flyinghighboy
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Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:22 pm

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
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:24 pm

How does the words "man" and "John Travolta" end up the same sentence?????  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:25 pm

KRP:
That was a good one!  Laugh out loud  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:26 pm

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

"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:26 pm

Is that to replace his (ex) QF 707??
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:39 pm

If he does buy one, I wonder what the inside will look like?
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:44 pm

Maybe that guy wants to build up Scientology Airlines???
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 8:01 pm

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?
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 8:27 pm

Flyinghighboy try between US$1m and $5m depending on maintenance status!
 
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Travolta's Fleetlist Please!

Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:07 pm

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
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:34 pm

Don't care what he buys, as long as he keeps that lovely 707-100 in service for many years to come!!!
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:59 pm

Hope this is true.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:30 am

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!
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:01 am

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
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 3:22 am

He DID fly in Look Who's Talking...
Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 3:35 am

He's nuts about flying ... even named his son Jett (and gave his 707 the same name)
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 3:53 am

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
 
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RE: Travolta's Fleetlist Please!

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:02 am

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


Michael
 
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Mikephotos

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:08 am

What a beautiful aircraft and picture. Thanks!!
 
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RE: Mikephotos

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:12 am

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

Michael
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:17 am

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"
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:54 am

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.
 
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If I Were Looking For A Pic Of His 707...

Fri Jan 11, 2002 5:01 am

...I'd look on Airliners.net!

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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 5:04 am

His newest movie Swardfish is his best work I think.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SWARDFISH DO AND SEE IT!!!
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 6:17 am

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 in love with it!
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 8:48 am

I say 'good for him', how many of us would dream of doing the same, if we were in his position!!

APP.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:36 am

It will be interesting to see if the 747 will be the same colours as the 707
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:23 am

thats cool what hes doing, hes like a car collector, but with more expensive aircraft

i liked him in swordfish and faceoff
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:30 pm

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 (used to) maintain their planes in tip top order.

Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:39 pm

Damn! Travolta beat me too it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Seriously, if I had the $$$, a 747SP would be my private plane of choice. Oh, to be a movie star, or Middle Eastern potentate.

Mike.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:45 pm

ContinentalFan:
Didn't you ever see the movie 'Rain Man'? Big grin


Qantas has the safest record.  Smile
Bring back the Concorde
 
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LazyB

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:53 pm

>>>I think this "effort" was discussed a lot in Gulfstream pilot circles and FlightSafety training sessions.

...not to mention putting the thing down at DCA versus IAD, RIC, or BWI...  Big grin
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Travolta's Electrical Failure On The Gulfstream

Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:32 pm

Can someone clue me on this electrical failure Travolta had?

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Fri Jan 11, 2002 3:01 pm

How many other celebrities own a 747? And I would like to know the details of the Gulfstream emergency too please.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Sat Jan 12, 2002 8:09 am

I don't think too many celebrities own 747's
 
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Electric Failure

Sat Jan 12, 2002 10:04 am

If you know the N-number, then you can look up the incident here:
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp#query_start
 
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Vinnie's Electrical Failure

Sat Jan 12, 2002 10:11 am

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.com/current/stories/neardeath.shtml

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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Sat Jan 12, 2002 11:03 am

What if Travolta is a member of A.net? Would you guys bash him then?
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:46 pm

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 guess the other one is still for sale
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Sat Jan 12, 2002 6:08 pm

A very good pilot, lets hope we get to see a 747SP flying in a classic scheme again.
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Wed Jan 16, 2002 3:13 pm

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
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Wed Jan 16, 2002 4:04 pm

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 aware that VH-EAA was coming up for potential sale/disposal. However, I am unaware of any further reports that the sale of this aircraft would actually be going ahead to him. Considering that there are many -SP aircraft which have been retired over the years, its interesting as to why there would be such an interest in buying this one?
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Wed Jan 16, 2002 6:37 pm

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 for fuel.

Qantas can then donate the 707 to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in Australia to fly alongside their restored Super Constellation.

Would be great PR for Qantas!!

OZ777
 
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RE: Travolta To Buy QF 747

Wed Jan 16, 2002 6:57 pm

Maybe he will keep the 707 and used that for trips within the US and then the 747SP for overseas trips.