Travis Barker Takes First Flight Since 2008 Crash
Published Aug 16, 2021Travis Barker is flying again. The suddenly-everywhere Blink-182 drummer took to the skies for the first time since swearing off flying following the 2008 plane crash that killed four people and left Barker with PTSD and third and fourth-degree burns on 65 percent of his body.
As reported by TMZ, Barker flew to Cabo on a private jet with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on Saturday (August 14). Barker had previously hinted that he was considering a return to air travel earlier this year, tweeting in June that "[he] might fly again."
The 45-year-old hasn't flown once since the 2008 crash, which took the lives of Barker's bodyguard Chris Still, his assistant Chris Baker, and pilots Sarah Lemmon and James Bland. DJ AM survived the crash alongside Barker, but passed away a year later due to a drug overdose.
It's been a big few years for Barker in general, who's been a key player in the wave of pop-punk-influenced music that's recently swept radio. He's appeared on projects from Machine Gun Kelly and Willow Smith, as well as performing with Post Malone.
Barker's most recent album with Blink-182 was 2019's NINE. His solo debut, Give the Drummer Some, came out in 2011.