January 31, 2007

John Travolta's Personal Airport
— Ace

Instapundit links this as a knock on a celebrity for filling our air with LETHAL CARBON DIOXIDE. I guess it is that, but Travolta's kept his mouth shut on politics, right?

Whatever. It's cool. The guy wanted to be a pilot, so he became a licensed commercial pilot. And then he added a six-man crew to his own private airline.

And apparently he just flies everywhere. Like, the local WaWa. He just takes the 707 to WaWa when he wants a slushee.

Posted by: Ace at 11:01 AM | Comments (27)
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1 He's just borrowing Xenu's 707ish spaceship.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2007 11:12 AM (tVbxd)

2 This just allows him to up his score in the Gay Mile High club without having to dodge those pesky flight attendants.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 31, 2007 11:20 AM (plsiE)

3 That development is unreal. These people actually use airplanes like we use cars. Who knew?

Posted by: EC at January 31, 2007 11:22 AM (mAhn3)

4 I would focus on John Edward's 29,000 sq. foot castle.

Posted by: at January 31, 2007 11:23 AM (jiE2G)

5 WTF is a wa-wa?

Posted by: Terry at January 31, 2007 11:24 AM (+7Usq)

6 WTF is a wa-wa?

Ace's penis.

Posted by: at January 31, 2007 11:25 AM (jiE2G)

7 Travolta's wife has the best rack in the business.

Posted by: Barry in CO at January 31, 2007 11:27 AM (QrzWy)

8 a wawa is like Kum N Go or U Tote 'em

Posted by: Barry in CO at January 31, 2007 11:28 AM (QrzWy)

9 I honestly can't get too bent out of shape over this. As you mentioned Ace, Travolta isn't a raging moonbat in public. Now if the story were about Laurie David or Al Gore that would be different. The irony of bitching about global warming before you hop on a private jet is completely lost on those stupid fuckers.

Posted by: Shivv at January 31, 2007 11:30 AM (J5+hv)

10 Moneychanger!!!

Posted by: Michael at January 31, 2007 11:33 AM (fGPRg)

11 Story behind Wawa's company name.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at January 31, 2007 11:34 AM (pzen5)

12 The irony of bitching about global warming before you hop on a private jet is completely lost on those stupid fuckers.

Nah-uh stupid rethuglican, they buy carbon credits!

Conserving is for the poor people who don't belong on decent planes anyway...they'd probably bring their chickens onboard and let them go in the aisle and stuff.

Posted by: Entropy at January 31, 2007 11:37 AM (m6c4H)

13 THere's no Wa Wa in Port Orange.

Posted by: hobgoblin at January 31, 2007 11:44 AM (p1s9n)

14 I have a client who lives in that community, and the first thing you notice when you drive in is the size of the freakin' main runway. You have these nice stately homes, beautiful old oak trees throughout, and then you come upon this giant piece of pavement. It's almost as long as a runway in any airport, 7,550 feet long and 220 feet wide.

Posted by: Ken at January 31, 2007 12:06 PM (yNLyP)

15 WaWa's are a northeastern thing. They were started in Pennsylvania and haven't spread out that far, I think.

The WaWa's around here tend to have the cheapest gas. That and the Royal Farms stores. Not sure why.

Posted by: Shawn, but not lowercased shawn at January 31, 2007 12:17 PM (CJ5+Y)

Posted by: Penn State Marine at January 31, 2007 12:40 PM (TjqdC)

17 CSI-Miami did an entire show on this place. I guess ace isn't a big a fan as he leads people to believe.

Posted by: at January 31, 2007 01:59 PM (gRY1g)

18 I think this is great. He made his own money and now he's spending it just how he wants to. Whatever his politics, he's keeping them to himself. Who ever though Vinnie Barbarosa would make it so big. After thought, how come the "Kotter" series doesn't even seem to go into reruns?

It was great fun.

Posted by: erp at January 31, 2007 02:11 PM (CgMDT)

19 Filthy heathens. Wawa is the greatest convenience store in the history of man. Recognize.

Posted by: Henry at January 31, 2007 02:53 PM (U5vFI)

20 Heck I'd do that if I could sounds fun!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2007 02:54 PM (FuM7z)

21 Wawa is what 7-eleven wishes it was. Shortie, chips, and some Taskykakes. Mmmmmm.

Posted by: Maureen at January 31, 2007 02:58 PM (+Yj3l)

22 That's "Vinnie Barbarino".

Anyway, I didn't like the guy much early on. Especially during the Show Tune 70's, what with Disco an all.

But I have a whole lot of respect for what he's achieved since, good flicks wise.

And you don't get a license to fly a 707 in a box of Cheerios folks.

There's rumors he sometimes "Guest Flys" on a regular commercial airline. Probably not true, though he IS Qualified.

Posted by: TheSev at January 31, 2007 04:16 PM (JkjS2)

23 And if you're interested, here's his 707

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image986.html

Posted by: TheSev at January 31, 2007 04:22 PM (JkjS2)

24 He's got a tie in with Qantas somehow. He flies around the world in his ex Qantas jet doing publicity for them (hence the paint scheme on his jet). The uniform that he wears is the Qantas 1960s version. I think he also pops over to Australia occasionally to do his check rides and some simulator work. He is the real deal, pilot wise. I doubt he has endorsements for anything bigger than a 707 though. What he does have already takes up a lot of time. I'll bet he spends a lot of time at the front of a jet when he does fly on a commercial aircraft, so that's probably where the rumours about him flying commercial aircraft have come from.

Posted by: fm at January 31, 2007 04:50 PM (BJzwm)

25 He is no longer the big hearthrob he was when he made the movie GREASE

Posted by: spurwing plover at January 31, 2007 07:52 PM (I9Upt)

26 "Nothing BIGGER than a 707?" IIRC, the 707 is a four-engine plane, the precursor of the 747, formerly used as Air Force One, NECAP, etc. Plenty of room in the car, folks. PLENTY.

While it may not have all the newest bells and whistles, I am not aware (please say if otherwise) that a 707 rated pilot need look up to pilots of the 757, 767, 777, 787 or of course any Airbus at all. What, he should get checked out on a B-52 or B-2? I already saw that movie.

Posted by: nichevo at January 31, 2007 08:51 PM (Xq6yl)

27 I would think it's probably more challenging to fly a 707 than one of the newer models, but not as challenging as his role in Battlefield Earth.

Posted by: at February 01, 2007 03:17 AM (sCCqx)

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