March 31, 2007
His serious aviation habit means he is hardly the best person to lecture others on the environment. But John Travolta went ahead and did it anyway.
The 53-year-old actor, a passionate pilot, encouraged his fans to “do their bit” to tackle global warming. . . .
Clocking up at least 30,000 flying miles in the past 12 months means he has produced an estimated 800 tons of carbon emissions â€“ nearly 100 times the average Briton’s tally.
Travolta made his comments this week at the British premiere of his movie, Wild Hogs.
He spoke of the importance of helping the environment by using “alternative methods of fuel” â€“ after driving down the red carpet on a Harley Davidson. . . . Travolta’s five private planes â€“ a customised Â£2million Boeing 707, three Gulfstream jets and a Lear jet â€“ are kept at the bottom of his garden in the US next to a private runway.
Don’t miss the accompanying photo.