Aviation Photo #0588471 Beech 99A Airliner - Colgan Airways

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I have no idea what this guy is trying to do. Perhaps a push start??!!
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    Howard Chaloner
    Colgan Airways
    Beech 99A Airliner
    Beech 99 Airliner
    Beech 99 Airliner
    Washington - Dulles International
    April 3, 1978
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Photo Added: May 29, 2004

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13 years ago
I Have flown the B-99 for a few thousend hours and know about its tendency to fall on its tail when fully loaded within C of G. Therefor it has a pole coming with it to be installed during loading, to be braced between tail and ground. But if you want to take the pole with you for unloading at destination, someone has to support the tail until engines are started and developing power to stabilize the inballance.
13 years ago
Have done it that way many times when I was still flying the 99. It requires a support stick where the guy is, in order not to fall on its tail when loaded fully.
Now, when the support is inside the airplane for the next ground stop and both engines are not running yet, the guy has to support it and endure the blast from the engines when running.
11 years ago
This airplane is getting chopped in half soon.

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