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John Travolta earns Boeing 737 pilot licence after flying into Shannon Airport

John Travolta has revealed he now has a licence to fly a Boeing 737 plane.

The Grease actor has been flying planes for more than 40 years and owns at least seven planes including a Boeing 707, Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727, and three Gulfstream jets.

Sharing the exciting news on his Instagram account, the 68-year-old beamed as he stood in front of the aircraft and said: “A very proud moment in my aviation history. To add to my 747 and 707 licences, I just received my 737 licence and it went very well so just sharing my moment with you.”

He captioned the post by writing “A very proud moment for me. I just received my 737 license” and added a plane emoji.

It comes after Travolta touched down flown at Shannon Airport in January after flying his own private jet from Florida for some “business” in Ireland.

Capturing a video of his flight for his Instagram followers at the time, the New Jersey native said: “Sharing my flight with you as I head to the other side of the world for business in my Falcon 900.

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“Our flying time tonight from Florida to Shannon is seven hours and four minutes, just so everybody knows.”

Updating fans just before he made it across the Atlantic, he said: “We're on our descent into Shannon, Ireland, and we'll see you on the ground. It's been a good flight.”

After landing he feigned an Irish accent and said: “So, I've arrived safely in Ireland. As the Irish say, 'life is what you make it,' it is, it is.”

Travolta started taking flying lessons at age 15 and has been a licenced pilot since he was 22 years old.

He has also been an ambassador for the Australian aircraft company, Qantas, since 2002.


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