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A Champion Air 727 sits at the gate (Photo by Aaron Lewis)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Champion Air

Charter airlines are often overlooked in the aviation world. They operate irregular schedules on unusual routes. One of the more successful charter operators was Champion Air. Til their demise in early 2008 the airline provided service for sports teams, tour operators, and the United States government. The airline began was originally a part of the MGM group. With the name MGM Grand Air, the airline began flying in 1987 offering VIP charters on Douglas DC-8’s and Boeing 727’s filled with…