Air Vermont  Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain   N104AQ         (c/n  31-7405417)


                                    Air Vermont was a commuter airline based in Burlington, Vermont.  It was established in 1981 but
                                    suspended operations three years later in 1984.     It initially linked several small cities in Vermont,
                                    and New Hampshire with Burlington and Boston, and later expanded north to Portland, Maine and
                                    south to Washington, D.C. and Long Island's MacArthur Airport.   It owned a dozen or so Piper
                                    Navajos, both straight PA-31s and also the -350 Chieftain variety, along with a couple of Beech 99s
                                    (photos of the latter, anyone?).     Tom Hildreth's shot above, taken at the Morrisville-Stowe Airport
                                    depicts a Chieftain in a typical Vermont winter setting.   Unfortunately that is but one of several smaller
                                    communities which no longer receive scheduled airline service.