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Old Jul 26, 19, 5:23 am
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WHBM
 
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
Originally Posted by WHBM
22. (1982) In 1982, only one airline operated a turboprop nonstop from the U.S. mainland to the far reaches (over 1000 miles from the U.S. mainland) of the West Indies. The flight operated twice weekly and continued on to another island where it overnighted before returning to the U.S. the next day. Identify the airline, the U.S. gateway airport, the two destination airports and the aircraft type.

1,000 miles to two islands seems to indicate the Dutch ABC islands - Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and if the flight was just twice weekly and came back to Miami the next day it seems to indicate it was operated by one of the Miami charter operators on someone else's behalf. Lets go for ALM who were using an Electra, leased from someone like Fleming International.

You're right about the Electra but the destination islands were not Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao. Nor was the airline ALM. Head up northeast a ways...
OK, I'm just wondering now if this was Grenada. It was the year before the Grenada invasion when the new Cuban-built airport was under way but the old airport with the short runway unsuitable for jets was still in use. New government who wanted a service. So, Grenada Airways, still with that Electra chartered from Miami, operating Miami-Grenada-Barbados.
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