lehpron
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Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:54 pm

Where is seat 01C on the plane and what could I expect from a 43 minute ride from PHX to PRC?

How small is this plane, btw?
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Kohflot
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:59 pm

It's a 19-seater. There are only two seats per row (each is a window and an aisle), so I'm sort of surprised you're sitting in a seat labeled 'C'.

There's no flight attendant, so don't expect any sort of service.

Comfort-wise, the 1900D is my favorite turboprop. Call me crazy, but I think it's a lot more comfortable than pretty much any other plane that spins props.
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:02 pm

What airline is the flight operating for?
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lehpron
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:08 pm

19 seats?! That's smaller than a Greyhound, eh?

That is what the flight plan says, seat 01C; i've never been on a turboprop before...this should be interesting, apart from the noise maybe; oh the flight is operated by Air Midwest doing business as America West Express.

There is a 15A on the plan but I suppose that is for the A319 I will be riding on, which btw I have never been on an airbus before and i don't know where that seat is on the plane either. I know it has to be a window seat I just wanna see the flaps pour out on landing.

Besides I heard a myth that the back of any plane will be the safest.

[Edited 2004-12-09 06:12:27]
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:36 pm

You are in C is because the left seat is A and the aisle is B, where there is one seat in the last row similar to the 34 seat Saabs and then the right seat is C.
 
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:22 pm

I Havn't been on a Beech 1900 yet...
But I know that the Beech 1900 doesn't have a bathroom aboard.
The size of the Beech1900D is as follows:

Cabin Height/Width: 5ft 11in/4ft 6in
Wingspan: 57ft 11in
Length: 57ft 10in
Cabin Volume: 640 cubic ft
Max-take off weight: 16,950lb
(They might weigh you, because of the Beech1900D crash in CLT)
Ceiling: 25,000ft
Range:1,505nm

These specs are from the November 2004 edition of Airliner World magazine, which has a great article on Beech Airliners.

Have a great flight, If you write a trip report and post it in the trip report section, that would be an interesting read.

Air Midwest operates 35 Beech1900Ds..They don't operate any Beech1900Cs.


[Edited 2004-12-09 07:25:07]
 
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:04 pm

I flew on a 1900D a few months ago.
Great ride!
Noisy, yeah, but it's a noise I will probably never get to hear again- propellers!
The plane was more susceptible to cross winds than others- it yawed back and forth in gusts occasionally.
I liked it, overall. It's tiny, that's for sure. But fun.
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:16 pm

>>"Cabin Height/Width: 5ft 11in/4ft 6in"<<

Tiny? Are you freakin kidding me!?  Wow! I am 5'-11", I could probably touch both windows with my arms spread apart!

Suddenly I am laughably uncomfortable. Now I worry about how much luggae I can take wth me, is there a limit or does it follow the same with whatever I get to take onboard the A319?

>>"Have a great flight, If you write a trip report and post it in the trip report section, that would be an interesting read."<<

Psh, I'll bet, considering that I'm about to enter a flying can of soda pop.
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:36 pm

yeah, it's similar in seats to the Jetstream 32. If you have 20 seats you have to have a Flight Attnedant. I flew r/t on one from RDU GSP last year...similar length journey. Not a bad ride as long as it isn't full.
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:49 pm

It's a great little plane. I flew an HPEX B1900D from PHX-Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII) and loved it. The plane flies low so you get a great view of the scenery and you have too love the vibration of the engines. Have a great flight.
 
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:04 pm

I have flown the 1900 many times (PHX/FHM) The aircraft is wonderful.It links the small communities with the mainline flights of HP where you need to go.The only downfall is no LAV..YV tried to fly the DHC-8 from PHX to FHM don't know why they stopped.....However YV may be picking up some great EAS markets and hopefully Showlow,AZ will be one, I have a cabin in Lakeside,AZ and it would work great.....aswell as all the other people who have a cabin up north.
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:09 pm

Actually Row 1 has no window due to the propeller being level with the row and the titanium ice shield.

some Beech 1900D's *do* have a lav in the rear, you'll find some of these birds in Canada (go to www.aircanada.ca) and South America.

Btw, you don't need to stretch out both arms to touch the cabin wall, just lean against the left side and extend one arm should be enough *grin*

YV's 1900s aren't anything to look at either. today in Key West we had a white USAirways Exp/Air Midwest Beech 1900D with a United Express rudder, purple engine cowlings, and a new USX tail (less rudder).

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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:17 pm

At least Key West gets some service...........!
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SegmentKing
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:25 pm

till Jan 8. The pilots based here still have yet to be told where they are to report to work on Jan 9th.

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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:41 pm

you're flying an aircraft operated by Air Midwest operating for America West Express.

Ironic that you should expect the aircraft to be owned, registered, and most likely in the livery of Mesa Airlines  Laugh out loud

There is an Air Midwest Beech 1900D flight daily from Farmington to Durango, and I've only once not seen it in the Mesa scheme, but upon registration verification it was in fact owned by Mesa airlines.

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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:47 pm

>19 seats?! That's smaller than a Greyhound, eh?<

A 30 seat Brasilia is smaller than a Greyhound to, still much faster, and I fly them LAX-OXR all the time (12 mins in flight) when going home to see my parents.

>There is an Air Midwest Beech 1900D flight daily from Farmington to Durango, and I've only once not seen it in the Mesa scheme, but upon registration verification it was in fact owned by Mesa airlines.<

That is because Air Midwest is one of Mesa's many subsidiaries
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RE: Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900

Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:25 pm


Love the 1900D. Specially the little sliding doors to the flight deck whose shape seems to be inspired by Arabian harems. Usually are open during TO and landing so you get a good view. And if you have a headset (aviation one), you could plug it right in since seat 1C is also used during check rides, etc. I believe and has openings for the plugs (don't think pilots would appreciate and no never tried it).

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