CanyonBlue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3529 times:
I came across this website http://www.atlanticair.com/whatsnew.html today and had never heard of them. I live in Florida and was curious as to whether this startup was planning to be something like DayJet (air taxi) or something completely different? Also, is this airline/website legitimate, or is the company really not getting off the ground for commercial service?
Highflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3346 times:
It looks like a Florida version of Southern California's Miwok Airways using Cessna 172s in place of Cirrus SR22s. Although I wish the best to both of them, they seem to have reached the absolute lower limits as to aircraft equipment. Convincing potential customers that a Cessna 172 flight from Tampa to Naples through the towering afternoon Cu is cost-effective and fun is going to be no easy job, particularly since many folks consider anything under a Beech King Air 200 to be an ultralight.
I could easily see a reincarnation of DayJet using single engine Pilatus PC-12 aircraft in 8 pax configuration but flying passengers day/night VFR/IFR in a Cessna 172 or a Cirrus SR22 may have its limitations.