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Travolta To Buy QF 747  
User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Just heard on the radio that Travolta is to buy a QF 747. Would it be the SP? and that he already has 3 jets.

46 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

He is the man!  Smokin cool

He still can't shake his image as Tony from Saturday Night Fever.

Will he have the disco in the bubble lounge?




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

How does the words "man" and "John Travolta" end up the same sentence?????  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

KRP:
That was a good one!  Laugh out loud  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

perhaps Air Orange can give us some seventy's Rock & Roll paint scheme suggestions ..



User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Is that to replace his (ex) QF 707??

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

If he does buy one, I wonder what the inside will look like?

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Maybe that guy wants to build up Scientology Airlines???

User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Well I guess it will pile up with the other few jets he has. How much would a 20yr old QF yet be worth? 20/30mil?

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Flyinghighboy try between US$1m and $5m depending on maintenance status!

User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

I remember me a picture of Travolta with his prop and twin-tailed aircraft. In Airliner World I recently saw a pict of his B707 with the old TWA fuselage striping (but than in blue). My question: what aircraft does he has right now? Can you give me fleet update?

Does John Travolta has a website, where can I find this Grease-guy and where is he based as my wife told me to design a modest but recognizable livery for his fleet..... women.... Innocent


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Don't care what he buys, as long as he keeps that lovely 707-100 in service for many years to come!!!

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Hope this is true.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Maybe he needs a 747 to accomodate his ego!
I know....I'm being mean, he was great in the 70's, and in Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, but two words.....Battlefield Earth!


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

While I have not liked all of his movies, I did like "Broken Arrow" and several others. Other than that why are we attacking him? He is a fellow aviation lover who has renovated a 707-100 and is now looking to purchase a 747 and do the same thing. Isn't this what we want, to see the older birds flying? Thanks John.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineExpratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Despite what some may say about John Travolta's acting ability, he is also an accomplished pilot. He owns a Gulfstream II and and is type-rated in the airplane. He was in the left seat on a flight when they lost all of the electrical systems and obviously brought it back successfully.

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
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He DID fly in Look Who's Talking...


Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

He's nuts about flying ... even named his son Jett (and gave his 707 the same name)

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

The twin-tailed aircraft he used to own and actually help restore is actually today MATS Connie, Lockheed L-749. SN2601, reg. 494TW

http://www.aviodome.nl/connie/coneng.htm
http://www.connie.com/


As long as he helps aviation preservation, I won't mind his acting.  Smile


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Air Orange....all I have is a shot of the current 707 livery. The one you saw a pic of.


Michael


User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

What a beautiful aircraft and picture. Thanks!!

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Thanks!! It certainly is nice to see a 707 still operating, especially in this condition. That thing was spotless.

Michael


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

I'd like for him to bring back the lounges in the upper deck the 747s had back in the 70s.

707s are pretty cool but they just scream instead of make a nice jet sound like a 727 or a 737 would do. Too bad he ain't going to replace the Gulfstream and get a 737 BBJ instead.

Looks like he isn't too big of a fan of the newer planes. The older planes to him rule! In that case instead of a 737BBJ he should go for a Convair 880.



"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineLAZYB From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Expratt, Ah yes and it takes some extraordinary effort to "lose" all electrics in a Gulfstream. I think this "effort" was discussed a lot in Gulfstream pilot circles and FlightSafety training sessions.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

If you think that 707 is pretty on the outside, check MTV for reruns of "Cribs of the Rich & Famous" where Vinny Barbarino himself takes us on a guided tour.....very VERY sweet.

25 Post contains links and images Sccutler : ...I'd look on Airliners.net! Before repainting... Click for large versionPhoto © Brian Stevenson - Orlando/Tampa Aviation Photography ...and Aft
26 174thfwff : His newest movie Swardfish is his best work I think. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SWARDFISH DO AND SEE IT!!!
27 Aussie_ : Yes, Travolta is rumoured to be buying one of the two 747SPs. On a recent trip to Sydney he is rumoured to have seen one of the two planes and fallen
28 APP : I say 'good for him', how many of us would dream of doing the same, if we were in his position!! APP.
29 Kiwi dave : It will be interesting to see if the 747 will be the same colours as the 707
30 WJV04 : thats cool what hes doing, hes like a car collector, but with more expensive aircraft i liked him in swordfish and faceoff
31 Qantasforever : I believe that his 707 is ex Qantas (correct me if I'm wrong). If so, maybe he has a fetish for Qantas a/c, either that or its the fact that Qantas (u
32 Post contains images ContinentalFan : Damn! Travolta beat me too it Seriously, if I had the $$$, a 747SP would be my private plane of choice. Oh, to be a movie star, or Middle Eastern pote
33 Post contains images Superfly : ContinentalFan: Didn't you ever see the movie 'Rain Man'? Qantas has the safest record.
34 Post contains images OPNLguy : >>>I think this "effort" was discussed a lot in Gulfstream pilot circles and FlightSafety training sessions. ...not to mention putting the thing down
35 Pilot1113 : Can someone clue me on this electrical failure Travolta had? - Neil Harrison
36 LMML 14/32 : How many other celebrities own a 747? And I would like to know the details of the Gulfstream emergency too please.
37 Kiwi dave : I don't think too many celebrities own 747's
38 Post contains links Av8trxx : If you know the N-number, then you can look up the incident here: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp#query_start
39 Post contains links OPNLguy : Not exactly an NTSB report, but it tells the basic tale... (Scroll down to the 4th or 4th actor/actress in the article...) http://www.hollywoodgossip.
40 Lparky : What if Travolta is a member of A.net? Would you guys bash him then?
41 Flyinghighboy : How do you know that he isn't? He could be posting right now. Plus for the guy who wanted to buy the 747SP and was beaten to it, QF had 2 SP's so I gu
42 Hkgspotter1 : A very good pilot, lets hope we get to see a 747SP flying in a classic scheme again.
43 VirginFlyer : Is it just me, or are Michael's and Joe Pries' photos one and the same? Perhaps someone has some explaining to do... V/F
44 Flightboy24 : To get back to the main topic here, yes it was reported in the media that when Travolta was in Australia last year promoting Swordfish, he became awar
45 Oz777 : Perhaps Travolta is going to trade in his 707 to QF for the -SP. It will cost about the same to run, and he will not have to make stops all the time f
46 Kiwi dave : Maybe he will keep the 707 and used that for trips within the US and then the 747SP for overseas trips.
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