Was für eine großzügige Geste von John Travolta. Das Fliegen ist eine große Leidenschaft des Schauspielers und nun macht er einem Museum ein besonderes Geschenk.
Er hat seine eigene Boeing 707 dem australischen Luftfahrtmuseum HARS gespendet. Travolta Flugzeug war früher im Einsatz der Qantas Airways bevor er die Maschine übernommen hat.
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) May 28, 2017
Doch Fachmänner müssen die Maschine erst in einen ausreichenden Betriebszustand bringen. Denn wie John selber zugibt, müssen viele Reparaturen vorgenommen werden bevor das Flugzeug sicher nach Australien geflogen werden kann. Er hofft, dass er dabei sein kann, wenn es so weit ist.
John Travolta is set to donate his Boeing 707 to HARS. He hopes to be part of the crew when it makes its way to Sydney. . Full statement from JT as follows. . It gives me great pleasure to make this exciting historical announcement that my beloved Boeing 707 aircraft has been donated to the Historical Aircraft Restoration society (HARS) based in the town of Albion Park, approximately 90 miles (140 km) south of the city of Sydney in Australia. . As many of you will know, flying is a passion of mine and I am just so grateful to be fortunate enough to count many hours flying such a beautiful aircraft. The aircraft was originally delivered to Qantas Airways in 1964 and was converted for private use after it finished its life with "The Flying Kangaroo". I was honoured to have the 707 repainted in the original Qantas colours when I became the ambassador for the airline, and it's so fitting that many of the volunteers at HARS are retired Qantas employees. The aircraft currently requires a lot of work to be restored to a safe flying state and having seen first hand the dedication and passion of people at HARS, I have no doubt this beautiful and historical aircraft will be flying again. HARS have an impressive track record of restoring historical aircraft and I have personally flown in a Super Constellation that they restored to flying condition from almost nothing. I am hoping to be part of the crew to fly the aircraft to Australia, supported by well qualified and experienced pilots and engineers. In making this announcement, I would like to mention the significant support given by the Bendigo Bank Oak Flats and Shellharbour Community Bank Branches who as a local organization, have been very supportive of HARS' efforts in aircraft restoration. Thanks must also go to QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited Services for their significant support as well. I am truly excited by this project and am just so pleased that this beautiful aircraft, for which I obviously have very fond memories, will continue to fly well into the future. . Thank you, John Travolta . #JohnTravolta #boeing707 #HARS #boeing #qantas #enternetics #viralnetics #aviationhistory #crewlife #sydney #flight
Der Schauspieler ist von dem Projekt begeistert und freut sich wenn er die Maschine, von welcher er wunderschöne Erinnerungen hat, wieder selber fliegen darf.