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COex Use Of Twin Otters In The 80s  
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3456 times:


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Did COex use their twin otters on intra-Colorado routes?

[Edited 2005-11-11 18:18:39]

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16692 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

They also used twin Otters on flights to Atlantic City Bader Field, Bader field is the small close in airport used by General Aviation aircraft. It's runway is only 3,000ft long.

CO had a Connection partner in the Late Eighties flying from EWR and DCA to Bader Field with Twin Otters.


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Later they operated EWR-ACY (Atlantic City International) with ATR's.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
Later they operated EWR-ACY (Atlantic City International) with ATR's

And then even later than that... they did ACY-CLE in the ERJ's.... and none of them worked!!! Actually, the twin otters were operated by Southern Jersey Airways out of Bader Field



next flights ACY-TPA-ACY on NK, ACY-ORD-DEN-IAH-ACY on UA
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

You need to remember the Continental Express back then was nowhere near what it is today. Back then it was several independently operated airlines flying as a code share. Today you have one airline, ExpressJet a direct subsidiary of Continental flying as Continental Express. We have also recently added a few 'Connection' carriers to the mix....


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User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3144 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Did COex use their twin otters on intra-Colorado routes?

Yes, and more.

After Rocky Mountain Airways (RMA) began receiving DHC-7s, the Twin Otters (DHC-6) was normally assigned to "Front Range" routes, such as:

DEN-COS
DEN-PUB
DEN-ALS
DEN-CYS
DEN-BFF

RMA was purchased by CO parent, Texas Air in 1986 (April, I think) and become part of Continental Express (along with Britt Airways and Bar Harbor).



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

flyhoss,
dont forget den-avon on the dh7 and t-otter



bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 5):
flyhoss,
dont forget den-avon on the dh7 and t-otter

After the DHC-7s arrived, the Twin Otters saw limited service into the mountains, though I do recall some scheduled DHC-6 flights into SBS. After a few years, the city of Avon changed the zoning for the Avon STOLport that permitted only DHC-7s. So whenever the microwave approach system (TALAR, not the FAA style MLS) needed to be flight tested, RMA had to get approval for a temporary zoning variance to do the flight check if using a Twin Otter.

Also, IIRC, RMA operated DHC-6s to Leadville and Granby, though that was way before my time there.



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