Photos and story by Don Linn
Philadelphia sports teams, as do all other major teams, use their team jets to recruit high value players and coaches. Sending the team jets to their hometown and fly them back to Philadelphia to visit the stadium, meet key personnel, or a quick tour of the city’s historical districts, giving them the “star” treatment all in an effort to sign that valuable player or coach that could give them a winning season, or better still a championship. Two examples I captured on departure from PHL are Philadelphia Eagles’ Bombardier BD-700-A11, in a striking green and white scheme with the Philadelphia Eagles logo adorning the tail. It boasts a spacious interior with fourteen passenger capacity.
The other is the Philadelphia Phillies 2005 Bombardier Challenger CL-600-2B16, N604JJ, in a bright all white scheme with red Phillies logo. Both jets were caught departing PHL a few days before Christmas, during the early afternoon on sunny Monday 23 December 2019.