Travolta Donates Gulfstream II in Memory of Son

Actor John Travolta has donated his Gulfstream II to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, collocated with the Museum of Aviation at the Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. According to the museum’s director of marketing, Bob Dubiel, Travolta donated the airplane in memory of his deceased son, Jett. Dubiel also said the airplane will be used as a tool to educate children about aviation.

The 12-passenger twin engine business jet landed at the base on Jan. 31, but is not expected to be on display until sometime after Robins Air Force Base Air Show, which is scheduled on April 28 and 29.

This is not the first time the famous actor has used aviation to show his benevolence. He donated a Canadair CL41 Tutor to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001 and he flew his Boeing 707 to Haiti to bring relief supplies after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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