Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3332 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
In August 1984, I visited the flightdeck of an America West 737-200 on the COS stopover of a MCI-COS-PHX flight. I was talking to the pilots about future of America West. While we were talking, the FO pointed out the window at a Dash 8 taxiing by, like it was somthing he had never seen before. Being only 9 years old, I was unfamiliar with the aircraft, especially since I wasn't well versed in my turboprops at the time. I know Dash-8s weren't in service yet, but could that have been a test flight?
Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
My recollection is that deHavilland got its Dash line going commercially by selling Dash 7s to Rocky Mountain Airways for their runs from Denver into the mountains. Maybe they were trying to get the same mileage from the DHC 8 when they introduced it.
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