AirNondo From Moldova, joined May 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 756 times:
I used to see the Harbor Air cessna's overhead too, I lived on the Oregon coast. I've never flown on one though. Nice looking small a/c
However, a long time ago I did fly on one of Horizon's old small props. Though I don't remember what the a/c was. I want to say a Brazillia, but it could have actually been a metro3, about 19 passangers if I remember correctly, very crampt, back row was 3 seats.
You know what other a/c Horizon used to fly? BTW, where is B.I.?
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 749 times:
Here's the 411 for ya from a Horizon mechanic...hope this eliminates the confusion and helps the original topic to be answered.
-NO more Metros...since early 1998, PDX-PSC is served with DHC-8 100's or the Q200's. PDX-SEA is the F28 4000 or either verison or the Dashes.
-We've never had Brasillias...must have been a D0328, similar seating config to the EMB120, or the Metro as you say.
-NO DHC-8 300's EVER....only 100 and Q200 models and US launch customer for Q400 model this Fall.
-ALSO NOW, thanks to American Eagle swapping out...we're launch customer for the the CRJ-700 RJ also starting this Fall.
At present we have, 22 F-28 Mk 4000 jets, 12 Dash-8/100's, and 28 Dash-8/Q200s. The F-28 4000's should all be gone and replaced by the DHC-8 Q400's and CRJ 700's by next October.
Boeing in Pdx, who is the Horizon Commander you emailed in Portland? Most of the big brass is in SEA.
Used to fly the Metro, F-27, F-28 Mk 1000, and the D0328.
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 720 times:
Well, without for sure knowing what the planners are going to do I can only assume that the CRJ 700 will replace for the most part our longer F-28 routes to start with...SEA-FAT, BOI-LAX, and the upcoming EUG-LAX. As for this year your trip to LAX would still probably be on the Fokker. I don't think the first CRJ(s) will be in revenue service until December or maybe even January. The Q400 will probably be used on the SEA-PDX-SEA shuttles at peak times (as the F28 is now) during the day when the 37 seat Q200's and 100's are filling up left and right. Also maybe the odd PDX-SEA GEG run. Although on that one the jet is popular because the competiton from WN is of course all jet service and most passengers like those jet engines on their planes for some reason. I don't know as EUG-PDX or SEA would be too good for the Q400, might have a few too many seats to make it worthwhile, maybe to SEA but like I said I really can only assume and don't know for sure where the schedulers are going to put the aicraft. Hope I was able to shed a little light for ya!