Red Bird II


#1

Can anyone answer the question as to why the Detroit Red Wings/Tigers team plane is not flying and transporting either team at the moment? N682RW


#2

It could be any number of reasons from maintenance to “just don’t want to”.


#3

As I’m not certain to the fate of Red Bird II, I can answer your question as to why it has not been flying. The Red Wings (Olympia Aviation) have purchased a “new” aircraft, the Red Bird III, prior to the start of this season. N812ME, an MD-81 that used to fly with Midwest. Start tracking that one and you will see their whereabouts. I still have not had the planets align properly to get down to DTW to see the aircraft in person yet.

You can watch this video to get a tour of the new aircraft in and out. http://video.redwings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=121800