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Who Is Your Hero?  
User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I'm sure we all have them, but I'm interested to see who your hero is. Is it a parent, mom dad, aunt, uncle, grandparents, or someone completely unrelated to you that you've never met? No need to explain why, but you can if you want. My hero is my dad. Why? Simply because he's my dad.

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

A few, I think:

Abraham Lincoln; Franklin Roosevelt; Dwight Eisenhower; Jesse Owens.

Not a bad list, if you ask me.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3147 times:




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Mom
John Adams
Abraham Lincoln
U.S. Grant (As a general. He was a mediocre president.)
FDR
Churchill
Aldo Leopold
Claude Monet
The Beatles





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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Damn, forgot about General Grant! And I'm reading a book on him, too!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Realistically it would be my Grandfather. He was the strongest, hardest working, loving, caring, dedicated man I have ever known. And the fact that I knew him, and interacted with him tips the nod in his favor over someone famous or whatever.

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

I really look up to my grandmother. She's had a hard, hard life, but has done so much.

User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Bruce Forsyth...

probably won't mean much to any of you lot across the pond, but for you Brits out there:

Nice to see you to see you.....



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3104 times:



Australia's 21st Prime Minister - The Great - His Excellency Gough Whitlam AC QC MHR.

QFF


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

Rodney Dangerfield
Hugh Hefner
Junior Johnson
Carlos Sainz
Ayrton Senna



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

- peter griffin

- Garfield

- Asterix and Obelix

- Captain Al Haynes

- Any rescue worker




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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3076 times:


Maynard James Keenan - Tool and A perfect Circle frontman.





Lise Myhre - Creator of the comic strip "Nemi"


Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9371 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Stevie Nicks

Chrissie Hynde

Roald Dahl

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Gallagher

George Carlin

The guy who decided to cancel Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
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George Washington led us to freedom and then ensured we kept it by turning down the offer to be King. Read his inaugural address and his last public speech.

Ben Franklin Not only sponsored many of the founders, and won us critical support from France, and invented plenty of stuff being one of our first self made millionaires, but as a 70 year old dude would take the air on his balcony with 19 year old girls drinking beer. He's way better than Hef.

Mason, Adams, Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers who all put their lives and fortunes together and gave us our nation and constitution.

Abraham Lincoln who saved the nation and freed the slaves.

Roosevelt and Churchill who saved democracy from the darkest forces in history to that point.

Ghandi who led the way to civil change through civil disobedience

Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. who gave his all for the cause of bringing our democracy to all Americans and helping to win the Civl Rights War with Ghandis tactics. He took the hard road.

Ronald Reagan Brought us from the economic doldrums and defeated the USSR without having to fire a shot.

Marine Captain Brian Chontosh and SFC Paul R. Smith USA.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

My parents and grandparents
David Gilmour
Nelson Mandela
Some of my teachers
Mats Sundin (has been my favorite hockey player since i was a kid)



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

BOB MARLEY is definitely my hero


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3029 times:



Sir Freddie Laker


User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

The one... the only...



Andrew W.K.


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Max Ward, Bush Pilot and CEO (Wardair) Still flying after all these years.

Wilfred 'Wop' May, WWI vet and Bush Pilot.

MGen Romeo Dallaire, A true leader.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"

* * *


My paternal grandfather for his integrity.
My wife for always, always stepping up to whatever life asks of her.
My son for conquering his own demons.

Colonel Daniel Morgan (a great++ uncle) and his 499 scars got from the redcoats.
Caleb Greenwood, mountain man
Abraham Lincoln
Grenville Dodge
Eli Whitney
Wilbur and Orville Wright
Richard Halliburton
Jimmy Doolittle
Scott Crossfield
James Michenor
Jacques Cousteau
Charles M. Schulz
Terry Anderson for his astonishing lack of bitterness over the seven years stolen from his life.

And on a lighter note:
John Surtees
Mike Hailwood
Geoff Duke



[Edited 2005-02-16 21:27:51]


Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2991 times:


Quoting SlamClick (reply 20):
I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"


Airborne!



WhaleJets Rule!
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Sorry.

Leg!

67R4H as EM
67-something as WO

But last 2 years on A/D with 8th SFG (Abn)




Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Famous:

Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Robert E. Lee


SlamClick has a good list as well.


User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Quoting SlamClick (reply 22):
Sorry.
Leg!
67R4H as EM
67-something as WO
But last 2 years on A/D with 8th SFG (Abn)


I was just responding to your "Follow Me!" Actually, I never served in an airborne unit, just jump school.

Variously 11B and 11C, got out as a SFC
4th ID
7th ID
24th ID





WhaleJets Rule!
User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

My parents and family, for raising me into the person I am.
David Ben-Gurion etc., for the establishment of Israel.
American Servicemen, especially Pat Tillman. For protecting me and my way of life.


25 Post contains images CougarAviator : Alan Shepard Not a hero, but an inspiration!!
26 Post contains images Thom@s : SDLSimme, I should have put down Roger Waters on my list... Great guy. Btw, it took me forever to recognise which song your signature was from... Shi
27 DL021 : Slam...what the hell is a 67R? Some kind of tech? Good list. I could have kept going but the list of heroic figures in our history worth study and emu
28 Scotty : ..... to see you nice! Virgil Tracy - he was always the one who had to drive the firefighting truck or the underground drilling thing or the car that
29 Post contains images Thom@s : Scotty, one of my favourite episodes... Loved Thunderbirds when I was a kid... One of the exclusive few that got to watch it in this country... Thom@s
30 Iakobos : Jacques Cousteau Thor Heyerdahl Haroun Tazieff Edmond Piccard Asterix & Obelix Karagiosi & Hashivat
31 PacificWestern : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
32 ANCFlyer : And a tanker to thank Gen George S. Patton, Jr. for his advancements in the employment of Armor in combat. And: My Mom Franklin D Roosevelt Abraham L
33 BRAVO7E7 : Besides some of the obvious ones above, I would say Pat Tillman. He gave up everything he could have had for the United States and paid the ultimate p
34 Post contains images Gkirk : GKirk is my hero Signed, all the forum members on airliners.net ------------------ Seriously, Ally McCoist, Brian Laudrup and William Wallace
35 Post contains images Springbok747 : Dad Mom Uncle Asterix and Obelix Spiderman
36 Post contains images Redngold : My mom and my dad Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill Cosby Maya Angelou Rich Mullins A few role models off the top of my head. Strange to realize I can thin
37 Scotty : Ally McCoist, Scotland training squad jester in chief and social convenor - he's the main man. William Wallace. "You may take our lives but you'll nev
38 Aerorobnz : Nelson Mandela Martin Luther King Jnr Charles Darwin Michelangelo Leonardo da Vinci All people that dared to think outside the box, went out on a limb
39 FutureUApilot : Dean Kamen, the creator of the Segway and the man who has saved Millions of lives with his medical devices. -Sam
40 BN747 : Malcolm X and H. Rap Brown... signed MD90
41 JpetekYXMD80 : Jared the Subway guy Signed, JCS17
42 Greasespot : Stephanie H Christopher L These are not famous people. But they are people who have helped me when needed and who i look up to. These people have play
43 SLC1 : of people you guys would/might know... Charles Darwin Frank Lloyd Wright George Washington Jimmy Carter John Stockton Noam Chomsky (for his science, n
44 TWAMD-80 : First on my list would be my parents. Outside of my family, my hero is Captain Al Haynes. I got to meet him in person and hear him speak back in 2003
45 Post contains images YooYoo : Bob Goodenow and Gary Bettman Seriously.... Nobody tops my dad for this. Hard working family man.....a great man. ....and i'm positive my mom had some
46 Post contains images Confuscius : In honor of Sophiemaltese... Ronald Jeremy Hyatt
47 FLYtoEGCC : Gary (Martin Clunes) in Men Behaving Badly. The perfect role-model for a lazy, beer-swilling student.
48 Yegmaster : Without hesitation : My mom My brother
49 Post contains links Alessandro : Flaminio Bertoni, see www.flaminiobertoni.it
50 StevenUhl777 : What a great topic! My parents - they are truly amazing people in every way...I'm SO LUCKY to have them as parents. My grandparents - Again, truly ama
51 VirginFlyer : Hear! Hear! V/F
52 Salukipilot : Kurt Cobain I dont know why, im a teenager..... -Brandon
53 N317AS : Parents Grandparents Even my great grandparents who I didn't get to know long enough. Not heros but people I've admired or have helped me through some
54 Post contains images Alcregular : I would have to say Richard Branson, not because of aviation, but because of how far he has come from leaving school and being dyslexic and building u
55 MIA : My modern day hero is Hugo Chávez. I think he is doing so much to better the lives of so many I want to dedicate my life to a similar cause. A histor
56 NumberTwelve : Dr. Hans Blix - he was trying to find the real truth and denied a big war propaganda from a person other people all "heroes" I can't call war mongers
57 Post contains images L410Turbolet : I only hope you are being sarcastic...
58 Post contains images RichardBHX : Well, it's not my 1000th post, but I agree, Richard Branson is my hero. I mean, who wouldn't want to be him? Also had to do a presentation in school
59 JetJock22 : I'd have to add Ronald Reagan to my list. Can't believe I forgot him to start with
60 CORULEZ05 : my mother is my heroe because well she brought me into this world, puts up with me, has given me TONS of love and materialistic things, keptur family
61 SJUboeingGirl : Jesse Martin Bethany Hamilton Edward Van Halen Alain Hubert Archie League (first ATC!)
62 BRAVO7E7 : WTF???
63 JetJock22 : Dude, my grandmother has Alzheimers so bad she can't even walk anymore. I take a very deep offense to that. Why don't you think before you open your
64 PacificWestern : Probably the same you reason you do not. I was not talking about your Grandmother or the two aunts of mine who have Alzheimers, I was talking about R
65 JetJock22 : Senile fools is a very broad term, so perhaps you should be more specific next time. And I am not using my grandmother as an excuse to be offended, I
66 PacificWestern : Then you are seeking offense where none exists.
67 Post contains images EGGD : Jeremy Clarkson You want him.
68 Thom@s : The French. Signed GKirk.
69 TACAA320 : I understand you perfectly. But the answer to your own question is not convincing. I think that the problem with this thread is the word "hero". I pr
70 HAWK21M : My College Professor.Good Advice Always.Too bad hes not Around. regds MEL
71 Post contains images Yokohama1970 : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [Edited 2005-02-22 21:46:39]
72 AA777 : Probably my mom. I am a momma's boy, what can I say. After that, it would be my grandmothers. THEN.... Mother Theresa Gandhi Rafik Hariri Saeb Erekat
73 Post contains links and images KiwiNanday : These two: (I'm talking about the pilots, not the planes )
74 TACAA320 : Is this a joke?
75 Seb146 : My mom. I give her grief sometimes because she just had to go see Merle Haggard on the day I was due but seriously, she worked and raised the three of
76 57AZ : My grandfather-he and grandmother raised four kids on an oil scout's salary. He taught his grandkids good manners through example and served his count
77 MIA : No it isnt a joke. I read it once and glossed over it, now again? Yes I am serious. I know some people that have freaking Oscar Arias Sanchez as thei
78 TACAA320 : I never ever mentioned him [Oscar Arias Sánchez] before, here in A.net. But since you did it, I must admit that I "admire" him [his not my "hero"],
79 Post contains images UAXDXer : Pat Tillman
80 September11 : You are my hero.......................................................................................................................................
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