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Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:18 am

Well, do you like the Fokker 50?


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RE: Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:25 am

I've been on the Skyways aircraft to the lower right a few times and I must say I like the F-50. Not like a jet, but I like the feel of flying you get on a prop.

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RE: Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:27 am

Of course I like the F50, it's Dutch  Smile

Never had the chance to fly one though, I might take a VLM f50 some day
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RE: Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:23 am

Its a nice plane, but i think that the ATR-42 is more spacious.
 
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RE: Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:01 am

I've never been on a Fokker 50, but they are certainly quieter than Dash 8's and the ATRs when they take off. They also have a better range if I remember correctly than the others.

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RE: Do You Like The Fokker 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:15 am

Also they're graceful. Jajaja, just joking.

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RE: Do You Like The Fokker 50?

Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:42 am

I like the Fokker 50 very much. On the outside it indeed isn´t the most modern plane in the air, the straight tail fin gives it a classical look but it does make this bird have an own trademark.
The noise level, with its powerful engines and six-bladed propellers, is quite low. Much lower than the "modern" Dash 8-300 and older ATR´s. In the cabin also, except for take-off, the noise level level is very low. The Dash 8-Q300 should be silent, which it is if the NVS works, otherwise... The newer ATR´s, with six-bladed propellers, are very silent also though.
It´s a very reliable and sturdy plane. The design is thorough and has quality, not that much cheap plastic like on the Dash 8. The cockpit has a very efficient and logical layout. Most pilots who flew Fokker 50´s and got converted to Dash 8, do prefer the Fokker´s flight deck.
Although the Fokker 50 is slower than most modern turboprops, on short flights it makes almost no difference. Furthermore the plane has a very good range and on many flights outcasts the Dash 8-300. On Spanish flights, a fully loaden Fokker 50 can fly Madrid-Melilla and back without refueling, there´s no way a Dash 8 could do that.

Well, as you see for me it´s F50 vs DH3, because those are the two types I always flew with when working for Denim Air.
 
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RE: Do You Like The Fokke 50?

Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:56 am


The plane, in my opinion, is simply hideous in aesthetic terms. But with so many flying around here, I must say it has grown a lot on me over the past 10 years, specially because I've had marvelous flight experiences on them.

I do like a lot the gear system in the engines...


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