Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
In 1981 Comair went public and got listed on the NASDAQ
Stock Exchange. Even before that
event it had ordered two Embraer Bandeirants, the
forerunners of a fleet of a dozen or so of these
efficient 18-pax Brazilian
turboprop machines eventually to be operated. By now it had become
the regional carrier
of note throughout the Ohio Valley, and south into West Virginia.
in August 1991 is
one of the first delivered, although this shot, by Frank C.
Duarte, Jr was taken
in Orlando, Florida,
after the airline had developed (in 1987) a divison operating out of
and serving Florida,
Birmingham and the Bahamas regions.