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BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 am
by BNORD1
I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can
someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you

Re: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:46 am
by MO11
BNORD1 wrote:
I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can
someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you


There were four, but I believe they were purchased from QF in 1969. One of them is Jett Clipper Johnny.

Re: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:46 am
by Johnv707
BNORD1 wrote:
I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can
someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you



Correct. It was originally VH-EBM, the last B707-138B delivered to Qantas in 1964. Sold to Braniff in 1969. Became John Travolta’s private B707.

Re: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 am
by juliuswong
BNORD1 wrote:
I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can
someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you

You may read in greater details here: https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/airl ... -707-138bs