In the Cockpit with John Travolta [NOOK Book]

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In the Cockpit with John Travolta is the seventh volume in the Passion for Flight series. These short biographies (20,000 words or less) tell the stories of notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.

Actor John Travolta became fascinated with flight as a young boy. He began taking flying lessons in 1970 with the money he earned from acting roles and soloed when he was 19 years old, even though he lacked confidence ...
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In the Cockpit with John Travolta

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Overview

In the Cockpit with John Travolta is the seventh volume in the Passion for Flight series. These short biographies (20,000 words or less) tell the stories of notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.

Actor John Travolta became fascinated with flight as a young boy. He began taking flying lessons in 1970 with the money he earned from acting roles and soloed when he was 19 years old, even though he lacked confidence in his flying ability in those early years. As soon as he could, he bought his first of several airplanes, an Ercoupe.
He says there’s not a thing about aviation that he doesn’t enjoy, and that has led him to give generously so that others can enjoy it as well, including donating a Canadair CL41 Tutor trainer to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Gulfstream II to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

He’s qualified as captain in the Gulfstream, Lear 24, Hawker 1A, Citation I and II, Canadair Tebuan (Snowbirds), de Havilland Vampire jets, and as first officer in the Boeing 707 and 747. He’s owned all of those aircraft, except the 747. Travolta’s other aircraft have included a Douglas DC-3, a JetStar 731, and an Eclipse 500 very light jet.

This approximately 5,200-word interview by Di Freeze is not meant to be a comprehensive history of John Travolta's life, although it does contains the major milestones in his acting career and aviation history.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014650885
  • Publisher: Di Freeze
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Series: Passion for Flight , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,204,685
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Author and editor Di Freeze interviewed many well-known aviators during nearly a decade as editor-in-chief for Airport Journals, the founding publication of Living Legends of Aviation. She interviewed some of the world’s best-known pilots, including military heroes, celebrity pilots, aerobatic pilots, astronauts, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

Other books in the Passion for Flight series include In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager, In the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson, In the Cockpit with Sean Tucker, In the Cockpit with Morgan Freeman, In the Cockpit with Tony Bill, In the Cockpit with John Travolta, In the Cockpit with Harrison Ford, In the Cockpit with Robin Olds, and In the Cockpit with Al Ueltschi.

Upcoming biographies will feature military greats such as Brig. Gen. Tex Hill; Hollywood director and actor Sydney Pollack; aerobatic superstar Patty Wagstaff; astronauts Maj. Gen. Bill Anders, Capt. Gene Cernan and Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke; entrepreneurs Clay Lacy, Linden Blue, and Barron Hilton; legendary golfer Arnold Palmer; country singer Aaron Tippin; comedian Jeff Dunham, and many others.

Di Freeze lives in Denver, Colorado. She also writes a blog, Same Shih Tzu Different Day, about her four rescued shih tzus: three half-sisters from a puppy mill and an owner release male.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Willo?..

    Willo?

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    Posted November 23, 2012

    Hugs

    John travolta rules

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    Posted October 5, 2012

    WILLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Hello????????

    Is anyone out there????? Willow? Where r u!!! Clare..... are u here???

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