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NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727  
User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2840 times:

Nice to see the world champs flying back home on the ole three-holer, I miss flying on her!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/photo;_y...ur_sa_arriva_6_07_28_pm&prov=getty

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User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2829 times:

Using the rear stairs.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/photo;_y...ur_sa_arriva_6_07_06_pm&prov=getty


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2791 times:

Somehow fitting, since the airline's name is Champion Air.

Fly with us, and feel like a champion  Wink


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
Somehow fitting, since the airline's name is Champion Air.

Fly with us, and feel like a champion Wink

Champion had the NCAA Men's Division I contract this year to fly all the teams that lost in the NCAA tournament home as well...  Wink



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?


Cha brro
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9405 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

I wonder that, too. I remember the Bulls flying back to Chicago when they were MGM Grand Air.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26598 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 5):
What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?

Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.


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User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.

Thanks...It's nice to see these classics still in use...This plane is 35 yrs. old!



Cha brro
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

I saw this aircraft (N674MG) leave CLE today, around 1:30PM EDT. I thought about "giving it the bird" in its own glory, but I wouldn't want to do that to the poor 727, just the occupants inside   

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 5):
What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?



Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.

The Cleveland Cavaliers used to use that aircraft. Ironically, the Cavaliers are now using Champion Air as well.

Edit to include addition of info

[Edited 2007-06-16 03:11:41]

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Classy team on a very classy plane.


Go Cubs!
User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5076 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Is that 727 fitted in exec style, or is it standard seating? I would really wonder if they kept the old MGM interior on that bird. MGM had a heck of a layout when they had that bird.


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User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

I believe they did, I know Miami Air had a dedicated B727 for the Miami Heat NBA team.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Checking the visiting PHX website from January its looks like besides the Spurs, the other teams that used Champion were the Lakers, Clippers, Memphis, Warriors?, Pacers and Hawks.

User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

Champion actually bought the 727s that NW used for the NBA charters. They aren't solely for the use for the NBA. They only have something like 54 seats in them.



Tailwinds!!!
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Yea the Miami Heat used to have their own 727-200 but now they fly around in their 737-300.

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User currently offlineCbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1567 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

As of a few years ago, Champion Air did have a few aircraft in NBA configuration. We weren't even allowed in it, because supposedly the seats and interior were owned by the NBA, and wanted it private!! But in short, I am going to guess this bird was in a NBA configuration!


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