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Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:49 pm

Piston powered only:
DC-3 and BN2A Trislander

But I´ve flown on heaps of different turboprops - most of them multiple times ...
Cessna 208 ("Caravan")
Swearingen Metro
Beech 1900 C+D
Do 228 (-100/-200/-NG)
Do 328
SAAB 340
SAAB 2000
DHC-6 (Twin Otter)
Dash-8 (all series)
ATR-42 (all series)
ATR-72 (all series except -600)
Fokker 50
F-27 (all series except -100)
Shorts SD 3-30
Shorts SD 3-60
Bae Jetstream 31
Bae Jetstream 41
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Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:42 am

I flew the Lockheed Electra II for months, it was a very comfortable plane, passengers loved it.
Cabin crew L188 707 727 737 767 A300 DC10 MD11 777 747
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Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:09 pm

United Express - NPA Jetstream J31
Seattle - Portland
Portland - Seattle

Qantaslink Q300
Canberra - Sydney

Qantaslink Q400
Brisbane - Blackall - Longreach
Longreach - Brisbane
Melbourne - Launceston
Launceston - Melbourne
Canberra - Sydney

Austrian Airlines Q400
Geneva - London Heathrow

Flybe Q400
London Heathrow - Edinburgh
Edinburgh - London Heathrow

Amsterdam Schiphol - Amsterdam Schiphol

Sydney Seaplanes DHC3
Rose Bay Sydney loop
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Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:19 pm

I love threads like this, as it shows the huge spectrum of age/experience on this website. I did answer above, but thought more about this question.

PennPal wrote:
I'd be interested to know how many a.netters flew regularly during the prop era, and what was the most common/favorite aircraft flown?

I was born in 1960, so the "prop era" was literally behind me, although I did have the chance to fly on very unusual aircraft.

Some aircraft, like the L188, CV440, CV580, CV640, DC-3, Viscount, F27, FH227, YS11, HS748, Dart Herald, IL-18, AN-24 etc. were in a "commuter" airline type operation, that although flown after the "prop era" would have been no different than if flown during. They were all very similar in comfort and experience and not much different than the later DHC-6/7/8, ATR, J31, etc.

Some aircraft, like the DC-4, DC-7, M404, L1049H, DHC-5, were flown on an enthusiast sightseeing flight. While the aircraft was a "thrill", the actual experience was not really representative of the "prop era".

Two aircraft, the DC-3S (out of YYZ) and L749A (out of AVW) were not flown as a passenger, but as a "hobby" type rating.

But for the actual "prop era" I was very lucky to have flown on an actual "propliner". Like flying on a QQ L049 from SDQ to SJU, RV DC-6 ANC-CDB-SNP-ANC, SU TU-114 SVO-YUL or YYZ-BDA-ANU on both a DC-4M2 and L1049H of TCA (but as an infant so I do not recall) and later on an AC Vanguard.

But to me, it is more the era and onboard experience that I recall favorably. Namely everyone well dressed, well behaved and truly appreciative of the opportunity to travel. While the thrill of sitting between 4 Wright Turbo Compounds is amazing, so too was the polite atmosphere.
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Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:58 pm

It was more than I thought. I actually seek them out. Lol

Convair 580 in 1982 TCL-ATL on the old Republic (Herman the Goose)
EMB 110 Bandeirante in 1986 MKE-ORD cannot remember the carrier (maybe Comair)
Saab 340 in 1987 CVG-CLE on Comair
Cessna 172 in 1988 In the backseat while a friend did part of their CFII training.
EMB 120 Brasilia in 2001 ATL-FLO probably ASA
Dash 8 in 2001 CLT-GSP
Piper Warrior III in 2002
Beech 1900 in 2010 FLL-EYW A really fun ride, climbed out over the ocean then nice and bouncy. Lots of time to enjoy the beautiful approach into EYW in a slower moving airplane.
ATR 72-500 in 2010 EYW-MIA The smoothest riding turboprop I've ever been on. Again, more time to enjoy the amazing scenery.
Saab 340 in 2016 PNS–MCO

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