Monday, April 8, 2013

Flight Report: American Airlines 737-800 Chicago (ORD) to Reno (RNO

American Airlines Flight 1487 Information:

  • Flight: Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) 
  • Flight Time: 4 Hours, 5 Minutes
  • Aircraft: American Airlines Boeing 737-800 N837NN
  • Seat: 13F (window)

Our plane at the gate in Chicago O'Hare

Taxiing out of ORD

Here is the video from our takeoff at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. You can find more videos like this on my youtube channel: MartinsAviation1

We had a good flight over the western United States. It was especially fun to fly over Big Bear Lake in Utah/Idaho which was surrounded by desert. I used FlightRadar24 as we were flying so that my brother and I could look out of the window and see what we were flying over. 

American Airlines 737-800 [N837NN] Interior

Our route flying from ORD to RNO

Flying over Big Bear Lake, Utah

The video from landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada: 

Thanks for reading and watching!
Swayne Martin 

Twitter: @MartinsAviation
Youtube: MartinsAviation1


  1. I enjoyed this post Swayne. 737 school starts on Wednesday, so maybe next time I'll be your pilot!

    Have you seen the single engine procedure for RNO when taking off to the south? That hill you can see out the window just before you landed makes for an interesting and complicated procedure.

    1. I haven't ever seen that procedure before. What is it like? Yep... I filmed a little bit early during landing because it's unusual to get so close to a mountain on final approach!


  2. ...of course that isn't the only obstacle that makes the procedure interesting!

  3. Another excellent post. Keep up the great work. One day you will be flying this route.

  4. Good photos and videos! I always enjoy visiting your blog although I may not have left comments on previous posts. I'll keep dropping in from Singapore. All the best!

    1. Thanks so much!

      Glad you're visiting the blog, so cool! Yeah, feel free to leave comments anytime you find something interesting.

      Have a great week,

  5. Very Nice Blog, I am very happy to visit yours blog. Keep up the good work. I wait to read more posts.


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Many Thanks, Happy Flying,
Swayne Martin