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Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:31 pm

Travolta buys Zeppelin for christmas
December 12, 2004, 10:59:34

Hollywood superstar and aviation enthusiast JOHN TRAVOLTA has bought himself an $11 million (#6 million) Zeppelin airship for Christmas (04).

The PULP FICTION star, who is a qualified pilot, told wife KERRY PRESTON he "had to have" one of the eight ton flying machines after spotting it in a festive catalogue from American department store NEIMAN MARCUS.

A source says, "John was blown away by it and told Kelly he had to have one. He can't wait to fly it, but she's told him he won't get it until Christmas day."

The airship will be the third plane 49-year-old star owns.

He already has a $83 million (#46 million) Boeing 707 and a Gultstream executive jet at his Florida home, which is designed to look like an old-fashioned airport with runways, arrivals hall and a departure lounge.
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:43 pm

Zeppelin (NT) or Blimb ?
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:03 am

How cool is that. And to think he designed his house after an airport? Awsome.
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:28 am

Columba he bought a Zeppelin Nt.

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/v2/news/1204/09/3/text.html
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:59 am

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:30 pm

I was almost tempted to ask whether it was Robert Plant, Jimmy Page or John Paul Jones.
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:41 pm

If I had the cash it would be the BBJSmile
But I dont.
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:07 pm

isn't it the fourth plane, I read somewhere he also has a super connie
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:54 am


He should buy a space shuttle next. Geeez. He has the cash! Big grin
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:57 am

He should buy a space shuttle next. Geeez. He has the cash!

He should have bid for Concorde  Big thumbs up

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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:58 am

Waw, it's great to see people who can afford their dreams.

Enjoy John  Smile
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:12 am

I'd buy NW's DC-9-10s Smile

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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:44 pm

I thought his wife's name was Kelly Preston


Where's he going to keep this blimp? And no wasn't referring to Kelly (i don't believe she's fat yet).

I was wondering if he was going to keep it near Ocala like he does his other planes.
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:59 pm

I thought his wife's name was Kelly Preston

It is; why do you ask?
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:07 pm

The PULP FICTION star, who is a qualified pilot, told wife KERRY PRESTON

That's why he asked  Big grin
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:19 pm

Wow, Travolta is a seriously cool dude but his home really is over the top..
 
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:32 pm

"Where's he going to keep this blimp ?"

Actually a Zeppelin NT (=New Technology) is not a Blimb ! That is why asked above what he is gonna buy.
For some more facts about the airship check out their Website :

http://www.zeppelin-nt.com/pages/E/luftsch_u_zepp.htm

P.S.
I wonder if Travolta has a type rating ? Big grin


The requirements for airship pilots differ from country to country. In Germany the applicant should already have a commercial pilot's license including IFR certification either for airplanes or helicopters. Such a pilot will then have to complete at least 50 hours of flight training with the Zeppelin LZ N07 and intensive theoretical training before he is given an airship pilot's license by the Luftfahrtbundesamt, the German Federal Aviation Authority. orities) airship’s pilot license with Zeppelin type rating.

[Edited 2004-12-14 14:36:14]
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RE: Travolta Buys Zeppelin For Christmas

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:52 pm

I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.