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August 1984: Dash-8 At Colorado Springs?  
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3252 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1378 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?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

The DHC-8-100 made its first flight on June 20, 1983. Could easily have been one of the prototypes on a test visit.

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 1):
The DHC-8-100 made its first flight on June 20, 1983. Could easily have been one of the prototypes on a test visit.

Boeing conducts their hot and high testing at COS, perhaps DHC did as well.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
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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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