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Fairchild Dornier SA-227DC Metro (N567TR) - 26 year old SW4 starting up and preparing to taxi to 10 late at night
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Fairchild Dornier SA-227DC Metro (N567TR)

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26 year old SW4 starting up and preparing to taxi to 10 late at night

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Richard Theriault
I have flown that aircraft many time in the past. Glad to see the old girl still earning its keep.
BRIAN RODRICKS
Beautful pic!
themold
Better call MAACO! Needs a paint job.
CDBrozovich
Sewer-Tube!
Paul Kavanagh
Flew the Metro 1, 2 and 2a 35 years ago. The 2a was a 2 with a JATO in the tail, so we could take-off at a higher GTOW without having to uprate the Garretts. Was only used for engine fail on take-off. We always said it would just leave a smoke trail to the point of impact!
Jake SimpsonPhoto Uploader
@rick1128 that's awesome! They're still going strong. I may actually end up flying them as my first turbine aircraft in a few years!
Jake SimpsonPhoto Uploader
@ Paul: a JATO in a Metro? Now that catches my attention. I'd love to see that in action haha!
ROBERT MILLS JR
Great comment by Paul Kavanagh - Love it!
Loved flying as a pax in the Metro.
I'd sit up front if possible to watch the pilots working the yokes, etc.
Really a superb photograph!!
Dave Carnahan
Love that 360 prop blur.. never gets tired. Great photo Jake
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