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Champion Air At PHL  
User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

What kind of operation does Champion have at PHL? They don't use any gates, but everyday i see at least one, sometimes two, 727's parked at Atlantic Aviation on the Enterprise Ave. side of the airport.

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User currently offlineMaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Champion is big into charters, so maybe the planes you are seeing are not regularly scheduled flights. Champion has 10 727-200's in all Y seating, and 6 727-200's in a VIP configuration, so maybe the aircraft you're seeing are VIP charters?? I wouldn't know the extent of the operation they have in and out of PHL, though.

Champion also contracts out their aircraft sometimes. See this thread: Check It Out, Con Air Flight Loading

-Max


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

They've been in and out of PDX fairly frequently for a while now, running military charters.

User currently offlineBwione From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

They have the contract for the 76ers and for numerous away teams playing the 76ers. They may also have the contract for the Flyers, but I'm not sure about that. In addition, they have the contract for the Wizards, so you'll see them at Dulles frequently as well.

Tony


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Champion has a contract with the NBA to fly teams around the country.

I know the people who do the catering for the Champion/NBA flights in MSP, they can have a plane come in need to be de-catered and re-catered at the same time or with just a few hours time. Skyfood people sure run their butts off for them, and do a Top Notch job. Yes I said Skyfood, it is not LSG SkyChief.

The NBA food is the best I have seen this guys but onboard.

Champion also does the Minnesota Twins baseball team.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

i know they do charter work, but to why are they at PHL so much? Having at least one or two planes parked at PHL everyday makes me think it's more than sports teams.

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