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Norwich Loganair Saab SF340B, G-LGND, 'Spirit of Sandy'



Norwich Photo: a fantastic Norwich Photograph Featuring Loganair Saab SF340B, G-LGND, 'Spirit of Sandy'

Photograph Taken On Monday, November 2, 2020


The story of Loganair's 'Spirit of Sandy'. On 21st. October 2014, Loganair lost one of it's pilots, Captain Sandy Torrance. Barely a month earlier, Sandy had gone home early from work complaining of a headache. It sadly turned out to be an inoperable brain tumour, which took Sandy’s life just five weeks after the diagnosis. All but one of Loganair's aircraft are named after destination they fly to, the exception is 'Spirit of Sandy'. G-LGND seen preparing for departure from Norwich International Airport (NWI), Norfolk. Model: Saab SF340B Registration: G-LGND Name: Spirit of Sandy Year built: 1989 Construction number: 340B-169 Owner: Loganair, Paisley, Scotland Delivery date: 09/07/2001 Crew: 2 pilots, 1 cabin crew Number of seats: 34 Length: 64 ft. 9 in. (19.73 m) Height: 22 ft. 10 in. (6.79 m) Wingspan: 70 ft. 4 in. (21.44 m) Wing area: 450 sq. ft. (41.81 m2 Engine: 2 x General Electric CT7-9B turbo-props Engine output: 2 x 1,870 shp (1394 kW) Propellers: Dowty Rotol 11 ft. (3.35 m) dia. four-blade constant speed, fully-feathering reversible propellers Max fuel capacity: 5,688 lbs. (2,580 kg) Maximum speed: 271 knots (312 mph, 502 km/h, Mach 0.5 Cruise speed: 252 knots (290 mph, 467 km/h) at 25,000 ft. (7,620 m) Stall speed: 89 knots (102 mph, 164 km/h) flaps down Never exceed speed: 282 knots (324 mph, 522 km/h) Range: 935 nautical miles (1,076 miles 1,732 km) Service ceiling: 25,000 ft. (7,620 m) Rate of climb: 2,010 ft./min. (10.2 m/s) Max. T/O weight: 29,000 lbs. (13,155 kg) Max. landing weight: 28500 lbs. (12,927 kg) Operating weight: 19000 lbs. (8,618 kg) Empty weight: 17945 lbs. (8,140 kg) Max payload: 7,496 lbs. (3,400 kg) Also registered as: SE-F69 - Manufacturer registration N588MA - Delivery: 22/01/1997 G-GNTH - Delivery: 23/01/1997, Cancelled: 09/07/2001View image on Flickr