chrisjake
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1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:03 am

arrived at 17:12 from the paintshop at GLH

see it here: http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-2525



chris
 
zschocheimages
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:10 am

Glad to see the 8's still going strong!
Why fly with 2 engines when you can have 3?
 
kcrwflyer
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:10 am

Can't wait to see those instead of beeches here.
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:16 am

great looking plane!! what is this going to be configured to???
 
floridaflyboy
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:20 am

That looks incredible. The DHC-8 has a large tail, and the continental tail design looks outstanding.
Good goes around!
 
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JBo
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:30 am

Too bad the engines aren't painted like the low-wing CoCo birds with the blue on top.

Otherwise it looks outstanding.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
 
N231YE
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:10 am

I love how immaculate the DHC-8 looks now after its fresh paint. But give it time, her paint will get destroyed.

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 2):
Can't wait to see those instead of beeches here.

I'd love to see them take precedence over the 1900s, but I think these are cutting into ExpressJet's ERJs.

Either way, it looks like Air Canada Jazz will no longer be the sole operator of DHC-8s into CLE.
 
BatonOps
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:49 am

The Dash looks great in CO colors. I can't wait to see it at MDT next month.  Smile  Smile  Smile

I forget how many there are getting. Anyone have a number?
 
atct
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:42 am

Im glad to see they actually got it!

After rumors for ages off an on, its great to see their Dash's. Who knows, maybe they'll run beside cold one here in IAH. (Nothing against Colgan, theyre awesome as well).

ATCT
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rampkontroler
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:54 pm

Great catch Chris... It is indeed a great looking plane! The colors look great on the Dash 8, and I for one, will enjoy seeing them in CLE!

More pics of it here:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:28 pm

N375PH...is that an ex-QX aircraft?
 
rampkontroler
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:06 pm

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 10):
N375PH...is that an ex-QX aircraft?

Yes it is, they will be getting more from them as well. The interior of this one still needs to be redone, as all the covers have been removed from the seats, and new carpeting is also on order.
 
QXRamperMEII
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:11 pm

Indeed it is...formerly of QX. As I understand QX is getting rid of 12 -200 frames to CommutAir as it aquires more -400s and CRJs back from its Frontier service.

Here's a pic of N375PH in her former life :

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=542667&nseq=0

Note: despite 416 shots of QX Dash-8s in A.nets database, not a single one of that particular bird...I had to go to the other site...
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting ATCT (Reply 8):
maybe they'll run beside cold one here in IAH.

Didn't you mean Colon?  mischievous 
Sorry couldn't resist that......the Dash looks exceptional, much rather have them (even better Q400's) running around IAH than the SF34's.
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:38 pm

Quoting QXRamperMEII (Reply 12):
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=542667&nseq=0

Oh no you dih-int!  Wink


These shots remind me of when CO used to fly the ATR.
 
BatonOps
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 9):
Great catch Chris... It is indeed a great looking plane! The colors look great on the Dash 8, and I for one, will enjoy seeing them in CLE!

More pics of it here:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/thumb...cat=0

Fantastic pictures. The Dash really looks good in CO colors. One question though... I didn't see anywhere that the airplane says 'operated by Commutair' or something like that. Does that still have to be added?
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 15):
Fantastic pictures. The Dash really looks good in CO colors. One question though... I didn't see anywhere that the airplane says 'operated by Commutair' or something like that. Does that still have to be added?

Interesting....Now that you mention it, none of the Beeches say that either. I guess its not a requirement.
 
CXA330300
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:53 pm

Are they operating any routes into HPN, such as CLE-HPN?
Home airport now: JFK
 
bucknut
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:54 pm

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 16):
none of the Beeches say that either

Actually on the beaches, it is on the right side of the pax door in small letters.
 
rampkontroler
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:04 am

Quoting Bucknut (Reply 18):
Actually on the beaches, it is on the right side of the pax door in small letters.

You know, you can look at something so often you almost don't see it!! You are correct, of course, and you can just about make it out in this shot:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-1998
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 19):
You know, you can look at something so often you almost don't see it!! You are correct, of course, and you can just about make it out in this shot:

Maybe they will put in somewhere inside the aircraft. On some type of placard.

Are they getting rid of the 1900's completely or is it going to be a mixed fleet?
 
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JBo
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:02 am

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 20):

Maybe they will put in somewhere inside the aircraft. On some type of placard.

I believe it's required it be on the outside of the aircraft.

Chances are the operator titles are in vinyl decal form and will probably be applied when it arrives in CLE or wherever for final fit-out before entering service.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
 
boeingpride800
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:20 am

Any chance of Commutair returning to UCA, or ROM now as UCA moved to griffis. I loved watching the little buggers landing from my house not too far from the airport.
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:43 am

I'm sad to see my QX planes go Sad... but this aircraft looks great!
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uncgso
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:52 am

Any possiblilty CLE-GSO could be on the horizon? Seems the Dash 8's would be well suited for this route a couple times a day.
 
atct
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:58 am

As far as I knew, AZO and TRI were new cities to be served from CLE. (Was told by a Commutair Pilot).

Rampkontroler can probably give us the latest scuttlebutt from CLE on new cities (as opposed to just replacements of the B1900s)


ATCT
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BatonOps
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:19 am

Quoting BoeingPride800 (Reply 22):
Any chance of Commutair returning to UCA, or ROM now as UCA moved to griffis. I loved watching the little buggers landing from my house not too far from the airport.

The identifier for Rome is RME not ROM. It would be nice to see that area regain air service. UCA had a lot of history. Too bad it's gone now.
 
mtnwest1979
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:36 am

Nice looking scheme. Can't tell you how many times I've seem N375PH in BOI. Both on the dhc-8 and on a Metro III prior to that.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
 
chrisjake
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:43 am

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 27):
and on a Metro III prior to that.

thats pretty cool!
 
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:45 am

C'mon CO... give ACY a third try now!!!!  crossfingers 
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rampkontroler
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RE: 1st Commutair DASH-8 Arrives CLE

Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:39 pm

Quoting ATCT (Reply 25):
Rampkontroler can probably give us the latest scuttlebutt from CLE on new cities (as opposed to just replacements of the B1900s)

Sorry, I don't know all that much about their long-term plans, but I have been led to believe that they will be replacing all the Beeches eventually. As for the cities, I know that they will begin with services to JFK, White Plains New York (HPN), Columbus Ohio(CMH), and Harrisburg Pennsylvania (MDT). Beyond that, Falcon 84 would know better than I!

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