Rangers fan to fly private jet to Seville for Europa League final
Flights to Seville from anywhere in the UK have understandably become in high demand with Rangers in the Europa League final on Wednesday (18 May).
The club easily sold out their allocation of 7,00 for the game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but thousands more Glaswegians are expected to make the pilgrimage to Spain where they can watch the game in a fan zone if they don’t possess a ticket.
One Rangers fan though has managed to get himself a gig flying a private jet after managing to sell out the £2,000 per seat flight to Spain.
Jonny Faulkner from Ayr will help bring 56 more Scots to sunny Seville in a Boeing 737 VIP jet which he is fully licensed to fly.
“I can’t believe I’m getting to do it – this is a dream come true,” the 19-year-old said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I’ve been a Rangers fan all my life and I go to games with my grandad at Ibrox, so it is incredible to be a part of this.
“My job is flying smaller aircraft around Europe. I won’t be the pilot on this operation but I will be in the jumpseat in the cockpit.
“It is going to be the trip of a lifetime, combining two things I absolutely love – Rangers and flying. “The only thing better I can imagine is flying the team back home with the trophy.”
If ever you needed an example as to how far someone would go to support their football team in a huge game, look no further than this right here.
Faulkner’s commitment to not only suggest the idea of a private jet but then sell it out when one seat costs so much is remarkable and every one of those lucky enough to be on that flight will cherish every moment of their time in Spain.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his squad probably have a return flight already sorted with the Scottish Cup final to come the following weekend but maybe they could make room in the staff for the 19-year-old from Ayr.
The party atmosphere might never leave Glasgow should the Gers go to Seville and beat Eintracht Frankfurt to bring that trophy home and you can only imagine how rowdy that flight back might be.
But even if they do win the competition, they need to very quickly get back down to earth to try and make it a double against Hearts at Hampden Park.