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 Post subject: Saab 340
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Anyone here flown a Saab 340? Anyone have a POH? I might have an opportunity to fly one and I'm just curious about the type.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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Anyone here flown a Saab 340? Anyone have a POH? I might have an opportunity to fly one and I'm just curious about the type.


Never flew one, but lots of friends who have. It's helpful to know which variant of the Saab because there are apparently significant differences between the A, B, B+, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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I believe it's an A.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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I flew one 20 years ago. All I have is the airline manual. I think we had a Flight Safety systems manual when I went through initial new hire. Back then PIC Type Ratings weren't required for First Officers. My 1000 hours is all SIC.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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I have some Saab rotables and misc parts for sale cheap. If you care to pass on to the operator I would appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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Sure Norman can you PM me what you have?

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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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For AFM try this link (but it is for SAAB 340B).

https://pdfcoffee.com/afm-saab340pdf-pdf-free.html


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 Post subject: Re: Saab 340
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No POH, and I’m pretty sure my study materials have long since gone away.

Flew SAABs back in the 90s.

It has an early CRT glass cockpit.

VOR and DME was all we had for navigation, no GPS and no moving map in those days.

I’d draw my flight on a napkin and clip it to my yoke.

Flies nice, and has a decent AP.

Tiller steering on the ground.

A place to put your foot in the air.

Air conditioning was by air cycle machine.

No APU, we’d run the right engine instead.

On hot days with a long taxi we’d feather the right engine, push up the condition lever until the TIT would drop and then open the high pressure bleeds, the AC would keep everyone cool even on the hottest days.

Had a decent bathroom and a flight attendant.

Flight attendant would bring a coke, and on a long flight, you or the FO could pop up and walk down the aisle to complete the cycle.

(It was a different time, we weren’t scared of our passengers)

Fuel burn on those GE engines was about the same as the PT6s on a 1900.

Draw back was the the CT7 engines on the SAAB were a bit fragile.

Also, if you flew in ice crystals (visible moisture below freezing), the engines would experience something that was called “roll back”, not simultaneously but it was a thing.

At the time it was possible to pull the props into reverse in the air, this was an exceedingly bad thing to do whether intentionally or inadvertently so there was a metal piece that blocked the power levers from being pulled too far back, the PM had the job of flipping the piece back after landing so reverse would be available.

We had As and Bs.

As I remember it the Bs had engines with a bit more power and a higher max take off weight, I think the B+s are just Bs with a higher max take off weight.

Mesaba had SAABs with an active noise canceling system.

Good airplane, if you can get the opportunity to fly one, don’t pass it by.

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No POH, and I’m pretty sure my study materials have long since gone away.

Flew SAABs back in the 90s.

It has an early CRT glass cockpit.

VOR and DME was all we had for navigation, no GPS and no moving map in those days.

I’d draw my flight on a napkin and clip it to my yoke.

Flies nice, and has a decent AP.

Tiller steering on the ground.

A place to put your foot in the air.

Air conditioning was by air cycle machine.

No APU, we’d run the right engine instead.

On hot days with a long taxi we’d feather the right engine, push up the condition lever until the TIT would drop and then open the high pressure bleeds, the AC would keep everyone cool even on the hottest days.

Had a decent bathroom and a flight attendant.

Flight attendant would bring a coke, and on a long flight, you or the FO could pop up and walk down the aisle to complete the cycle.

(It was a different time, we weren’t scared of our passengers)

Fuel burn on those GE engines was about the same as the PT6s on a 1900.

Draw back was the the CT7 engines on the SAAB were a bit fragile.

Also, if you flew in ice crystals (visible moisture below freezing), the engines would experience something that was called “roll back”, not simultaneously but it was a thing.

At the time it was possible to pull the props into reverse in the air, this was an exceedingly bad thing to do whether intentionally or inadvertently so there was a metal piece that blocked the power levers from being pulled too far back, the PM had the job of flipping the piece back after landing so reverse would be available.

We had As and Bs.

As I remember it the Bs had engines with a bit more power and a higher max take off weight, I think the B+s are just Bs with a higher max take off weight.

Mesaba had SAABs with an active noise canceling system.

Good airplane, if you can get the opportunity to fly one, don’t pass it by.

:pilot:


The ones I flew didn't have the metal block on the power levers, but it did have a metal block on the flaps to keep from going to the full detent. I can't remember the exact reason why. Someone had done something stupid with full flaps and had damaged an airframe but I can't remember the specifics.


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