General aviation most likely was 4 NM between St. Paul MN and South St. Paul MN. Did that a bunch ferrying planes back and forth.
I flew the Saab-Fairchild SF340 for 7 years and the short stuff was pretty much all we did. 5-9 flights per day.
I think Detroit to Toledo was the shortest scheduled flight. Looks like 42 (nautical) miles. Lots of other city pairs in the 50-75 mile range.
Sweet plane by the way. Wish I could have flown the Saab 2000.
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Sc to ny 1.5 hr.Just wondering. No caveats. I figure some have been on really short trips on small planes or helicopters. I've heard of scheduled puddle jumpers than might have gone 5 miles to an island without a bridge.
I've personally never been in the air on a small plane before. At my high school we had an aviation club where the sponsor did take members up in a Cessna or Mooney for just the cost of fuel and airport fees, but my parents wouldn't sign the permission slip because they were terrified that it was too dangerous. As an adult I've been in the cockpit of a small plane on the ground and was even looking at maybe going on a free flight that would just loop a few miles and come back, but the line was long. I think the shortest flight I've ever been on was Reno to San Jose on Reno Air back in the late 90s. I was coming back from a business trip from Vegas, and Reno Air was even cheaper than Southwest.
As a kid I remember seeing a bunch of schedules. I think Air California had a regularly scheduled flight from Oakland to San Jose, and it was pretty cheap in the 70s. I think it was $8. But the mother of all short jet flights was Oakland to San Francisco on United. Supposedly just a short hop to/from Denver on a 727, but could be booked separately.