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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 22033 times:

What other teams have their own business jet with their logo on the tail??? Is this also popular in Europe???

I wonder what it takes to get one of these pilot jobs?? probably have better luck winning the lottery.....


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User currently offlineRogerthat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 22008 times:

The L.A. Dodgers were one of the earliest teams to have their own biz jet...


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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21955 times:

The Falcon 2000 N18MV does not carry the Minnesota Vikings team to games. I believe it is used for other purposes. The Vikings used Northwest in the past. They used a 727 back when they had them. The pilots IIRC had MN Viking logo on their ties. Not sure what A?C they use now, maybe a 757 or 747-200.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21942 times:



Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
What other teams have their own business jet with their logo on the tail???

The teams don't own the jet.. the team owners own the jets.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21936 times:



Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
What other teams have their own business jet with their logo on the tail???

These are really more about the owners than the actual teams, as sports teams are status symbols for the wealthy. They may let the team use the a/c to fly some draft picks into town after the draft, or to fly team executives to game or to league meetings. For the most part, they aren't really used to transport full teams. There are exceptions, as some teams do have their own private a/c used for team charters.


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Not all sports team owners put the team logos on their private a/c. A few do have team colors on their a/c, but nothing that really would allow the average person to know it's the a/c of a team owner.


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 21906 times:

The Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers use Paul Allen's 757.


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User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21853 times:



Quoting Rogerthat (Reply 1):
The L.A. Dodgers were one of the earliest teams to have their own biz jet...

I can't seem to find the photo right now-- but before that 720 they had an Electra!!!!



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21809 times:

That San Diego Chargers G-V sure is sharp.

Yes I'm aware they're for the owners, not the team. Hell you couldn't even fit a quarter of a team into a business jet. Pretty cool the owners wear their team's brand on the tail.....

I hear those pilot jobs are extremely hard to get, anyone else heard diferent??


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21796 times:

New Orleans Saint's owner Tom Benson


Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
The Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers use Paul Allen's 757.

Not recently as that aircraft was sold a couple years ago.

The Seahawks use a HA 763 and the Trailblazers use a NW 319.

No more private team jets in the NFL.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21794 times:



Quoting StudeDave (Reply 6):

I can't seem to find the photo right now-- but before that 720 they had an Electra!!!!

Happens to be a photo of it in the DB:


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Definitely a change from the days before pro sports leagues moved out west. They used to take trains since most of the leagues at the time were located within pretty much the Northeastern US and into the Midwest and with the way games were scheduled back then, teams would play a game in say Chicago in the afternoon, catch a train that night to say Milwaukee, or St. Louis, or Cincinnati.


User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21784 times:


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Dan Snyder's (Redskins) personal jet, the largest aircraft in a small fleet he operates.


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Another member of the fleet, reportedly bought for his wife. She has since upgraded to a larger plane an N4009 is used for corporate executives and coaching staff.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 21758 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 7):

I hear those pilot jobs are extremely hard to get, anyone else heard diferent??

Here's a story about one of George Shinn's (co-owner New Orleans Hornets) pilots...

http://www.rummelraiders.com/raiderhighlights/LuisMora.pdf



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User currently offlineAcabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 21647 times:

As for Europe, I know Real Madrid (Spanish soccer giants) had their own plane for a time:


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And lately they've been using this bird:


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Then there are also the logojets, used mainly to promote the soccer clubs:


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Some famous soccer players have planes named after them:


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And then there are the private jets of some very successful sports personalities from Europe:


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And finally, of course:


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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 21483 times:


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This one is used by Dr. Vijay Mallaya owner of the Force India Formula 1 team and the Bangalore Royal Challengers cricket team


User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 21450 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 9):
Happens to be a photo of it in the DB:

I knew there was-- but I was having 'puter issues at that time~ and gave up looking for it...

Thanks for posting it!!!



Classic planes, Classic trains, and Studebakers~~ what else is there???
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21438 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 8):
The Seahawks use a HA 763 and the Trailblazers use a NW 319.

Nope, they still use N757AF all the time for the Blazers. Not sure about the Seahawks.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 21412 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 15):

Nope, they still use N757AF all the time for the Blazers. Not sure about the Seahawks.

Ah OK. I know Paul had 2 757's and must have been N756AF that the Seahawks used to use but it is gone and the Seahawks definitely flew HA last year. We had a thread about the special NW A319s and the Trailblazers were listed as one of the NW teams, guess not.



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 21176 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 16):
Ah OK. I know Paul had 2 757's and must have been N756AF that the Seahawks used to use but it is gone and the Seahawks definitely flew HA last year. We had a thread about the special NW A319s and the Trailblazers were listed as one of the NW teams, guess not.

Ah ok.

Yea, here is them departing.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexjossi/3533356413/



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 21127 times:

Cool vid and plane.

I saw N757AF parked at MSY a couple months back, thought it was Paul but must have been here with the Trailblazers.


This is the former Seahawk N756AF,

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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21045 times:



Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
What other teams have their own business jet with their logo on the tail???

It's the owners of the team, not really the team itself.

Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
probably have better luck winning the lottery.....

Typically they don't have their own pilots, they get guys from Flexjet, Netjets etc to fly them.

Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 2):
Not sure what A?C they use now, maybe a 757 or 747-200.

Minimum 757-200, often times 753. Sometimes A333.

Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
Portland Trail Blazers use Paul Allen's 757.

Trail Blazers will be using NW's NBA 319's from here on out.



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User currently offlineDanielb From Canada, joined May 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21023 times:

I wonder what kind of A/C the Detroit Lions use?? Hmmm lets see....waht kind of plane screams "We Suck" the loudest!!!! L.O.L. ANy ideas??  razz 

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21000 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 5):
The Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers use Paul Allen's 757.

No, they don't. They now charter a 763 from HA.

On a side note, whatever happened to AC's A319 that had the Toronto Raptors logo splattered all over it?



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