:45PM EDT 1:07
04-Apr-2024 A332Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) ()Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Intl () 11:44AM MDT 02:35PM CDT 1:50
03-Apr-2024 A332Homestead Arb ()Biggs Aaf (Fort Bliss) () 04:26PM EDT 06:34PM MDT 4:07
03-Apr-2024 A332Atlantic City Intl ()Homestead Arb () 11:01AM EDT 01:32PM EDT 2:31
02-Apr-2024 A332March Arb ()Atlantic City Intl () 01:26PM PDT 08:53PM EDT 4:27
02-Apr-2024 A332Mcchord Fld (Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord) ()March Arb () 09:11AM PDT 11:26AM PDT 2:15
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