Famous People Who Also Flew Airplanes

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Former President of the United States; shot down over the Pacific in a TBM Avenger in 1944
Last MLB player to bat over .400; flew F6F Panther's in the Korean War
Played George Bailey in 'It's A Wonderful Life'; piloted a B-24 on 20 combat missions in WWII
Lead singer of Iron Maiden; personally flies the band around on their 757 'Ed Force One'
Prolific actor of 'Grease' fame; owns his own Boeing 707
Singer/songwriter adored by millions of Parrotheads; pilots a Falcon 900
Founder and chairman of Virgin Group; set a world record crossing the Atlantic in a balloon
Popular American actor of the 60's and 70's who starred in 'Bullitt'; owned several airplanes, including one previously flown by Eddie Rickenbacker
Former Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate; His 35 B-24 missions of WWII were the subject of Stephen Ambrose's 'The Wild Blue'
American politician; shot down in his A-7 over Hanoi in 1967
BioFamous Pilot
Prolific folk singer of the 1970s and 80s; died piloting his own experimental aircraft in 1997
'The King' of professional golf; frequently traveled by piloting his own Citation X
Member of the British Royal Family; flew missions with the RAF Search and Rescue Force
Prolific Holywood producer of the 1920s-1930s; designer & pilot of the Spruce Goose
Played CIA agent Jack Ryan and Det. Rick Deckard; has participated in mountain rescues in his own Bell 406
Country music singer/songwriter and member of The Highwaymen who penned 'Me and Bobby McGee'; flew UH-1 Hueys in the US Army
Won 2 Superbowls coaching the Dallas Cowboys; completed 30 combat missions flying B-17s during WWII
Guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd; owned and operated a fleet of historic warbirds
Current monarch of Jordan; piloted AH-1 Cobras in the Royal Jordanian Air Force
Member of British Royal Family; served aboard HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

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