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Nice little spread John Travolta’s got for himself! Yes, that’s a Boeing 707 parked in the driveway. (and a Gulfstream on the other side). The home entry was beautifully designed with gardens on the side and a long concrete driveway. Recently some concrete leveling work was done. You have to do that kind of work every once in a while if vehicles will be driving on it, as the weight rolling by over time could cause deleveling issues. You can imagine how much worse that can get when an aircraft is added to the mix. If you would like to check the price for a job like this no mater how big or small, visit the next link to check some of the Pavelink imprinted concrete driveways prices.
The only news link I could find has been “archived” and I’m not paying to access it. It’s been mentioned in a couple of places in the Blogosphere.
I found it here, and here.
Below is what I believe to be the text of the original Herald Tribune Article.
A lot of neighborhoods don’t allow the owners to park Boeing 707s outside their homes, which is why actor John Travolta moved to Jumbolair, near Ocala.
OCALA — It’s not just another housing development, as you can tell by the 1.4-mile airstrip and the Boeing 707 parked next to one of the houses.
Located in the Central Florida town of Anthony, just north of Ocala, it’s called Jumbolair, and it’s the new home of John Travolta — ’70s TV phenom, film superstar,Oscar-nominated actor, accomplished pilot, doting husband and father.
After several years of whispers about his building a house here, the 49-year-old actor has taken up residence in his nearly completed mansion with the help of many contractors like AF Jones Stonemasons. Travolta is flying daily from Ocala to Tampa to shoot “The Punisher,” an action movie based on the comic book, set to be released next summer. A lifelong love of aviation holds the key to Travolta’s decision to
build at Jumbolair.
Travolta owns at least two jets, a Gulfstream and a huge Boeing 707B. Simply put, there aren’t very many non-commercial airstrips where planes of that size can take off and land. Jumbolair, with its long landing strip and massive jet wash berms at either end, is one of them.
About a decade ago, Travolta had a home in a fly-in community near Daytona, but was sued by neighbors who claimed his jet airplanes were too big and noisy for their facility.
The very layout of his new house is testament to Travolta’s love of flying. It’s located immediately off the main airstrip, and is designed so his jets can taxi right up to two outbuildings connected to the main structure, which is shaped like a squat air-control tower. Travolta literally can walk out his door, under a canopied walkway and into the cockpit, open the long mechanized gate and be airborne in a matter of minutes. If you want a garage that can hold this much aircraft and cars, then you would need to build a custom one. Visit https://www.midwestgaragebuilders.com/services to know more.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration pilot database, Travolta is qualified in several types of single- and multi-engine aircraft, and has the highest pilot medical certification possible.
“We know that Travolta’s an accomplished pilot. ….. A lot of people fly for the pleasure of it, and he’s one of them,” said John Clabes, an FAA spokesman. “If you have this many ratings on these types of high-performance aircraft, you’re obviously a good pilot.”
In layman’s terms, Travolta has enough experience flying large multi-engine jets that he could easily switch to piloting commercial airliners for a living.
And a Hat Tip goes out to Todd Tarson. This post was created with Windows Live Writer which I first found out about on Todd’s Blog. Was a bit painful to initially set up, but it appears to be a pretty nice WYSIWYG editor.
Mike S. says
Travolta's a loser. Any real pilot would have his own 747, not some cheesy 707, parked in the driveway. 🙂
[email protected] Yield Sa says
I think it is waste that he flys around in 707. Thier is no need for the plane that large. He might have to keep hours up to keep certification but i bet he could lease or rent one.
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Matt - Austin Landsc says
I need to get a property like that for my landscaping equipment. I have too many trucks and trailers. It would be nice to be able to store it all back at my house again but until I get my hands on some land I will have to keep using the storage units.
John and Kelly are the best people i have ever met. they really do care about the people of Ocala Florida and it is such a shame the way people treat them.
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