Friday, June 22, 2007

Permission to land...Travolta coming in

John Travolta is in the record books after becoming the first non-test pilot to fly the new Airbus A380 SuperJumbo. Travolta is a qualified pilot with more than 5,000 flight hours under his belt.

At the Paris Air Show, Travolta said, "I was the first non-test pilot to fly the A380. It was a moment of history. It was fantastic. It's very easy to fly. It was a hand stick operation. It is very forgiving. If you make a mistake, it handles it for you thanks to the latest technical evolutions, whereas I am used to the older Boeing that is a much more hands-on type of flying."

Travolta said he hoped to find time to fly Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jet while at the Paris show. "I've been invited to fly an F18 on Saturday. I'm hoping I'll be able to do that but I don't know if time permits."

When asked if he would buy any planes at the show, Travolta answered, "Oh, no, no, no." You know that really means, "Yes, yes, yesss!"


Cha Cha Loca said...

Yeah, I'm sure the "hand stick" operation was real easy for him.

C0NDOR said...

I wish I was the one, I love air planes and the A380 is always on my dreams, I wish I was on his shoes.Congratulation John Travolta