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John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:17 am


I probably missed it in a prior topic, but can someone give me the dates of the John Travolta's B707 landings.
Certainly those in Europe. I know he will land in FCO, CDG, LHR and DUB, but does anyone knows the exact and full route planning plus hours.
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 08, 2002 6:30 am

Is it also possible to buy some tickets?
For example from CDG to LHR.
Hope so.
Any info is welcome.

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 08, 2002 4:52 pm

For security reasons QANTAS will not release a date schedule. That is understandable.
No, you cannot purchase tickets to fly on N707JT.

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:54 am

For security reasons no dates are released, however JT has started his trip already, so keep eyes and ears peeled for media reports. The "heads up" will be given to the media shortly before arrival.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:03 pm

Does anyone know where the aircraft is now?


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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:15 pm

Hong Kong should be 21st - 28th.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:20 pm


Germany was announced for the middle of August.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:26 pm

Any details, B737-700? Which airport in Germany? I really hope STR or FRA, that would be great. Btw, do you think that Travolta seizes the occasion to make some scientology promotion at the airports, too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:26 pm

N707JT is in Sydney this weekend.
Due in Perth afternoon of Wednesday 17 July.

Copy of memo to QF employees posted on aus.aviation - not particularly friendly as you can see. No dispute with the policy but interpersonal communications is obviously not a forte of the author.

SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP TOUR - SECURITY
------------------------------------

MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP TOUR WILL
ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH. WHILST THE B707 AIRCRAFT IS
PAINTED IN QANTAS LIVERY - THE AIRCRAFT IS NOT QANTAS
PROPERTY. THEREFORE ACCESS TO THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE STRICTLY
CONTROLLED. A CORDON WILL BE PLACE AROUND THE AIRCRAFT AND IT
WILL BE GUARDED 24 HOURS PER DAY.

UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN ADVISED OF YOUR PARTICIPATION -
PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT WHILE IT IS PARKED ON AN
APRON. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST TOURS OF THE AIRCRAFT OR REQUEST
PHOTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITIES. THIS DIVISION WILL BE ISSUING
SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO THOSE WHO ARE SPECIFICALLY
INVITED TO ACCESS THE AIRCRAFT.

STAFF ARE ALSO REMINDED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE PARKED
AIRSIDE AND IN SOME CASES WITHIN THE SECURITY RESTRICTED AREA
- THEREFORE INVITING FAMILY MEMBERS OR UNAUTHORISED PERSONS
INTO THE AIRSIDE ENVIRONMENT MAY BE A BREACH OF AIR
NAVIGATION AND O H AND S REGULATIONS AS WELL AS A BREACH OF
COMPANY POLICY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER


PGF
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 8:09 pm


Hi Ndebele,

soory, don't have further information on it. That's just what I read this morning in the Stuttgart Zeitung.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:37 pm

PGF just stating the facts so that everyone understands. How you would say it?
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:54 pm

This is officially the Spirit of Friendship Promotional Tour - designed to highlight aviation's worldwide links.

Well, as far as QANTAS is concerned there doesn't seem to be much friendship - even for their own, and promotion of dates is very much lacking.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:01 pm

There is no way in hell that aircraft is stage 3 compliant...

How in the world are they able to fly it in Europe.
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:13 pm

Maybe it's exempt because it's a private plane ? Maybe they'll make an exception due to its owners celbrity status ? Big grin
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:36 pm

There is no way in hell that aircraft is stage 3 compliant...

N707JT has got Quiet Skies Inc. 707-100 Stage 3 hushkits, the only B707 in the world with them as far as I know. They look like the original Tracor Stage 2 hushkits.
The 707-300s have to have a much more elaborate Stage 3 hushkit setup, due to their increased TOW.

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:37 pm

Who are the rest of his flight crew. Although I'm sure he is a good pilot, he still does not have the hours and experience that most 707 or large ATP pilots would normally have. I think of JFKjr, Thumond Munson and John Dnever and wonder if Travolta will someday make similar headlines. A vintage 707 is a hell of a lot of plane to handle.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:44 pm

>>>do you think that Travolta seizes the occasion to make some scientology promotion at the airports, too

That freak IS a single scientology promotion. Sicko...

I heard FRA would be the German stop.

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:52 pm

John Travolta is unlike John Denver, and the others.... He is an aviation NUT. I am pretty sure he is a wonderful pilot, and would get on his plane anyday...

Craig Murray is one lucky dude.
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 1:33 am

According to german magazine FVW (issue July 12) he will be arriving in Frankfurt on August 14 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Qantas flights to Germany.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 7:18 am

Being an aviation nut does not make you a good pilot. Solid training and hours in the cockpit do. My point was that I don't see how he can fly enough hours to keep that safe "edge". I have several close friends who are ATP pilots and they all say that, even after 2 weeks of vacation, they feel a little rusty when the get back in the seat. I'm sure that under normal conditions he is fine. What happens when the not normal happens? If he were just flying a GA aircraft or a Citation, I wouldn't raise the point, but a 707 is a lot of aircraft to fly. The risk for not only his passengers but those below him is greater than if a full time ATP pilot were flying it. Is this greater risk acceptable for all involved? Is this why Quantas is being so stand-offish about the tour?
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 10:23 am

Wannabe from what I read there are pilots flyijng B737s around Australia with a lot less experience than JT.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 5:08 pm

Is John wearing the QANTAS uniform here?

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 5:28 pm

The uniform that John Travolta is wearing is the old Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) uniform. Double breasted jacket and white cap, and QEA crest on the cap and jacket.
Although the airline's aircraft started to wear the simple 'QANTAS' titles in 1952, the airline did not officially cease being QEA until 1967, and that is when this uniform was discontinued.
The B707-138B was in service with QANTAS until 1969.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 5:33 pm

Who are the rest of his flight crew?
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 5:39 pm

 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 10:57 pm

I can't wait to see his QF 707 in Hong Kong!! How rare is it spot the 707 these days? You don't get to see it too often, especially not in Hong Kong...

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Sun Jul 14, 2002 11:25 pm

I far as I'm aware Mr. Travolta is a very experienced pilot and has flown larger a/c for quite some time now. I also believe that this is not his first time flying a B707 and has had one( or a similar a/c) for quite some time.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 15, 2002 4:36 am

Crj900
John Travolta has owned and flown this B707-138B since 1998, when he purchased it from the estate of the late Frank Sinatra.
He flies it on a regular basis, as he does his Gulfstream bizjet N492JT. The man himself has been flying a variety of large and smaller aircraft, jet and piston, for many years, including a Lockheed C121A Constellation, C-GXKO, which became N494TW. This aircraft is now the beautiful 'MATS' Constellation, based in Tucson, Arizona.

 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:51 am

Very good i thought so! so how is it that some are trying to malign him with John Denver and JFK jr? We're talking about two "not so experienced" pilots and one who is obviously experienced enough to hold and maintain his type rating/s.
 
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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:08 am

Crj900
Jealousy perhaps! Who knows.

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RE: John Travolta's B707 Worldtour Dates

Mon Jul 15, 2002 12:48 pm

IIRC, John "lucky bastard" Travolta has over 5000 hours.

I'm green withe envy, but he seems like a good egg. In any event, more credit to him for the beautiful way he maintains N707JT.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...