WARNER ROBINS -- The Museum of Aviation is adding some Hollywood flair to its collection.
Film actor John Travolta, a pilot and avid aviation enthusiast, is donating his Gulfstream II executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, which is located at the museum, said Chrissy Miner, spokeswoman for Robins Air Force Base.
The Hall of Fame currently has two planes in its collection, a small racing plane and a replica of a World War II bomber. Both are located in the Century of Flight Hangar.
Miner said the Travolta plane is at Robins and is being prepped as a static display for the air show scheduled for April 28-29.
It will then be towed to the museum.
According to a museum news release, Travolta is donating the plane in honor of his son, Jett, who died in 2009 as a result of an injury during a seizure.
In 2003, Travolta won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Award for Excellence for his efforts to promote commercial flying.
In 2007, he won the Living Legends Ambassador of Aviation award.
He is qualified to fly several types of aircraft, including a Boeing 707B. The Gulfstream II is a twin engine, 14-seat jet. He did not fly the plane to Robins.
Travolta, who rose to fame through his role in the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter,” has starred in many films.
He is perhaps best known for his roles in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.”
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