There is a piece on Pro-Football Talk about the fact that a "source" had told PFT that the Washington Redskins plane was enroute to Arizona to pick up Jim Fassel and bring him back to Washington to be introduced as the new head coach.
The phrase "source" is phony. So how did they know that if they don't really have a "source." Well, they do have a "source", but it's not a person. It's all very simple...
If you know the tail number of the airplane you can use a tracking service called "FlightAware, http://flightaware.com/ to track the tail number of the plane, especially if a flight plan is filed (which almost every private jet does.)
So I got to playing around a few weeks ago and found out that Wilf's plane is housed at "Short Hills Avation" at Morristown, NJ.
I found out by doing a Google search that Wilf's private plane is the Dassault Falcon 2000 and the tail number is N18MV.
So I thought, well, that will be interesting to follow him around. So I checked out the plane on Flight Aware and here's the message I got:
"This flight is not available for tracking per request from the owner/operator."
RATS! So much for that idea.
I wrote to PFT about two weeks ago about this and asked them what tracking service they used because "FlightAware" was the only one I could find. Those buggers never answered me. Apparently they don't want to give away any trade secrets.
Anyway, I thought I'd just let you know there is no "source." PFT did the same thing I did. Nothing more, nothing less.
Bu the way, here's a picture of the Vikings Jet:
See the Viking logo on the tail?