Many stars have a passion for flight and have earned their pilot’s license. If you haven’t learned to fly already maybe these celebrities can inspire you to take to the skies! Here’s All About Aviation.gr’s list of Top 5 Celebrity Pilots:
John Travolta loves to tell the world about how much he loves to fly. He has a collection of five planes including a Boeing 707 commercial craft which is emblazoned with the Qantas logo. The actor is a goodwill ambassador for the Australian airline. His home even has a 1.4-mile landing strip. He once piloted passengers to Australia for an episode of “Oprah.” Also, Travoilta wrote a book titled Propeller One-Way Night Coach about his son Jett’s first flight.
Ford has said his favorite aircraft from his collection is his De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver seaplane. The Indiana Jones actor also can fly helicopters. He has made the news for his helicopter-based search and rescues of stranded hikers. He even survived a 1999 helicopter crash. Just this year he survived a WWII single-passenger plane crash.
The Top Gun star – aka ‘Maverick’ – has been flying since mid-90s. He’s not flying fighter jets. The actor takes to the skies in one of his business jets. He has several private jets including a Gulfstream GIV. He also owns a World War II Mustang.
The international supermodel can be seen on another runway. In 2009, Gisele Bundchen became a qualified helicopter pilot. She even learned while she was pregnant! She went through flight school as part of her role as UN Environmental Ambassador. Bundchen is involved with a program to find an alternative source of jet fuel.
We saved the best for last. What doesn’t this woman do? The beautiful Hollywood A-lister has been flying since 2004. The Academy Award winning actress mostly flies single-engine Cessnas and Cirruses. Since we’re talking about Angelina Jolie, we need to mention Brad Pitt. Turns out her husband is also a lover of flight. Pitt was inspired to purchase a Spitfire after he was inspired by Fury, the World War Two action film he starred in.
The celebrity pilot roll-call can go on. Did you know that Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Buffet, Kris Kirstoferson, Bruce Dickerson of Iron Maiden, David Lee Roth, Enrique Iglesias and Kurt Russell are all celebrity pilots, too?