Empire Airlines   Swearingen SA226-TC Metroliner   N105UR                 (c/n   TC-321)


                                    Empire expanded quite rapidly in the late 1970s by picking up stations abandoned by Allegheny. 
                                    The network soon extended from Buffalo to New York's La Guardia Airport and served a dozen
                                    intermediate cities.   A modest fleet of six Metroliners was acquired.  N105UR is seen above in
                                    this shot by Bob Garrard at home base Oneida County Airport, Utica, NY in May of 1981.