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Celebrity Pilots - do you know them - JOHN TRAVOLTA

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Ever wonder who famous also carries a pilots license? Well you will be surprised. We decided in this post to list a few for you. 

JOHN TRAVOLTA (Actor)
PRIVATE PILOT 9/6/2005 (Last Update)
AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND 
AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND 
INSTRUMENT AIRPLANE 
Type Ratings: P/B-707(SIC PRIVILEGES ONLY) 
P/CE-500(VFR ONLY) P/G-1159 P/HS-125 P/LR-JET

Travolta is an accomplished private pilot, with multiple certifications and extensive experience.He owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138  airliner that bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. PanAmerican World Airways was a large operator of the Boeing 707 and used Clipper in its names. The 707 aircraft bears the marks of Qantas. as Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies.

His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his house, with two outbuildings for covered access to planes.

On November 24, 1992, Travolta was piloting hisGulfstream N728T at night above a solid undercast. when he experienced a total electrical system failure, while flying under instrument flight rules into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. During the emergency landing, he almost had a mid-air collision with a USAir Boeing 727, an event attributed to a risky decision by an air traffic controller.

Travolta was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2007 and acts as the award show's official ambassador.

On September 13, 2010, during the first episode of the final season of her talk show. Oprah Winfreyannounced that she would be taking her entire studio audience on an 8-day expenses-paid trip to Australia, with Travolta serving as pilot for the trip. He had helped Winfrey plan the trip for more than a year.

He is the author of the book Propeller One-Way Night Coach, the story of his son Jett's first flight.



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