Re: Help ID Piedmont Propeller Planes, Please

Date:         08 Dec 96 04:12:34 
From:         Roberts@erinet.com (Patrick Roberts)
Organization: Al Bundy for President
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JW6191A@american.edu (John Witherspoon) wrote:

>In the mid to late 1970s, Piedmont Airlines flew propeller planes into
>Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's airport, which was not at the time (and is
>not presently) equipped for commercial jets (jet traffic into MYB started
>soon thereafter, when all commercial flights were moved to the civilian
>terminal of the Myrtle Beach Air Force base).
>
>Can anyone shed any light on what type of planes these prop transports
>might have been?  If memory serves, they were large, four engine planes,
>i.e. bigger than, say, Convair 580s.

It was probably a YS-11. Airborne Express still operates part of the
old Piedmont YS-11 fleet every night.