Carbondale, Illinois: People from Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Paul Gilbert, Paul Simon, Laurie Metcalf

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Revis, University Mall (Carbondale, Illinois), Air Illinois, Brehm Preparatory School, Southern Illinois Airport, Wsiu-Tv. Excerpt: This article deals with the former commuter airline Air Illinois ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Revis, University Mall (Carbondale, Illinois), Air Illinois, Brehm Preparatory School, Southern Illinois Airport, Wsiu-Tv. Excerpt: This article deals with the former commuter airline Air Illinois (IATA : UX ) from Illinois.History Founded in 1970 in Carbondale, Illinois , Air Illinois primarily operated small twin turboprop aircraft such as the DeHavilland Twin Otter . By 1978, the company acquired two 44-seat Hawker-Siddeley HS 748 turboprops (tail numbers N748LL and N749LL), which were mostly used to connect Springfield, Illinois with Chicago's Meigs Field . This was by far the largest aircraft to use the lakefront airport on a regular basis. By far the company's most utilized aircraft was the DeHavilland Twin Otter , an eighteen passenger aircraft noted for short field take-offs and was truly the company's workhorse. The company's two letter identifier was UX.In December 1977, Air Illinois purchased the smallHandley Page Jetstream fleet of South Central Air Transport (SCAT). SCAT was based in Natchez, Mississippi and was incorporated by Andrew Peabody in 1971 to replace Southern Airways ' Martin 404 flights between Natchez, Jackson and New Orleans . By 1976 SCAT flew between New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi, New Orleans and Gulfport-Biloxi as well as on a route from New Orleans to Birmingham, Alabama with stops in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Montgomery, Alabama . SCAT flew three of the 18 passenger Handley Page HP.137 MK1 Jetstream . The airline tried to become a replacement carrier for Southern, but faced challenges trying to compete with Southern's DC-9s in the New Orleans market. They ended airline service during the summer of 1977.In ...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156417546
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Pages: 34
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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