Crjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9086 times:
Just spotted it at PHX at gate B1A on the Mesa ramp. I actually pushed this plane out when it went to Goodyear (GYR) for repaint into the new US livery....looks pretty snazzy. A whole lot better than the America West Express livery they've all been sporting. Looks like Mesa is finally starting to rotate all the Dash's for repaint. I'm heading to work now, I'll take my camera and see if I can snap a picture. I believe it's tail number N987HA, not 100% though.
Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
Av8rphx From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8328 times:
Ahh I remember good ol' ship 987. IIRC the summer weights were something like 37pax 17bags or something. 988HA was even more of a treat when mx would inop the autofeather. Was fun taking 12 pax to FLG when it was booked to cap.
Thegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7717 times:
Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 3): Yup, it's N987HA, been here in PHX all day. From what I've heard, the paint is 200lbs heavier than the old paint job, which should help even more in the hot PHX days.
The Dash spanks hot days in PHX! Although back when I did work for Mesa - one capt doubted the bag count on one of the guymas flights and made them take it all out and do a manual weight. The Dash was something like a half-ton overweight... (no, I did NOT work that flight) It's not that hard to mis-estimate on a bag count - especially on those flights where the pax take everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink in their luggage.
Eyes2thesky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6805 times:
Nice. Will have to keep a look out for those colours at MRY. Mesa flies the Dash8 PHX-MRY-PHX now. 7pm arrival, 6am return. 2h 5m flight, pretty long for a turboprop. I've been wondering if it's the longest flight in the United States on a Dash8 -100,-200,-300. Horizon has longer flights on the Q400, but that's a whole different bird from the -100,-200,-300.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3210 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6271 times:
Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 12): Nice. Will have to keep a look out for those colours at MRY. Mesa flies the Dash8 PHX-MRY-PHX now. 7pm arrival, 6am return. 2h 5m flight, pretty long for a turboprop. I've been wondering if it's the longest flight in the United States on a Dash8 -100,-200,-300. Horizon has longer flights on the Q400, but that's a whole different bird from the -100,-200,-300.
Not for long. The Dash 8's last departure from MRY will be Tuesday morning, the 17th. Starting with that afternoon's flight from PHX, it becomes a CRJ-200. The mid-day flight has remained a CRJ (currently a -900), it was the late arrival that stayed overnight and returned to PHX the next morning that was the Dash 8. On some days, it made a late run to LAS and back.
PHX-MRY was the longest Dash 8 flight in the entire US Airways Express system (both east and west).
But if you're a passenger belted into the plane 2-plus hours in either case, the distance-flown comparison won't matter much.
DCA-HHH, meanwhile, is 436 nm.
Quoting Captaink (Reply 19): It is a long flight, but that is the length of many American Eagle flights in the caribbean SJU/POS being one of the longest clocking 2hours 50 minutes.
Thanks, I would not have thought of checking Eagle's SJU hub. 2h 50m definitely takes the cake. I always liked the ATR42s when I flew on them with JetLink out of EWR, but 2h 50m on one is stretching it.