The Dayton Flyers traveled toTuscaloosa, Ala. on Monday afternoon for Tuesday’s game against Alabama in a campaign plane of former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
UD does not get to choose what planes it charters and had no idea it was flying on Clinton’s plane until showed up at the airport. A spokesman said UD goes through a charter broker, and it’s all about what aircraft are available from approved companies.
UD informs the charter broker how many people it has on a trip. UD has flown on the planes of professional sports teams before, but this is the first time it has flown on a plane branded by a political campaign.
The Boeing 737-800 that left Dayton International Airport on Monday afternoon had Clinton’s campaign slogan and website on the side. Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the presidential election Nov. 8.
Larry Hansgen, voice of the Flyers on AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO radio, tweeted a photo of the plane as he and the team boarded to leave for Alabama.
The Flyers and Crimson Tide tip off at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
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