Cascade Airways  Beechcraft 1900  N121CZ                            (c/n UB-2)


                               In 1984/85 Mark Chestnutt decided he needed yet another aircraft type to service the shorter
                               range segments of his rapidly growing airline, and also to replace the aging Beech 99s.  Accord-
                               ingly a fleet of eight Beechcraft 1900s was acquired.   Seen above is one of them, N121CZ over
                               the Walla Walla Valley, circa 1984.  This purchase was a tremendous drain on cash and may have
                               been the last straw since, since, shortly after putting the 1900s into operation he filed (on 19 Aug-
                               ust 1985) for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing "intense competition from Horizon Air"
                               among other factors.  Horizon Air was making a bid to buy Cascade at the time, although this
                               never actually came about and Cascade ceased operations in March 1986..