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Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Where is seat 01C on the plane and what could I expect from a 43 minute ride from PHX to PRC?

How small is this plane, btw?


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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

It's a 19-seater. There are only two seats per row (each is a window and an aisle), so I'm sort of surprised you're sitting in a seat labeled 'C'.

There's no flight attendant, so don't expect any sort of service.

Comfort-wise, the 1900D is my favorite turboprop. Call me crazy, but I think it's a lot more comfortable than pretty much any other plane that spins props.


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

What airline is the flight operating for?


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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2293 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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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
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You are in C is because the left seat is A and the aisle is B, where there is one seat in the last row similar to the 34 seat Saabs and then the right seat is C.


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User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

I Havn't been on a Beech 1900 yet...
But I know that the Beech 1900 doesn't have a bathroom aboard.
The size of the Beech1900D is as follows:

Cabin Height/Width: 5ft 11in/4ft 6in
Wingspan: 57ft 11in
Length: 57ft 10in
Cabin Volume: 640 cubic ft
Max-take off weight: 16,950lb
(They might weigh you, because of the Beech1900D crash in CLT)
Ceiling: 25,000ft
Range:1,505nm

These specs are from the November 2004 edition of Airliner World magazine, which has a great article on Beech Airliners.

Have a great flight, If you write a trip report and post it in the trip report section, that would be an interesting read.

Air Midwest operates 35 Beech1900Ds..They don't operate any Beech1900Cs.


[Edited 2004-12-09 07:25:07]

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5822 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

I flew on a 1900D a few months ago.
Great ride!
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.
Enjoy!


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

>>"Cabin Height/Width: 5ft 11in/4ft 6in"<<

Tiny? Are you freakin kidding me!?  Wow! I am 5'-11", I could probably touch both windows with my arms spread apart!

Suddenly I am laughably uncomfortable. Now I worry about how much luggae I can take wth me, is there a limit or does it follow the same with whatever I get to take onboard the A319?

>>"Have a great flight, If you write a trip report and post it in the trip report section, that would be an interesting read."<<

Psh, I'll bet, considering that I'm about to enter a flying can of soda pop.



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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2070 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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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2042 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.

User currently offlineJetboyflyhi From France, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2027 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.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2013 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).

-n


User currently offlineJetboyflyhi From France, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

At least Key West gets some service...........!


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

till Jan 8. The pilots based here still have yet to be told where they are to report to work on Jan 9th.

-n


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1980 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  Laugh out loud

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.

Go Figure.


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26497 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1925 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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User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1897 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).


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