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Old August 31st, 2001, 11:07 AM
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Default Chinchenitza

Has anyone done the plane tour to Chichenitza? If so what type of aircraft do they use.
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Old September 1st, 2001, 03:31 PM
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Leona;
My wife and I did the Chichen Itza by plane excursion in February 2000. We flew on Aero Mexico aircraft. The aircraft is a Czechoslovakian aircraft with Russian Avionics and American (GE) engines. The plane had a capacity of 24 passengers and two crew.

I was a little concerned about flying in this aircraft, but after a conversation with the pilot and a look at the maintainance record I felt o.k. These planes even though they are twin engine and relatively stable are not the same as flying in a commercial jet airliner. You will feel bumps and turbulence but no more than any smaller airplane.. The noise level is also higher than in a airliner.

I found the excursion well worth the time and money. The ruins at Chichen Itza are spectacular and very well restored, preserved and maintained. With the distance from the port to Chichen Itza it is about the only way to have enough time to really enjoy the site.

Have a great cruise and enjoy Chichen Itza;
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Old September 14th, 2001, 06:48 PM
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Check today's news 9/14... Terrible news for the Washington Huskie fans on this excursion. Not indicative of all the flights, but just thought you might want to knowMike Mastellar wrote:
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> Leona;
> My wife and I did the Chichen Itza by plane excursion in
> February 2000. We flew on Aero Mexico aircraft. The
> aircraft is a Czechoslovakian aircraft with Russian Avionics
> and American (GE) engines. The plane had a capacity of 24
> passengers and two crew.
>
> I was a little concerned about flying in this aircraft, but
> after a conversation with the pilot and a look at the
> maintainance record I felt o.k. These planes even though
> they are twin engine and relatively stable are not the same
> as flying in a commercial jet airliner. You will feel bumps
> and turbulence but no more than any smaller airplane.. The
> noise level is also higher than in a airliner.
>
> I found the excursion well worth the time and money. The
> ruins at Chichen Itza are spectacular and very well restored,
> preserved and maintained. With the distance from the port to
> Chichen Itza it is about the only way to have enough time to
> really enjoy the site.
>
> Have a great cruise and enjoy Chichen Itza;
> Mike
> Monday Chat Host
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