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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Is there anyone on this forum from Ottumwa,IA? Or close to OTM. Back in their heyday (Ottumwa) They were a booming town/city, economy, and then things took a nose dive. Does anybody remember this? I am looking for some info regarding Ottumwa, and their aviation community.

I wanted to know what size aircraft that flew into OTM, what airlines, and lastly, what connection cities.

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
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I am up in the northern section of Iowa, so I don't know a whole lot but I think UA had EMB-120 service to ORD or maybe it was TW connection to STL. They currently do not have commercial service as they lost a lot of traffic to DSM. I'm sure someone else can provide more info as I'm not very clear on my info.

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

I know UAL had service to OTM via Burlington, to ORD, with the EMB 1200's. What I really wanted was size of aircraft Ottumwa use to have.

Are you near Waterloo? IOWAMAN.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Back in the late 70s, Ozark flew the FH227B.

2 flights a day to Kansas City.
2 flights a day to Cedar Rapids. These flights continued on for Moline/Davenport and finally Chicago-O'Hare. Total time: 2h5m.

Before that in the early 70s, still the FH-227B, Nonstop destinations:
Cedar Rapids 2X (Moline, Sterling/Rock Falls before terminating at O'Hare)
Des Moines 1X
Kansas City 2X
Kirksville 1X (Columbia, St Louis, Decatur)

Before this it was on the DC3. The FH227 was the US built version of the Fokker F-27 Fellowship. Don't believe Ozark operated the DC9 fleet in Ottumwa, as a matter of fact, the city was dropped when the airline transitioned to an all-jet fleet in the early 80s. Sterling/Rock Falls was dropped much earlier.



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Wow, thanks for the info. That has helped a lot.

Thanks again.

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 925 times:
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Are you near Waterloo? IOWAMAN.

Somewhat, I'm between MCW and ALO.


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