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John Travolta Announces He Bagged His 3rd Aviation License

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on March 21, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT

John Travolta has added yet another impressive aviation license to his arsenal amid being a proud owner of two prior certifications.

Travolta reportedly began receiving flying lessons at 15 and earned his first pilot license at the young age of 24 back in 1978.

"The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" actor proved that his love for being up in the air is still as strong more than four decades later as he bagged his third license.

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John Travolta Reveals Pilot License Number 3

John Travolta at Rome Film Fest 2019

Travolta has yet another certification to fly, which he took to his social media to reveal on Monday, 21 March.

The "Pulp Fiction" actor broke the news on his personal Instagram page that he has received a 737 aviation license. 

Travolta uploaded a 15-second video to his three million-plus followers talking about his latest certification and detailing his prior ones.

The "Saturday Night Fever" actor gushed that he was about to share a very proud moment in his aviation history and announced that he had successfully bagged his third flight license. Travolta said:

"To add to my 747 and 707 licenses, I just received my 737 (pilot) license, and it went very well."

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The Red Rocker, aka Sammy Hagar, cheered Travolta on in the comments section, writing, "Okay, JT. Where (are) we going? That big boy will take us about anywhere nonstop. Let it rock."

Musical personality Tommy Lee praised his friend, writing "Attaboy captain." Australian artist Kate Ceberano also wrote, "Congratulations, Superstar."

The "Hairspray" actor has always been passionate about his love for being in the air and has not shied away from opening up about it on social media.

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Travolta's multiple certifications extend to his ownership of numerous airplanes, including the Boeing 707-138B, an Eclipse 500, and the Bombardier Challenger 601.

The passion the "Look Who's Talking" star has for flying extends to his offspring. The Blast disclosed that he uploaded a heartwarming image of his son Ben co-piloting a plane.

Travolta shared the photo on Instagram in 2019, where then 8-year-old Ben posed in front of the complex controls of a large airplane.

The adorable boy sported a pilot hat and a warm smile. His proud dad captioned the post, “My son Ben is taking my place! His first A380 @qantas flight." 

It may come as no surprise to some fans that Ben was on a Qantas flight as his father has been an ambassador for the company since 2002.

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The A380 plane is no small machine and is the world's largest passenger airline which can fit up to 868 passengers between its main deck and upper level.

Travolta and his late wife Kelly Preston also share a daughter Ella Bleu and a late son Jett Travolta, who tragically passed away at 17 in 2009.

The "Die Hart" Actor's Daughter Praises Him In Heartwarming Tribute

Last October, Travolta's daughter marked Father-Daughter Day with a heartwarming message that showed her deep love and respect for him.

The Blast disclosed that Ella took to her Instagram Page with an image of her and the "Grease" actor to herald the October 10 celebration. 

In the photo, the father and daughter sat beside each other while sporting wide grins. Travolta rocked an all-black outfit while his beautiful offspring wore a red dress under a fierce leather jacket.

The proud daughter captioned the heartwarming post, “Happy Father-Daughter Day to my hero, my best friend. I love you so much, Daddy.”

The young star's post received support from fans and celebrities alike, who flooded the comment section with their love for the family.

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Just as the "Welcome Back, Kotter" actor's son follows in his footsteps by paving a path in aviation, Ella is also engraving her name in Hollywood as an actress.

The 21-year-old has starred with movie icons such as her iconic dad in the 2018 movie "Gotti" and the 2019 thriller "The Poison Rose," featuring Morgan Freeman.

Ella and her hero first acted together in the 2009 movie "Old Dogs" alongside the late Bernie Mac. The budding star later earned her big break with a leading role in the upcoming film "Get Lost."

"Get Lost" is set to be a modern-day retelling of "Alice In Wonderland" with human replacements of the creatures from the original movie. The magical trip will take place in Budapest, under the direction of Daniela Amavia.

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