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Comair Retires EMB-120  
User currently offlineDelta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Comair has finally operated its last EMB-120 flight and is now an all CRJ carrier. Personally I will miss these little workhorses. I really enjoyed flying them esp in Florida during the summer months. BUMPY......If anyone feels the way I do about these planes, drop a line here to let me know.
Take care all

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Sarcasm ON:

Oh, I'll sure miss those great Brasilias!!!!!!!!!

Sarcasm OFF:

Having worked around them @ EV, and flown on one of OH's, I hope I'll never have to be around one ever again! The only time I ever flew on one was when I was trying to non-rev back to ATL from MCO, and ended up taking a Comair flight to TLH in order to catch a DL flight to ATL, because I didn't want to have to stay at MCO for another 7 hours until the next flight that I would be able to non-rev on. Flying on that Brasilia was only the second time I have ever been scared while flying (the first was when I flew for the first time).


User currently offlineRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1543 times:


It's somewhat sad to see them go but we are now finally all jet. That plane hung around here like a bad habit that wouldn't go away. It seemed like for the last two or three years it was supposed to be the last year for the EMB-120. But different circumstances kept the plane around.

I am proud to say that I logged 1,951 hours in the Brasilia for Comair. Been in icing, hit by lighting, sucked a bird through the #1 engine on rotation out of EYW, had the cargo door fall off at the ramp and numerous other things in my time in the bird.

It always brought me home.

Being that it was my first airliner, it will always hold a special significance for me. It was fun to fly (more fun to hand fly than the CRJ) pretty quick, and very stable on approach. I miss doing 11,000' downwind's and cleared for the visual abeam the tower. Slam dunk!

I now look forward to the CRJ-700. Classes have already started and it should be on property either in Oct or Nov.

Happy flying!!!

RJ


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

The piece of junk's time is up.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Yeah JHooper,

I'm sure that one about with EMB-120 aircraft as for Comair were not good as for the engine and etc to do. I think prefer that like best of CRJ-200/600/700. I like with the jet aircraft. I actually that I did flew on the CRJ by 4 times as for myself. It is great ride on the aircraft. I did flew on EMB-120 with USAir Express and Comair too. I did flew on N257CA. I think. So anyway, I'll talk with you soon.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

I knew it was coming- hate to see them go.

I love the Brasilia!!- I grew up on it. I flew them at least 5 times on USAir Express out of CMH when I was little & always enjoyed it. Since then I've flown twice on them on ASA & on one ComAir flight. Always a nice looking, smooth riding (IMO) plane.

Hopefully I'll be able to get on another one in the future!

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

When does ASA get rid of their Emb120's? Quite a few of them still buzzing around Atlanta!! Do the markets ASA serve (some of the smaller southeastern ones) have the ability to handle CRJs?
Tony


User currently offlineDelta728 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

To me the 120 brings the feeling of real flying.....I personally do not like the CRJ. They are economical, but to fly on they are horrible. The windows are soooooooooooooooooooooooo low that it kills my neck to look out. I do remember the 120 not being to comfortable if you are on it to long. I flew it when Comair had the MCO-BHM route. That was to long for that plane. And for ASA I believe I heard that they will be gone in about 1 1/2 yrs.

User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 720 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

I never flew the Brasilia, but I do fly the CRJ and after 4 other transport aircraft I can honestly say the CRJ is a dream to hand-fly. With a roll rate comparable to an F-15 and 45 degrees of flaps to get me down, I'd put money on the CRJ on 11,000 ft downwind making the runway easily.

Sad to see the zilla go? Sure but its kind of a misconceived exit of turbo-props after the new(old) ATR's in CVG.


User currently offlineUALrampORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

I am a fan of the Brasilia. I love flying on them whenever I am out west and will miss them when Skywest finally stops flying them in place of boring CRJs. Fly on one while you still have the chance.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8911 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

When will the CRJ-700s enter revenue service, and which routes. I am flying Comair CVG-MCO next April and 7 months out, there are only two seats (both emergency exit) left on the plane. Since the flight is so full in advance, I am kind of hoping that they will upgrade the flight to a CRJ-700 or a 737-200 since they are moving into CVG.

Jeff


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1386 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Still alot of them buzzing the DFW skies as well!


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

I actually thought it was a cute little plane...

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