1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best movie pilot of all time

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by manniax, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. A-9er

    A-9er Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    236
    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 likes this.
  2. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    172
    Where's My Parachute? Alan Arkin in Catch-22
    Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 10.47.03 PM.png
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
    BigZ likes this.
  3. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,639
    Likes Received:
    2,069
    I give you Mr. Jake Preston, everybody.

    E77776BC-E1E5-431C-8D02-33D02963219E.jpeg

    Seriously...

    Frank Murphy

    C09B941D-529D-4E4F-A3A6-F39FC2C185D4.jpeg

    Pappy Boyington

    604F3F45-2E08-4A06-94DE-D250E038A878.jpeg

    I can go on. There are many more better than Whip.
     
    A-9er likes this.
  4. azmedic

    azmedic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    No love for Captain Mack? [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. A-9er

    A-9er Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    236
    DS,

    I like Frank Murphy and Pappy-good choices! I liked Frank Murphy's laconic demeanor. Remember what he said F.E. stood for?
     
    deadstick likes this.
  6. A-9er

    A-9er Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    236
    I'll also take Captain Garth in Midway... :)
     
  7. poppy926

    poppy926 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    17
    Randy Quaid as Russell Casse in Independence Day
     
    Crop Duster and ppragman like this.
  8. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    9,888
    Likes Received:
    3,855
    "I can fly. I'm a pilot."

    Dude literally saved the world - he's got a hard record to beat.
     
    MAK49, jynxyjoe and DispatcherSam like this.
  9. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,639
    Likes Received:
    2,069

    Oh yes...JAFO, too.


    Some others off the top of my head—

    Bruce Crandall

    937069E9-2E79-4A47-8A71-FBD258BD73D0.jpeg


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

    39AB04BA-C6C5-4A51-ADB0-654436C87806.jpeg


    And back in fantasy land, how about Jake Cutter?

    F85717E1-7C20-43B3-8D06-E978313101E7.jpeg
     
  10. NickH

    NickH Dank Meme

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,955
    Likes Received:
    3,971
    Major T. J. "King" Kong

    [​IMG]
     
    MAK49, Crop Duster, manniax and 2 others like this.
  11. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    8,649
    Likes Received:
    10,354
    Umm, hello?

    Baloo von Bruinwald XIII?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Crop Duster

    Crop Duster UNSUB

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    2,617
    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??
     
  13. Crop Duster

    Crop Duster UNSUB

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    2,617
    I don't know you and I don't know @Avgirl, and I don't know what beef you may have with her, but is that ad hominem belching really necessary??
     
    CRJInTheHeartOfTexas likes this.
  14. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    9,888
    Likes Received:
    3,855
    That dude in Air America crashed like multiple times - no points.
     
  15. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,639
    Likes Received:
    2,069

    Which one??

    Seriously, getting shot down is different than forgetting to check your fuel gauge before takeoff.
     
  16. A1TAPE

    A1TAPE Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    63
    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.
     
  17. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    983
    Doug Masters obvi
     
  18. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    8,649
    Likes Received:
    10,354
    •USER ALERT• I don’t think Avgirl is here anymore. I’m pretty sure the other poster isn’t here either. .
     
  19. manniax

    manniax Well-met in the Ka-tet

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    2,100
    Tom Cruise's character in American Made is a pretty good pilot also. Just saw that a couple weeks ago...
     
  20. poser765

    poser765 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    1,437
    Any other answer is the wrong answer. Just sayin...
     

Share This Page