Ryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1577 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4433 times:
Great Western Aviation had a special for August 10, 2004 and there will be another day on August 18 2004 where flights in South Australia were A$25 one way. So I took advantage and got a cheap ride on a Beech 1900.
Since I was only going there and straight back, I got a phone call from Great Western the night before asking if I had made a mistake with my booking.
This is my first ride on a turboprop aircraft, and my first on a Beech 1900.
MT 409 Adelaide to Kingscote
Check in was smooth and quick and we were quickly escorted out to the plane. On the way to Kingscote the plane was full. Although the Beech 1900C you have to crouch to get inside, the seats were comfortable and leg room was good.
Was a bit noisy inside, but that is expected of turboprops.
FLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5192 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3930 times:
I was on the same route years ago on a SF340 operated by Kendell on behalf of defunct Ansett Australia. The very best there was luggage handling: Self service!. And the Beech 1900: First time was on a AirFrance flight operated by Proteus from STR to LYS. No toilet on board. Prop flying is more real flying!
Comfortzone From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
I had a trip back from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide with Great Western last December - with only three pax flying. Due to a storm front passing by it was a pretty bumpy ride which I really enjoyed, that's real flying