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News About John Travolta's 707?  
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9844 times:

I was at KSAT today and saw JT's 707 take-off (impressive).

I was wondering why it came to KSAT. I don't think he has any business here and I can't imagine he does any maintenance here. Anybody know?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9727 times:

SAT has several maintenace companys that do, and have done work for him.


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdheavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9678 times:

Was it still in the Qantas livery? I wonder if he was flying it himself.


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9569 times:

my question is does he have to employ flight crew (co-pilot, Flight Engineer)? Or is he allowed to fly with fewer crew because it is a private jet?


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9508 times:

Last year, when family and I flew into SAT, his 707 was there on the east side of the field.

When we came back to fly home, three days later, the 707 was gone... but his Gulfstream was parked, "rat there" at the same FBO where we tied down the 182. Guess that explained all the stretech limos that were waiting, idling, when we had arrived. We shoulda hung around?

I assume that he gets some work done there. Or maybe he likes the great Tex-Mex cuisine one finds in San Antone...



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9482 times:

"Or maybe he likes the great Tex-Mex cuisine one finds in San Antone..."

Brings new meaning to the concept of the $100 hamburger...

Greg



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9444 times:

he flies the gulfstean himself. the 707 he has a crew for, or at least so is my understanding.


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User currently offlineSean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9429 times:

Or rather the $10,000 hamburger eh Greg.  Big grin

Sean


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9371 times:

"he flies the gulfstean himself. the 707 he has a crew for, or at least so is my understanding."

I believe he's typed on the 707 as well...

Greg



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User currently offlineUsair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9355 times:

John Travolta is certified to fly the 707 as well as the 747. I read somewhere that although John Travolta does have a crew for his 707 he's the one in control for every takeoff and landing.

(Forgot where I read that but I'm sure if you do a search you'll find it)


User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9327 times:

He flies the Gulf..........the 707 and is rated in 747 by QF.

He does have a regular crew for the 707, I suppose so he can enjoy time with the wife and kinder while in flight! But I'll bet he has his hands on those controls more than you think!

Seen his 707 from air on cable, believe it was Travel Channel showing huge houses of the stars. It was in an airpark, I think north of Orlando (someone knows exactly where here). The 707 parked right up next to house!!! Nosed into kind of a "carport". He has largest aircraft in community, most of his neighbors aren't to pleased with him. Must be the noise huh? Showed some of his other planes parked there also (not all at once). I suppose if I was his neighbor and I ONLY had a little G4 I'd be jealous too!


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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9281 times:

Any pictures of his Gulfstram?


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9109 times:

ILSApproach, the community you are referring to is Jumbolair.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9054 times:

It's an old GII-B... but in great shape.
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When I was reading over this thread last night I remembered back several years ago when 'JT' got in a little hot water after doing a low level fly over of his house in Maine with the 707.



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2090 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

Usair330 you are correct. He does have a crew for the 707, but on a show about him they said he does every take off and landing himself.

The airpark he lives in now is east of Ocala, FL. And as far as him getting in hot water with his neighbors there, well, that is the reason he is no longer here in Daytona at the nearby Spruce Creek Fly In... his jets got him either kicked out of their or in so much crap that he moved. Either way it sucks, I'd prefer the oppurtunity to bump into him but ah well.



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User currently offlineMit From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8894 times:

While Travolta has type ratings in both the 707 and Gulfstream, he still must use a flight crew. i.e. he can be the captain, but both airplanes require other crewmembers whether they are operated Part 91 (private) or Part 121/135 (commercial.) The GII would need a copilot and the 707 needs a copilot and FE.

User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

Recently saw a thing about him on VH-1 Music Channel. He does indeed have a cockpit crew for the 707, although he normally sits in the left seat. I believe its a complete crew of 3, so someone is sitting in the jumpseat when he flies.

User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8753 times:

That is one beautiful ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138B. Last year when he did a round-the-world flight with a full complement of current and retired Qantas pilots, it was mentioned in the article that he had accumulated a total time of 5,000 flight hours. While that may seem high to the man on the street, it's quite low if he were a fifty year old Part 121 airline pilot in the left seat. I did a search and found out that John Joseph Travolta is listed as a Private Pilot ASMEL with an instrument rating. No type in either the Boeing 707 or the G-II.

This takes nothing away from a great actor/aviation enthusiast with a beautiful wife and lifestyle that most of us would envy. He is also smart enough to have high time professionals aboard every flight.



User currently offlineUafedexflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

According to someone I know at Boeing, when Qantas took delivery of their most recent 744ER they had Travolta sitting left seat for the flight.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't their most recent 744ER the Wunala Dreaming (?) one?

Just thought I'd share.



User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8303 times:

The Gulfstream requires a crew co pilot as it is over a certain weight. Ditto the 707, plus maybe a flight engineer.


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User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7770 times:

the area where he lives is called Jumbolair http://www.jumbolair.com/

we had some pictures on airliners.net of his estates its just marvelous


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

Ditto the 707, plus maybe a flight engineer

I don't know of any Boeing 707 anywhere in the world that is typed for just a 2 man crew....they all have FE, and in the early days even had a Navigator.

Last I knew, N707JT was actually a 720.



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User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

Both the Gulfstream (2 crew members) and the Boeing 707 ( 3 crew members) are required to have the PIC meet requirements of FAR Part 61.31 and in the case of the 707 have a Flight Engineer-Turbojet rated crewman aboard.

From my understanding talking to the Qantas crews, John only went through F/O 747-400 training prior to the Qantas sponsored round-the-world flight.


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

Last I knew, N707JT was actually a 720.

It's a 707-138B originally delivered to Qantas.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6976 times:

Anybody have any links to photos of his 707 outside his house?

25 Post contains images Aogdesk : Images of his house/car...err...planeport were in a recent Architectural Digest ..... Why does everyone think that its so unusual to have a B707 parke
26 EMBQA : Images of his house/car...err...planeport were in a recent Architectural Digest ..... Do a search here on A.net. Not long ago there was a thread on th
27 Iakobos : Ottopylit, there is no jumpseat in the 707, there are five full sized seats.
28 Skibum9 : I can personally tell you that John flies his own 707. I was in DAY last year during the Dayton Airshow and holding short to take off while John's 707
29 Scottieprecord : We saw it over on the East Side of the airport, drove over there, and heard the APU running, so we decided to stay. The crew (not Travolta) did some c
30 Post contains images JAGflyer : I'd like to live in the JumboLair aviation village. I can see it now "Honey, I'm taking the Dash8 out for a flight. Where'd I put the cockpit door key
31 DeskPilot : Is the 707 fitted with some sort of hush kit ? Are there restrictions on which airports it can use due to noise ?
32 KDTWFlyer : As of 0502Z, John's N707JT is flying FL270 over the eastern atlantic at a heading of 95 degrees and 539kt ground speed according to air nav live fligh
33 RoseFlyer : I flew into IND at 2:17 today from BOS and saw the 707 while we were landing. I didn't have my camera out at the time but when we were taxing I got a
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