From: email@example.com (Patrick Magee) Organization: Teleport - Portland's Public Access (503) 220-1016 Date: 13 Sep 96 03:03:38 References: 1
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Brian Harding <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >I recently got my first close look "through the fence" at a Dornier 328 >at MHT. >I was quite impressed with the aircraft, it seems like a nice little >commuter. It seemed very quiet. >I have not read or heard much about the 328. Anyone out there who could >comment on how the 328 is doing in service, how it is to pilot or fly. Horizon Airlines is replacing their 328's with Dash-8's. Some comments I have heard: 1. Directional stability problems at touchdown (gear too close together) 2. FAA is requiring 5 point harness on first row of seats due to proximity to bulkhead. 3. Performance not up to specifications (speed and dispatch capability) On a more positive note, my aunt (who is scared spitless to fly) recently flew with Horizon on a 328 from Seattle to Eugene and was quite impressed with the "little airplane".