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ID 44448 Views: 298
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AmeriJet International
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM/TNCM)
Netherlands Antilles, September -, 2002
Mark Thomas
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N604AJ (cn 21453) Taken from my hotel balcony. I love St. Maarten!

ID 44151 Views: 211
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KIWI International Air Lines
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Hamilton - Hamilton International Airport (YHM/CYHM)
Canada - Ontario, - -, -
Mark Thomas
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N8883Z (cn 21580) This beauty has had a long and varied career in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico! Not sure how she ended up in Hamilton, but there she is stripped of her power plants. Taken in Hamilton, Ontario in the mid '90s

ID 31656 Views: 248
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, October 13, 2006
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Landing 24L during the time when Champion was operating the NBA charters and Lebron James was a CAV.

ID 29961 Views: 287
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, October 24, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N679MG (cn 22557) Champion Air were regular visitors, especially when they had the NBA contract to fly the teams around, but when that contract went to Northwest Airlines, Champion lost their major source of income and soon folded, once and for all sealing the fate of any kind of regular service by passenger 727's at Hopkins. Pictured here rising off of runway 6C during the last period of usage before being converted to a taxiway.

ID 27789 Views: 236
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 26, 2006
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Champion Air and their 727's were frequent visitors to Cleveland while they had the contract to fly NBA team charters. Shortly after losing the contract to Northwest, (now Delta), the airline closed its doors.

ID 25681 Views: 355
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, December 23, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N674MG (cn 21450) Champion Air were once a very common sight at Hopkins due to their working so many sports charters, especially for the NBA as seen here in 2007.

ID 22913 Views: 262
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 10, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Back when they were still in business and flying the Cavs around. I can still hear and feel their departures!

ID 20680 Views: 289
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 20, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N675MG (cn 22553) (Best at 1152 size.) Roaring off of runway 06R on an sports charter in 2007, Champion Air no longer exists and effectively ended all 727 passenger operations at Hopkins.

ID 18920 Views: 325
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 24, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N675MG / N674MG (cn 22553) (Best at 1152 size.) A pair of Champions...These Champion Air 727's are both parked on the Air Services ramp on sports charters back in 2007. Champion Air went out of business on May 31 2008, bringing an end to regular (albeit charter) 727 service to Cleveland.

ID 18434 Views: 255
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 15, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N675MG (cn 22553) (Best at 1152.) Heading for Air Services on an MLB sports charter in 2007.

ID 17435 Views: 296
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 22, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Parked on the Air Services ramp during the last days of Champion Air, this classic rests up between NBA charters.

ID 13626 Views: 281
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 4, 2006
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Remember these guys? It wasn't that long ago that Champion Air had a contract with thirteen NBA teams, and was the airline the Cleveland Cavaliers used. With the loss of the NBA contract in 2008, higher fuel prices, and the operating economics of their aging 727 fleet, Champion Air closed its doors on May 31, 2008.

ID 8750 Views: 339
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 22, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N379MG (cn 22557) Departing as Champion flight 8700 to Minneapolis, this may be one of the last passenger configured 727's to depart Cleveland, as the airline's contract with the NBA has expired, and they will no longer carry the Cavaliers nor any other NBA basketball team.

ID 8642 Views: 308
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 17, 2008
DJR107
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N679MG (cn 22557) Beginning to roll down runway 24L, taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to Boston for game #7 of their playoff series with the Celtics. This photo shows the opposite side of the same departure pic posted by Chuck on 5-17-08. His shows the sunshine on the north of the airport over the lakeshore, mine shows the dark rain clouds inland to the south.

ID 8639 Views: 309
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 17, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N679MG (cn 22557) Rolling down runway 24 left, this Champion Air 727 is taking the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team to Boston to play the Celtics in game 7 of the NBA playoffs. This may very well be one of the last flights for this aircraft under the Champion Air banner as the airline lost its NBA contract, and will suspend operations at the conclusion of this years playoffs.

ID 8489 Views: 329
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 1, 2008
DJR107
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N679MG (cn 22557) The Cleveland Cavaliers leaving for Washington DC to continue their playoff series with the Wizards. After last nights effort, they should be riding down there in a school bus.

ID 8464 Views: 375
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 27, 2008
DJR107
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N679MG (cn 22557) Flight 2066 from Washington DC/Dulles landing runway 06L. Bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers home to continue their playoff series after a game 4 victory over the Washington Wizards.

ID 8376 Views: 302
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 17, 2008
chrisjake
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N679MG (cn 22557) Sitting idle on the ramp

ID 8371 Views: 331
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 17, 2008
chrisjake
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N679MG (cn 22557)

ID 8305 Views: 337
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Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 10, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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N676MG (cn 22554) Rising off of runway 06R on another sports charter, these classic 727's will soon be a thing of the past when Champion Air shuts down in the coming weeks.

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