International A-list Hollywood actor, commercial pilot and humanitarian
John Travolta is one of Hollywood's most popular and enduring actors. He has starred in some of the most monumental films of our generation, including Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Urban Cowboy, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Faceoff, and Hairspray. His films have spanned decades, becoming ingrained in our popular culture, and earning Travolta legions of fans across many generations. Travolta's versatility as an actor has earned him two Academy Award nominations, BAFTA and Golden Globe wins and numerous other honours from the industry.
A legend and household name the world over, John Travolta's career has been nothing less than extraordinary. He entered our lives on television as Vinnie Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter and has been a part of our consciousness ever since. From launching the 1970's disco era as iconic Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, to voicing a loveable dog in the Disney hit Bolt, his skill at inhabiting a wide variety of characters has made him one the most popular and enduring actors in film history.
John has received 2 prestigious aviation awards: in 2003 the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Award for Excellence for his efforts to promote commercial flying, and in 2007 The Living Legends Ambassador of Aviation award. John Travolta currently holds 11 jet licenses: 747, 707, Gulfstream II, Lear 24, Hawker 1251A, Eclipse Jet, Vampire Jet, Canadair CL-141 Jet, Soko Jet, Citation ISP and Challenger.
The 707 aircraft is painted in the original Qantas V-Jet livery and bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honour of his children. John Travolta is the Qantas Airways Global Goodwill “Ambassador-at-Large” and piloted the original Qantas 707 during “Spirit of Friendship” global tour in July/August 2002.
John is also a business aircraft brand ambassador for Learjet, Challenger and Global Jets for the world's leading business aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier. John's other aviation association is with the Breitling Watch Company, for whom he advertises the luxury aviation watches as a professional aviator, and his advertisements can be seen worldwide.
John flew his Boing 707 to New Orleans after the 2005 hurricane disaster bringing food and medical supplies, and in 2010, again flew the 707, this time to Haiti after the earthquake, carrying supplies, doctors and volunteers.
In an interactive and lively moderated interview style after dinner experience, audiences can hear first hand about John Travolta's fascinating career, his humanitarian efforts and many other topics of interest.
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