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Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet  
User currently offlineFlyn From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Any one have information on this purchase or news? For some reason I can not ask for photos on this category (As if it really interferes with anything. But you get my point anyone know anything let me know thanks. it is a 747 and thats tehcnicle to me

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User currently offlineFlyn From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

06/19/2002

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High-flying John Travolta was in Seattle the other day to do a little shopping. At Boeing, he reportedly plunked down $120 million for a new plane, then felt the need for a fresh suit.

Designer dudes from Mario's picked up the star and his bodyguard from the Four Seasons at 4 a.m. Sunday, then whisked both off on a private shopping spree.

While buying "several suits and several pairs of shoes," Travolta let slip that he's planning a new movie "that may be filmed in Portland."


User currently offlineFlyn From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

WING MAN: Avid aviator John Travolta proudly poses after completing the requirements to become an ambassador-at-large for Qantas Airlines. Captain Travolta will be flying his wife, Kelly Preston, and kids Jett and Ella Bleu, on a two-month trek around the world in the Boeing 707 on whose flight deck he's sitting.


User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1865 times:

check this : jumbolair.com

this is owned by Travolta, so I read in this month's FLYING mag

M@g!¢  Yeah sure


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

It is rumored that Travolta has a house there but it is owned by Terri Jones. Check the website and you can find the full story.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Do a search on the civil forum.
There was a big discussion about this there.



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Info, Mr. Travolta presently owns N707JT, a 707-138B I do believe, although only one painted overwing ea side makes me suspect it is a 720B... (s) Skipper

User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

WHICH PLANE IN THE WORLD COSTS U$S 120 MILLION?

Does it have MP3?


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

CaptJetBlast- here's the website for the prices of Boeing's a/c- WITHOUT furbishments.

http://boeing.com/commercial/prices/index.html



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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Does it have DVD player?
Good, sign me up for one! Big grin



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

So, I'm guessing he bought a 767-200??? Crazy.

Personally, I'd go for a used DC-10-30 for about 3-6 million, myself.



Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Wasn't it a 747SP that had served with Quantas that he bought!?


When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

A used 747SP sure would not cost $120 million....


Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineEC-121K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1503 times:

B747skipper.
JT's aircraft is a B707-138B. These were purposely built by Boeing for QANTAS. This particular aircraft was bought by QANTAS new in 1964, as VH-EBM, and sold to Braniff in 1969.
The -138 was a short-body variant of the -120, and QANTAS were the only airline to acquire such. A 'made to measure' aircraft. The fuselage was 10ft shorter, achieved by removing 5ft sections both fore and aft of the wing. It had excellent airfield performance. Many of the airports QANTAS operated out of, including it's home base at Sydney, were incapable at that time of handling the long-bodied version without substantial weight penalties.
It proved to be an excellent choice for the airline.

Sudden.
Both former QANTAS B747SPs are scrap ( literally ) at Pinal Airpark, Marana.

Regards


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Dear EC-121K -
Thanks, about the 707-138B, I flew one of these once, for its "permanent retirement" to Marana in the early 1980s... Having flown many of the 707 types, I was happy to get my hands on a "138B" rocketship, and have that entry in my logbook... one model I never got to fly ever was the 707-227, these were 100s fitted with JT4D rather than the JT3Cs... for Braniff...
xxx
When I saw Travolta's N707JT, I first thought it was a 720B, since Travolta's plane only has one overwing exit per side... I should have guessed it was a 138B instead, I believe there are still 2 or 3 privately owned 138Bs based in the Middle East... rare birds nowadays...
Thanks again...
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineEC-121K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

B747skipper.

Out of the 13 B707-138Bs that QANTAS had, including the original 7 that were retrofitted with the turbofan JT3D-1 engines to became B's, our latest information reveals that only 4 still survive as whole aircraft.

N707JT of course ( former VH-EBM )
HZ-123 ( former VH-EBA ) last seen at Southend in England, May 2002, with the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

9Q-CLK ( former VH-EBG ), believed with the Republic of Congo Government.

'CN-ANS' ( former VH-EBK ) with the Royal Moroccan Air Force as a tanker, with the aforementioned callsign.

From your logbook, I suspect you are referring to VR-CAN ( the former VH-EBH ), whose last operator was Omni Air International. That aircraft was still at Pinal Airpark circa 1988 in good condition with Evergreen, as it's owners had continued to pay the fees. Believe it has now gone by way of the scrappers.
When the crew take another QANTAS B747-238 to Pinal in August, I will have them check it out for me.

Regards



User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Dear EC121K -
That 707-138B was then registered N792FA, I flew it from Burbank to Marana, on 08 MAY 1983... the plane had been parked at the Burbank airport for a while, with partial Bouraq Indonesia markings (a large "B" on the tail fin) and in my notes I wrote down 17701 as serial number... does that help you identify that one??? I was told that plane was to be WFU...
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineEC-121K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Hi again B747skipper.

Sure does identify the aircraft.
N792FA, registered at the time to FB Ayer and Associates, was broken up at Pinal in 1983.
She was delivered to QANTAS on 10th Sept. 1959, as VH-EBF ( B707-138 ), with the earlier JT3C-6, then sent back to Boeing in 1961 to be fitted with the turbofan JT3D-1, and redesignated as a -138B. Sold to Standard Airways on 26th March 1968, and re-registered N792SA ( Standard Airways purchased four of the -138Bs ). After working with Standard she moved on, and went through registrations D-ADAQ, TC-JBP and finally as you saw her as N792FA.

Thanks so much for the information, and relaying your flying of her.
We are hoping to organise a photo shoot on the QANTAS Jetbase here in Sydney with JT's -138B, a B747-400 and another historic type of which QANTAS flew with great success.

With Regards


User currently offlineFlyn From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

How Much would this kind of training cost?

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6587 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Boeing own 2nd hand 747-400s. Maybe he bought one of them. After all, why on earth learn to fly the 747-400 unless you are planning on flying one!!

User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

EC-121K, would that "other historic" type you refer to be the C-121C VH-EAG?

I happened to see this fly over the SCG yesterday as I watched a dismal performance by the Fremantle Dockers  Sad


User currently offlineEC-121K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Hi TAA Airbus,
Yes, that is what we hope for.
Would sure make a pretty sight.
The Connie was in and out of Sydney yesterday taking part in the Sydney Airport Festival. Never fails to turn heads.

Regards


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