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IBM, Inc. company flight in early sixties... Thanks, HH
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Fokker F-27
Beat me to it. Eastern Airlines used to use them for Boston/New York shuttle. Painted the bottoms yellow, called them "Yellow Birds."

Funny what we remember. 16 years old on a solo cross country, on final to New Bedford MA. Tower calls my numbers adding "emergency right turn." I'd barely turned 90 degrees when a Yellow Bird with 1 feathered dove past me at what must have been 45 degrees or more.

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The U. S. Army Golden Knights used to jump out of one of those. I don't remember how they got it. I guess it was cheaper to operate than a C-130.
C-31: 43,000 lbs. C-130: 155,000.

They replaced the Fokkers with DeHavilland Dash 8s.
 

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The U. S. Army Golden Knights used to jump out of one of those. I don't remember how they got it. I guess it was cheaper to operate than a C-130.
IIRC they relived a Colombian transport organization of it.
 

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Interesting. Ford had a couple of Fokker's as their private jets before they had to get rid of them. Beautiful planes, I flew on them often.
 
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