Travolta's house is the ultimate boys' fantasy home made real. Aside from the parking lots for the brace of jets, there is a garden in the guise of a heliport, further parking for at least 6 cars, a swimming pool with hot tub, a 1.4-mile runway, a gym and stables for the 75 horses down the road.
Ocala, Central Florida 23 November 2004 - What do you do when your neighbors won't let you park your Boeing 707 outside your home? You move to another "housing development" - one that lets you have close-parking privileges, complete with a 1.4-mile airstrip! Following a lifelong love of aviation, 70's TV phenomenon actor John Travolta now lives in Jumbolair, just north of Ocala, Florida. Shown are two of Travolta's jets - a Gulfstream and a Boeing 707B.
There aren't very many non-commercial airstrips where planes of that size can take off and land. 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.