Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger in Paradise
My aircraft interface with Jimmy and the Coral Reefers.
Facebook Threads on Jimmy Buffett Tours…
Also this Facebook link (note: truncated to not paint)
https:// www.facebook.com /MichaelLofton/posts/10215020480758188?notif_id=1526404965464777¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic
As a part of the Jimmy Buffett’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Tour ’78… I portrayed myself as an incognito pilot. No problem, I’ll get you there safe and sound! – lol
Actually, our F-27 Cheeseburger (corporate) airplane was the largest whenever we pulled into the private (aircraft) parking slots… All the other corporate pilot jocks wore suits and ties (or pilot costumes, as I called them). Us, no way! We wore Jimmy Buffett ‘T-shirts’ – Ha! (the other pilots hated our freedom).
1977/78 – I had flown a few other bands for other companies up to this time, but Jimmy Buffett was one of my first clients (of many) that I personally flew for my own company. I subsequently handled all his personal aircraft flight arrangements, for 12 years hence this image of me as the Co-Captain of the ‘Cheeseburger’ plane, of which I personally operated and flew for Jimmy’s… Son of a Son of A Sailor and Cheeseburger in Paradise tours… (note: JB insert inside aircraft). I’m even mentioned on the liner notes on his “You had to be there!” double live album.
Funny story, when I first secured this Fairchild F-27 aircraft from Hubbard Broadcasting out of St. Paul, MN., I was wondering what to do with the big ‘HB’ on the side. Oh man, as ‘fait’ would have it a simple modification of the ‘H’ made into a ‘J’ and whalah!… JB = Jimmy Buffett. Good Times Indeed! (I’m digging around some more, for yet to be discovered images of t/his aircraft).
(Jimmy in front of aircraft on the ramp in So. Cal.)
Facebook Thread on JB Viscount