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John Travolta And Tom Cruise At LGW  
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11637 times:

Hey,

Just a heads-up. I have just heard that these two are currently at LGW for a sci-fi convention in East Grinstead. Apparently the 707 is here and Tom Cruise's gulfstream. I didn't even know he owned a plane let alone flew it? Shame I wasn't around to catch the arrival when it came in, have wanted to see this plane for ages!

Happy flying!

Sam


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11596 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
I didn't even know he owned a plane let alone flew it?

Who's plane? Cruises? If he owns one (not sure he does) I seriously doubt he flies it himself. I bet he couldn't see over the dashboard. Big grin

I doubt it is a sci-fi convention. See the blurb below from a biography of L. Ron Hubbard. I'm guessing some high poobah gathering of Scientology folks.

"In 1959, he bought Saint Hill Manor near the Sussex town of East Grinstead, a Georgian manor house formerly owned by the Maharajah of Jaipur. This became the worldwide headquarters of Scientology."



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User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11550 times:

I beleive he owns a Gulfstream 4 (5?), a Beech F90 and a Pitts S-2B.
And he has a private licence  Smile so he flies something
-Nikhil



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 11490 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
I doubt it is a sci-fi convention. See the blurb below from a biography of L. Ron Hubbard. I'm guessing some high poobah gathering of Scientology folks.

Yes, that was it, scientology, I think, not sci-fi. Maybe he really does fly the gulfstream, would be news to me though,

Sam



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11330 times:

Quoting A340600 (Reply 3):
Yes, that was it, scientology, I think, not sci-fi.

Scientology, sci-fi, same thing.  Wink


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11278 times:

Quoting Stealthpilot (Reply 2):
I beleive he owns a Gulfstream 4 (5?), a Beech F90 and a Pitts S-2B.
And he has a private licence so he flies something

I stand corrected. With his height I guess he has to fly IFR everywhere.

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 4):
Scientology, sci-fi, same thing.

Watch out. The lawsuit from the Scientology lawyers is on the way.



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11233 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Watch out. The lawsuit from the Scientology lawyers is on the way.

Since I'm of limited financial worth I doubt they would waste time on me.  Wink


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11203 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
I have just heard that these two are currently at LGW for a sci-fi convention in East Grinstead.

LOL! East Grinstead of all places... honestly?!

Somebody has to be winding you up on this one.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11172 times:

Quoting Shamrock_747 (Reply 7):
LOL! East Grinstead of all places... honestly?!

Somebody has to be winding you up on this one.

Exactly what I was thinking (and laughing at Big grin) Whatever next? Michael Jackson in Barnstaple?



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User currently offlineLastordu From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11088 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
I stand corrected. With his height I guess he has to fly IFR everywhere.

 laughing 

I bet that that he dose even need to do the takeoff how advanced the G-IV and G-V are.



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11032 times:

Scientology....Wooo not goin there (Lets be one with the leaf children, be the leaf), Anywho...


Yea Tom Cruise flies the Gulfstream (as does John fly his aircraft). My mom clipped an article about him flying in some magazine (People?).

Why do all the wierd actors have to fly? (Note: Except Harrison Ford, he's awesome)



ATCT



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11017 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 10):
Why do all the wierd actors have to fly? (Note: Except Harrison Ford, he's awesome)

Ever since he hooked up with Callista Flockhart I have put him in the weird category. Geez woman...eat a damn sandwich!



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10991 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 10):
Why do all the wierd actors have to fly? (Note: Except Harrison Ford, he's awesome)

And he flies a Beaver, which is a real pilots airplane.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):

Ever since he hooked up with Callista Flockhart I have put him in the weird category. Geez woman...eat a damn sandwich!

Actually, I have read her diet and the woman puts away quite a bit of food. She is just one of those people who are naturally very thin



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User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4252 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10958 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
Just a heads-up. I have just heard that these two are currently at LGW for a sci-fi convention in East Grinstead. Apparently the 707 is here and Tom Cruise's gulfstream. I didn't even know he owned a plane let alone flew it? Shame I wasn't around to catch the arrival when it came in, have wanted to see this plane for ages!

Ok, the question I have is: Who cares?

I mean, are these two people special? Do they possess the power to make our lives better? Do they put their pants on differently from the rest of us?



I'm not a racist...I hate Biden, too.
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10930 times:
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Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 13):
Ok, the question I have is: Who cares?

I mean, are these two people special? Do they possess the power to make our lives better? Do they put their pants on differently from the rest of us?

Why do you have to go jumping at him like that? He was simply letting others know that both John Travolta's and Tom Cruise's aircraft are there at LGW, not trying to worship them or anything.

If you don't care, then why don't you just ignore this post?


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4252 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10899 times:

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 14):
Why do you have to go jumping at him like that?

I wasn't "jumping at" the original poster; just asking a question.

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 14):
He was simply letting others know that both John Travolta's and Tom Cruise's aircraft are there at LGW

And how is that news? Put another way - and in better perspective - how many Gulfstreams or other coroporate jets are at LGW at any given time? Do the other business jets deserve a unique topic thread on A.Net?

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 14):
not trying to worship them or anything.

On the contrary, this thread seams very much like idol worship.

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 14):
If you don't care, then why don't you just ignore this post?

Normally, I would but I couldn't resist since it's obvious the original poster - and perhaps you - make a habit of fawning over indulgent celebrities.

Best regards,

R



I'm not a racist...I hate Biden, too.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10881 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
Actually, I have read her diet and the woman puts away quite a bit of food. She is just one of those people who are naturally very thin

Yeah, just like all the other actresses out here are naturally very thin only after they arrive on the scene, but were normal before.

She either didn't eat what she claimed or was using a finger down the throat.


As for why we care about the airplanes? Well, I think it's pretty cool that JT has an old QF 707 and flies it. I'd like to do that.

As for TC, I really don't care.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10842 times:
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Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 15):
And how is that news? Put another way - and in better perspective - how many Gulfstreams or other coroporate jets are at LGW at any given time? Do the other business jets deserve a unique topic thread on A.Net?

Don't you think that John Travolta's B707 in the classic QF livery is special? Or do you think it is some "boring" biz jet? Of course that would be great news for any LGW spotters, that classic B707 sure looks smart. What does having a unique business jet topic on A.net have to do with anything? I don't think you're getting the point here, RedFlyer.

Hope you LGW spotters get good shots.


User currently offline1F From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10802 times:

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
Tom Cruise's gulfstream. I didn't even know he owned a plane let alone flew it?

Mr. Cruise owns GV (not 500 or 550). He has a type rating in same. He owns two acrobatic planes & has equity investment in several others. He (at times) has his acrobatic planes ferried to filming locations for his personal R&R.

His GV tail number is N808T. His acrobatic planes are also within airliners database.
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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10786 times:

Any idea when JT will be back stateside? A friend of mine is going to his house early next week to do a story about the GPS assisted grading equipment used to build the runways and taxiways at his house. He's of course hoping to meet the man while he is there.


Where are all of my respected members going?
User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 10606 times:

I was in Hawaii speaking to an hawaiin and he surprised me by saying he would like to go to England so he could go to the scientology headquaters in East Grinstead, such a small little country village would be known to an hawaiin is what surprised me.I used to work in EG.  Wow!


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User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9575 times:

OK, back to why we're here. Does anyone have pics of JT's 707 at LGW?

User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8706 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 13):
Ok, the question I have is: Who cares?

I mean, are these two people special? Do they possess the power to make our lives better? Do they put their pants on differently from the rest of us?

Bullitein...immediate announcement......5 bells.....

RedFlyer made an important announcement today. Everyone is to drop what they are doing at the moment and read it. Once again, RedFlyer has been awoken and made an important announcement today, everyone is to drop whatever it is that they are doing and read it. As we all know, no one or anything is more important than RedFlyer as he is ruler of his known world. That is all. Now that you have read the important announcement from RedFlyer (and if you haven't stop reading this, drop what you are doing, and read it, then come back to this point in the announcement) you may return to your pointless, inconsequential lives that are surely rank in the doldrums of the world compared to Red Flyers.  wink 


User currently offlineArchie From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8535 times:

Hi guys,

just one request. I am a Scientologist, and I would ask you to please keep any bad or joking comments to yourself. I respect your beliefs, please respect mine. The post is on John Travolta´s and Tom Cruise´s airplanes...

Best regards,
Archie.


User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

Quoting Archie (Reply 23):
i guys,

just one request. I am a Scientologist, and I would ask you to please keep any bad or joking comments to yourself. I respect your beliefs, please respect mine. The post is on John Travolta´s and Tom Cruise´s airplanes...

Best regards,
Archie.

I wasn't aware that Scientologists respected other people's beliefs.  Smile


25 Post contains images Archie : Hi Nordair, Yes we do , and that is exactly the type of comments I was refering to. If you don´t like scientology, that´s fine, but please do not ma
26 Post contains images Nordair : I have no strong opinions about scientology either way. But, I do have strong opinions about people who seem to have no sense of humour.
27 Babybus : The church of Scientology is clearly visible from the left side any approaching aircraft into Gatwick (into runway 27?). It's big. It was reported Joh
28 Post contains images Archie : Hi Nordair, I do have a sense of humor , so those strong feelings you say are not for me . Regards, Archie
29 Matt72033 : whats scientology?
30 Post contains links and images Archie : Hey Matt72033, Visit http://www.scientology.org you will get all the info you want on what is Scientology there Regards, Archie
31 EMBQA : Didn't Gulfstream change the numbering system of their planes a few years back...?? The GV became the Gulfstream 500..??, and the newer-longer range
32 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : I saw JT's 707 take off, what a beauty! It departed around 5:50pm on Friday. Cheers Tom
33 Matt72033 : ahhhh right ok i see!!
34 JBirdAV8r : That's a G-IV
35 EMBQA : A search of the FAA Pilots Data base shows no Tom Cruise Mapother (his real name)
36 LHRsunriser : Hi all, Haven't read all of above, but yes the 707 was there on saturday. I landed from Almeria and it was parked over by the cargo area. Cheers Dom
37 BigFish : For those of you who don't know, Tom Cruise owns and operates a P-51D Mustang. It's kept at a VNY hanger which also stores some of his rather exotic m
38 Post contains images A340600 : Well laugh all you like, but I was right It's seen on approach to runway 26L around 6-8 miles out from the threshold. I was posting this Redflyer as
39 Post contains images WAH64D : Its actually called a glareshield.
40 NumberTwelve : Ok, I don't write again that Scientology brain washes people. In lots of countries Scientology will be observed from police because their "business" d
41 1F : You’re both correct. My apologies! Was only photo I was able to easily reference. His current FAA information shows GV (was trade-up plane-for-plan
42 LMP737 : I wonder how skillful a pilot he is. Old warbirds can be a bit unforgiving.
43 EMBQA : Then why is there no record on the FAA web site of him having a license...? O'h and yes, I checked under his actual name.
44 B707Stu : For many it's considered an unhealthy cult. For example, in Germany it is banned. If you google scientology you'll find a variety of opinions. It's n
45 LGW : Hi all, I saw the 707 holding for a 26L departure on Friday evening at around 17:50 as I went past the end of the runway on the train heading South. G
46 TIMEAIR : Speaking of whom is currently in YKA with his CJ3..N5GU! No sign of Calista though>
47 Wr70beh : Check out the definition of Scientology on wikipedia.org. very informative and you can form an opinion of scientology one way or the other based on t
48 Post contains links Johnboy : Just to keep it fair and balanced.... http://www.xenu.net
49 Shuttle3echo : just seen JT's B707 its parked by the fence as you drive towards the old LGW tower.Its looks very impressive.It came to my attention on Saturday about
50 Willo : The big (white) church you can see is actually the Morman Temple at Lingfield.
51 Shamrock_747 : Is that not the Church of Scientology? Lingfield sounds about right... on the A23 between Godstone and East Grinstead. I'd always thought the gates s
52 Post contains links Willo : http://www.sainthill.org.uk/ http://www.lds.org.uk/content/blogcategory/72/68/ different places and religions!
53 Sukhoi : N707JT is due out to GVA tonight
54 Post contains images Leezyjet : I saw it yesterday. I was standing on the next stand to it for about 3 hours. Also saw Tom's Gulfstream on the way back to the terminal. Looked like i
55 EMBQA : They normally spend the late fall and Christmas at their home in Maine. When I was based at BGR it was common to see the 707 and GII-B there from jus
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