Learjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
Anyone have any idea what ever happened to our first plane, we leased a new learjet 23 from bell avation in about 1966-67 it was #805 and first reg was N805 L J then it was N123JB I was the personal assistant for James Brown for over 30 years and we had many planes, but this first lear was a lot of fun! Someone said it had ended up with the royal bank of scotland, but they say not. Mr. Brown wants me to call him and let him know what I find. Thanks!
Learjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
THANKS!! Very sad this plane is someplace in the scrap yard. If only I could find it and buy the hull for the museum. Hard to believe it has been almost 40 years ago we got this plane and worked it to death doing one night stands in big as well as tiny venues. In 1967 Doug Bell landed us in a grass air field in a town in Alabama so James could be closer to the gig. We also had this plane on several album covers, as well as publicity items... I wish we had this old friend back!