Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6389 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1088 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
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1078 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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CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1050 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.
YEG 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1041 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.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1038 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!
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1022 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!!
TWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1001 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?
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1001 times:
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.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 993 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.
AussieErj145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 989 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!
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 985 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!
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 936 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.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 908 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.
Kanaka From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 877 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........
Twa319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 869 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.