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2 X 707 In MCO! Right Now!  
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11643 times:

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...

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[Edited 2006-12-10 22:02:58]

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User currently offlineAirplaneFan From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11560 times:

Nice quality photos.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards.



I AM ABLE THINK, THEREFORE I EXIST.
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11515 times:

Nice quality photos indeed. What a site. And does Qantas do with their 707? What were they both doing in MCO?

P.S. Cool to see US Airways in the back there Big grin



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11503 times:

Very nice. Orlando's an odd place for them, though.


Good goes around!
User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11458 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.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11425 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
User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3633 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11372 times:
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I cannot wait for them to reach HNL. I should be working when they arrive here and plan on going out for some pictures.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11335 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 Big grin But of course it is the NATO-OTAN "Airlines" livery  Wink

Great pics BTW crownvic

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, NATO-because someone has to drink all day


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11335 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!


User currently offlineWingnut767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11185 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.


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11053 times:

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Thats John behind the wheel! Enlarge photo and you'll see...
Ships 29 crew waving off Mr. Travolta.


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11009 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 10):
Thats John behind the wheel! Enlarge photo and you'll see...

I hate him (insert non-existant jealous smiley here)



I don't care what you think of my opinion. It's my opinion, so have a nice day :)
User currently offlineAirplaneFan From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10966 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 10):
more photos:

Once again, thanks for sharing your nice quality photos.

Regards,

AirplaneFan



I AM ABLE THINK, THEREFORE I EXIST.
User currently offlineHarrisAir From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 59 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10929 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 8):
...Mr. Travolta flew in special from Greystone 17FL (Jumbolaire) his private airport 40 miles North of Orlando...

Jumbolair is a residential airpark, but it is not owned by JT.


www.jumbolair.com

harris


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1979 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10929 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.

JSD



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10889 times:

Help:I have more photos to post, but it is saying my storage is all used up....How do I get around this???

A340 Spotter: It is scheduled to depart at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10876 times:

Thanks for the photos.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1979 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10829 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 15):
A340 Spotter: It is scheduled to depart at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow

Thanks...will keep an eye on the trackers for it as it could very well overfly the Houston area.



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9632 times:

Wow, those are some swell pix. Two Qantas 707s together...in 2006. Marvellous. This is something all right. It took a while to get -XBA into the air, sure was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineAirforum From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

Quoting HarrisAir (Reply 13):
Jumbolair is a residential airpark, but it is not owned by JT.

Correct. You can find a nice (new) google maps shot of JT's house (and the airpark) here:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&z=19...636&spn=0.001107,0.002494&t=k&om=1



What goes up, must come down. Let's hope the sky never went up.
User currently offlineJasond From Australia, joined Jul 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9085 times:

A rare aviation sight that you may never see again!!! Not unless N707JT ever goes to Longreach anyway. Thanks very much for the photos!!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7738 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


Barbados, CWC soon, can't wait
User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7497 times:

If I am not wrong, these two are the very first and the very last B707-138 built. The first one was later converted to B standards. The last one was delivered as a -138B.

MB


User currently offlineBOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 21):

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 fanstastic to see two classics side by side again....



smokey classics to the end of time
User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7331 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
25 747LUVR : Was this the first time MCO has had any Qantas livery there? I wish we had regular service....oh well. Nice pics!
26 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : thanks for the info Crownvic. N707JT was here about a month ago, wouldn't be surprised if that's it
27 Post contains links TSV : 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 Post contains links Falcon flyer : Some more information: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/061211/20061211006113.html?.v=1
29 KstateinALB : Thanks for the pics, I'll be in MCO next Sat flying in on WN. Kinda wish they could stay for a little while.
30 Post contains links Wingnut767 : Here is the story from the local paper the Orlando Slantinel. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/enter...-travolta1106dec11,0,7887668.story wingnut
31 MIAMIx707 : apparently VH left earlier than 10am.. A Volga-Dnepr Antonov came in also, how come they stop at MCO rather frequently?
32 Crownvic : 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
33 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : 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
34 Crownvic : It just buzzed low and slow right over my house on its way to Moffett Field KNUQ
35 N9964Z : VH-XBA nears closer to home, touching down in Honolulu at 14:10 Local Tuesday.
36 Jasond : Go Honolulu spotters, love to see some pics!!
37 Je89_w : 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?
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