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mrwayne
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Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:09 pm

Do you know any famous people who work for an airline?

The Iron Maiden guitarist/singer works for Astraeus as a 737 F/O, and Tony Underwood the ex- rugby player works for EZY as an F/O.
Nicky Lauder the ex- F1 driver works for as a Captain and owns Lauder Air.

Any more?

And before you say it, we all know John Travolta has got his own aircraft!

[Edited 2004-07-23 15:10:59]
 
pilatusguy
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:12 pm

If you call the Austrian Niki Lauda - former Formula 1 Pilot - a famous person. Then yes - he actually got his own airline  Smile

Edit: to correct my swiss-english ...

[Edited 2004-07-23 15:12:44]
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:13 pm

Hes already put that one, read the post!

[Edited 2004-07-23 15:14:02]
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:14 pm

And hereby, finally, what I had long suspected, turns out to be true! Mrwayne and Sammiehostie are one and the same! Big grin

D'OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:15 pm

Uumm how did you work that one out?

Read the posts!
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:20 pm

Do Concorde F/Es 'downgraded' to BA cabin crew count?

There are also a lot of "high class ladies" working as cabin crew on a certain Big Airline, I hear.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:21 pm

LOL - sorry guys.... it's too hot here Big grin
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:21 pm

Hey, nice change, but too late buddy! I already saw your original. Time to fess up Big grin
 
mrwayne
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:21 pm

Scorpio still trying to catch me out then?
When will you get a life and add something interesting to the post?
 
ben
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:26 pm

Scorpio,

Next time, please do a screen shot of the posts before anyone gets a chance to delete/edit them!
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:26 pm


Well, very famous in Germany is Sonja Zietlow. She was one of many talk ladies and is now a TV-presenter! She was flying for Lufthansa as F/O until she "got bored"...

watch same hot pictures...

http://www.fortunecity.de/spielberg/jackiechan/802/tvtussis/sonja/sonja.htm
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:27 pm

When will you get a life and add something interesting to the post?

So wait, lemme see if I get this straight... I'm being told to get a life by a user who needs to create a second username to back him up in discussions each time? LOL! Good one buddy!

But still, time to fess up potna' Big grin Big grin Big grin

P.S. For those of you wondering what this is all about: Sammyhostie's first reply here said, before being edited: 'I know that, read my post.' I'm sure you're all smart enough to work the rest out!

And no, Sammy/Wayne, I'm not 'trying to catch you out', but this one was just too damn good to pass up on Big grin

Edit: Yeah Ben, I know, too late for that now, but I'll try to think of it for next time...

[Edited 2004-07-23 15:29:03]
 
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Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:32 pm


...and never forget Prince Willem-Alexander of the NETHERLANDS, aka Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand of Orange-Nassau, Prince of Orange!!

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/UK/royal_house/members.html?prinswillem_alexander.html

"Flying
Flying is another of the Prince's great interests. In 1985, he obtained his Private Pilot's Licence (Second Class), followed by his Commercial Pilot's Licence (with an Instrument Rating) in 1987. In the summer holidays of 1989, the Prince flew as a volunteer for the medical aid organisation African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF) in Kenya and in 1991 he spent a month flying for the Kenya Wildlife Service. In 1989, the Prince obtained a supplementary licence to fly multi-engine jet aircraft. In order to keep in practice, the Prince flies the government PH-KBX aeroplane, and occasionally flies KLM City Hopper's Fokker 70. He has been in possession of his Commercial Pilot’s Licence (First Class) since 2001."
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:35 pm

Hoot Gibson, Space Shuttle Commander-flies for SWA.


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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:41 pm

MAJESTY SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH MU'IZZADDIN WADDAULAH, SULTAN AND YANG DI-PERTUAN OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

http://www.rtb.gov.bn/Titah/site/main.htm

Recreation/Hobby

His Majesty plays polo, squash and badminton. He is also a qualified pilot.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:30 am

Alex Best (George Best's wife / I'm a celebrity - get me out of here star) used to be cabin crew for VS.

Not quite famous, but Nick Leeson's (guy who lost all that money for that Bank in Singapore) wife also worked for VS for a short time as cabin crew too.

Oh and Prince Charles and Prince Andrew both fly too.

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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:57 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a First Officer for Trans American Airlines. He flys 707s with Captain Over

[Edited 2004-07-23 19:59:00]
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:33 am

The most famous of all:
Brian Dowling.
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:39 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a First Officer for Trans American Airlines. He flys 707s with Captain Over

ROFL!

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned John Travolta yet.
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:11 am

What about John Travolta Smile
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:22 am

Slow trigger finger there Corbin?  Big grin
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:28 am

John Travolta was mentioned in the original post!

But speaking of John Travolta and his 707, is there any other classic airliner that he could have possibly chosen to restore that could be more impressive, have more class, and more personality than a 707? This KC-135 done up in dress blues is absolutely amazing! How could it not be a show stopper?


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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:30 am

That VC-137B is one clean bird. Maybe they should teach lessons to you know who Big grin
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:10 am

"Maybe they should teach lessons to you know who "

Air France?  Smile
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:24 am

John Travolta is an interesting case. He had painted his 707 in 1960's QF colours because he always admired QF since he was a child. Then, after 9/11, he joined with QF to market them, as well as promote commercial flying in general, after that Disaster, in a round-the-world "Friendship" flight.

In the course of his activities with QF, he has become a fully-qualified FO on the B744 (and he maintains that currency on the 744, too). As well, in the course of his QF association, I believe he also served as a FA for a short time on some longhaul routes, in order to get to know QF's ops better.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:26 am

A former NFL player(ex-Patriots, I believe) was flying for TWA near the end, a TWA FA was married to a guitarist for Iron Butterfly and a member of the country band "Sawyer Brown" is in pilot training at SWA.TC
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:40 pm

for those of you who are soap opera fans, "Esther" the housekeeper from As The World Turns, actually is a flight attendant with UAL. I dont know her real name, however her stage name is Esther.
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:42 pm

The April after the Broncos won the superbowl, I flew on TransMeridian- our Captain was the brother of Denver Bronco's coach Mike Shannahan. That's as famous as I've personally seen.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:11 pm

A player on the 1982 U.S. olympic hockey team that beat the U.S.S.R. to win the gold now flies for Mesaba I believe...learned that from the movie about the team  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:16 pm

I know of one - none of you have ever thought off...

This gentlemen is one of the greatest Guitarist of our age, he is currently the "ax man" for Deep Purple, and he used to be a FO (and I believe Captain for a short period of time - but don't hold me to that one) with Delta...

I'm speaking of the incomparable Steve Morse.


Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:52 pm

you beat me to it Pshifrin!!
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:55 pm

"Do Concorde F/Es 'downgraded' to BA cabin crew count?"
Do concorde F/E's really get downgraded to Cabin crew? If so it would be a huge kick in the B*LLS for them.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:59 pm

"A player on the 1982 U.S. olympic hockey team that beat the U.S.S.R."

Wow, I must have mised those Olympics...
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:49 pm

--Kelly Flinn the 1stLt "war hero" who flew B-52s got booted out of the Air Force (with an OTH, as I recall) for shagging an Airman First Class's husband. Last I heard she was a Capt for ASA.

--Marine Maj (ret) Joe Small--OV-10 pilot and POW during the Gulf War-- is with YX.

--Debbie Campbell not only has a drunk father (Glen), she married one (Thomas P. Cloyd, America West). Cloyd was recently declared indigent in Federal Court.

--A female olympian luger (Bonnie Waner???)--is a pilot with United.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:14 pm

And lemme tell ya.. Kareem is a great co-pilot

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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:21 pm

Hoot Gibson, Space Shuttle Commander-flies for SWA.

Hoot's a great guy, he was recently inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame at KSC in FL.
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:27 pm

Since there are so "many" astronauts it must really suck if you don't make it to the "Astronaut Hall of Fame".
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:32 pm

Cant forget Connie and Doug (Son or nephew of Connie?) Kalitta.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:37 pm

Only the astronauts with an accomplishment make it to the HOF. For example, with Hoot were several other inductees including the first Black astronaut (I forget his name), Dick Scobee (who died on Challenger - his lovely wife June accepted on his behalf), Kathryn Sullivan (first American woman to walk in space), etc.

To be considered, the astronauts must be retired from the astronaut corps for a min. 10 years, and must be nominated by an existing member. And the original guys from Gemini, Apollo, Mercury, etc. along with the board decides who will be inducted.

Quite an honor to have someone like John Glenn or Buzz Aldrin nominate you... then again, it's an honor to be part of that elite NASA group to begin with... whether or not you make the Hall of Fame.

But I agree, it would be more than slightly disappointing to not make the HOF.

[Edited 2004-07-24 09:38:31]

[Edited 2004-07-24 09:39:33]
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:55 am

Allan Jackson's wife Denise used to be a Flight Attendant for Piedmont Airlines and later USAir. In fact, she saw Glenn Campell one night in ATL and gave him a tape her husband had made. Glenn Campbell liked it so much he gave it to his producer. The rest is history.

She continued to work well after Allan Jackson became famous.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:29 am

Author Marry Higgins Clark was a stewardess for Pan Am in the 1950's. I understand that actor Tom Barringer was an Eastern Airlines flight attendant for a short while. Lee Iacoca's wife Peggy was a National Airlines/Pan Am flight attendant. Brother/sister actors Justine and Justin Bateman's mom was a Pan Am flight attendant now with Delta. Mandy Moore's father is an American Airlines pilot.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:34 am

Does Richard Branson count ?
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:45 am

Oh yeah, Supermodel Christy Turlington's dad was a Captain for Pan Am, her mother flew as a stewardess at one time as well. Supermodel Kate Moss's dad worked for Pan Am on the ground at Heathrow. Actress Marla Gibbs (Florence from "The Jefferson's") worked in United Airlines Reservations in Detroit before her acting career took off.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:07 am

For our Argentinian Friends.."Guido Suller" is a f/a for Aerolineas... its sooo bad they still keep that guy flying up there.. after the shameless 15 minutes of fame he got some years ago..
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:09 am

Didn't know this was about famous people's relatives, but in that vein, Alicia Silverstone's mother was a Pan Am FA too
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:14 am

My friend who was with EA up until the end, told me that briefly Richard Gere was a FA with EA! Not sure if he ever owned up to it or if it has been reported before though I have no reason to believe she is telling me a lie.
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Tasha
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:35 am

Ushermittwoch,


""A player on the 1982 U.S. olympic hockey team that beat the U.S.S.R."

Wow, I must have mised those Olympics..." and...

"Since there are so "many" astronauts it must really suck if you don't make it to the "Astronaut Hall of Fame"."

If you have anything relevant to add, please do. Otherwise kindly free the server for people who do.

Tasha

 
sacflyer
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:48 pm

Sorry Tasha,

But, those were two of the best lines from this thread!

And, there is more than enough server to go around.

Now, do you have anything relevant to add?

I'm just happy that RR ratings can't be in negative numbers!
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:30 pm

The former first lady of Israel, Sarah Netanyahu, was an El Al flight attendant.
 
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RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:10 am

I think you mean the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
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