It's a very friendly airplane to fly, and the trailing link gear will almost guarantee compliments on the landing from passengers ,you almost have to work on getting a hard landing... but trust me, it is possible to pound it on
I would say that the most unusual thing about riding in this plane is the sound that the flaps make when extending or retracting (as they pass between 6 - 18 degrees). For those who haven't heard it, it's a very loud howl, a cross between a wolf and a freight train... very disconcerting to passengers who've never been on a 146/Avro before. I like to think of it as engaging/disengaging the warp drive. The noise is aerodynamic in nature, and is louder the faster we're going. Apparantly it can be heard quite well on the ground below.
At cruise we usually burn about 5200 lbs. per hour, and cruise at .70 mach (.73 on the 300), which is not alot less than what a 737 or A319 burns, and they are going faster. If it weren't for the short field performance, I don't think this airplane would have sold as many as it has (about 400?)