Travis Barker has flown five times this past month, after nearly 13 years of avoiding air travel following a horrific plane crash.
‘Flew 5 times in the last month,’ the Blink-182 drummer, 45, tweeted on Sunday.
Travis stepped foot for the first time on a plane last month for a flight to Cabo San Lucas with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian after surviving a plane crash in 2008 which claimed the lives of four people.
‘Flew 5 times in the last month’: Travis Barker has flown five times this past month, after 13 years of avoiding air travel following a horrific plane crash
The musician, who jetted off to Mexico with Kourtney, her mother Kris Jenner, and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, later credited his girlfriend for helping him fly for the first time after the incident.
Taking to Instagram, Travis posted a photo of himself holding his girlfriend as they posed in front of Kylie Jenner’s jet.
‘With you anything is possible,’ Travis captioned the photo.
Travis hadn’t been able to set foot on an airplane following the deadly plane crash in 2008 in South Carolina in which he was one of only two survivors.
Overcoming his fears: Barker has been conquering his fear of flight as of late
Milestone: Travis stepped foot for the first time on a plane last month for a flight to Cabo San Lucas with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian after surviving a plane crash in 2008 which claimed the lives of four people
The plane crash happened on September 19, 2008 – Travis boarded a private jet in South Carolina to head back to Los Angeles following a show, while accompanied by his friend Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein, his security guard Charles ‘Che’ Still, and his assistant Chris Baker.
As the small plane was attempting to take off, one of its tires suffered a blow out, causing the craft to overshoot the runway, burst through the airport’s fence and over the nearby highway, and finally crash into the embankment on the side of the road.
The pilot, Sarah Lemmon, and the co-pilot, James Bland, were killed within minutes from smoke inhalation and burns as the plane erupted into flames on impact, according to the Chicago Tribune. Still and Baker were also killed on impact.
Forever: The Blink-182 drummer shared PDA snaps with his girlfriend Kourtney and hinted at marriage as he wrote ‘forever isn’t long enough’ after Scott Disick’s snide DM earlier this month
Travis and Adam were able to escape from the burning plane via an emergency exit over the wing, but both were engulfed in flames as they slid down the wing and got covered in burning jet fuel.
The drummer had third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body and had to spend three months in the hospital while having skin grafts and 26 surgeries to repair the damage.
Since their trip to Cabo, the musician enjoyed a romantic getaway to Europe with Kourtney.
Recently The Sun recently reported that they’re trying to ‘combine the two families’ and that Kardashian wants Barker to be ‘step-dad’ to her three kids: Mason, 11, Penelope, nine, and Reign, six.
True romance! The loved pair were seen taking in Paris at night as they posed in front of a lit up Eiffel Tower in a snap posted earlier this month
‘Kourtney and Travis are loved up but what’s causing a headache is the plans to combine the two families. Right now Kourtney and Travis live minutes away from each other, but they want to move in together to start a new chapter, and that means all their kids need to be involved in the plan too.’
It was added: ‘When he’s not with his kids, Travis spends all his time at Kourt’s – and he more or less lives there,’ and that ‘Kourt wants Travis to be step-dad to her kids, and her to his.’
The duo had first sparked engagement rumors during a trip to Las Vegas in July, after his daughter Alabama Barker, 15, re-posted an image of the pair with the caption ‘So happy for you guys’ and later referred to Kourtney as her ‘stepmom’ in an Instagram live.
Her hairstylist Glen Oropeza had also commented on an image: ‘NOWWW I understand why ppl tie the knot in Vegas’ with the chapel emoji — but later changed it.
Building a future: ‘They want to move in together to start a new chapter, and that means all their kids need to be involved in the plan too,’ a source told The Sun; pictured August 31
Though the pair have never addressed any of the chatter, it has been reported that marriage has definitely been discussed.
‘Kourtney and Travis have talked about marriage,’ an insider told E! News. ‘It was an instant connection and bond ever since they became romantically involved…They are in it for the long haul.’
On August 31, however, Disick seemed to try and dim the pair’s sparkle as he sent a snide direct message to her ex boyfriend Younes Bendjima — who put the Talentless designer on blast by sharing the DM on Instagram.
Scott message the French-Algerian model, 28, who Kourtney dated from 2016 to 2018 with the message: ‘Yo is this chick ok!????? Brooo like what is this. In the middle of Italy,’ accompanied by a DailyMail.com photo of the pair having a heated makeout.
Red hot! The Poosh founder shared more images from her European getaway
Brewing tenison: ‘Kourtney doesn’t want her kids seeing anything online that makes it look like their parents don’t get along,’ an ET source said of her reaction to the leaked DM
Younes responded back: ‘Don’t matter to me as long as she’s happy. PS: i aint your bro,’ and later said that he ‘couldn’t miss’ the opportunity to share the message as Scott had been ‘playing around for too long.’
After the leaked DM, Us Weekly reported that Scott was ‘riled up’ because her new romance was affecting their relationship. ‘It’s more strained than ever,’ the insider said.
It was added: ‘He doesn’t think she should be showing off too much PDA because of their rated-R behavior. The kids are still young and can easily find paparazzi photos of them on their phones.’
A second ET source said that though she and Travis ‘don’t care’ about Scott’s opinion ‘Kourtney is upset it’s now public.’ ‘Kourtney doesn’t want her kids seeing anything online that makes it look like their parents don’t get along.’
Shady business: Disick had sent the above message to Younes which he leaked on Instagram
Bitter: An Us Weekly source said ‘He doesn’t think she should be showing off too much PDA because of their rated-R behavior’ and was worried that their three kids could find the racy images online
And PEOPLE reported that Kourtney had plans to ‘confront’ Scott once she got back to the US but was ‘not shocked’ he would stoop to that level.
‘She was surprised, but not shocked,’ the source said. ‘Scott has always had a difficult time accepting that Kourtney is happy with someone else. He is especially threatened by her relationship with Travis.’
‘She will confront him about it,’ it was added, and though it is currently unknown if she has exchanged words with her baby daddy, Kourtney touched down in the US a few days ago.
In the interim Barker had seemed to laugh the whole thing off as he shared an image of Ray Liotta from Goodfellas laughing hysterically.
Travis’ response: Barker had seemed to laugh the whole thing off as he shared an image of Ray Liotta from Goodfellas laughing hysterically