Later operated as a warbird with the Commemorative Air Force in Texas. Crashed at Port Isabel on October 13, 1984 with the loss of seven lives. Was undertaking a simulated water landing when it struck the surface.
Start-up Airspur began passenger and cargo flights around Southern California October 1, 1981. The airline ordered 10 IAI Aravas for the service, but only 4 were delivered. This was the third aircraft, but by December 1982, fixed wing flights ended as the airline switched to helicopters, having ordered 10 Westland WG-30s. Taken over by a leasing company, N701AE eventually ended up in Mexico.
Still carrying Gary Wright stickers after its use by the singer. N7201U was most famously Led Zeppelin's tour jet in the 1970s, featuring in the band's concert movie "Song Remains the Same". Starship One was scrapped in 1982.