The world renowned Qantas Boeing 707 “V-Jet” which is currently owned and maintained by John Travolta, has been donated to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Illawarrra, Sydney. The aircraft was originally a commercial Qantas plane that was converted into a private jet, and later re-painted into the original “Flying Kangaroo” colours.
Travolta had “great pleasure” donating the aircraft, and wrote "the aircraft currently requires a lot of work to be restored to a safe flying state. I am hoping to be part of the crew to fly the aircraft to Australia, supported by well qualified and experienced pilots and engineers.”
“We have to send our engineering team over there [to Florida], work out the timing and what needs to be done to get it back in the air. It flew last in December” wrote HARS president Bob De La Hunty.
The aircraft is currently parked at John Travolta’s Florida home, which has two operational runways
A photograph of the V-Jet “Jett Clipper Johnny,” with registration N707JT
The aircraft will be flown to the museum in late 2017. The museum currently has a Qantas 747-400 “City of Canberra” and multiple other historic aircraft on display.