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TRAVOLTA JOHN


REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH DASSAULT AVIATION


By Jessica S. Buel


Actor John Travolta’s career took off with a featured role on the American television sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Today Travolta is a household name, with a career that includes some of the most memorable movies of the last 45 years. But Travolta maintains it is another passion, launched years before his moviemaking talent, that occupies an equally important space in his life—namely his love of flying.


Travolta’s roles in “Grease,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “Face/Off,” and “Hairspray” are a mere handful of highlights from a résumé that has skyrocketed to the heights of Hollywood. Yet today, Travolta, 65, is spending more time pursuing new heights in his Falcon 2000.


“The Falcon 2000 is the most elegant, fast, efficient, comfortable, spacious plane for both pilots and passengers,” Travolta said. “There is no comparison between this and other planes.”


Travolta would know. His own fleet has included a Boeing 707, numerous other business jets and will soon count the Falcon 900 in its ranks. In fact, Travolta keeps his planes just as he keeps his collection of cars, right at home.


The actor, wife Kelly Preston, and their two children, Ben and Ella, live in Ocala, Florida, where they share a home in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates. In this residential airpark, Travolta literally has a runway in his yard and can taxi to and from his driveway.


“I fly almost every day,” Travolta said. “It’s something that is so natural to me,” Travolta said. “I can’t imagine my life without it. It’s part of me.”


A Soaring Career Travolta’s character in the 1989 movie “Look Who’s Talking” shares a scene with his on-screen love interest, played by Kirstie Alley, in which they take to the skies on a date. As Travolta’s character teaches his co-star how to fly the plane, he explains that flying is akin to “great sex.” While Travolta revealed the line was improvised, the passion and pursuit involved is not.


“There were only two films in which I played a pilot,” Travolta said. “But sometimes I choose projects that force me to travel on purpose.” While Travolta said both of his children share his interest in flying, his wife has taken on the role of “pro passenger.”


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