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Old 27th Mar 2011, 03:14
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Capn Bloggs - are you talking about the picture in the article? Looks like a Pilitus PC-12 aye.

Looks nothing like a Braz.
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Old 27th Mar 2011, 03:46
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Having a bit of fun with the #$%^& journos, Saintly.
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Old 27th Mar 2011, 05:07
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yeah haha lol
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 01:17
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just goes to show most punters have no idea what they are flying in...

"When you compare the air craft types, the air fares, the number of seats available and the number of services, everything comes out to be fairly similar," he said.
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 04:54
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topend3: I agree. I reckon I could do a better job at being minister for transport haha. Nah not really - but maybe minister for aviation.

But fair dinkum - Chair Sniffer Buswell has no idea about aviation.

The Brasilia is not that similiar to an F50. The Braz carries has 30 seats while the F50 has a maximum of 58 seats (high density). However standard seating is 50 seats with Skywest configuiring the F50 to have 46 seats.

The F50 is more like a comfortable turboprop - better leg room than the Braz and also a lot quieter. Ive heard from a few mates of mine who fly Skippers that the Cabin Crew offer the passengers ear plugs as the noise is quiet loud - I wasn't offered ear plugs on my flight.

The only good thing about the Braz is that its 30-50 knots quicker than the F50.

Apart from the difference in aircraft, the Skippers service is there or there abouts when comparing the service to Skywest. Only thing is that they don't serve food which as shame and Skywest's catering was pretty good.

Skippers have the same airfares as Skywest. I paid $300 to CVQ and back to Perth. I still think Skywest is slightly better.

I prefered going on the 36-seat Dash 8 when I came back to Perth a few days ago. I found the Dash 8 better than the Braz - more comfortable
thats for sure.

The only other thing different also was that Skippers have a baggage allowance of 23kg whereas Skywest had 20kg. So I guess that's handy.

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Old 28th Mar 2011, 05:21
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And the experience levels.

Skywest you're getting pretty experienced crew.

Skippers you're getting, well.......read the skippers thread!
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 11:58
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The Green Goblin: Where can I find this Skippers thread?

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Old 15th Aug 2012, 10:01
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This may seem stupid of me to bring this subject up as it's been a year since Skippers took over some of the coastal routes that Skywest used to do but:

How has Skippers been going on the Carnarvon, Kalbarri and Monkey Mia routes?

Are the passengers happy with the Skippers service or do they prefer Skywest.


I am flying Skippers to Carnarvon in two weeks time. I delibrately booked a return airfare from Perth-Carnarvon-Perth on specific days that were operated by the Dash 8.

I couldn't stand go in the Brasilia. Just a small cramped aircraft. Apart from it being a quick aircraft - not much else good going for it.

Anyways I hope to hear your comments about Skippers on these coastal routes as its been 18 months since they took over from Skywest on those routes.




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Old 12th Sep 2012, 16:27
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 09:25
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as it's been a year since Skippers took over some of the coastal routes that Skywest used to do
and which Skippers used to do before Skywest used to do...
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 07:00
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I am not sure why you ask this as there is no alternative to skippers anyway. Both aircraft types are just as good as one another by the way.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 08:02
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No they're not - the EMB120ER Brasilia is better.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 12:45
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Originally Posted by Brian Burke View Post
Great to hear Jan has kept her role at CVQ even if it is with JW... Top Lady!

BB
Was just looking at this old thread and noticed the comment above about Jan. Sadly she passed away in 2016.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 02:46
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Yes, a lovely Lady. When passing abeam CVQ, I still smile and think of ‘The Silver Fox’.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 01:14
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Originally Posted by sumtingwong View Post
Yes, a lovely Lady. When passing abeam CVQ, I still smile and think of ‘The Silver Fox’.

Yes it was very sad at the time. I'm sure a few people on this forum knew Jan. She had not been well.

CVQ airport is still run well these days. There is also a "in memory" of Jan thing at the airport as well which is nice. Good, hard-working airport staff such as Jan who have good customer service skills don't get enough recognition from airlines, especially those staff who work at regional airports and she worked at CVQ for 30-odd years.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 01:16
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Yes, Jan was a fantastic lady. We lived in YCAR for several years & she was a great ambassador for both the town & air service. I'm sad to hear that she's not with us anymore...
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 23:49
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Originally Posted by VH-MLE View Post
Yes, Jan was a fantastic lady. We lived in YCAR for several years & she was a great ambassador for both the town & air service. I'm sad to hear that she's not with us anymore...
I'm actually surprised her passing was advised on this forum because it seems there are a few people on the forum who knew her.
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