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francopoli  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The last propeller plane at a major US airline has been retired.

Man, fuck that plane. Been on exactly two of them. First one the pilot had a 'Nam flashback and nearly slammed us into a mountain making an "out of bounds" landing attempt. The landing was described by the luggage guy as "interesting, wasn't it?" Second one skidded down a gravel run way that may not have been legal but was described as "we do this fucking shit all the time and they ain't gone and fucking stopped us yet." Plane was at stall speed and probably the slowest landing I've ever been a part on.

Probably a nice mid-range plane for rural Banjostan airports. But Alaska Pilots are all off their rockers. Some of the best (and worse) flying experiences you can ever have.