Originally shared by Aviation Voice

Famous actor John Travolta loves to fly planes…

John Travolta, apart from being a great actor, is a pilot with a lifelong passion for aviation. 

Since earning his wings in 1974, he has logged close to an astounding 5,000 flying hours. Literally every cent of his first paychecks went to flying lessons. He achieved qualification as a captain in the Gulfstream II, Learjet 24, Hawker 1A, Citation 1 and 2, Tebuan and Vampire Jet. He owns the type rating for the Boeing 707 and is certified for SIC privileges (Second in Command). Travolta keeps his skill up-to-date through continual refresher courses, training at American Airlines, SimuFlite and others.

His passion for flying is highlighted by the fact that he owns an astounding five private jet planes. Three of these are Gulfstream whereas the rest comprise of a customized Boeing 707 and a Lear jet.