Jumbolair, Fl/ Flying News - In a startling revelation, aviation nut and Movie Icon John Travolta acknowledged that he was at the controls of Obama's 747 during a gut wrenching fly over of NY City which caused massive ground panic amongst Hedge Fund Managers as well as regular civilians on April 28th.
Travola, who owns 5 personal jets, including a custom 707, has enough in air hours with multi engined jets to actually be a commercial pilot, said he was actually test driving the 747 because he said he heard it was for sale, and he was interested in adding it to his fleet to increase his international flying range.
His home in Jumbolair, just north of Ocala, Fl., has a 1.4 mile private runway, long enough to accommodate the 747, as well as a C 130 refueling tanker he is also negotiating on.
Travolta said he became interested in the plane when Michelle Obama, at a casual White House Wednesday cook out and "friends of family" movie night where they watched Saturday Night Fever for the 10th time, indicated she wanted to "trade up" the Current Air Force I to something more in keeping with her new status as First Lady.
A White House spokesman said there are currently 2 747's designated for use by the president, but lately only one has been available as the Speaker of the House, Nancy "The Flying Nun" Pelosi has had the backup on standby ever since she received a Papal blessing during her meeting with the Pope shortly after the January inauguration.
Travolta said he was accompanied on the flight by the first lady, the surviving members of the musical group the B Gees, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
An inside source said Michelle just wanted to sit next to John in the co pilot's seat "for the thrill of it", Geithner wanted an aerial view of Wall Street as he was working on "target acquisitions", and Clinton wanted some last pictures of the Statue of Liberty before she arranged to have it shipped back to France in keeping with Obama's recent rudeness in returning a bust of Winston Churchill to the UK.
The B Gees lipped synched their rendition of "Stayin' Alive" as the 52 Bose speakers blared and John put the plane through its paces doing power dives and mock dog fights with a trailing F-16 ducking between skyscrapers in Manhattan at 1300 feet.
The $350,000 cost attributed to the junket was shared between the budgets of State, Treasury, the Air Force, and the newly appointed Entertainment Czar
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the new Air Force One was under construction "somewhere out of the country" and confirmed that Boeing would not be getting the contract per the First Lady's wishes.
According to the White House Travel Czar, Arlen Spector, the first lady will be making her first ever trip to Russia leading to speculation that Michelle is looking to commission the Antonov AN 225, the world's largest plane, with a lift off weight of 1.3M pounds as the new flagship for the US First Family.
The AN 225, was designed as a cargo plane and Michelle is said to be intrigued with its open floor plan and the ability to design anything she wants including adequate walk in closets for her growing wardrobe.
She also said she was impressed with its size in case Barack found it necessary to airlift his growing blood relatives that continues to surface around the globe needing asylum, a place to live, and a decent weekly paycheck.
After news of the new plane leaked, Boeing laid off 3500 workers in Seattle, the stock sank to new levels, forcing Treasury Secretary Geithner to fire the CEO, and offer the company for sale to an unnamed third world company funded by the World Bank and a grant from the United Nations.