Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11622 times:
Quoting Captaink (Reply 2): And does Qantas do with their 707? What were they both doing in MCO?
One of them is John Travoltas 707 (in QF colours) , the other (former QF 707 and ex-Saudi VIP aircraft) is going the Qantas Founders Outback Museum in Longreach to be permanently rested next to it's younger sister a Qantas 742.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11589 times:
Quoting Crownvic (Thread starter): Their here!!!! Qantas ship 29 707 and John Travoltas 707 side by side on the west ramp!!! What a sight to see!!! I will try to download later...Leaving for LAX tomorrow...
I guess this is the best sight what could happen to an aviation enthusiast 2 classic aircraft in their classic livery joined together.....too bad the pictures don´t capture the sound of the engines and the smell of Jet A..........
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11499 times:
Quoting Columba (Reply 5): I guess this is the best sight what could happen to an aviation enthusiast 2 classic aircraft in their classic livery joined together.....too bad the pictures don´t capture the sound of the engines and the smell of Jet A..........
Come by Geilenkirchen and you can see 3 707-320s on the ramp at the same time (not counting all our E-3s of course) and can smell the TF-33s But of course it is the NATO-OTAN "Airlines" livery
Great pics BTW crownvic
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, NATO-because someone has to drink all day
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11499 times:
Update: Just got back from the Orlando International (MCO) and have lots of updates...Mr. Travolta flew in special from Greystone 17FL (Jumbolaire) his private airport 40 miles North of Orlando...Flightaware shows the flight as 12 minutes!!!! He came down after a trip to Seattle was scrubbed, due to weather issues..I talked extensively to the captain of Ship 29 and it was routed from Dublin to the Canary Islands because of paperwork. He said his two choices were the Canary Islands or Morocco! If he did not land at those two locations the aircraft would have been impounded for the usual political B.S. before its flight to Bermuda..Mr. Travoltas stay was short just a brief time for lunch and a photo opportunity. What a great sight to see the crew of ship 29 and N707JT with John himself in full airline pilot uniform all in the same shot... Sorry I was not allowed to take that photo! Soon after John shook hands with everyone and ran up the steps and took off.
What a thrill to see and hear those four engines fire up as he taxied out right passed us on the ramp. When she took off on 36 left for a straight out departure to the north, N707JT used very little runway. But, the smoke poured out and what a sight to see as she climbed away leaving that black smoke trail spinning in the wake tip vorticies! I haven't seen that sight in over 20 years!!! Off for another short 12 minute flight home!
The crew wanted to go to Disney ,but it looks like its sleep and then its off to LAX at 1000 tomorrow...Again what a sight to see those two beauties side by side.
It was only a month ago that the same plane N707JT was here alongside the Omega DC-10 Tanker!
Wingnut767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11349 times:
Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 4): One of them is John Travoltas 707 (in QF colours) , the other (former QF 707 and ex-Saudi VIP aircraft) is going the Qantas Founders Outback Museum in Longreach to be permanently rested next to it's younger sister a Qantas 742.
VH-XCA was Prince Bandars Aircaft untill he bought his Airbus. John Travolta is very nice when he stops here. He always parks in front of our hangar. Since he cannot clear customs at his private field he has to stop here in MCO for that. He is always very friendly and stops to talk and shake hands. If you have not seen Pics of his house he has a terminal extending from his home with two jetbridges on it. One for N707JT and the other for his GIII.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1982 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11093 times:
Following up on the earlier note, do we know when the B707 is scheduled to depart MCO-LAX? Though the weather may not cooperate here in Houston tomorrow, it may be worthwhile looking up at the skies if it flies overhead.
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
PanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7902 times:
AH the 707, nice plane, but cannot compare with the DC8 as far as ride and comfort. We old timers prefered the 8 as it was flying at it's best. Nothing against the 707, but having flown both over long distances, still take the 8 any day. I know there are some out there who have flown both and will dispute this. But having worked for Pan Am in those days, even the MX guys prefered the 8
PanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7495 times:
Quoting BOAC707 (Reply 23): Well here is an example of the A vs. B battle of years gone by....McD vs B....and Boeing always comes out on top....
Really is it fantastic to see two classics side by side again....
Actually it was not McD Versus B, it was Douglas versus B. I loved the 707 and thought it was a great plane, but the 8 was still my favourite. I am happy that some of the older aircraft are still around. JT was just here in Hamilton a couple of months ago and had a chance to see his airplane up close, brought back a lot of fond memories. Looking at the sky and seeing the 707 with smoke from the engines coming in to land, it was a beautiful sight
Barbados, CWC soon, can't wait
: Was this the first time MCO has had any Qantas livery there? I wish we had regular service....oh well. Nice pics!
: thanks for the info Crownvic. N707JT was here about a month ago, wouldn't be surprised if that's it
: Flight Diary can be found on the website (under the "Updates" and then "follow the progress ...." links) : http://www.707.adastron.com/default.htm
28 Falcon flyer
: Some more information: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/061211/20061211006113.html?.v=1
: Thanks for the pics, I'll be in MCO next Sat flying in on WN. Kinda wish they could stay for a little while.
: Here is the story from the local paper the Orlando Slantinel. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/enter...-travolta1106dec11,0,7887668.story wingnut
: apparently VH left earlier than 10am.. A Volga-Dnepr Antonov came in also, how come they stop at MCO rather frequently?
: Miami X707 The reason we get more than your average amount of AN-124 movements here is that Westinghouse manufactures large generators locally and the
: I think the An-225 has been here a few times this year already. The last reason seems the most logical to me, as I've only seen them loading generato
: It just buzzed low and slow right over my house on its way to Moffett Field KNUQ
: VH-XBA nears closer to home, touching down in Honolulu at 14:10 Local Tuesday.
: Go Honolulu spotters, love to see some pics!!
: Well she arrived, and is parked at the north ramp hard stands; impossible for me to get good photos. Maybe some of the rampers can get better shots?