- Jul 25, 2005
After reading the article - I'm left with a "Why did it take till now?"Jokes aside, there seems to be some interesting, ahead-of-the-curve thinking going on here.
The article says that the estimated cost of the airplane is $10million (x2), vs the estimated $4million that teams spend to out-source. I am guessing the $10million is just acquisition costs and doesn't include any operational costs, though the article hints about the Pats chartering the planes out for other uses. I wonder if they would rent to the Sox, Bruins or Celtics for flights during the NFL off-season.
But more interesting to me are the possible advantages that owning your own plane could afford a team. From the article: "It is expected that team-owned planes will help give athletes a leg up on the recovery process, which is one of the areas that interested the Patriots."
Absolutely! The very kind words are much appreciated, everyone.That's awesome - can I send to my friend who writes for Fallon?
Thank you, as well. Simple enough mistake since we're human, not to mention the nature of my handle and site demos, but it's ma'am, though sorry on this nitpickiness.I am definitely using that. Well done sir.
The jets line was really good. This is one is better. Bravo.Besides, just like surgery, I was glad to get such an opening.
Holy shit. This was brilliant.Hey, no worries, all good, I've heard worse, not to mention it's the intent that matters, which was enormously positive. I viewed it like a Marcie to Peppermint Patty.
Besides, just like surgery, I was glad to get such an opening.
It does? I don't see that.The article says that the estimated cost of the airplane is $10million (x2)
It was edited after it was first posted. It originally said 10 million.It does? I don't see that.
It says they can cost $5 million to $65 million depending on miles flown and condition and that the Patriots plans are extended range.
I'd guess they cost more than $10 million each.
"Aircraft used for qualified business purposes, such as Part 91 business use flights, are generally depreciated under MACRS over a period of five years or by using ADS with a six year recovery period"I believe the Detroit Pistons might have been the first team with their Roundball One airplane, but that was a long time ago. What's the depreciation schedule on a passenger jet?
If there is a TB12 recovery salon on the plane, will the NFL get involved?
Oh boy, the possibilities are limitless. The Gronkowski, Inc. brain trust is whiteboarding some ideas right now. Once they wake up and find a white board, of course.This links to a report a few months back that I had forgotten. "While other teams have found themselves at the mercy of airlines that have jacked up the prices or yanked service altogether ..."
Article also makes the common sense point that the team will use the planes for maybe a dozen trips a year and can be rented to defray the cost.