He is taking my place, says Travolta sharing a picture of his son sitting in plane cockpit

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 10 (ANI): John Travolta who is usually reticent sharing pictures of his children, recently posted a rare picture of his son sitting in a plane cockpit.

On Saturday, the 65-year-old star shared a picture of his 8-year-old son looking ready to fly while sitting in the cockpit and wearing a pilot's cap.

In the adorable picture, Ben is seen hanging out in the pilot seat with a friend. Travolta noted in his Instagram caption that his son was pretend-flying his "first A380 @qantas flight."

"My son Ben is taking my place!" Travolta added, referencing his own role as an ambassador for Qantas Airways.

The actor became a Qantas Ambassador in June 2002, according to the airline's website, and was presented with his 747-400 "wings" after undergoing training with the airline in Sydney and Boeing in Seattle, reported People magazine.

While Travolta does not typically put his kids, Ben and 19-year-old daughter Ella who he shares with wife Kelly Preston -- in the spotlight, he opened up to People magazine this summer about some of their most recent interests.

Travolta said he couldn't be prouder of his daughter, who decided to follow in the footsteps of her famous parents and pursue acting. She recently starred in 'The Poison Rose,' a thriller that starred her father and Morgan Freeman.

"She is her own person. She is gracious, generous, poised, graceful and gorgeous. I don't know how she came to be, and I don't take any credit other than just adore her," said Travolta. "And maybe that's a valid contribution."

Meanwhile, he said his son Ben is also keeping busy with several hobbies of his own.

"He's into gymnastics, tennis, fishing and the computer world, like all the kids," added the actor. (ANI)