Bombardier Dash 8-300 now a history
The Bombardier Dash 8-300 flew for the last time on Wednesday. Turboprop Commercial planes are one of the biggest US carriers will fly
The Bombardier Dash 8-300 flew for the last time on Wednesday. Turboprop Commercial planes are one of the biggest US carriers will fly. The plane was operated by Piedmont Airlines American Eagle. The flight 4297 was scheduled to go from Charlotte, N.C. to Salisbury, Maryland. The last flight landed at 8:38 PM. The people who have been flying for over 20 years find it hard to cope with. The people from old schools who are flying from back 1990s and 2000s have spent a lot of time travelling in turboprops and Dash-8s. Earlier, Turboprops were the only option to travel between small cities.
And then there was a time when major airlines flew planes only with propellers. But now, it is different, in May, United Airlines between Guam and Spain flew its last turboprop flight, according to Inc report. It was flown by Cape Air. Though some small airlines are not shutting down their small turboprops and only big US airlines are closing it with this week’s flight, the smallest plane is 9-seat and it is flown by Cape Air.
“The Dash 8 is part of the golden age of regional turboprops ... soldiers, lugging people to and from small towns all over the country, feeding the ever-growing hub-and-spoke networks of the big guys," wrote The Cranky Flier blog reported Inc. According to the report of Inc, the airline said that the flight’s captain was the first officer Captain Ricky Snyder who worked with Piedmont for 40 years and Capt Malcom Ferrand, who worked for almost 28 years retired after the landing.
The American Airlines survived Dash-8 highest of all because it serves a lot of small cities.Dash-8 carried the right mix of economics and aircraft’s size. The aircraft reached the end of its life and it was expensive to maintain it anymore. "All my memories are from the Dash and I know a lot of senior flight attendants are the same," flight attendant Nina Yli-Piipari told local television station WBOC. "To me it's like the end of an era. ... We were a Dash family and now we're not."
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