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John Travolta's New House!  
User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 58463 times:

You Gotta Love This!



Full Story Here:http://heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031102/NEWS/311021090/1010/REALESTATE

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User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 56440 times:

I wounder who does his ATC work  Smile? is it his wife?

T-"hey wife I'm going out to show off my bling bling 707!"
Wife-"sure huny I'll be at the control tower for you"

man that is defently my dream house.



Please excuse my English!
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 56034 times:

Does he have a tug or does he powerback the 707? Can a 707 power back? I am suprised he did not figure out a way to put a regular jetway in.. I guess he may not have ALL the money in the world. If his wife does his ATC work he should train the kids to load bags and drive the tug (if he has one)

User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55814 times:

Impressive!!
I am surprised that the 707 doesn't look bigger. I thought that a 707 should look way larger compared to a house. But maybe the house is very big too!!!
Anyway, it's nice to see that both planes are parked like cars, and that they both have an exclusive path to the house.
Very, very nice. That's definetely my dream house!!!



Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55659 times:

What a place for a very lucky guy.... Let me know if it ever comes up for sale  Big grin I love the control tower....

Maybe JT is also a Airliners.net member???



Dunbar Rovers forever
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55553 times:

The house must be huge....just look at the cars parked in the "driveway" to give you a true scale.

User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55480 times:

It looks like he owns a tanker of JET-A as well. (It's on the ramp hidden by the trees)

User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55456 times:

Hey, Thaigold, I was thinking the same.
Maybe JT is also an Airliners.net member. After reading the whole IHT story, he could perfectly be one of us...



Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 55339 times:

There have been a few posts dealing with his world tour that could indeed have been by him. Smile


` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55295 times:

Yeah is there a user named VinnyBarbarino or Vbarbarino or something?... If he isn't a member someone should find his email address and send him a link so he can be a member.

User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55248 times:

What is that smaller jet on the other side?
I guess thats for short haul (grocery shopping, going to the mall, and all that good stuff)



"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55215 times:

What is that smaller jet on the other side?

It is a Gulfstream (beautiful bizjet).

707


User currently offlineIfly2eat From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55104 times:

Hey call me crazy but from someone who makes his living flying airplanes I'm not real sure that I'd want my "work" so close to me. I have to admit that the architecture though really ties in nicely with the planes. Good for him!


Fly the friendly skys and stay out of mine.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55080 times:

Nice but it looks like a light fit for taxiing that G-II past the left wing of the 707.

Of course it could be the angle the shot was taken at.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55085 times:

JT is officially THE MAN and I am officially envious!  Wow!

GG



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55077 times:

Daddy....?  Wink/being sarcastic

NS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 55027 times:

Add a link here.


The developments website.

http://www.jumbolair.com/




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 54970 times:

Thats just amazing, nothing else to say.

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 54873 times:

Hrmmm. Looks like they have an inn at the country club attached to the development. Wonder what they'd think about doing some spotting there if you were a guest?

NS

http://www.jumbolair.com/inn.htm



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 54846 times:

Anybody else think that looks a bit fake?

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3085 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 54718 times:
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Anybody else think that looks a bit fake?
No. Why do you think it looks 'a bit fake' ? It looks very legit to me...

[Edited 2003-11-03 17:03:20]


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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 54688 times:

Anybody else think that looks 'a bit fake'?

Check out the article linked under the photo. Additional pictures of the house, a somewhat decent story. Seems legit to me.

NS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 54666 times:

Simply amazing, what a real aviation lover! I envy him...do you think we'll ever see a B744 of his in the collection? A jetbridge at the house would have been a great touch! I wish him well with his house, looks GREAT!!!


"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 54561 times:

If travolta is a collector then I hope he gets the 747SP. it will be one rare aircraft soon.



Please excuse my English!
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 54440 times:

Flyingbronco05,

The house exists and John Travolta lives in Ocala, trust me. According to my buddy he flies over often in his "huge jet with a red tail"...if only he knew...sigh.

The people I know who (claim to) have met him all say he's a real class act. I can believe it. Great asset to the aviation community!!



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
25 JGPH1A : So how DOES he get the 707 out of its parking spot ? He must use a tug, right ? P.S. I am writhing in envy, foaming at the mouth and biting the carpet
26 Flyingbronco05 : With all the money he has, why doesn't he have a bigger house? The reason it looks fake is because the trees covering parts of the plane look edited o
27 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : I am suprised he did not figure out a way to put a regular jetway in.. I guess he may not have ALL the money in the world. If Actually "plane ports" l
28 RB211 : This is how you are supposed to do it! I'll bet Bill Gates is creaming his pants. I know I am!
29 Micstatic : Just to clarify. The biz jet is actually a G IV dg
30 Laddb : I somewhat agree with JB05. The trees on top of the tail look like they are out of place. Only thing it could be is VERY tall palms. But if anyone wou
31 Md11lover : I am simply amazed. What a wonderful guy. God, i really envy him, but at the same time, im happy for him because i think he deserves it. Md11Lover
32 Post contains images FlyPIJets : Look at that layout - isn't it ridiculous. I mean look at that houseport, it only has two gates and they are as far apart a possible. Doesn't anybody
33 Sccutler : On a recent trip, I noticed Mr. Travolta's 707 at the field where I landed; upon our return to fly home three days later, his Gulfstream was at the FB
34 Post contains images IslandHopper : *Drool* I'm simply speechless. You've come a long way, Vinny!
35 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : Only in America can a Sweathog become a bazillionaire
36 DesertJets : Travolta was on "Inside the Actor's Studio" last night. As some of you may also know, James Lipton is also a pilot, so the two of them talked shop for
37 BR715-A1-30 : All we gotta do is fly over his house right, so let's fly over there, ask for permission to land, and visit. How hard can it be? What is the address o
38 762er : Does anybody have a site where I can get the specs on the airport? I couldn't find it on airnav.
39 Post contains links DesertJets : Here you go... http://www.airnav.com/airport/17FL
40 Post contains images Tjwgrr : JT rocks! Man, am I jealous! I hear he's flying his 707 in December for the Kitty Hawk, NC 100th anniversary festivities..... Wish I could be there.
41 United_Fan : I bet that 707 shakes the plaster in the neighbors' houses! I wonder how much fuel he can take on with a 7,000' runway? Is his 707 hush-kitted ?
42 CV990 : Hi guys! I'm quite humble and due to that I never exposed myself to you guys about my house. I have an airport too with a nice 50's architecture with
43 Post contains images Res : Just to clarify. The biz jet is actually a G IV Nooo ...just to re-clarify. He flyies a low-time G-II. I think the B version, if i remember correctly.
44 Tjwgrr : "Hi guys! I'm quite humble and due to that I never exposed myself to you guys about my house. I have an airport too with a nice 50's architecture with
45 Brunswick737 : dang I wish that was my home!!!
46 Aussie747 : To all 747 lovers He already has his first officers licence for the 747, so who knows his next toy could be the 747 - heres hoping - his humble abode
47 Post contains images IFLYMCO : I live very near this house/area. It was just built in Ocala, FL. I don't know exactly where it is in the subdivision but it isn't a fake! His wife wa
48 EMBQA : RES- You are correct..... His Gulfstream is a GII-B. I used to live in Bangor, ME near Travolta's summer home and they would keep it in our hanger whe
49 BN747 : Sooooooowwwweeeeeeeettttttt! I want one too! or Two! That's gotta be any aviation enthusiast's dream! If it isn't you're on the wrong forum! BN747
50 Birdwatching : I was wondering: Is he allowed to fly his 707 solo? I suppose not. So does he always have to get a co-pilot when he wants to go grocery shopping?
51 Post contains images AvroArrow : I wonder if I'm too old for him to adopt me? I'd help wash the fleet!!
52 Post contains images Pl4nekr4zy : *DROOL* That is AWESOME!!! I wonder what other sweet aviation stuff Mr. Travolta has, though not much can top having your very own 707!
53 VS340 : could you imagine having a 747 or even better a A380 for a private jet. You could have a bowling alley on the upper deck or remeve part of the upper d
54 Startvalve : Judging by the current occupants of his I guess you call it a driveway I highly doubt he would go for a Toulouse Toilet. If its going to be something
55 Tjwgrr : Wasn't there talk of JT considering the acquisition of a 747SP?
56 DLMHT : A bit off the topic, but does anybody remember what happened to the Constellation JT was looking at? I believe this was before he purchased the B707.
57 BN747 : Startvalve, I have seen his 707 at LAX many times too and yep it is extremely loud..but ist is stage-III hushkitted. It wouldn't be allowed into the a
58 RB211 : I believe QUANTAS offered him a deal on one of their SP's during the publicity tour. I wonder if they would let him land a 744 in his backyard. I forg
59 BN747 : I don't think he's earning those 'wings' with Qantas for brownie points and decking his jet out in the V-jet cs for the heck of it (it's a trade off o
60 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : DLMHT, I thought at one time he actually owned the MATS Connie....maybe I have it backwards though. As for JT being able to fly the B707 single-pilot,
61 Andersjt : This is a little off topic, someone mentioned having his wife Kelly work ATC - I just saw "View from the Top," while not a great movie, it is the firs
62 Post contains images Mikephotos : Yeah, John is a lucky man. Kelly is a 10 for sure and that house isn't too bad either Here's a shot a took while they were in NY for the Qantas event.
63 NoUFO : Wow. The center building looks like a tower! And isn't that a heliport on the right?
64 Ntspelich : Obviously we all know how much John Travolta loves to fly, whether it be from Jett Clipper Ella, his house or anything else. But, I think to him it me
65 ScarletHarlot : I agree that the Jumbolair website looks somewhat fake. Not the picture of the house, but the website. There are spelling mistakes, bad links, and ver
66 EMBQA : RB211....... Just so you know, its QANTAS. There is no 'U'. I see this all the time and as an aviation guy I feel like screaming...! The name comes fr
67 Post contains links Goose : A couple years ago, John Travolta was slated to attend an ICAS convention in LAS; but didn't show...... it's rumoured he might show up this year in DF
68 USAFHummer : I knew someone was going to go after RB211 for misspelling Qantas lol...that seems to be the biggest pet peeve of many folks here... Anyways Travolta
69 JBirdAV8r : I agree that the Jumbolair website looks somewhat fake. Not the picture of the house, but the website. There are spelling mistakes, bad links, and ver
70 MD-90 : The other aircraft is almost certainly not a Gulfstream II. Most likely it's a IV. It has a fairly long fuselage, high bypass engines (they look like
71 EMBQA : His Gulfstream is a GII-B. I have stood next to it, taxied around it, asked to hold short while it landed by ATC and help push it into our hangar.....
72 JBirdAV8r : EMBQA is 100% correct. I've seen it too, and of course you can look up the rego on the FAA website. It is most decidedly a Gulfstream IIB. Since it is
73 EMBQA : JBird.... Yes I do, in BNA. You are correct on a GII-B and GIII looking a like, other then the cockpit windows...and of course the engines. The first
74 Post contains links and images EMBQA : The first paint scheme.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Vercruijsse and the next.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve Hill ...and
75 DLMHT : Are you sure that he's not type-rated in the B707? I was at the Dayton Airshow this past July when he was there to receive a commendation for promotin
76 Shankly : Is that a VOR in the back garden? Bet he's got a ride on mower as well
77 AvObserver : Ye gads-what an estate! The whole property is like a small airport! Yes, Mr. Travolta must rank as one of the most fanatical aviation aficionados anyw
78 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : DLMHT, According to the FAA's website, Mr. T is typed on these aircraft (P means private privileges) P/CE-500 P/G-1159 P/HS-125 P/LR-JET That means he
79 Post contains links 'Longreach' : http://www.jumbolair.com/images/Arial1.jpg In the above photo, is JT's house located on the middle left site, opposite of the runway? Looks as if it w
80 N707PA : If I've got that right, Travolta can be second in command (therefore acting as a required flight crew member) and be exempt from needing a type rating
81 Post contains images DeltaRules : (drooling) That's awesome...I can't believe what I'm seeing!! I can see him making room for a 747 there....there's always a need for terminal expansio
82 WickedPenguin : That house is unbelievable - although I don't find it at all coincidental that he owns a 707. One of the core beliefs of Scientology (JT's religion) i
83 Fritzi : "In the above photo, is JT's house located on the middle left site, opposite of the runway?" What you see in the middle of the picture is definetly NO
84 Maiznblu_757 : I was wondering why his 707 was flying into Ocala so much. I see it on my flight tracker all the time. This is obviously the reason. Simply incredible
85 Post contains links and images Maiznblu_757 : He actually flies into 17FL. Greystone Airport. Its got a rather crude looking runway.. http://www.airnav.com/airport/17FL Ident Type Dept Dest Depart
86 Cancidas : that the greatest house i've ever seen. never got to meet travolta though i am told he's a great guy. i love the fact that he's a pilot. i also like t
87 FutureFO : By the way he does not live in Ocala, he lives in a small town called Anthony. His Gukfstream has flown in and out of KOCF quite a bit as that is the
88 Clewatcher : http://www.jumbolair.com/images/bigger_is_betterLR.jpg In this picture, how does the plane get to the runway? If that level strip of grass is how to g
89 Bruce : hmmmm.....and he calls the place "Jett Bleu Estates" I wonder if the real JetBlue will sue him? bruce
90 Flight152 : Bruce-- Isn't it obvious why he changed the name of Jet Blue? Copywrighted names only work with exact spelling...
91 Maiznblu_757 : "i love the fact that he's a pilot. i also like the fact that he doesn't spend his fortune bliinging out escalade after escalade." How do you know he
92 BR715-A1-30 : Is this a high security place, or could we fly in and visit if we wanted?
93 Clewatcher : You would have to make arrangements with the local FAA and whoever is in charge of this place.
94 Flyf15 : This is a private airport, so you would have to discuss flying in there with the owner. Most likely, they would deny you permission.
95 Clewatcher : It might be, That you have to talk with someone you are visiting and that person goes to the owner to make arrangements.
96 Tiger119 : Who do you think paid for that blast fence? And I wonder where one would go to apply to fly the right seat with him? I have always wanted to see a B70
97 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : I think they have an inn, maybe if you rented a room they'd let you fly in (actually, I'm almost sure they would) I looked into buying a lot there...j
98 N754pr : Is the picture of his house under construction and the picture of the runway with the blastfence(Hill) the same place?. I don't see any taxiways from
99 Tanyaluvs2fly : JT has a house on an island up in northern Maine... Guess sometimes he has flown into Bangor Airport...
100 Post contains images Godbless : Reply no. 100 so I guess I have to say something here too. I remember seeing that plane at LTN back in June, but I didn't know where and how it spent
101 Ahsanf28 : A house like that ! A 707 parked in your driveway ! Now I certainly know the meaning of the phrase - " HEAVEN ON EARTH "
102 LMML 14/32 : I reckon the 707 is very carefully eased out of its parking by a tug, turned 180 degrees and out of the "driveway". Pulled out to the holding area jus
103 Tiger119 : LMML 14/32 Go to www.jumbolair.com Tiger
104 L-188 : With all due respects to JT, heaven is not a 707 parked in the driveway. A 727 would fit the bill though.
105 Post contains links and images N754pr : OK, now its clear. Of the runway down the taxiway and turn left into is house He seems to have a piece of land thats not one of the lots they offer. h
106 Kingsford : I don't understand : Is his house linked to an airport or does he have his own landing strip big enough to welcome a 707 ? If yes, anybody has a pictu
107 N754pr : Kingsford, Have you looked at any of the above 106 replies?
108 BR715-A1-30 : This is a private airport, so you would have to discuss flying in there with the owner. Most likely, they would deny you permission. That'd be easy. J
109 Wbryce : N754pr It appears not :p
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