The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:35 am

Ok, this question is for the people who have flown on a Brasilia before. Was it loud and shakey? I heard from people that they roar like crazy inside, and the vibration is terrible.

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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 10:54 am

I'm flying one in February. I'm anxious to hear what you EMB 120 veterans have to say.

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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 11:11 am

It depends on a few factors... altitude, speed, engine type, and the weather...

the plane is a good bird to fly in... offers full size seats (albeit they don't "recline", they are at a good angle). They are also one of the few commuter planes that offer ALL of the following: overhead bins, tray tables, arm rest on each side of the seat, individual air / light controls, and oxygen masks that drop from the ceiling. The plane also has a full galley and lavatory.

Sometimes the older birds do make sounds and are a bit louder, it's bearable and not overly annoying. Row 8 (on the right) offers the best legroom of any seat imagineable (unless you are flying in a flying-bed on United or BA!)

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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 2:09 pm

another thing that I want to add to what Nate said is that if you fly on SkyWest, row 9 is the one with the legroom. It is very nice. Seats B and C are the only two with in that row with the legroom.

Any seats behind row 8 on SkyWest are a lot quieter than those closer to the front of the plane.

The plane is not unbarible with the cabin volume, but if you do have sensitive hearing, ask the flight attendant for ear plugs. I honestly dont think that they are too bad.

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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 2:39 pm

When I rode on a United Express EMB-120 it wasn't loud or shakey at all. It was a relatively quiet turbo-prop, and was smooth as a babies bottom. Big grin

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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 4:30 pm

The one and only (and will remain so) time I flew on a Brasilia, it was not enjoyable. While not as loud as I expected, the plane has a tendency to yaw when the gear is down, so takeoff and landing are really interesting. Add to this the fact we had to fly through some storms, so we were bouncing up and down like a ball for most of the flight. I am not one of those fans of the Brasilia.
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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 6:14 pm

I'm not a fan either. Just flown it once. It was connecting from a 9-hour transatlantic flight. I was really tired, had headache and all that noise and crampedness made it even worse.


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RE: The EMB-120 Brasilia

Fri Aug 10, 2001 6:23 pm


I flew once from Fresno to LAX with Skywest and it was quite nice, the plane didn't really go to high ( it's just one hour trip ) but it went smoth and the noise was a little bit higher then the jets but no really a big deal, I found out for example the ATR42 is noisier then the EMB120. The configuration is 2-1 ( like the EMB145 ) but all went ok, the final landing was fantastic because we could actually see LAX airport shortly before we turned to the final aproach.
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