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United Express

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This old veteran plane is nowhere to be seen any more. N290UE is/was a British Aerospace BAe 146-200 which was a precursor of the more modern Avro RJ70 and Avro RJ100. The first flight of this plane was already in 14.08.87. It flew for at least United Express, Delta Connection and Air Wisconsin until stored/scrapped in 2007. When this picture was taken it was already a very old plane. But it was also much needed because of its remarkable STOL capabilities. Here we see it at the Aspen - Pitkin County airport and to reach that airfield the pilots have to fly a long and curvy route with mountains on both sides and then the runway is remarkably short. Basically at the time of this picture in 2005 the machine did nothing else than flew the short connection Aspen - Dallas back and forth.
Picture from Aspen - Pitkin county airport (Sardy Field airport) 10.08.2005 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A view under the wing of the same old BAe 146 as above, showing private jets of millionaires parked at the Aspen airport.
Picture from Aspen - Pitkin county airport (Sardy Field airport) 10.08.2005 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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