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#253199 - 10/17/07 05:20 PM New planes for Tropic Air
Marty Online   happy
Tropic Air today announced that it has added a factory new 7 passenger aircraft to its fleet. Earlier this year Tropic added a new 3 seater. Both are equipped with state of the art engine, propeller and navigation systems. Tropic will be taking delivery of the first "glass cockpit" Cessna Caravan to be exported in April of 2008. Tropic also retired its oldest aircraft which has served the company since new in 1983. Tropic Airís aircraft are
piloted by 15 pilots who are all Belizean

#253200 - 10/17/07 05:21 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Marty]
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#253247 - 10/18/07 04:13 AM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: travelqueen]
Leah-Ann Offline
very pretty!
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#253255 - 10/18/07 05:16 AM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Leah-Ann]
Can you get Tom & Jerry on those?

#253266 - 10/18/07 12:13 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: ]
Otteralum Offline
Yeah pedro2 -- I was thinking that with equipment like that, you could remotely fly the new aircraft.
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#253277 - 10/18/07 03:06 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Otteralum]
Bobber Offline
A new video game? Impressive.

A few years ago we flew into Culebra on a Caravan. On the flight from San Juan, we hit some rain squalls that the pilot avoided. I was interested in his comment "wow, I got to fly this thing for a few minutes.:) Is everything so automated now, even on the little planes?
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#253408 - 10/19/07 12:49 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Bobber]
catdance62 Offline
Yeah, my hubby teases his pilot friends that fly for the airlines that they are just "pushing buttons"!!
Seriously, even in our small plane we have a "glass cockpit" with weather, auto-pilot that has altitude and heading hold, etc. Gone are the days of compass-style navigation...even though you still have to learn it in school!

#253446 - 10/19/07 04:29 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: catdance62]
Bobber Offline
Still interesting tho. On that flight out of San Juan, we watched a DC-3 take off ahead of us. 15 minutes later, we passed him. So much for old technology.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#253447 - 10/19/07 04:31 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Bobber]
Ernie B Offline
The aircraft I learned to fly in had two instruments, a compass and a fuel gage.
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

#253456 - 10/19/07 05:13 PM Re: New planes for Tropic Air [Re: Ernie B]
Bobber Offline
I never had the chance to even learn. On the other hand, I do have a good record as a passenger. smile
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

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