airevents
Posts: 755
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:20 pm

Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:13 pm

Hi there,

could anyone out there provide me some more detailed information on the B707 owned by John Travolta:
- Who is the operator? Some contact details would be great.
- What kind of license is being used, i.e. are commercial flights allowed or just private ones?
- What kind of seat configuration is it fitted with?
- If any, which department of Qantas is responsible for the aircraft?

Thanks a lot

Sven
www.airevents.com
 
EZYAirbus
Posts: 2318
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:53 pm

I think he operates it himself, when I see it at BNE back in November, im pretty sure it was himself flying it then

Seating config i think is in his own design

Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
gkirk
Posts: 23345
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
- Who is the operator? Some contact details would be great.
- What kind of license is being used, i.e. are commercial flights allowed or just private ones?

1. John Travolta
2. Private a/c so Private flights
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
EZYAirbus
Posts: 2318
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:07 pm

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
What kind of seat configuration is it fitted with?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Craig Murray
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dave Faulkner



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dave Faulkner
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dave Faulkner



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Neville Murphy Aviation Images Australia
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Daniel Werner



Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
airevents
Posts: 755
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:20 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:21 pm

Thank you all.
If it had a commercial licence, it would be a great plane for a sightseeing flight... What a pity.
www.airevents.com
 
BBJII
Posts: 831
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:22 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:58 pm

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
If any, which department of Qantas is responsible for the aircraft?

Mantainance Support


 wave 
Remember: The Bird Hit You, You Didn't Hit The Bird.....
 
User avatar
litz
Posts: 1849
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:01 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:39 pm

You know ... you take away the overhead bins, and that inside space just gets huge ... fantastic looking interior ...

Imagine the inside of a 76 or other widebody without the center and side bins ...

 Smile

- litz
 
MEA-707
Posts: 3661
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 1999 4:51 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:26 am

Hi Sven, good to see you apperently are still preparing interesting flights for us.
Don't give up too soon on John Travolta.
Last year in Basle when I flew with the Super Connie, I chatted with the owners of the Miami Legend Air DC-7 about pleasure flights on it, and Carlos Gomez was very easy on that, he said as soon as they made it airworthy, there would always be possibilities to get paying passengers on it, some juridical tricks like memberships of an organization or invited as 'friends' and so on. It might be a bit his Latino "we can fix anything" attitude but still... worth considering to try and work something out with Travolta.
Any other news, last years enquete looked promising (Ukraine Il-18 and so on).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
 
Go3Team
Posts: 3156
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:19 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Airevents (Reply 4):
If it had a commercial licence,

What would be the difference? Instead of charging a fare, how about "chipping in for gas"?
Yay Pudding!
 
N1120A
Posts: 26467
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:40 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
- Who is the operator? Some contact details would be great.

John Travolta is the operator and this is where you can find him http://www.jumbolair.com/

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
- What kind of license is being used, i.e. are commercial flights allowed or just private ones?

The plane is GA

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
- What kind of seat configuration is it fitted with?

Like those pictures show, it is rather luxurious. MTV's Cribs actually did a thing on the plane. It is basically like a flying 2 bedroom apartment

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
- If any, which department of Qantas is responsible for the aircraft?

Other than the paint job and sharing some MX expenses, I don't think any are. I belive Travolta has his MX done at the big MX company in SAT

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 8):
What would be the difference? Instead of charging a fare, how about "chipping in for gas"?

Actually, since he has a commercial pilot rating, John can already ask that you chip in for gas
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
 
A319XFW
Posts: 1519
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:41 am

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:27 am

I read in the paper today that he has offered to fly the Socceroos to the world cup in Germany in his plane!

John Travolta is a goodwill ambassador for Qantas and I also read that they do the mx of his aircraft.
When the A380 was in Oz he (and Kelly Preston his wife) got to go on a flight in it during one of the demo flights!
 
APFPilot1985
Posts: 1840
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:51 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Other than the paint job and sharing some MX expenses, I don't think any are. I belive Travolta has his MX done at the big MX company in SAT

I was told that 99% of it is done at MIA when I talked to a couple of the crew members when I shot this.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Reid Antonacchio

Stand Up and Be Counted Visit Site Related to Voice your opinion
 
DL787932ER
Posts: 575
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:27 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):

Actually, since he has a commercial pilot rating, John can already ask that you chip in for gas

Not unless he also has a Part 135 or Part 121 certificate. You're welcome to hire him to fly your own plane, if you happen also to have a luxury 707 you want flown around Big grin
F L Y D E L T A J E T S
 
Door5Right
Posts: 691
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:29 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:53 am

http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/flying/dear_captain.htm

Scroll down a little and you will see his home!
My soul is in the sky...
 
APFPilot1985
Posts: 1840
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:51 pm

RE: Questions Reg. John Travolta B707 N707JT Operator

Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 12):
Not unless he also has a Part 135 or Part 121 certificate. You're welcome to hire him to fly your own plane, if you happen also to have a luxury 707 you want flown around

neither one of you is entirely right. You don't have to have a commercial license to ask someone to chip in for gas. As a private pilot you can fly with passengers and ask them to chip in, as long as the costs are split evenly with the Pilot paying an equal share.
Stand Up and Be Counted Visit Site Related to Voice your opinion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ASG32Mi, Baidu [Spider], Beechtobus, flydia, georgiabill, goldorak, hOMSaR, kaitak744, mpj, msycajun, QFA9, timberwolf24, tlecam, VAAengineer, Viscount724 and 268 guests