Quoting Rampkontroler (Thread starter):
...The reason I ask is that I have this photo of an Ameriflight Metro that I took on the ramp at CLE back in 1998, and it had a brown cheatline that closely matched UPS brown, and the registration ended in 'UP', (N544UP) . So is this just coincidence, or did someone actually operate them at one time in UPS brown?
As an ex-226 driver this is near to my heart! i believe that UPS did not actually crew these planes, but rather owned them like FedEx owns several Maritnair, and Mountain Air Cargo frames. If I can remember correctly, Merlin Express out of Montana, Berry Air out of San Marcos, Martin Air, and Superior Aviation from Lansing were big 226 / 227 operator on their behalf, Also Ameriflight used to have a CVG hub for DHL using DHL owned 226 and 227's.
The 226 was a great plane and excellent ice hauler. It is too bad the "punkies" of today will never get to cut their teeth on such a plane. They go strait from a wet commercial / multi to the right seat of an RJ, and by pass the last vestige of real flying. Good for them. But I will never forget my year in the San Antonio Sewer Tube
Hope this helps.
[Edited 2007-04-26 07:14:08]
Winglets on a Falcon are "over-painting" a great work of art.