As many of you are aware, the Dallas Stars/Texas Rangers old 727-223 (N698SS) has been replaced by N757SS, a 1983 Boeing 757-236L. Before being bought by Hicks and converted it was most recently known as N757BJ operated by Pace Airlines. There it was primarily used as a charter and team transporter.
How it appeared up until this year:
Its current configuration:
For some reason Southwest Sports LLC did not allow tracking of their 727, but the 757 and its travels are open to observation.
At the time of this post they are at 37000 feet and 620mph over Tennessee on the way to Newark to play the Rangers, Islanders & Devils.
Last edited by EatSleepJeep: 01-18-2008 at 11:36 AM.
Actually, at 2:27 on that day their groundspeed was 584 knots. That's 672 mph (1,081 kph for our Canadian friends). There must have been some favorable tailwinds, as the top speed for a 757 is 609 mph in calm skies.
Just as the 'Red Bird', which sports a combined Red Wings and Tigers livery, and the Little Caesar's Pizza logo on the tail.
As always, those planes are owned by some financial institute (you don't buy stuff like this, no matter how rich you are, you lease them), then leased to a professional operator (operating a commercial aircraft is not a simple task).