The 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team is flying on Mark Cuban’s plane to Rio. Cuban is a billionaire investor and the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
The team flew on an exclusive charter flight from their first camp stop in San Antonio, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia, and now will get a lift courtesy of Cuban’s plane. At last check, Cuban owned three planes – a Gulfstream G550, a Boeing 757 for his NBA team, and a 767 that he rents out for charters. The 767 is the plane being flown by the U.S. team.
Every seat on board is a business-class style seats, meaning that the swimmers will be able to fully recline and stretch out in relative comfort for their 10 hour flight to Rio. Once they arrive, the U.S. will join the U.K. in using the Flamengo pool as their primary training ground outside of the formal Olympic facilities. The Flamengo area of Rio is located near the Olympic parks.
Also of note, the plane was located on the Tarmack near Air Force One – which brought president Barack Obama to Atlanta on Monday to address veterans.
Ready to go! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gVIfZ9q2AB
— Nathan Adrian (@Nathangadrian) August 1, 2016
Air Force One lands right in front of us! #prettycool @swimswamnews @swimming @IUSwimAndDive #GoUSA #GoIU pic.twitter.com/HVL9nGXy0u
— Ray Looze (@IURayLooze) August 1, 2016
All business in first class to Rio???????? pic.twitter.com/sMhHLTYRJ4
— Kathleen Baker (@KathleenBaker2) August 1, 2016
@KathleenBaker2 are you ready for this flight!? #RoadToRio ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/3nXCZPSXJ8
— Olivia Smoliga (@OliviaSmoliga) August 1, 2016