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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
23-Sep-2023 SW4Mc Allen Intl ()Laredo Intl () 08:38AM CDT 09:10AM CDT 0:31
23-Sep-2023 SW4Eugene F Kranz Toledo Express ()Mc Allen Intl () 03:40AM EDT 07:00AM CDT 4:20
22-Sep-2023 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Eugene F Kranz Toledo Express () 11:38PM CDT 02:44AM EDT (+1) 2:05
13-Sep-2023 SW4Tullahoma Rgnl ()West Memphis Muni () 06:36PM CDT 07:30PM CDT 0:53
13-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()Tullahoma Rgnl () 03:06PM CDT 06:10PM CDT 3:04
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