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Old 08-28-2004, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy So many planes, so little money...

Just busy looking at planes for sale in NZ and fantasizing...

'99 Lancair 235 $47K US


'64 Piper Cherokee $35K US

And this is an odd ugly one...

1963 DE HAVILLAND DH104 DOVE 8 $112K US


Now, all I need to do is win the lottery, get a nice house built on a 100 acre section with a grass strip and a hangar and I'll be set!
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Ira nothing is impossible. If you win the lotttery you could certainly buy something more than a small piston engine aircraft How about a Lear jet or a Citation...

I like the idea of a nice house built on a 100 acre section with a grass strip and a hangar

Btw below is John Travolta's house lets keep on dreaming...
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Now that's what I'm talking about. In my house, I have a little garage for my car, JT has a 707 parked in his backyard!

He probably doesn't even need a car I would be more than happy just to own that house not to mention the B707! I'd rather have a 744 though

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Holy Hell

I never realised he parked that thing in his own home.

Hey IraNZ remember years ago you used to be able to pay for your European holiday by buying a car and bringing it back ?

Why not do the same with aeroplanes ?
It wouldn't be that hard to fly back across the pacific via Galapogos, Easter Is, Cook Is, Norfolk etc

You (correction we) could make a tidy sum flying to USA and bringing back that Lancair etc
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Dove should be a Devon,when the Airforce sold them off you could pick them up for something like $5000 including a hangar full off spares.
$70k NZ for an old Cherokee sounds a bit much.
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Does JT have his own runway?
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Does JT have his own runway?
Im pretty sure that its an airport community not a private runway.
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LOL... I didn't even see the "little" one... (Looks like a lear maybe).....
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No it's a Longhorn Gulfstream IV I think... Just to keep the hours down on the Boeing
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Simon, those planes are already in NZ. Somewhere down south, I guess. Got them off http://www.southernaircraft.co.nz/ I think they're based in Christchurch.

Fletcher, that's $55K NZ for that cherokee, thought I'd convert everything to $US for the majority of people here. Exchange rate is around .63 last time I checked.
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Hey the rest of us have got to fiddle with glue on our fingers and little model kits. That Travolta guy has some big toys.

Hey maybe some of our American friends (ever dwindling number) might wanna fly used planes from USA to order. Sell them at a profit and pay for their holidays that way ?

There still seems a hefty price difference ?

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A lot of neighborhoods don't allow the owners to park Boeing 707s outside their homes, which is why actor John Travolta moved to Jumbolair, near Ocala, Florida.

OCALA -- It's not just another housing development, as you can tell by the 1.4-mile airstrip and the Boeing 707 parked next to one of the houses. Located in the Central Florida town of Anthony, just north of Ocala, it's called Jumbolair, and it's the new home of John Travolta -- '70s TV phenom, film superstar, Oscar-nominated actor, sex symbol, accomplished pilot, doting husband and father.
After several years of whispers about his building a house here, the 49-year-old actor has taken up residence in his nearly completed mansion. Travolta is flying daily from Ocala to Tampa to shoot "The Punisher," an action movie based on the comic book, set to be released next summer.
A lifelong love of aviation holds the key to Travolta's decision to build at Jumbolair. Travolta owns at least two jets, a Gulfstream and a huge Boeing 707B. Simply put, there aren't very many non-commercial airstrips where planes of that size can take off and land. Jumbolair, with its long landing strip and massive jet wash berms at either end, is one of them.
About a decade ago, Travolta had a home in a fly-in community near Daytona, but was sued by neighbors who claimed his jet airplanes were too big and noisy for their facility.
The very layout of his new house is testament to Travolta's love of flying. It's located immediately off the main airstrip, and is designed so his jets can taxi right up to two outbuildings connected to the main structure, which is shaped like a squat air-control tower. Travolta literally can walk out his door, under a canopied walkway and into the cockpit, open the long mechanized gate and be airborne in a matter of minutes.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration pilot database, Travolta is qualified in several types of single- and multi-engine aircraft, and has the highest pilot medical certification possible.
"We know that Travolta's an accomplished pilot. ... A lot of people fly for the pleasure of it, and he's one of them," said John Clabes, an FAA spokesman. "If you have this many ratings on these types of high-performance aircraft, you're obviously a good pilot."
In layman's terms, Travolta has enough experience flying large multi-engine jets that he could easily switch to piloting commercial airliners for a living.
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Err... don't suppose you have Jonny's e-mail address too do you marc ?

We should get him to join this forum... Wouldn't that be a blast.
...Course I don't know how my ego would cope with having share this forum with another sex symbol superstar
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...Course I don't know how my ego would cope with having share this forum with another sex symbol superstar
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