Director’s Cut: NESN’s Red Sox Crew Enjoys Perks Of Flying Private (Photos)


photo_gallery_overlay_400Editor’s note: Michael Narracci is the coordinating director of Red Sox broadcasts on NESN and has spent 14 seasons with the network. This is the first installment of his “Director’s Cut,” a behind-the-scenes look at NESN’s Red Sox game coverage.

MINNEAPOLIS — NESN’s Red Sox crew generally flies from city to city on the team charter, but on the Texas-to-Minnesota leg of our road trip, we were invited by Jerry Remy’s friend, Bob Levine, to travel on his private jet — a Gulfstream IV.

The “Corporate Warrior” is an amazing aircraft, and if you ever have the chance to fly in a private jet, do it. It’s the only way to travel.

Last year, Bob hosted us when we flew from Tampa to Minnesota, and we all appreciate his generosity. We had a very relaxed 1-hour, 44-minute flight with food, drinks and a lot of laughs. I also got a real sense of appreciation for how hard the flight crew on the Red Sox charter works, since I assisted Bob with serving food and drinks.

Another cool experience was sitting in the jump seat behind the cockpit during landing.  On a commercial flight, when you are sitting in the regular cabin, the landing seems to take forever.  But it’s much quicker when you’re looking through the windshield in the cockpit.

Click here to see pictures of the Red Sox broadcast crew’s flight to Minnesota >>

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