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Fairchild Dornier SA-227DC Metro (N654AR) - SW4 post engine start during "blue hour". These Metros are LOUD!
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Fairchild Dornier SA-227DC Metro (N654AR)


SW4 post engine start during "blue hour". These Metros are LOUD!


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joseph muro
Takes me back to 5:AM run-ups @ MHT a few decades ago. Fun times for (some) mechanics, not so much for anybody living nearby the airport. These guys are NOISY!
Great shot Jake
Roland Hebert
Love working on this aircraft. As a avionics tech, it was great. Company I worked for which is no more, a Reginal Airline we started with the Metro 2's. Then bought 8 of the 3"s, and installed our own avionics system when we received the planes from the factory. UPS flew the 3's also and had double Avionics on all 12 aircraft. Got my A&P license through the company who did the maintenance on the UPS planes. Love this airplane and enjoyed working on it.
I much prefer blue hour over golden hour.
serge LOTH
Cross air Time for who remember thé beginings. in Swiisszerland
Excellent photo and even better comment above by Roland Hebert!
I loved the Merlin Metroliners, and, rode in both the 800 HP and 1,000 HP versions.
Use to fly in them out of Fresno, CA (FAT) regularly to connect in either SFO or LAX to go XC to the east coast.
They were to best to me of all of the commuters; and, yes, NOISY - wore attenuating headsets as I still do always.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Feb-2024 SW4Centennial ()West Memphis Muni () 06:15AM MST 10:01AM CST 2:45
19-Feb-2024 SW4Metro Oakland Intl ()Centennial () 01:24AM PST 05:24AM MST 3:00
18-Feb-2024 SW4El Paso Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 09:10PM MST 12:18AM PST (+1) 4:08
18-Feb-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()El Paso Intl () 07:06PM CST 08:23PM MST 2:17
16-Feb-2024 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Laredo Intl () 04:46PM CST 07:47PM CST 3:01
15-Feb-2024 SW4Battle Creek Exec At Kellogg Fld ()West Memphis Muni () 10:28PM EST 11:36PM CST 2:08
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