John Travolta shares rare photo of his eight-year-old son in plane cockpit

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Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:29PM

Like father, like son!

John Travolta delighted fans this week when he shared a rare photo of his young son Ben pretending to be a pilot.

Taking to Instagram the Grease actor posted the sentimental picture of his eight-year-old son riding shotgun in the cockpit of a Qantas plane.

"His first A380 @qantas flight," Travolta captioned the image that featured Ben donning a pilot's hat and sitting in the pilot's seat next to a young friend.

"My son Ben is taking my place," the 65-year-old added, referencing his ambassador role for the Australian airline, which he has held since 2002.

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Travolta is known to be an avid fan of the skies and obtained his pilot's license when he was 22-years-old.

Since then, he’s become certified to fly various types of jets – both commercial and private aircraft – including a Boeing 707 commercial airliner and the Gulfstream II jet.

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At the @featherdalewildlifepark with the kids

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And it seems the apple isn't falling far from the tree in Ben's case.

The Oscar nominee and his wife Kelly Preston are also the parents of 19-year-old daughter Ella.

The couple's eldest son, Jett, died at the age of 16 in January 2009 after suffering a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas.