Travolta Flies Super Jumbo
Hollywood star John Travolta has flown into the record books after becoming the first non-test pilot to fly the new Airbus A380 super jumbo
The actor is a qualified pilot and flies himself around the world for filming and family vacations.
Speaking at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday (20Jun07), Travolta enthused, "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 handstick 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."
While enjoying the flight experience, Travolta laughed off speculation he would purchase his own Airbus A380.
He explained, "Now I have enough planes. Most of my time outside my profession is dedicated to my schooling in aircraft."