Best movie pilot of all time

A-9er

Well-Known Member
#41
I liked Jesse Bishop in Twelve O'clock High; that's a classic movie! Another good movie pilot was Dutch Holland in Strategic Air Command. What can I say? I like Jimmy Stewart; he was a pilot during WWII too. If you want to see B-36s and B-47s, you MUST see SAC!
 

deadstick

Well-Known Member
#49
DS,

I like Frank Murphy and Pappy-good choices! I liked Frank Murphy's laconic demeanor. Remember what he said F.E. stood for?

Oh yes...JAFO, too.


Some others off the top of my head—

Bruce Crandall

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Ed “Too Tall” Freeman (he’s the one on the right)

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And back in fantasy land, how about Jake Cutter?

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#52
I am disappointed that inflatable Auto Pilot from Airplane! did not make this list. I think he should definitely be ranked...after all, he did keep the plane flying after the regular crew got ill for most of the film...at least when he wasn't deflating. :)

https://theringer.com/who-is-the-best-fictional-pilot-of-all-time-3dc9863fbc34#.xd7mhpdw4

WTF, over?

"Air America" wasn't even on the list?? Nor "Dr. Strangelove"??
I know some folks have issues with Mel Gibson, but really??

And speaking of Mel Gibson, best movie pilot might go to jaded Jedidiah flying the PL-12 in Mad Max. Is there an Oscar for Best Post-Apocalypse OOTSK??
 
#53

ppragman

Direct Yeska
#54
WTF, over?

"Air America" wasn't even on the list?? Nor "Dr. Strangelove"??
I know some folks have issues with Mel Gibson, but really??

And speaking of Mel Gibson, best movie pilot might go to jaded Jedidiah flying the PL-12 in Mad Max. Is there an Oscar for Best Post-Apocalypse OOTSK??
That dude in Air America crashed like multiple times - no points.
 

A1TAPE

Well-Known Member
#56
Id have to say Denzel in Flight. Although the movie made his copilot out to be a guy who probably just got onto LOFT and was freaking out about the whole emergency instead of taking it calmly like Denzel did.
 
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