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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
15-Apr-2024 SW4Oakland County Intl ()Willow Run () 01:18AM EDT 01:33AM EDT 0:14
14-Apr-2024 SW4West Memphis Muni () 09:11PM CDT Last seen n/a
14-Apr-2024 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Oakland County Intl () 09:11PM CDT 12:26AM EDT (+1) 2:15
14-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()West Memphis Muni () 05:57PM CDT 08:29PM CDT 2:31
11-Apr-2024 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Laredo Intl () 08:06PM CDT 10:51PM CDT 2:44
11-Apr-2024 SW4Lagrange/Callaway ()West Memphis Muni () 02:43AM EDT 03:20AM CDT 1:37
10-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Lagrange/Callaway () 09:52PM CDT 01:41AM EDT (+1) 2:49
10-Apr-2024 SW4West Memphis Muni ()Laredo Intl () 02:23AM CDT 06:01AM CDT 3:38
10-Apr-2024 SW4Lagrange/Callaway ()West Memphis Muni () 01:08AM EDT 01:33AM CDT 1:24
09-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Lagrange/Callaway () 08:26PM CDT 12:16AM EDT (+1) 2:50
08-Apr-2024 SW4Hawkins Fld ()Laredo Intl () 09:23PM CDT 12:19AM CDT (+1) 2:56
08-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Hawkins Fld () 06:19PM CDT 08:37PM CDT 2:18
07-Apr-2024 SW4Donaldson Field ()Laredo Intl () 11:04PM EDT 02:26AM CDT (+1) 4:21
07-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl () 05:15PM CDT Last seen n/a
07-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Donaldson Field () 05:14PM CDT 09:34PM EDT 3:20
06-Apr-2024 SW4Maury County Rgnl ()Laredo Intl () 04:21AM CDT 07:53AM CDT 3:31
06-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Maury County Rgnl () 12:46AM CDT 03:41AM CDT 2:54
04-Apr-2024 SW4Donaldson Field ()Laredo Intl () 04:03AM EDT 07:24AM CDT 4:20
03-Apr-2024 SW4Laredo Intl ()Donaldson Field () 10:15PM CDT 02:48AM EDT (+1) 3:33
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