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QF 707 At RNO  
User currently offlineSJC30L From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

I was on a WN flight from RNO to SJC yesterday afternoon and as we taxied for takeoff, we passed a QF 707. I was wondering if this is John Travolta's aircraft.

I had forgotten how beautiful a 707 is. It has been a long time since I've seen one anywhere other than photographs.

[Edited 2007-09-17 00:45:03]

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User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Yes, most likely.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N707JT



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

With the annual Reno Air Races going on, N707JT being there is a good guess....

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Travolta has been parking N707JT at SWF for the past month. She flew out last night for Reno then out to Albuquerque and is now back on its way to SWF.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
With the annual Reno Air Races going on, N707JT being there is a good guess....

I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?



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User currently offlineWhosee From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I've always wondered what the V in V-jet meant? Someone care to enlighten me?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?

I reckon not...

http://www.airnav.com/airport/4SD


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting SJC30L (Thread starter):
I was on a WN flight from RNO to SJC yesterday afternoon and as we taxied for takeoff, we passed a QF 707. I was wondering if this is John Travolta's aircraft.

Yes most likely as QANTAS and indeed I don't think there are any airlines (in the Western world) that are still flying 707!

Quoting Whosee (Reply 5):
I've always wondered what the V in V-jet meant? Someone care to enlighten me?

Yeah its a Latin word.... "vannus" ... it means fan... as in the fans in a jet engine  Smile



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User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):

I'll take it that Stead Field can't handle a 707?

Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Quoting RCoulter (Reply 8):

Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.

How about the fuel availability, and the ground cart(s) needed to start a 707?  Wink

When I worked at a small airport in the Southwest about 15 years ago, we once handled a 727. They ran our Jet-A tanks at the fuel farm dry when we had to gas them up for the trip out, not to mention that the only way they could get around the airport was to backtaxi the runways (not enough clearance on the taxiways)  Smile . Re-fueling them was fun, as our Jet-A truck only held 1,100 gallons...(6,600 lbs. per truckoad  Wink ).



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Quoting RCoulter (Reply 8):
Yes it can, it has the runway length and width, heck a KC-135 was here for the races. I think the problem would be parking and privacy.

I reckon that AirNav's weight limit data of 90,000 lbs. either isn't current, or was waived then.... That 90,000 was for a dual configuration, and there wasn't even a dual tandem config listed.


User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

There's was recently another Qantas 707 flying across the United States on its way to a Museum in Australia. The aircraft met up with John and his aircraft in Orlando last December. John has the only Qantas 707 still flying in the United states. There's photos of both aircraft together at:

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/Boeing707.html


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