Welcome to the OPShots Aviation Gallery

Link to this page


First Page | Previous Page | 1 | Next Page | Last Page

ID 29961 Views: 293
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, October 24, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
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 8642 Views: 315
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 17, 2008
DJR107
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
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: 314
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 17, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
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: 333
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, May 1, 2008
DJR107
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
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: 381
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 27, 2008
DJR107
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
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 8419 Views: 422
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Continental Connection (Colgan Air)
DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 20, 2008
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N190WQ / N679MG, N62631 (cn 4190) Taxiing in for the D concourse with a Champion Air 727 and a Continental 737-500 visible behind.

ID 8376 Views: 304
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 17, 2008
chrisjake
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) Sitting idle on the ramp

ID 8371 Views: 337
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 17, 2008
chrisjake
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557)

ID 7979 Views: 295
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, November 11, 2005
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) A busy scene on the Air Services ramp as this Champion 727 shares the apron with two A-10 Thunderbolt II's, an F-18, and the ex-Midwest DC-9 that was stored for years in that corner before heading off to Africa. November 11, 2005

ID 7153 Views: 264
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, January 5, 2008
DJR107
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) Final approach for runway 24R on 1-5-2008. Arrival from Memphis TN to pickup the Cleveland Cavaliers for their game in Toronto ON. A youngster for a 727, built in 1982 just a few years before Boeing stopped production of this highly successfull airliner.

ID 6934 Views: 292
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, December 15, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) Parked on the Air Services ramp, this Champion 727 may soon be a thing of the past as Champion's contract with the NBA is about to expire at the end of this season. The reason stated is that they want more modern equipment to fly the basketball teams to their games. December 15, 2007

ID 6112 Views: 271
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, October 24, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) Lifting off of 06C under an overcast October sky on its way to Toronto, YYZ. October 24, 2007

ID 6032 Views: 252
Photo Comments: 0
Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Champion Air
Boeing 727-225/Adv
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, October 24, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
Contact
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N679MG (cn 22557) Departing as CCP 2065 to Toronto, Champion Air 727's are a welcome sight in Cleveland. October 24, 2007

First Page | Previous Page | 1 | Next Page | Last Page