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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
01-Oct-2023 SW4Vincennes Intl ()Laredo Intl () 08:15PM CDT 11:42PM CDT 3:27
01-Oct-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()Vincennes Intl () 03:52PM CDT 07:19PM CDT 3:27
29-Sep-2023 SW4Evansville Rgnl ()Laredo Intl () 11:07PM CDT 02:27AM CDT (+1) 3:19
29-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl () 06:52PM CDT Last seen n/a
29-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()Evansville Rgnl () 06:51PM CDT 10:15PM CDT 3:24
29-Sep-2023 SW4San Antonio Intl ()Laredo Intl () 12:11AM CDT 12:47AM CDT 0:35
28-Sep-2023 SW4Tallahassee Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 09:12PM EDT 11:11PM CDT 2:58
28-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()Tallahassee Intl () 03:24PM CDT 07:40PM EDT 3:15
28-Sep-2023 SW4Plan de Guadalupe Int'l ()Laredo Intl () 10:37AM CST 12:19PM CDT 0:41
28-Sep-2023 SW4Shreveport Rgnl ()Plan de Guadalupe Int'l () 07:55AM CDT 09:08AM CST 2:13
28-Sep-2023 SW4Huntsville Executive ()Shreveport Rgnl () 04:57AM CDT 06:38AM CDT 1:40
28-Sep-2023 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Huntsville Executive () 02:54AM CDT 03:45AM CDT 0:51
26-Sep-2023 SW4Smyrna ()West Memphis Muni () 10:38PM CDT 11:33PM CDT 0:54
26-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()Smyrna () 06:18PM CDT 09:37PM CDT 3:19
26-Sep-2023 SW4General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Laredo Intl () 03:41PM CST 05:22PM CDT 0:40
26-Sep-2023 SW4Laredo Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 09:31AM CDT 09:16AM CST 0:44
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
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