Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
19 seats?! That's smaller than a Greyhound, eh?
That is what the flight plan says, seat 01C; i've never been on a turboprop before...this should be interesting, apart from the noise maybe; oh the flight is operated by Air Midwest doing business as America West Express.
There is a 15A on the plan but I suppose that is for the A319 I will be riding on, which btw I have never been on an airbus before and i don't know where that seat is on the plane either. I know it has to be a window seat I just wanna see the flaps pour out on landing.
Besides I heard a myth that the back of any plane will be the safest.
[Edited 2004-12-09 06:12:27]
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AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
I flew on a 1900D a few months ago.
Noisy, yeah, but it's a noise I will probably never get to hear again- propellers!
The plane was more susceptible to cross winds than others- it yawed back and forth in gusts occasionally.
I liked it, overall. It's tiny, that's for sure. But fun.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1548 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
yeah, it's similar in seats to the Jetstream 32. If you have 20 seats you have to have a Flight Attnedant. I flew r/t on one from RDU GSP last year...similar length journey. Not a bad ride as long as it isn't full.
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COEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
It's a great little plane. I flew an HPEX B1900D from PHX-Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII) and loved it. The plane flies low so you get a great view of the scenery and you have too love the vibration of the engines. Have a great flight.
Jetboyflyhi From France, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
I have flown the 1900 many times (PHX/FHM) The aircraft is wonderful.It links the small communities with the mainline flights of HP where you need to go.The only downfall is no LAV..YV tried to fly the DHC-8 from PHX to FHM don't know why they stopped.....However YV may be picking up some great EAS markets and hopefully Showlow,AZ will be one, I have a cabin in Lakeside,AZ and it would work great.....aswell as all the other people who have a cabin up north.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
Actually Row 1 has no window due to the propeller being level with the row and the titanium ice shield.
some Beech 1900D's *do* have a lav in the rear, you'll find some of these birds in Canada (go to www.aircanada.ca) and South America.
Btw, you don't need to stretch out both arms to touch the cabin wall, just lean against the left side and extend one arm should be enough *grin*
YV's 1900s aren't anything to look at either. today in Key West we had a white USAirways Exp/Air Midwest Beech 1900D with a United Express rudder, purple engine cowlings, and a new USX tail (less rudder).
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
you're flying an aircraft operated by Air Midwest operating for America West Express.
Ironic that you should expect the aircraft to be owned, registered, and most likely in the livery of Mesa Airlines
There is an Air Midwest Beech 1900D flight daily from Farmington to Durango, and I've only once not seen it in the Mesa scheme, but upon registration verification it was in fact owned by Mesa airlines.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
>19 seats?! That's smaller than a Greyhound, eh?<
A 30 seat Brasilia is smaller than a Greyhound to, still much faster, and I fly them LAX-OXR all the time (12 mins in flight) when going home to see my parents.
>There is an Air Midwest Beech 1900D flight daily from Farmington to Durango, and I've only once not seen it in the Mesa scheme, but upon registration verification it was in fact owned by Mesa airlines.<
That is because Air Midwest is one of Mesa's many subsidiaries
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R3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1974 times:
Love the 1900D. Specially the little sliding doors to the flight deck whose shape seems to be inspired by Arabian harems. Usually are open during TO and landing so you get a good view. And if you have a headset (aviation one), you could plug it right in since seat 1C is also used during check rides, etc. I believe and has openings for the plugs (don't think pilots would appreciate and no never tried it).