By: Adam Alexander
John Travolta is donating his 707 to an Australian aviation museum and hopes to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage airliner when it’s ready to make the journey from the United States.
According to FlyingMag.com, the Hollywood star acquired the iconic, ex-Qantas Boeing 1964 jet when Australia’s national carrier retired it more than 30 years later.
“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),” Travolta, a Qantas brand ambassador since 2002, said in a statement.
The Australian aircraft preservation society said it will help restore the 707 Jett Clipper Ella (named for his children) so that it can make the journey to the HARS museum near Sydney.