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Last Avro Flight From MSP  
User currently offlineIlsapproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

XJ has ended RJ flights to and from MSP as of 10/29............but will continue from DTW til years end. I will try to post link from Mpls Tribune later today. My poor neighbor was a high senority pilot flying the BAE-146 (RJ75's to XJ) I haven't seen him to ask him what he'll be doing now.......downgrade to Saab 340 I'm sure.

Sad to see this unique aircraft go......but I can see why in light of Mesaba's current condition, it only makes sense.

Mike @ MSP

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User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

I'm glad I got to fly on the RJ-85 last year.....It was a very unique plane and I enjoyed it very much.


Allons-y!
User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3516 times:

Quoting Ilsapproach (Thread starter):
My poor neighbor was a high senority pilot flying the BAE-146



Quoting Ilsapproach (Thread starter):
.......downgrade to Saab 340 I'm sure

I highly dought a senior captain (most likely) would take a HUGE pay cut from a 100 seat airplane down to a 34 seat bird. He is better off applying to JetBlue and Air Tran.


User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3492 times:

The "BugJet" was definately my favorite RJ - spacious and unique. Also, had F - not gonna see that on a NW RJ for a long long time (if ever...).


S



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineScouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

About 10 or 11 years ago when I lived in the Manchester area a friend of mine worked at BAE where the RJ85 was built and he was able to get an invite for me to go to the family open day. We were guided around the factory to see the planes in all stages of build and when we got to the end there was a finished and painted RJ waiting to be delivered in NWA colours. I had never heard of NWA then and thought they may have been a small upstart somewhere in a third world country but have now been a platinum elite worldperks member for the last 2 years. I wonder if that one was the last RJ to leave the fleet.
I have travelled on all NW plane types except the RJ but I suppose from Oct 29th I have now been on all thier plane types.
Many years ago I have flown BA and Lufthansa RJ's and they were very nice flights.



Love to fly
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 3):
Also, had F - not gonna see that on a NW RJ for a long long time (if ever...).

Umm... 76 seat aircraft at Compass? Sounds like there will be some first class there to me...

[Edited 2006-10-31 04:44:49]


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineN31029 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Economics may be dictating the end of actual service, but, this sensational aircraft will live on in a great many hearts for years to come.

What a pleasure it was to fly. Its unusual qualities and the unique aviation experience it supplied in today's world of endless twins was unmatched fun and appeal.

It's "Regional Widebody" stature made it comfortable and spacious.

The design and look of this small jet created quite the impression as well; its four engines, mounted on the high wing, allowed it an imposing profile for such a compact package.

The sights, sounds, and sensations of this plane - and its forerunner, the BAe 146 - will be sadly missed. But not forgotten.

Blessings, N31029



John 3:16
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 2):
He is better off applying to JetBlue and Air Tran.

You were talking about a big pay cut... there you have it. He would still make about $64 an hour at the Avro, sure a lot less, unless he goes to the CRJ which is just a $2 pay cut, and if Mesaba gets the CRJ-900 he will probably be on that.

Quoting Thegooddoctor (Reply 3):
Also, had F - not gonna see that on a NW RJ for a long long time (if ever...).

The CRJ-900 and EMB-170's will have FC.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

23 of the RJ-85s will live on wearing the tri colour of AirFrance. CityJet, the Irish subsidary partner is in the process of aquiring these fat ladies and will be flying the CityJet route map from November. They'll be totally gutted, refurbished and repainted and will come out smelling and looking like new. They will be configured with 95 seats with the euro modular business class divider thing.

It will be a sad day when the leave the fleet. It was always a sense of individuality when we rolled into airports where we were the only jumbolino in town! It was a great time flying them and will always be lucky to have done so.


AZJ


User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

I was nonreving on PS years back and was supposed to be on a BAe146. They did an equip sub to DC9. Then I tried to take AW from DEN-ASE and it was full all day. Alas I will never get to fly this beauty.  Sad


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