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Jennifer Szambecki, associate vice president, Greteman Group, a marketing communications agency in Wichita, the Air Capital.

Planes Unite Fans

hat do New York Jets quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow have in common with the Wichita State University men’s basketball team? Besides entertaining sports fans with their winning abilities, both understand that private aviation
brings people together. Often in powerful ways.

Tebow and the WSU Shockers recently met up on the tarmac. The team had just flown in to Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, returning from their game-changing upset of Gonzaga, the NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed. Tebow’s jet also happened to be at the airport refueling. When he learned that the victorious team was nearby, he couldn’t resist a chance to talk to the players.

Tebow donned his motivational speaker mantle and joined Coach Gregg Marshall and the team on their bus. He congratulated them on their victory, saying no matter what the future holds, they would never forget this unexpected win, the memories they’re making or the people they’re inspiring. 

Tebow’s singular act - taking time to connect before boarding his aircraft - will no doubt do some inspiring of its own.

Tim Tebow addresses the Wichita State University men’s basketball team as Coach Gregg Marshall looks on.
Photo by Kellen Marshall
Mid-Continent Airport employees line up to show their support for the local team. 
Photo courtesy Mid-Continent Airport.
Wichita State University men's basketball team members board their charter jet for the NCAA tournament in Los Angeles.

Tonight, March 28, they play a Sweet 16 game against La Salle.

Photo courtesy Mid-Continent Airport.
Wichita Fire Department and Mid-Continent employees give departing Wichita State University charter jet a water cannon salute. 
Photo courtesy Mid-Continent Airport.


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©BlueSky Business Aviation News | 28th March 2013 | Issue #217
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