Feature of the Month - September 2013

Air Idaho - 1975


(image copyright Bjorn Larsson, www.timetableimages.com)

 

Air Idaho was a short lived airline, which was based in Twin Falls Idaho.  From 1974 to December 1975 it served Sun Valley and Twin Falls in southern Idaho connecting them to Salt Lake City.  The airline used a couple of de Havilland DH.114 "Heron" aircraft which had been modified from the original Gipsy "Queen" engines by fitting Lycoming or Contintental engines.  These typically lifted the original total power of 1,000HP to about 1,200HP.

The times for these flights are taken from the December 1975 timetable available at the excellent www.timetableimages.com

Salt Lake City Sun Valley

Heading

Distance

West

City Name

ICAO

East

Heading

Distance

314

0.0

1350

Salt Lake City

KSLC

1715

-

193.1

-

193.1

1510

Sun Valley

KSUN

1900

130

0.0

Salt Lake City Twin Falls

Heading

Distance

West

City Name

ICAO

East

Heading

Distance

298

0.0

1350

Salt Lake City

KLSC

1715

-

151.7

-

151.7

1600

Twin Falls

KTWF

1610

115

0.0

 

Flight Simulator Files

The only files for the de Havilland DH.114 "Heron" are flyable modifications of Dee Waldrons AI model.  Alternatively, you could fly the routes with other aircraft around the 17-20 passenger capacity.  The Handley Page (Reading) H.P.R.1 "Marathon" (hpr1.zip) is available at flightsim.com, or alternatively at premaircraft.com there is the Britten Norman BN-A2 Mk III "Trislander", de Havilland Canada DHC-6 "Twin Otter", Bae Jetstream 31, Beech 99 or Beechcraft B1900C.

 

 

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