Airevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6721 times:
could anyone out there provide me some more detailed information on the B707 owned by John Travolta:
- Who is the operator? Some contact details would be great.
- What kind of license is being used, i.e. are commercial flights allowed or just private ones?
- What kind of seat configuration is it fitted with?
- If any, which department of Qantas is responsible for the aircraft?
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6459 times:
Hi Sven, good to see you apperently are still preparing interesting flights for us.
Don't give up too soon on John Travolta.
Last year in Basle when I flew with the Super Connie, I chatted with the owners of the Miami Legend Air DC-7 about pleasure flights on it, and Carlos Gomez was very easy on that, he said as soon as they made it airworthy, there would always be possibilities to get paying passengers on it, some juridical tricks like memberships of an organization or invited as 'friends' and so on. It might be a bit his Latino "we can fix anything" attitude but still... worth considering to try and work something out with Travolta.
Any other news, last years enquete looked promising (Ukraine Il-18 and so on).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
A319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6334 times:
I read in the paper today that he has offered to fly the Socceroos to the world cup in Germany in his plane!
John Travolta is a goodwill ambassador for Qantas and I also read that they do the mx of his aircraft.
When the A380 was in Oz he (and Kelly Preston his wife) got to go on a flight in it during one of the demo flights!
APFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6234 times:
Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 12): Not unless he also has a Part 135 or Part 121 certificate. You're welcome to hire him to fly your own plane, if you happen also to have a luxury 707 you want flown around
neither one of you is entirely right. You don't have to have a commercial license to ask someone to chip in for gas. As a private pilot you can fly with passengers and ask them to chip in, as long as the costs are split evenly with the Pilot paying an equal share.