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Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:58 am

I was just wondering, are there any Dash-7, still flying in the United States?
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:18 am

US Army has 2 I think
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:04 pm

I miss flying the Dash 7 on HA between Islands, the overwing made sightseeing way nicer, loved the feel of 4 props on take off.
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:12 pm

There are 3 Dash 7's parked on former US territory -- Toronto Island Airport YTZ. Owned by Trans Capital Air.

They are contracted out from time to time to the UN and other users.
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:06 pm

The U.S. Army has a couple of them. You can often see them here in El Paso.
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:13 pm

Quoting PRINAIR (Reply 4):
The U.S. Army has a couple of them. You can often see them here in El Paso.

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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:17 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 3):
There are 3 Dash 7's parked on former US territory -- Toronto Island Airport YTZ.

Just curious, what do you mean by "former US territory" for YTZ (previously Toronto Island Airport, now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport)?
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:37 pm

Dash 7 Operator:

United States Army 10 10
Trans Capital Air 6 2 8
Pelita Air 6 6
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service 6 6
Voyageur Airways 5 5
Air Greenland 4 4
Air Tindi 4 4
Petroleum Air Services 4 4
Berjaya Air 3 3
Airkenya 1 1
British Antarctic Survey 1 1
Fugro Aviation Canada 1 1
LTA - Linea Turistica Aereotuy 1 1
Transport Canada 1 1
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Just curious, what do you mean by "former US territory" for YTZ (previously Toronto Island Airport, now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport)?

US soldiers destroyed fortifications on the Toronto Island when they invaded York (later Toronto) in the War of 1812. Never claimed the territory though or stayed long. They burned the Parliament and looted a lot of the city, going house by house fueled by stolen liquor. They left and never seized property, occupied or claimed the land. The British returned the favour a year later when the White House was burned.

Seeing a Dash 7 land on a dime and then take off in such short space was always a great sight at airshows. Of the aircraft I have seen, the Buffalo is the only one to beat the short distance. The economics of the Dash 8 and advances in Turboprop engines killed the 7 but its performance is still quite something.
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:26 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Quoting yyz717 (Reply 3):
There are 3 Dash 7's parked on former US territory -- Toronto Island Airport YTZ.

Just curious, what do you mean by "former US territory" for YTZ (previously Toronto Island Airport, now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport)?
Quoting pnwtraveler (Reply 8):
US soldiers destroyed fortifications on the Toronto Island when they invaded York (later Toronto) in the War of 1812. Never claimed the territory though or stayed long. They burned the Parliament and looted a lot of the city, going house by house fueled by stolen liquor. They left and never seized property, occupied or claimed the land. The British returned the favour a year later when the White House was burned.

As pnw said, Toronto Island was briefly occupied by the Americans exactly 200 years ago. They actually stayed on Toronto Island (but not the mainland) for part of the summer.

The 3 Dash-7's at YTZ now are 2 ex-Arkia Israeli in full colour and one white tail. There was recently an ex-Greenlandair (all red) Dash 7 here. Dash 7 movements are not uncommon at YTZ.

Quoting pnwtraveler (Reply 8):
The economics of the Dash 8 and advances in Turboprop engines killed the 7 but its performance is still quite something.

The short landing on a Dash 7 is something to experience.  
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:38 am

I was lucky enough to fly on a couple of military charters with Air Tindi into remote primitive strips north of the Arctic Circle.. We had a pretty good load on, personnel, equipment, camp, food, fuel etc. Incredible plane and crew! The strips we flew into were old military strips which were not maintained, gravel and full of frost heaves, I was surprised at the bumps the plane could absorb and how fast we got off the ground.
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:41 am

I miss the Dash 7, too young to really get a chance to enjoy them. I remember the Air Wisconsin ones at DTW in the 1980s, Paradise Island at MIA when I was there in 1993, ASA ones at ATL in 1986, and seeing TWA ones at DCA in 1992.
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:42 am

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 9):
The 3 Dash-7's at YTZ now are 2 ex-Arkia Israeli

I probably flew one of those when I did a domestic flight in Israel in 1996. It was indeed quite an experience.
 
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RE: Are There Any Dash 7s, Still Flying The States?

Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:22 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 11):
Paradise Island at MIA when I was there in 1993

I used to fly on Paradise Island Airlines quite frequently in the early-to-mid '90s...definitely a great experience. Granted, the 3,000' ft strip was more than enough for a fully loaded -7 performing a short hop to South Florida, but there were times that it rotated just before the turnoff to the terminal. Talk about adrenaline! I miss that airline - and airport.

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