AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2021 - 27

Presidential pilots
(and a royal or two)

if they can't have the original Chesley Sullenberger.
Re-creating the true story of the " Miracle on the Hudson "
landing of a US Airways flight.

Three U.S. presidents have been
pilots. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the
nation's thirty-fourth president,
soloed in 1937 and earned his
private pilot certificate in 1939.
He was also the first president to
use the call sign Air Force One
(in 1953; it became official in

Flight (2012). Or maybe you want Denzel Washington-
drunk or not drunk-performing landing miracles.
The Bob Cummings Show (1955-1962). Actor Bob
Cummings played a " swinging " photographer who flew
around Los Angeles in a Mort Taylor Aerocar. The actor
was a commercial pilot and owned his own twin-engine
airplane.
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965).
Set in 1913, this comedy feature film is about an international aircraft race hoping to win glory for Great Britain.
Wings (1990-1997). The television series was set in
Nantucket, Massachusetts, where two brothers ran the
small airline Sandpiper Air.

George H.W. Bush

TaleSpin (1990-1991). A Disney cartoon that somehow
blended Rudyard Kipling and aviation. The characters of
Kipling's The Jungle Book become bush pilots. My sons
loved this show (but neither became pilots).
Air America (1990). Young pilots (Mel Gibson and Robert
Downey Jr.) fly CIA front missions in Laos during the
Vietnam War. The hillside landing alone is worth watching the movie.
American Dad (2005-present). Speaking of the
CIA, Agent Stan steals the Spirit of St. Louis from the
Smithsonian so son Steve will do well in school.
Family Guy (1999-present). Glenn Quagmire is a commercial airline pilot, and also flies an aerobatic airplane,
a biplane, and a World War II Zero.
Planes (2013). Although it did not do as well as its cousin
Cars, the computer-animated film did give us Dusty
Crophopper.
Always (1989). A list must end sometime so I'm ending
this with my personal favorite. Romantic, funny, sad, this
Richard Dreyfuss movie shows how mentorship can help
fellow pilots-even when it hurts.
What did we forget? Email pilot@aopa.org with the
subject line " Pop Culture. "
EMAIL julie.walker@aopa.org

The Tulis list

Every February,
eMedia Associate
Editor David Tulis
puts together a list
of aviation-themed
songs to recognize the Grammy
Awards. Check his
(and AOPA staffers'
and other pilots')
selections online.
aopa.org/pilot/
playlist

1962) and first to use a helicopter
for state business. George H.W.
Bush was one of the youngest
pilots in World War II (at age 19)
and distinguished himself during
the Battle of the Philippine Sea,
flying a Grumman Avenger. He
loved skydiving and, at the age

Prince Harry of Britain

of 90, he celebrated his birthday
with his last jump (he jumped
every five years on his birthday
after 1997; his first jump was
from an Avenger during the war).
George W. Bush also was a pilot
and flew in the Texas Air National
Guard. Prince Charles of Britain
earned his private pilot certificate in 1971 and his helicopter
license in 1974. He stopped flying
in 1994. Princes William and
Harry are helicopter pilots.

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