Piedmont Airlines  Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B   N701U           (c/n    524)


                                           Piedmont were so happy with the performance of their original eight F-27s that, in 1966 they
                                           ordered ten more of the advanced FH-227 model.  By that time Fairchild had merged with
                                           Hiller, hence the dual nomenclature.  The FH-227 had a six foot fuselage stretch and was
                                           roughly equivalent to Fokker's F-27 Mk 500.   This superb image was taken by Bob Garrard
                                           at the Northern Kentucky International Airport at Covington in August 1970.  This airport serves
                                           as the airport for Cincinnati, across the Ohio river.