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Old 04-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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John Travolta's Home: Up Close

John Travolta....living the dream

(Pictures from Architectural Digest magazine)


Overhead view showing John's 6 Bedroom home with his Gulfstream II and Boeing 707 parked in their pavilions.
Out of picture is the 7,500' runway.


John's 1957 Thunderbird parked in front of his residence.


Rear exterior view and jet parking!


Gulfstream II


Curved window walls over look the tarmac.
(notice the 707 view at left)


Mural on wall was copied from a 1937 advertisement in Fortune magazine.


Pool area (notice the Gulfstream jet in the background)


View from the great room.


Pool cabana with view of 707 out the window.
(the painting shows the Learjet John owned in 1989)


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Old 04-02-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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Must get boring looking at the same planes in the driveway all the time.

Love the Aussie flag out the front along with the Stars and Stripes.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:17 PM   #3
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I wonder why they didn't show the landing strip? Or are they just under display?
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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I wonder why they didn't show the landing strip? Or are they just under display?

I don't think the readers of Architectural Digest magazine could care less about a runway....
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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OK.. Just asking.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:42 PM   #6
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I just think it's great that a person who has the means, enthusiasm, and
desire to keep a 707 alive and aloft. You guys down under should consider
yourself lucky John Travolta picked that livery and plane.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:50 PM   #7
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A little more info...

John has a Qantas 747 pilot certificate and also an American Airlines 707 pilot certificate.

On occasion he fly's commercial 747 routes for Qantas as pilot in command
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:40 PM   #8
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Hot damn..

Now there is the biggest aviation enthusiast I know of!

I doubt he'd collect 1/400 though.. Why buy models, when you've got the real thing?!

But, so much for a 'super star' wanting his location to be a secret. All someone has to do, is look for the 707
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:51 PM   #9
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So I wonder though....

Does he just run over to the neighbours and ask them to lend him a hand everytime he needs to pushback? Or is there a butler for that?

And I never thought about it, but does the 707 have an APU? If not he must need a real crew of people around to get the 707 in the air. Air start equipment, a ground power unit, pushback tug and operator, tow bar, and I bet getting gas can be a bit of an issue at such a small airfiled/community.

I can only imagine what it costs to operate that thing!

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:27 PM   #10
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What, only two planes in the driveway!
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:52 PM   #11
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Using Google Earth (or Google Maps) navigate to the honking big runway in Anthony, FL

You can see his shack next to the runway.

The Gulfstream was missing the day of the satellite photo.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:39 AM   #12
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Two things.
1. F*ck the runway.
2. I'm sure he has a team of people at his beck and call.
Can't imagine John Travolta packing and backing this baby out on his own.
Very cluttered interior, IMO. I suppose though, it is a departure lounge.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:08 AM   #13
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Doesn't he live amongst one of those 'air strip' communities ? I think I saw a doc on Discovery once...

There were quite a few houses with private jets lined up, everyone living there were rich financiers or movie/music stars.
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Doesn't he live amongst one of those 'air strip' communities ? I think I saw a doc on Discovery once...

No, that was his old house, this new one is all by itself....

There are no 'air strip' communities that will accommodate a 707

His current home and property is an old game reserve of some sort, the runway was so large cargo planes could off load big animals like elephants....
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:12 PM   #15
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Not a very big pool, is it Or is that the fuel dump

All together now:

I got chills, they're multiplying....

God, I hate that film. Can't argue with the guy's taste in hobbys, though.
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