Who says celebrities are spoiled self-serving jerks? Probably me, a few days ago before hearing about this story involving actor John Travolta (Wild Hogs 2, From Paris With Love, Old Dogs).
Travolta, 55-years-old and a certified pilot, flew relief supplies and a team of doctors and Scientology ministers to Haiti.
He flew the Boeing 707 with wife Kelly Preston from Florida on Monday carrying ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies for victims of the earthquake.
Before takeoff, Travolta explained that the Church of Scientology had “arranged for 80 medicos and 33 volunteers to go down.”
“I hope that inspires others as well,” he said. “It’s needed.”
Travolta and Preston plan to return home soon after unloading their passengers and supplies.
Travolta who is an avid armature pilot, owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707-138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.