flyn
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Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jun 24, 2002 2:35 pm

Any one have information on this purchase or news? For some reason I can not ask for photos on this category (As if it really interferes with anything. But you get my point anyone know anything let me know thanks. it is a 747 and thats tehcnicle to me
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jun 24, 2002 2:47 pm

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High-flying John Travolta was in Seattle the other day to do a little shopping. At Boeing, he reportedly plunked down $120 million for a new plane, then felt the need for a fresh suit.

Designer dudes from Mario's picked up the star and his bodyguard from the Four Seasons at 4 a.m. Sunday, then whisked both off on a private shopping spree.

While buying "several suits and several pairs of shoes," Travolta let slip that he's planning a new movie "that may be filmed in Portland."
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Wed Jun 26, 2002 4:53 pm

WING MAN: Avid aviator John Travolta proudly poses after completing the requirements to become an ambassador-at-large for Qantas Airlines. Captain Travolta will be flying his wife, Kelly Preston, and kids Jett and Ella Bleu, on a two-month trek around the world in the Boeing 707 on whose flight deck he's sitting.
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Thu Jun 27, 2002 5:17 am

check this : jumbolair.com

this is owned by Travolta, so I read in this month's FLYING mag

M@g!¢  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Thu Jun 27, 2002 7:49 am

It is rumored that Travolta has a house there but it is owned by Terri Jones. Check the website and you can find the full story.
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Thu Jun 27, 2002 3:28 pm

Do a search on the civil forum.
There was a big discussion about this there.
When in doubt, flat out!
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Thu Jun 27, 2002 6:20 pm

Info, Mr. Travolta presently owns N707JT, a 707-138B I do believe, although only one painted overwing ea side makes me suspect it is a 720B... (s) Skipper
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Thu Jun 27, 2002 9:46 pm

WHICH PLANE IN THE WORLD COSTS U$S 120 MILLION?

Does it have MP3?
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:40 am

CaptJetBlast- here's the website for the prices of Boeing's a/c- WITHOUT furbishments.

http://boeing.com/commercial/prices/index.html
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:55 pm

Does it have DVD player?
Good, sign me up for one! Big grin
When in doubt, flat out!
 
brons2
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sat Jun 29, 2002 1:29 am

So, I'm guessing he bought a 767-200??? Crazy.

Personally, I'd go for a used DC-10-30 for about 3-6 million, myself.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sat Jun 29, 2002 1:41 am

Wasn't it a 747SP that had served with Quantas that he bought!?
When in doubt, flat out!
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:35 am

A used 747SP sure would not cost $120 million....
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:29 am

B747skipper.
JT's aircraft is a B707-138B. These were purposely built by Boeing for QANTAS. This particular aircraft was bought by QANTAS new in 1964, as VH-EBM, and sold to Braniff in 1969.
The -138 was a short-body variant of the -120, and QANTAS were the only airline to acquire such. A 'made to measure' aircraft. The fuselage was 10ft shorter, achieved by removing 5ft sections both fore and aft of the wing. It had excellent airfield performance. Many of the airports QANTAS operated out of, including it's home base at Sydney, were incapable at that time of handling the long-bodied version without substantial weight penalties.
It proved to be an excellent choice for the airline.

Sudden.
Both former QANTAS B747SPs are scrap ( literally ) at Pinal Airpark, Marana.

Regards
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:09 am

Dear EC-121K -
Thanks, about the 707-138B, I flew one of these once, for its "permanent retirement" to Marana in the early 1980s... Having flown many of the 707 types, I was happy to get my hands on a "138B" rocketship, and have that entry in my logbook... one model I never got to fly ever was the 707-227, these were 100s fitted with JT4D rather than the JT3Cs... for Braniff...
xxx
When I saw Travolta's N707JT, I first thought it was a 720B, since Travolta's plane only has one overwing exit per side... I should have guessed it was a 138B instead, I believe there are still 2 or 3 privately owned 138Bs based in the Middle East... rare birds nowadays...
Thanks again...
(s) Skipper
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Sun Jun 30, 2002 9:23 am

B747skipper.

Out of the 13 B707-138Bs that QANTAS had, including the original 7 that were retrofitted with the turbofan JT3D-1 engines to became B's, our latest information reveals that only 4 still survive as whole aircraft.

N707JT of course ( former VH-EBM )
HZ-123 ( former VH-EBA ) last seen at Southend in England, May 2002, with the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

9Q-CLK ( former VH-EBG ), believed with the Republic of Congo Government.

'CN-ANS' ( former VH-EBK ) with the Royal Moroccan Air Force as a tanker, with the aforementioned callsign.

From your logbook, I suspect you are referring to VR-CAN ( the former VH-EBH ), whose last operator was Omni Air International. That aircraft was still at Pinal Airpark circa 1988 in good condition with Evergreen, as it's owners had continued to pay the fees. Believe it has now gone by way of the scrappers.
When the crew take another QANTAS B747-238 to Pinal in August, I will have them check it out for me.

Regards

 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:00 am

Dear EC121K -
That 707-138B was then registered N792FA, I flew it from Burbank to Marana, on 08 MAY 1983... the plane had been parked at the Burbank airport for a while, with partial Bouraq Indonesia markings (a large "B" on the tail fin) and in my notes I wrote down 17701 as serial number... does that help you identify that one??? I was told that plane was to be WFU...
(s) Skipper
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 4:21 am

Hi again B747skipper.

Sure does identify the aircraft.
N792FA, registered at the time to FB Ayer and Associates, was broken up at Pinal in 1983.
She was delivered to QANTAS on 10th Sept. 1959, as VH-EBF ( B707-138 ), with the earlier JT3C-6, then sent back to Boeing in 1961 to be fitted with the turbofan JT3D-1, and redesignated as a -138B. Sold to Standard Airways on 26th March 1968, and re-registered N792SA ( Standard Airways purchased four of the -138Bs ). After working with Standard she moved on, and went through registrations D-ADAQ, TC-JBP and finally as you saw her as N792FA.

Thanks so much for the information, and relaying your flying of her.
We are hoping to organise a photo shoot on the QANTAS Jetbase here in Sydney with JT's -138B, a B747-400 and another historic type of which QANTAS flew with great success.

With Regards
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 7:41 am

How Much would this kind of training cost?
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 11:53 am

Boeing own 2nd hand 747-400s. Maybe he bought one of them. After all, why on earth learn to fly the 747-400 unless you are planning on flying one!!
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 1:28 pm

EC-121K, would that "other historic" type you refer to be the C-121C VH-EAG?

I happened to see this fly over the SCG yesterday as I watched a dismal performance by the Fremantle Dockers  Sad
 
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RE: Travolta$ 120 Million Dollar Jet

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:26 pm

Hi TAA Airbus,
Yes, that is what we hope for.
Would sure make a pretty sight.
The Connie was in and out of Sydney yesterday taking part in the Sydney Airport Festival. Never fails to turn heads.

Regards

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