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Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:06 pm

Who are some of the famous people that have any kind of pilots' licenses ???

I know John T, Tom Cruz etc.

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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:08 pm

harrison ford, met him in BOS once.
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:10 pm

Harrison Ford
Steve McQueen
Cliff Robertson

[Edited 2004-05-29 07:14:57]
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:13 pm

Well lets see here.

Harrison Ford was mentioned.
Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek) is.
George Bush was
So was is son George Bush
John McCain-His was the A-4 that took the rocket that started the fire on the Forestall.
Jimmy Steward retired a Brigadier General in the USAF reserve-he flew
Christopher Reeve did his only flying in a film back in the 1980's, I think it was called the Postman or something.
I can't remember if Clarke Gable trained to be a pilot or bombadier.
George Kennedy flew
Do I even need to bring up Travolta?
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:15 pm

Thought up a couple more.

Ted Williams, from baseball.
John Denver
Jon-jon

Come to think about it, a lot of these guys have gotten themselves killed in plane crashes.

Edit: There is also a company marketing calanders

http://www.celebritypilots.com/

Amoung those not listed yet, are Kurt Russel, Mel Torme

[Edited 2004-05-29 07:19:26]
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:19 pm

Actor/comedian Danny Kaye got his PPL in multi-engine.
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:20 pm



Patrick Swayze

Nick Nolte

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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 2:20 pm

John Kerry is.


And of course can't forget John Travolta and Harrison Ford, but you knew about them already.
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 5:11 pm

A lot of NASCAR drivers. Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin come to mind.
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 5:40 pm

President Mubarak of Egypt used to be Mig pilot ..
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 5:47 pm

AFAIK Bill Hybels is PPL too...
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 5:52 pm

Travolta
Tony Underwood
The guy from Iron Maiden (733 driver for Astreus)

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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 5:59 pm

Didn't NASCAR driver Bobby Allison die crashing a helicopter he flew.

The late King Hussain of Jordan used to tool that L1011 of his around.
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat May 29, 2004 6:08 pm

The guy from Iron Maiden is Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden Rock !!!
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sun May 30, 2004 4:38 am

Randy Rhodes of then Ozzie Osbourne's band Black Sabbath. He died when his wing clipped the tour bus while buzzing it, lost control of his airplane and crashed. Oh yeah he was lead guitarist and now has a cool Jackson guitar named after him. I guess alot of musicians are pilots also.
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sun May 30, 2004 9:43 am

Scanned from the back of the greatest private pilot handbook, "Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook":
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sun May 30, 2004 9:59 am

As a huge rugby fan I'd have to mention former England rugby international, Tony Underwood who now flies with Easyjet
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:23 pm

NASCAR driver Davey Allison son of Bobby Allison was killed in a helicopter accident.
 
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:35 pm

Arnold Palmer flies Citation X registered N1AP.
Christopher Reeve years ago flew a Baron 58P registered N123CR.
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RE: Famous People Who Are Pilots?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:48 am

Damn! Thought I had a good one until I read the list. Howard Hughes. The man had some great concepts.
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