BA84
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John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:26 am

John Travolta's 707 (N707JT) is refuelling at YQX, en route from Shannon to Jacksonville.
Anyone know if he's flying it today?

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:33 am

It's quite a pretty plane, indeed. But I have no idea as to the whereabouts of Mr. Travolta  Smile

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:35 am

He is coming back from Paris ! i have seen it at LBG this week.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:35 am

It departed YQX 10 minutes ago. Heads up in JAX.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:36 am

I believe he and his G-II were at Le Bouget today. He's in Paris promoting a new movie.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:38 am

Quoting BA84 (Reply 3):
It departed YQX 10 minutes ago. Heads up in JAX.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N707JT
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:13 am

Hi,

The bird was definitively at Le Bourget yesterday (Saturday, 23)
Here is a picture from the fight demonstrations stands :

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 62kb


Sorry, crappy quality, but I didn't bring my big camera this year. Was by the way quite a view as a background during the crew rescue demonstration!

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:31 pm

I saw it today in Ocala (must have just come in from JAX). Not the first time I've seen it there either. OCF isn't far from Greystone. Anyone know why he sends it to OCF?
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:56 pm

Yes it is a beautiful Boeing 707-138B. Question: John Travolta is a Private Pilot with B-707 Second-In-Command privileges only in the aircraft (verified through an FAA check) I'm not being facetious when I ask, "does he fly in the right seat and make a quick switcheroo off the high speed taxiway to be seen as he taxis up to the ramp in the left seat?" In all the photographs he is shown in the left seat wearing a uniform that makes him look like Lord of the Admiralty "Captain Crunch."

Does anyone know?
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:23 am

Excellent question.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting Dlcnxgptjax (Reply 7):
Anyone know why he sends it to OCF?

Probably fuel and/or maintenance, and possibly in some cases for other pax/crew to plane/deplane rather than having to do this at his private residence.


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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:39 am

Quoting Dlcnxgptjax (Reply 7):
I saw it today in Ocala (must have just come in from JAX). Not the first time I've seen it there either. OCF isn't far from Greystone. Anyone know why he sends it to OCF?

I was just there yesterday doing T&G's!! I can't believe I missed it!  Angry
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:56 am

Will this plane be able to fly indefinitely, or will it eventually fall victim to planned, on-the-horizon noise restrictions even though it's huskitted and Stage III compliant?
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:13 am

He can fly the airplane all the time from the left seat as long as there is a B-707 type rated pilot in the right seat. The FAR's do not specify what seat has to be occupied, only that there be one B-707 rated pilot who is pilot in command.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:06 am

Check out the close up photos, with Travolta also, when the aircraft was in Orlando next to another Qantas 707-138 being ferried to Australia last December.

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/Boeing707.html

It's certainly a beautiful aircraft and a one of a kind!
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:45 pm

Whats the range of this 707 ?

I thought 707's were banned in the EU ?

Last question.. earlier this year the Qantas 707 flew from Southend to Canary Islands then Bermuda to Orlando..

I thought the 707 had better range than this ?
I read something about they were not allowed to land in bermuda unless they left the EU and landed elsewhere first ?
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:12 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 15):
Last question.. earlier this year the Qantas 707 flew from Southend to Canary Islands then Bermuda to Orlando..

I thought the 707 had better range than this ?

But the aircraft hadn't flown for several years and wasn't in the best of condition, so for the ferry flight to Australia I think they were very conservative and operated quite a few fairly short sectors. The 707-138B, especially when empty, could easily handle a 5000 mile nonstop sector.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:36 pm

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 13):
He can fly the airplane all the time from the left seat as long as there is a B-707 type rated pilot in the right seat.

umm.. He's type rated. He has an amazing number of type ratings. He can fly either seat.
 
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:08 pm

Quoting Dlcnxgptjax (Reply 7):
I saw it today in Ocala (must have just come in from JAX). Not the first time I've seen it there either. OCF isn't far from Greystone. Anyone know why he sends it to OCF?

IIRC there is an ongoing court case or dispute, or something along those lines whereby he's not allowed to fly the 707 into Greystone, hence why it's frequently in OCF. I'm sure a local will be able to tell us more, but when I was flying in and out of OCF frequently in March it was there and someone in the airport restaurant told me that was why it was based there. OCF is a strange, but great airport to land at as there's JT's 707, as well as 727 freighters along with the GA crowd, all at an airport with no tower !! It's weird self announcing turning a 2 mile final only to hear there's a 727 catching you up rather fast  Smile

Only link I could find anything about the dispute is http://ocala.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...25/NEWS/205250405/-1/community0104 which has some info.

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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:19 pm

Gawgeous, just gawgeous. What a blessing it is to have that aircraft. I am always looking to see if I can catch it here at ATL.
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RE: John Travolta's 707 At Gander

Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:06 am

I assume it's back in the US now.

I was great to see it at LBG, pity they didnt bring it closer to the show for everyone to see.
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