EMBTucano
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John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:48 am

I've seen JT's "Jett Clipper Ella" frequently at SAT, does anyone know what
could be the reason?
Anyways its always a pleasure to spot this magnificent 707.  Smokin cool

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:01 pm

My guess.........Maintenance......
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:07 pm

EMBQA...I think you are correct. He seems to bring it to SAT on a regular basis. I assume its MX as well.
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:37 pm

I wonder how long he'll hang onto the Qantas livery?
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:43 pm

I saw it here about this time last year then again during the NBA playoffs. I think there is a company that does 707 maintence here in SAT. if you drive the road along the fence on the far side of the terminal. I wanna say its called broadway but I am not positive, if you look over you will see a couple 707s parked almost any time of the year. along with a pretty good view of the freight ramp, typically a Fedex A300 and an ABX DC-8.

If you hang out around the airport hes hard to miss when he is flying around, all the smoke is a give away and the noise is also a giveaway.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:54 pm

When did he buy that
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:03 pm

i think he'll have the qantas markings for a while.he's a honorary capt and spokesman for the airlinemust be nice to have a 707 as a private jet! Big thumbs up
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:19 pm

Do in-flight crew quarters in other aircraft look like this?  Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:40 pm

I think I remember reading somewhere that Boeing has a facility at the old Kelly AFB that does refurbish & upgrade work on older aircraft.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:52 pm

Yep, Boeing does have a facility at Kelly USA doing engine work on KC-10, KC-135 and one or two others.

I believe the name of the facility at the San Antonio airport is called Seven Q Seven Industries which specializes in the type of powerplants that power this plane.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:33 am

ToBEY-

I first started seeing his 707 up in BGR during the summer of 1997, so I'm guessing it was around that point he picked it up. He has a summer home in Maine, and is a frequent visitor to BGR with his Boeing 707 and Gulfstream G-2B.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:42 am

There is a huge Dee Howard airfcraft maintenance hanger at SAT and I always see a lot of aircrafts that are not scheduled passenger flights here. I have unfortunately never seen JT's 707, I guess I have never been around that area around those times.

I usually see Saudi Arabian aircraft (MD11), Malaysian Airlines (either 777 or MD11) on a couple of occasions, a couple of Tower Air's 747 and then several unmarked 747's with an all white fuselage and tail.
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:32 am

VectorVictor

You are right there is a facility with this name (Seven Q Seven), and there is a couple of 707 parked around their hangar.

TLIMA

As last Friday, (2/6) JT's 707 was parked along the fence on Wetmore St.
It's so close to the fence that we can see how shine is this plane.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:40 am

And don't forget that John turns 50 on Feb 18th (a day after me!).
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:48 am

this is the "Seven Q Seven" place that was being referred to at SAT...


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RE: John Travolta's 707 At SAT

Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:49 pm

EMBQA mentioned JT's summer home in Maine. I believe his winter home is in Florida http://www.jumbolair.com

BTW, when using the spell checker, the computer suggested replacing "JT's" with "jet's." Ironic, isn't it?
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