Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Super King Air

I've written before about the airline that serves my hometown. In fact, Pacific Coastal Airlines had its beginnings in Powell River, BC.

One of the things that makes Pacific Coastal unique is the ability to match its airplanes to the needs of its runs. Usually, Powell River is served by the 19 passenger Beechcraft 1900C. On busy days, we might get the 30+ passenger Shorts 360 or Saab 340. But on my trip this week there were only seven of us heading down to Vancouver. This time they sent the 11 passenger Super King Air. Nice plane. Kind of like 997 on steroids.

The small low building in front of the wing is the Powell River terminal. It was pretty crazy here during the Olympics with a temporary baggage screening machine and lots of security agents. Now things are back to small town quiet.

While the other passengers were relaxing and catching up on the day's news, I enjoyed watching the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit. -- Margy


  1. a 19-seater doesn't seem that small, but would still make me nervous.:p i flew on a 10-seater once and it was very scary. when the flight attendant demonstrated the safety features of the aircraft, everybody actually checked the life vests under the seat.:p

  2. This is a very interesting post. I've flown on such small planes a couple of times and they were pleasant experiences. Thanks for sharing this part of your world with us. Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

  3. I too like to watch the pilot and co-pilot. I could not read if my life depended on it. If I'm not looking at the pilot then my eyes are following the beautiful coastal line below.

  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by my corner of the world this week. - Margy