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Have You Ridden In A Bae146  
User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

did you like it? is it really that quiet? What airline? how many flight attendants?thanks!!!

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Air UK 1x100srs, 1x300srs
Aer Lingus 1x200srs and 1x300srs

Reasonably quiet, attendants vary per airline.

Flying ex Dublin on Thursday by BAe146 to Manchester, returning Monday.

Given the gales in the British Isles at the moment, I should be able to report on its rough weather ride


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6286 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Only on the newer models named RJ-85 or -100 - with Crossair. Great airplane!!! Takes off and lands on a quarter and gives a dime back as change.
External noise is world record low. Internal noise is about the same as any other modern jet.
I never count the F/As.
Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Flew on UA Express-Air Wisconsin Bae-146 DEN-COS this summer, it was a rough ride because of weather, but short-it's a cramped plane inside cause it holds 100 people-I was lucky and had Row 1 so I had room to stretch


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User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

I have flown on the 142, 143 many times on Qantas New Zealand (formerly Ansett New Zealand) and they are quiet hence the nickname in New Zealand of "The Whisper Jet".

On Qantas NZ they usally have 4 flight attendants.

Jase


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

I flew STN-CDG-STN on a Buzz Bae 146-300 back in May of this year. There were three flight attendants.

One good feature of the aircraft is that they loaded it at the front and rear via airstairs simultaneously...taking less than 5 mins to fully load the a/c. Seating was pretty good....and I am 6'4". Only complaint was that the interior plexiglass window was badly scratched.


User currently offlineYEG 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

I used to fly YEG-YVR on Air BC's 146-300's. It certainly is a very quiet aircraft. Its only downside in my opinion is that it seems to have a lower ceiling than the 737, which in summer meant picking our way around thunderheads building up over the mountains, rather than flying over them.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

I've been on the newer Avro RJ family. I first flew on a Avro RJ85 from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) on Crossair. Just last year I flew on Avro RJ100 from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH) on CityFlyer Express. Great plane! Extremely quiet. Quite roomy and comfortable. It has EXTREMELY short take off and landings. Amazingly it doesn't have thrust reversers!!!!
BAe Systems Regional Aircraft are working on a new and improved version called the Avro RJX!

Here is their site:
http://www.bae.regional.co.uk

Hope that helps!

Kind regards,
BA



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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Frequently, during the days of PSA and AirCal in California; very comfy, quiet and a good ride except:

1. "Penalty Box" seats at right rear- two seats w/o window, next to lav- no fun!

2. That howl they make when deploying flaps; scare the whee out of you if you don't expect it- typically, after falling fitfully asleep on trip back to SNA from SFO after a long day of business.

AA & US were both too dense to recognize the common sense of these a/c, in my view... and now, AA's running around buying RJ's.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 998 times:

Flown this aircraft many times. with Air Nova. Love the plane, Normally 4 F/A's. A little cramped for me seeing that I am 6'3". but takes off in no time at all and I love the sound that the Flaps make when being retracted!! sounds really strange. Mind you the first time on this aircraft I thought that the wings were going to be torn off!! Kinda never paid attentation to the Flight attendant's saying that it was a feature of this plane!! Oh well serves me right for not listening!!

Airman99o



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User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 987 times:

UNI Air (Taiwan)...45 minute flight was not very nice. Seats were 3x3 and so cramped I couldn't bend over to put my camera away (so I held it the whole flight). And I'm only 5'7!

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Only once. It was a couple of years ago. Air Wisconsin/United Express from CID to DEN. I was seated starboard side behind the wing. The complexity of the flaps is AMAZING! It did concern me a little that occasionally during cruise, the number 3 engine would have short burst of black smoke. It was very short and hardly noticable due to the speed, but made me nervous anyway. Any comments?

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 978 times:


I have taken a ride on it in 1995 on Lufthansa. The trip was short as it was only from FRA to STR (30mins).
I really liked the plane and the cabin as well. Would like to take a ride on one again.

Cheers, B737-700


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2381 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 977 times:

TWA717_200,
A lot of turbine aircraft engines can 'puff' smoke, it is normally caused by the engine seals allowing small amounts of oil into the combustion chamber causing black oil smoke to pass through the exhaust. At night it is also possible to see jet efflux, a blue light aft of the engine caused by the combustion process. This is the wonder of an aircraft with jets just outside your window. The Do328 Jet is probably the same.
 


User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 969 times:

I flew a Northwest Airlink BAE-146 from MSP-DLH back in December, it was a real short (30 mins), comfortable flight, takeoff was quite long, and the landing was quite long also. I had a view into the rear of the engine but I didnt see any blue flame (I was hoping to though). The inside of the aircraft looked brand spanking new and smelled new also, the noise levels were about the same if not higher than other jets. The one thing that I hate about this plane is, it is just plain ugly.

User currently offlineAussieErj145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 965 times:

One of my favorites.
I flew on a 146-300 with East West airlines of Australia although at the time the aircraft were already painted in full Ansett livery with only a small East-West sticker near the door.
The flight was from Sydney to Hobart, about two hours flying time. the interior layout was 3-2 giving slightly wider seats than most. I remember being pushed back and thinking that they should start the engines now, but they already had, I just never noticed, I honestly thought it was the aircraft next to us.
We had Four F/A's and champagne on departure! The flight was just great and fairly smooth except for the crossing of Bass Straight which is always bumpy due to strong westerly winds.
Landing really surprised me as there is no reverse thrust, I was waiting for the roar and it just wasn't there. This is a great plane. I had a great flight and I'd love to put my bum in one anytime!


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 961 times:

First and only time on a 146 was on an ill-fated day trip ORD-MSN in December 1996. Thanks to w/x we wound up diverting and I flew ORD - MSN (divert) - DSM (refuel) - MSN (divert) - MSP (divert) - MKE (get in bus) - MSN (airport closed) - LSE - MSP - ORD

I have a couple rides on the Mesaba ARJ-85 next month to STL. Hopefully, these will be slightly less circuitous!  


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Believe it or not US did operate the 146 at oone time in 1993 I think-but they were sold off.

G.R.



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User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Adam 84-

Just to let you know Northwest JetAirlink Mesaba operates Avro RJ 85s. Not BAe146s.

They are really comfy planes and are all brand new inside. They even have 16 real first class seats up front and a comfortable 2-3 in main cabin.

GREAT airplane


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Flew on a RJ85 with Northwest JetAirlink Mesaba from Detroit to TYS in August of this year. Was very roomy and comfortable inside, took most of the runway to get off the ground with a full load passengers, 2 flight attendants, fuel, and baggage.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 884 times:

AJ,

Thanks for the info.


More on the -146...It's always reminded me of a mini Lockheed. Like a baby brother to the C-141, C-5, C-17. Kinda buff looking for an airliner.


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 884 times:

I've flown on AirBC's BAe 146-200s several times, mainly YEG-YYJ(Victoria) and YEG-YVR. But I have gone on an AirNova 146-200 once from YUL to YQM(Moncton, NB).

The BAe 146 is pretty quiet compared to other jets from the outside. Inside the cabin, the noise level is comparable to the A319/320. AirBC's and Air Nova's BAe 146s are pretty comfortable and interesting to ride in.


User currently offlineKanaka From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 853 times:

back in the late 90`s discovery airways started flying the bae-146, for hawaiian inter-island flights. that didn't last very long. but before they went under i had a chance to fly the bae-146 on the honolulu to maui run. the interior seem very cramped with low ceiling and seating 3x3 not enough leg room for traveler over 6 ft. coming in on final approach to kahului which is usually very windy this aircraft kept banking left and right. i fly alot between the islands and maui is my home. having flown on both aloha and hawaiian airlines it seems this aircraft could not handle the strong winds coming into kahului. well i hope you got enough info........

User currently offlineTwa319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 845 times:

I flew in an Ansett BAe 146 From Townsville to Brisbane, here in Australia - this is usually a 737-300 route, so it was a bit of a letdown to be on a jet with no inflight audio. Otherwise I can't complain about the flight, it was pretty similar to most jets in noise, though a bit slower in climb than the Boeings.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 836 times:

I Flew in AWAC Bae 146 DEN-COS Summer '98 to get to an outdoor camp there. Now I fly TWA out there b/c it's cheaper.

25 Victor Hotel : I havent had the luck or probably need to fly on one since i havent really ever been on a smaller rought. I would love to fly on one, one day though,
26 Turbulence : Yes: ATH-MLA twice and MLA-BCN once. Nice bird, silent. Cram depends on carrier. Air Malta (KM/AMC) was OK for me (I'm 6'5" = 1m92) and did not feel b
27 PhilB : Just back from my daughter's wedding and I promised to report on the 146 in rough weather. Flew DUB-MAN last Thursday with gusting NW wind at 18 - 35
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