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Questions About John Travolta And His 707  
User currently offlineGDC2006 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

I imagine there have been lots of talk about JT since way before my time but I am intrigued by his own airliner!

Does he lease it from Qantas or something? Is that why it has Qantas all over it? And is the "JT" part of the N707JT normal on a private airliner? As in would any other individual get there initials in the reg? (or even IS N707JT the reg??!)

I know JT does a lot of good work with his craft and from what I read in the media helped a great deal after Katrina.

Also, whats his Spirit of Friendship Tour all about?

GC  Confused


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn.../details?ArticleID=2002/aug02/2726

http://www.travolta.com/biography.htm

IIRC the registration on one of Tom Cruise's jets is N-yada yaa yada-TC for his initials.



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

In additon to the above links, try a search for John Travolta, and you'll find literally hundreds of postings on the subject.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Quoting GDC2006 (Thread starter):
Does he lease it from Qantas or something? Is that why it has Qantas all over it? And is the "JT" part of the N707JT normal on a private airliner? As in would any other individual get there initials in the reg? (or even IS N707JT the reg??!)

The basic answers... no.. he first leased that jet from a leasing company, then later bought it in the mid 1990's. He is a Qantas 'Good Will Chairman' and part of the agreement was he could paint the plane in Qantas colors. He also did an around the world trip as part of his goodwill trip. There are many pictures from this trip in the data base. Back about 8 years ago Oprah had JT on talking about one of his movies. She suprised him by having the then owner of registration N707JT on the phone and he agreed to give Travolta that number for his 707. Anyone can have any number they want if it's still open. Nissan the car manufacture has a GV that has the number N155AN.

Also, try a search... Travolta and his 707 is WEL-WELL covered on A.net.

[Edited 2006-07-05 23:35:31]


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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
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I have a $20 bill I'd like him to have framed and put in his 707. The serial number is B D 00000707 C.


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User currently offlineGDC2006 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

Thanks for the info guys

GC



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User currently offlineDarrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

most people who own a private jet put there initials in the reg #.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
He is a Qantas 'Good Will Chairman' and part of the agreement was he could paint the plane in Qantas colors. He also did an around the world trip as part of his goodwill trip.

I believe they also paid for his gas, wear and tear and trained him on the 744.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
I believe they also paid for his gas, wear and tear and trained him on the 744.

Indeed, he's a qualified 747-400 First Officer



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User currently offlineMetalInyoni From Zimbabwe, joined Oct 2005, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

I presume JT cant just get in the plane and go for a spin after Sunday lunch - he'd have to have a co polit, engineer etc with him.

As a matter of interest what are the rules for numbers of pilots and private jets. Obviously on commercial flights you have to have two but privately what is the rule? Is there a size limit where you have to have two pilots? What is the biggest private jet that one could fly legally on thier own?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Quoting MetalInyoni (Reply 9):
What is the biggest private jet that one could fly legally on thier own?

I do know that Citations can be flown with 1 pilot if they carry oxygen.

Quoting MetalInyoni (Reply 9):
I presume JT cant just get in the plane and go for a spin after Sunday lunch - he'd have to have a co polit, engineer etc with him.

As a matter of interest what are the rules for numbers of pilots and private jets. Obviously on commercial flights you have to have two but privately what is the rule? Is there a size limit where you have to have two pilots?

It depends on the certification of the aircraft. His 707 does require 3 pilots, which highlights the main issue, which is cockpit complexity. The more complex the cockpit, the more pilots you need



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User currently offlineShowerOfSparks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
I do know that Citations can be flown with 1 pilot if they carry oxygen.

All Citations DO carry oxygen and no not all of them can be flown single pilot. Only some models which are certified for single pilot and the pilot also has to be suitably qualified. Oxygen has nothing to do with it.


User currently offlineRavel From Finland, joined Feb 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

So John Travolta is certified to fly a 747. Has he done so, often?

User currently offlineHarrisAir From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 59 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Quoting GDC2006 (Thread starter):
As in would any other individual get there initials in the reg?

Anyone can go here:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNAV_inquiry.asp

and check for available regs and reserve one or more. You don't even have to own an airplane.

harris


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

When is he swapping this for a B757  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSmokinL1011 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
When is he swapping this for a B757

 eyepopping  Bite your tongue!


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