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User currently offlineTSRA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 208 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8384 times:

There was a post during Dayton about airlines upgrading equipment but what about the private planes and support planes for each NASCAR event? Does the NASCAR Airforce still operate? I know in the past certain teams were flying everything from SAAB 2000s to a 727, is that still the case? I would be interested if anyone has a list of all aircraft that are flown during all races so I can track them (if possible).

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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8379 times:

I don't know exactly who flies what but I do know that Hendrick Motorsports uses SAAB 2000s and Roush has 2 727's.

FX1816


User currently offlineTSRA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 1):

Wow 2 727s! Do you know where they fly out of?


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22299 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

Quoting TSRA (Reply 2):
Do you know where they fly out of?

JQF. Most Nascar flights use JQF or SVH, so looking at flights from those airports to race sites is probably the closest you'll get to a list. Bear in mind, too, that many higher-profile drivers (e.g. Jeff Gordon) have their own private aircraft that are blocked from flightaware and the like.

http://flightaware.com/live/findflig...&destination=KJQF&destinationName=
http://flightaware.com/live/findflig...&destination=KSVH&destinationName=

[Edited 2010-03-25 08:34:01]


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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

The Redneck AirForce is alive and well. That I can say with a great degree of certainty

Edit: I'd also like to point out that the folks flying these planes are some of the most pleasant flight crews I have ever dealt with in my time in aviation. Professional, courteous, and a great sense of humor. Wish I could say that more often!

[Edited 2010-03-25 08:56:03]


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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8226 times:

Quoting TSRA (Thread starter):
I would be interested if anyone has a list of all aircraft that are flown during all races so I can track them (if possible).

The list is endless, but here are a few pics from the database.


Dale Jr. (personal)


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DEI


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Tony Stewart (personal)


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Hendrick Motorsports


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......And this is just a few!



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8171 times:

Oh and can't forget about the Penske birds! and one from RCR .


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Roush


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Waltrip


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User currently offlineERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8108 times:

I've seen the Roush 727's in CLT the few times I've flown through there. Not sure if they are based there, though it would make sense.

User currently offlinembm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8072 times:
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IIRC Jeff Gordon sold his jet and leases it back as required.


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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8011 times:

Quoting mbm3 (Reply 8):
IIRC Jeff Gordon sold his jet and leases it back as required.

The falcon is gone but he still has this;


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Serial Number 258170 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BRITISH AEROSPACE Certificate Issue Date 07/05/2005
Model BAE 125 SERIES 800A Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-fan
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 50427165
MFR Year None Fractional Owner NO

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Registered Owner

Name JEFF GORDON INC
Street 4345 PAPA JOE HENDRICK BLVD

City CHARLOTTE State NORTH CAROLINA
County MECKLENBURG Zip Code 28262-5701



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7966 times:

Yes but N24JG is in some kind of charter or leaseback arrangement with Flightworks.

They use the jet on charters for other customers and pays Jeff an hourly rate.

http://flightworks.com/aircraft/mid/n24jg/index.html



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7874 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 10):
Yes but N24JG is in some kind of charter or leaseback arrangement with Flightworks.

That may be, (off season) but it is still owned by;

Registered Owner

Name JEFF GORDON INC
Street 4345 PAPA JOE HENDRICK BLVD



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7836 times:

Roush had a couple vintage 727-100s until they replaced them with the -200s. Hendrick also has/had a couple Beech 1900s & King Airs.

There was a video on ESPN.com's NASCAR section last year which featured Michael Waltrip Racing's aviation department, showing off the Brasilia & CRJ they have. It was an interesting look into the NASCAR Air Force, though I've had trouble finding the clip recently.



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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7759 times:

It's a crazy mad dash after the race to get out of the airport. I have flown some NASCAR charter flights for a certain team and wasn't a fan of the whole deal, especially at small uncontrolled fields. The Concord, NH race was the craziest I did and the 727's were there too at that little airport.


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7673 times:

Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 11):
That may be, (off season) but it is still owned by;

Sorry, I meant to respond to the post that it had been sold.

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 12):
Roush had a couple vintage 727-100s until they replaced them with the -200s. Hendrick also has/had a couple Beech 1900s & King Airs.

Hendrick now has Saab 2000's for the crews, 3 of them I believe, N508RH, N509RH, N511RH.



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 14):
Sorry, I meant to respond to the post that it had been sold.

I see, no sweat I was not sure myself till I checked  
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 14):
Hendrick now has Saab 2000's for the crews, 3 of them I believe, N508RH, N509RH, N511RH.

Yup 509RH is shown above, did not know there were three, how cool!



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7536 times:

Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 5):

DEi got rid of the E120's about 3 years ago and now has 2 E145's. Hendrick has ( I think 3 SF2000 maybe its 4 now ) Joe Gibbs has 1..maybe up to two now.

Yes..most all can be tracked using their tail numbers.

[Edited 2010-03-25 16:00:08]


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User currently offlinetoneale From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7377 times:

I fly out of JQF where many of the teams fly out of. Jimmie Johnson has a beautiful Hawker. Joe Gibbs has a Saab 2000 (May have purchased one from Hendrick) and a Lear 31. Roush is building a hangar at JQF and is expected to move his 727s there from CLT. The hangar includes an apartment for Jack on top. Hendrick has Gulfstream for himself. Rusty Wallace has a Citation as does Waltrip. Robby Gordon has at least one King.

User currently offlineb764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 752 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

Quoting toneale (Reply 17):
Jimmie Johnson has a beautiful Hawker

Actually it's a G150 N480JJ

Quoting toneale (Reply 17):
Joe Gibbs has a Saab 2000 (May have purchased one from Hendrick) and a Lear 31

2 Saab 2000s

Quoting toneale (Reply 17):
Rusty Wallace has a Citation

Nope it's a Lear 31A & B427

The list is endless. Lot's of iron flying.


User currently offlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

I live a few miles from JQF, but haven't driven by since the season started. Last year ExpressJet had 3 or 4 ERJ-145s based at JQF for the season and the previous year, in addition to the XJ ERJs, USA-Jet used to have a DC-9 running Nascar flights.

When is Roush moving up his 727s? That would be beautiful to watch one of those taking off from JQF!


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7210 times:

Quoting toneale (Reply 17):
Joe Gibbs has a Saab 2000 (May have purchased one from Hendrick)

Nope... the Gibbs Saab 2000 came from Europe. The old Hendrick Saab went to Ginn



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

Quoting FLYjoe (Reply 19):
Last year ExpressJet had 3 or 4 ERJ-145s based at JQF for the season...

That was for Childress I believe. He dumped the EMB-120's and chartered with ExpressJet instead.



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User currently offlinelegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 1):
Quoting TSRA (Reply 2):
Wow 2 727s! Do you know where they fly out of?

They fly out of CLT.

Mark in MKE



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User currently offlinelegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7117 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3):
(e.g. Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon uses Netjets. Matt Kenseth has N275MK used to be N175MK until this year.

Mark in MKE



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User currently offlineTSRA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

Thanks all for the info. Do the NASCAR teams upgrade/downgrade aircraft often?

25 Post contains links and images Trucker : Thought Brooke was flying the Falcon now. One of the most tragic events in NASCAR history was when one of Hendrick's King Air's went down flying into
26 Post contains links 71Zulu : See posts 9, 10 & 11. He flies on his own plane but it is used for other customers when he does not need it. Actually, it's 270MK and 170MK. 170
27 DUALRATED : YES, Mark Martin (Citation CJ) Matt Kenseth (Mooney) Carl Edwards (Citation CJ) Kyle Petty (Cessna Columbia) Bill Elliott ( Cessna Conquest II) ( R-4
28 Post contains links 71Zulu : Matt sold the Mooney, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N312TN He flies his Mustang to most of the races but will use the Lear going west.
29 Post contains links DiamondFlyer : Actually, its currently for sale. http://www.controller.com/listingsde...IM/2006-MOONEY-ACCLAIM/1166328.htm Not a bad price either. -DiamondFlyer
30 Post contains links and images 71Zulu : That plane gets around, they just bought it from Matt last August, man what a beauty. Biffle also bought another Jetranger N216GB and sold the other t
31 rfields5421 : Does Roush still use a 727 for family and friends charters? At Texas a few years ago, I saw one come into KAFW early race morning filled with wives, c
32 Post contains links DeltaRules : Take an Extra & Citation ride with Carl Edwards (ironically, a feature shown the day his car went flying): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdh7Kjq
33 FLALEFTY : KJQF has a 75K LB ramp weight limit that will not allow the Roush-Fenway 722s to operate from there. Also, Concord NIMBYs are at play. For the time b
34 EMBQA : The -120's were gone 3 years ago.. they replaced them with the -145's. They never had both at one time. From what I've been told, they've also backed
35 Post contains links FLYjoe : I live about 3 miles from JQF and would love watching the 72s coming and going. The RJs aren't anything exciting at an airport like CLT, but at JQF i
36 NASCARAirforce : With my screen name, one would think I would have all the answers - I was on top of the game about 4 years ago when I lived in Daytona. The NASCAR Air
37 NASCARAirforce : Forgot to add - since a lot of teams sold their planes, a lot are chartering Express Jet Emb 145s - I saw 7 on the ground at DAB for the Daytona 500.
38 legacytravel : I knew that. Just a typo on my part. Kasey Khane has a aircraft as well I do not remember the numbers but it does end in KK. Mark in MKE
39 Trucker : When Hendrick goes to the west coast races do the Saabs stop for fuel somewhere or do they charter something bigger with longer legs? And why would he
40 71Zulu : N91KK They fly the Saabs out west and will stop for fuel somewhere along the way. If you look at the history of all three planes, they don't all do t
41 Post contains images jbernie : I thought Greg Biffle had sold the helicopter? There were lots of changes when the economy went south and I saw a tv show and could have sworn it was
42 Post contains links 71Zulu : The Biff sold his original JetRanger to Andy Petree, then bought this one, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N216GB
43 bohica : Also a Saab 2000 can land at many airports where a 150 seat plane can't. NASCAR teams want to land at the closest airport to the racetrack, which is
44 NASCARAirforce : They stop somewhere like OKC or Little Rock I believe. A lot of them use one particular airport for fuel stops. I remember seeing a lot of them flyin
45 HKGKaiTak : Thanks for all that info guys. I knew the NASCAR Airforce was quite big but never thought it was this big. I don't know of other motorsports categorie
46 Post contains links and images 71Zulu : Most fly on their own aircraft to the west coast races and make a fuel stop enroute. This was the Nascar Air Force leaving ONT after the California r
47 Post contains links FLALEFTY : http://www.controller.com/listingsde.../1998-EMBRAER-EMB-145/1157493.htm> Here's a link to a sales listing of one of the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing (
48 thegman : One of them is still in CLT missing an engine I have a picture of that one somewhere being pulled out of the hangar at JQF
49 Trucker : Nice to see Matt Kenseth flies a Mustang. Since I live in Wisconsin he's the NASCAR driver I watch the most. Are there any photos of it? I searched M
50 Post contains links and images 71Zulu : View Large View MediumPhoto © Nino Buda
51 Post contains images peteg913 : NASCAR Aviation is alive and well at DAB... Just one corner of the Sheltair Ramp During the Daytona 500: [Edited 2010-03-28 20:11:23]
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