John Travolta’s house is an airport
John Travolta and his lovely wife Kelly Preston was one of the first couples to purchase land in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates, the residential airpark where they live. Actor is a flight enthusias and certified private pilot who owns five aircraft and an astonishing 16-car garage, so it’s only fitting that the John Travolta’s house has two runways that lead directly to his front door! “We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment’s notice, and we succeeded at that,” John Travolta said Australia’s “Today”.
Nothing that the plane theme is everywhere in John Travolta’s house, he explained: “I was five years old when I fell in love with aviation. This is in my blood”. “It was always John’s dream to have planes in his front yard — to practically be able to pull up to the house — so that when you wanted to go to dinner, all you’d have to do was step out the door, get on the plane and whisk off”, said Kelly Preston. John Travolta added: “You can be the ultimate eccentric, like I am, and bring in Boeing 707, but you can also bring in any corporate jet or airliner”. Although the property came equipped with a 7,500-foot runway, Travolta extended the taxiway to reach the house.
“I can’t call it modern – it’s really a midcentury-style home,” actor John Travolta says of the Florida house. “John had a vision of how he wanted everything to be,” says designer Sherri James. “We just implemented his ideas.”
Travolta has been a Qantas “ambassador-at-large” since 2002 and keeps his personal Qantas Boeing 707 in the yard of his Florida home. His relationship with Qantas started when Travolta procured his pilot’s license and flew a Qantas 707 to Sydney to promote the 2001 movie Swordfish. “I’ve been really able to operate out of this house for business and personal reasons. It’s been the best years, in terms of my personal dreams coming true. Being part of an airline, part of aviation… at a magnitude like Qantas. They’re the best airline in the world, they have the best safety record, the best service, and to be part of that and to be allowed in… it’s a privilege”, the aviation addict splattered.
The actor-turned-pilot seems to relish both professions: “Now I’ve made a profession out of flying as well as acting. At my age, it’s something to do when you’re not working”.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston are also scientologists. Travolta piloted a plane filled with volunteers, doctors, and supplies to Haiti following the earthquake in 2010 to help with relief.