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Mimsey Borogrove
3rd February 2012, 04:29 AM
..WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) Actor John Travolta plans to donate a jet plane to a museum in central Georgia.

Robins Air Force Base spokeswoman Chrissy Miner says the actor will donate a G-2 Gulfstream executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

Museum officials say Travolta, who is a pilot, is donating the plane in honor of his son Jett, who died in 2009.

Miner tells the Telegraph newspaper in Macon (http://bit.ly/KYnzY) the plane is now in central Georgia. Plans call for the jet to be used as a display for an upcoming air show planned for April.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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Mimsey

elwood
3rd February 2012, 04:32 AM
..WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Actor John Travolta plans to donate a jet plane to a museum in central Georgia.

Robins Air Force Base spokeswoman Chrissy Miner says the actor will donate a G-2 Gulfstream executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

Museum officials say Travolta, who is a pilot, is donating the plane in honor of his son Jett, who died in 2009.

Miner tells the Telegraph newspaper in Macon (http://bit.ly/KYnzY) the plane is now in central Georgia. Plans call for the jet to be used as a display for an upcoming air show planned for April.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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Mimsey

Translation: Both engines need hot sections and it's going to cost more than the damn thing is worth. His accountant told him to get rid of it.

bpsyd
3rd February 2012, 06:43 AM
Translation: Both engines need hot sections and it's going to cost more than the damn thing is worth. His accountant told him to get rid of it.
Bingo

Freeminds
3rd February 2012, 07:13 AM
It's a museum of military aviation. If they're going to display it, I'd imagine they'll convert it to look like one of the military variants of the G2. I doubt they'd simply display a rather ordinary aircraft simply on the basis that it previously belonged to a faded movie actor. (What he "plans" and what happens might be different.)

"Miner tells the Telegraph newspaper in Macon the plane is now in central Georgia. (http://www.the-leader.com/entertainment/x1419992754/Actor-John-Travolta-to-donate-jet-to-Ga-museum)" ... translation: the 'plane is immobile. It goes here, or it goes to the breakers.

I'm sure that making expensive donations is a deeply-ingrained habit for Travolta by now, as it is for all long-term Scientology victims. I'm not sure this one quite hits the mark, however.

Smurf
3rd February 2012, 07:14 AM
..WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) Actor John Travolta plans to donate a jet plane to a museum in central Georgia.

Robins Air Force Base spokeswoman Chrissy Miner says the actor will donate a G-2 Gulfstream executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

http://airchive.com/galleries/1501.jpg

http://airchive.com/html/museums/john-travolta/john-travoltas-gulfstream-g-2/1501

Freeminds
3rd February 2012, 07:26 AM
Okay, is it just me that finds it ironic that Travolta's Gulfstream is the SP variant? (SP denotes a 'Two' with those cute little winglets retrofitted.)

N492JT Gulfstream II SP 82 Constellation Productions Inc N728T 00.02.70

Maybe he was ordered to disconnect from it.

johnAnchovie
3rd February 2012, 07:38 AM
http://airchive.com/galleries/1501.jpg

http://airchive.com/html/museums/john-travolta/john-travoltas-gulfstream-g-2/1501

Why would anyone want an old bunch of scrap airplane? It is an ugly and uninspiring gift.

I have an old station wagon parked at my families farm, needs an engine and some panels and a roadworthiness certificate. I wonder if I will get a tax write down if I donate it?

Dulloldfart
3rd February 2012, 07:50 AM
I have an old station wagon parked at my families farm, needs an engine and some panels and a roadworthiness certificate. I wonder if I will get a tax write down if I donate it?

Not sure of the tax allowances, but they would be based on the fair market value of the vehicle. Some old vehicles have a negative fair market value, in that you couldn't even find a scrap dealer to take it away for nothing and would have to pay to get rid of it.

Paul

johnAnchovie
3rd February 2012, 11:57 AM
Not sure of the tax allowances, but they would be based on the fair market value of the vehicle. Some old vehicles have a negative fair market value, in that you couldn't even find a scrap dealer to take it away for nothing and would have to pay to get rid of it.

Paul

Yes indeed, but it was car owned by me, and that must add value, it could eventuially become a shrine....

elwood
3rd February 2012, 02:09 PM
It's a museum of military aviation. If they're going to display it, I'd imagine they'll convert it to look like one of the military variants of the G2. I doubt they'd simply display a rather ordinary aircraft simply on the basis that it previously belonged to a faded movie actor. (What he "plans" and what happens might be different.)

"Miner tells the Telegraph newspaper in Macon the plane is now in central Georgia. (http://www.the-leader.com/entertainment/x1419992754/Actor-John-Travolta-to-donate-jet-to-Ga-museum)" ... translation: the 'plane is immobile. It goes here, or it goes to the breakers.

I'm sure that making expensive donations is a deeply-ingrained habit for Travolta by now, as it is for all long-term Scientology victims. I'm not sure this one quite hits the mark, however.

If people weren't willing to donate to aviation museums (or many other kinds) there wouldn't be any. Mr. Travolta's donation may not be entirely altruistic, but at least he's doing it. It's sad to see many aircraft just sitting in the weeds because the value is in the engines and avionics. When the engines come to need an overhaul, the owners just walk away. The airframes alone aren't worth much.

Daisy
3rd February 2012, 02:44 PM
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/john-travolta-marriage-showdown

Maybe this is why he donated the jet.

GoNuclear
3rd February 2012, 06:11 PM
Why would anyone want an old bunch of scrap airplane? It is an ugly and uninspiring gift.

I have an old station wagon parked at my families farm, needs an engine and some panels and a roadworthiness certificate. I wonder if I will get a tax write down if I donate it?

Just think of the high powered sea ogre int base wannabe escapees it helped return, such as Ann Broeker.

Pete

Axiom142
3rd February 2012, 08:48 PM
Just think of the high powered sea ogre int base wannabe escapees it helped return, such as Ann Broeker.

Pete

Yeah, maybe he (or his PA) got wind of this story and decided to distance him from this by getting rid of the Holocaust train plane.

Axiom142

Lohan2008
4th February 2012, 12:23 AM
Translation: Both engines need hot sections and it's going to cost more than the damn thing is worth. His accountant told him to get rid of it.

You guys are really cynical, even if it is true.

Ogsonofgroo
4th February 2012, 02:21 AM
If the dumb fuck really wanted to make a statement and honor his son's death I think a multi-million donation to something like the Red Cross would have far more weight.

Butt no.



:shrug:


I really hope that John Travolta one day just finds himself a nice boy and settles down and be happy person. Stupid cult has fucked his brain, used him like a nice PR tool, bilked his Ron-golds, this is saddening.

:no:


:(

freethinker
4th February 2012, 04:10 AM
Kelly wears the pants in the Travolta family.:yes:
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/john-travolta-marriage-showdown

Maybe this is why he donated the jet.

Jump
4th February 2012, 05:18 AM
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/john-travolta-marriage-showdown

Maybe this is why he donated the jet.

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degraded being
4th February 2012, 05:25 AM
Dratts - when I go to that site I get...

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Me too.