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Has Pacific Coastal Retired Its Shorts 360?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Hi folks,

I did a quick Google search and it was suggested that Pacific Coastal has now ceased operating the Shorts 360. Is this true?

Thanks,

James.


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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2756 times:

There were only scheduled flights with Beech 1900 and Saab 340 left.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 1):
There were only scheduled flights with Beech 1900 and Saab 340 left.

Thanks. Is this 100%? I know that's the case per its online booking, but I wondered whether that was because the SH6 only operates during the summertime.



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
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When I flew Pacific Coastal on the YVR-Victoria RT, I didn't see a single Shorts 360, except for one at the hangar. All were either Saabs and Beeches.

User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 549 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Sad news. I was there late May 2012 and had missed it by two weeks. There was a recent trip report from some lucky member in the Trip Reports forum. Also, the staff at the check-in desks advised that the aircraft was due to do some crew training early June which from her point of view showed some committment to operate the type for longer.

I admit the check-in staff may not be the best informed person to ask, but I'd give them a call and ask if it is retired for good or if it comes back next summer. The closest alternative is probably Tiara Air in Aruba.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Thanks everyone.

Quoting Loran (Reply 4):
I was there late May 2012 and had missed it by two weeks.

:-(

I was hoping to visit B.C. and to fly the SH6. Oh well.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

I believe it still flies domestically in Israel.


Dan  



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Tiara Air in Aruba still flies them between all three ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) islands and to Las Piedras and Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Riohacha (Colombia).


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Here is a great vid from my fave list of someones PCA S-360 experience from Port Hardy to YVR last year. Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCjZ2pw2TAE


User currently offlinegoaibusgo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 275 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 7):
Tiara Air in Aruba still flies them between all three ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) islands and to Las Piedras and Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Riohacha (Colombia).

.............and P4-TIB is an ex- Pacific Coastel plane aswell !


User currently offlinehaggisman From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

I flew the Pacific Coastal Shorts 360 in 2005 from Comox to YVR ... noisy beast but a very comfy cabin. The windows are nice and big too, so flying down the Straits of Georgia on a sunny day was absolutely gorgeous.

Scotty



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

One is still going C-GPCF, though her days are numbered. I heard she was retired 2 weeks ago, but she is still flying, maybe just a filler for the Saab's - heres a photo taken yesterday!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcavpics/8041873126/in/photostream

GPCW has been in the hanger at YVR for a couple of years now minus wings and has been a donor to PCF.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

I emailed Pacific Coastal which just replied:

"Good Afternoon James

As of right now our Short 360 is not doing any scheduled flights with Pacific Coastal Airlines. We are unsure of its future of returning at this time.

Thank you

Claire S

YVR Customer Service Agent."



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2001 times:

Alas, the Grumman Goose has also been "parked":

"As the aircraft age, our inability to acquire certified parts has made it impossible for us to continue to maintain and operate the Grumman Goose to Pacific Coastal Airlines and Transport Canada standards. This obstacle puts the ongoing, long-term viability of operating the Grumman Goose into question.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to park the Grumman fleet while we determine the options".

Source: http://www.pacificcoastal.com/id/221/newsID/56/News.html



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