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Northeast Airlines And Newport, Vermont.  
User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2230 times:

Is there anyone out there that might be able to find a picture of or know anyone that has a picture of a Northeast Airlines Fairchild Hiller FH-227C at Newport State Airport in Newport, Vermont? I would be interested to know...The runways there are terribly short and I would love to actualy see one of the planes at the terminal.....I have seen the Northeast Schedules from that time period when they had the FH-227Cs and they did fly in there....

On a side note, I am also looking for any pictures of an Ozark Air Lines FH-227Bs shot at the Iowa City, Iowa Airport...

I would like to add these to my FH-227 website.....Any help would be appreciated....

Cheers, Access-Air


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User currently offlineBDL2STL2PVG From China, joined Jun 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2212 times:

I am not sure f NE actually flew the FH-227s into Newport. In the mid to late 60s, when NE had the FH-227s, the really small stations like Newport and Laconia had a commuter/contract carrier doing the flying for them. This may have happened after the DC-3s left and they didn't have the right equipment to use into the very small stations.

User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2201 times:

I have looked at a Northeast schedule myself for 1967 a year after NE got the FH-227s and they did indeed fly them into Newport....The flights were listed at that time as either JET or PJet....The commuter services with Executive didnt come along until later on closer to the early 70s....right before NE was merged into DL....Northeast flew the plane from ESF to BTV then MPV then LEB then EEN then on to LGA if I remember the schedule correctly....

Access-Air

p.s. I will add that back in 1989, I actually visited the Newport, Vt. Airport and asked soem locals there, and they had affirmed the FH-227 did serve Newport, juts that no one as far as they were aware, took the time to photograph it...I am quite sure that someone would have had to photographed a relative getting on or off the FH-227....



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User currently offlineBDL2STL2PVG From China, joined Jun 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2175 times:

Good Info Access-Air. This prompted me to go looking and in mid 1969, the Newport Services were conducted by Northern Airways, 2 flights a day to BTV, 30 minutes duration. Was Northern a predecessor to Precision?

The Rockland, ME flights, all to BOS, were handled by Downeast Airways and the Laconia flights, also to BOS, were operated by Cape & Islands Air Services, Inc.


User currently offlineBDL2STL2PVG From China, joined Jun 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2167 times:

More research, per Wikipedia, Northern Airways became Air north and then in 1984 Brockway. Wiki claims that the original Northern fleet consisted of DH-6 Otters, so that probably was what they replaces the NE FH-227s with.

User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

That very well might be.....with the Air North TWOtters.....I just hope that I can find a photo....
Yeah, AirNorth that was based in Burlington, Vt. started out with Twotters, They were also operating in the 70s as an Allegheny Commuter that replaced Allegheny/Mohawk in the upstate NY cities and in Vt...The next step was to get after going independant from Allegheny, Shorts 330s then one or two of the Stretched Grumman G-1C (G-159) to fly for a while....When they dumped the G-1C, the took delveiry of the three Fokker F.27-600s that were parked by San Luis Obispo, CA based Swift Air, N421SA, N422SA, and N423SA..The also took delviery of two former AeroPeru F-27-600s which eventually became N60AN and N61AN......The Twotters were dumped along with the Upstate NY Routes and a couple of the Shorts were kept.....
A new airline called Clinton Aero picked up the Upstate NY Routes from Air North using Beech C99s and Clinton eventually (if memory is correct) became Brockway Air getting "then new" Beech 1900Cs....I think they even flew the very first Production 1900C N6667L....
Brockway in a move to expand, bought and merged Air North into the system and the Shorts 330s were disposed of....
The 5 Fokkers were kept and the the Beech 1900Cs were operated on the smaller routes. Brockway Air then initiated a code share with Piedmomt Airlines I believe right about the same time Empire Airlines of Utica, NY was bought by PI.....The F.27s were disposed of, and replaced with SAAB 340s.....
What was left of the original Air North/Brockway Air, is or was the airline up in that same area called Commutair....If I am not mistaken...

Hmmm, anyway, now that I have gone completely off my topic...LOL.......
I am also sure that NEA flew the FHs into Newport because a buddy of mine used to live there and he said they did but he never was able to take any photos.....So the question still remains.....

Access-Air



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