Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46 Posted (12 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
To those of you who have flown the F50, what was it like? Is it noisy and capable of knocking you off your feet during startup? Is there much legroom? Would you say 1 hour 40 min is a looooong time to spend on a plane like this?
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Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 4075 times:
I have flown the F50 many times (with Ansett Australia/Air NSW and SAS Scandinavian) and really really loved the aircraft. It had much more of a "real airliner" feel than the Dash8, ATR42/72, Saab340's that I've flown in.
Then again I always loved the F27 Friendship (those huge windows!!) too.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
I flew Air Nostrum from Paris to Bilbao, Spain on a F50.
Other than great service..it was basically a loud rollercoaster ride. They are NOT very refined aircraft.
They do, however, feel very solid and secure even when being bounced about (something that can't be said for the ATR series). Also..the gear, flaps...hell...every mechanism on the bird makes a fairly decent noise when used.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 4038 times:
I had the opportunity to participate in a sightseeing flight on board of a VLM Fokker-50 (base at EBAW, Belgium).
The aircraft is nice to fly with, there was more legroom than I expected. The only thing that drew my attention is that, when applying throttle on take-off, the aircraft started to shake very heavily. On this website, I was told that this was possibly due to the fact that VLM pilots hold the parking brakes until the engines spool up. But don't worry, not many airlines do this (I think) and it was great!