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Old Mar 22, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Celebrity Model Flyers

How about a list of "celebrity" model pilots? If you're aware of any post away and I'll add them to the list.

Eddie Anderson - Actor (deceased)
Neil Armstrong - Astronaut
Frank Beard - Drummer ZZ Top
Matt Chapman - Airshow performer
Bill Conrad - Actor (deceased)
Adam Carolla - Radio/tv host, comedian, actor
Tom Cruise - Actor
Reginald Denny - Actor (deceased)
Vinnie DiMartino - American Chopper
Rob Dyrdek - pro skater
Jeff Dunham - Comedian
Bill Elliot - NASCAR
Henry Fonda - Actor (deceased)
Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson - Astronaut
Eddie Hill - Drag Racer
Bruce Jenner - Olympian - Actor
Vernon Kaye - BBC TV and radio presenter
Bobby Keyes - Sax Player - Rolling Stones
Javy Lopez - Baseball Catcher
Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR Target 42 Car
Mike Oldfield - rock composer
Merlin Olsen -NFL, commentator, Actor (deceased)
Roy Orbison - Singer (deceased)
Joe Perry - Lead Guitar - AeroSmith
Tyler Perry - Actor
Burt Rutan - Aviator
Scott Stoops - full-scale Sukhoi competition pilot, (RCG member)
Ralf Schumacher - ex-F1 racing driver
Ayrton Senna - F1 racing driver (deceased)
Rick Searfoss - Space Shuttle pilot and commander
Stephen Spielberg*
James Stewart - Actor (deceased)
Paul Teutul, Jr - American Chopper
Shaun Tucker - Airshow performer
Dave Villwock - Driver - Miss Budwiser
Joe Walsh - Guitar - The Eagles

*Unverified so far
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 06:53 AM
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ZZ-top drummer Frank Beard.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 07:30 AM
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ZZ-top drummer Frank Beard.
Thanks, I've got him, #1 on the list

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Old Mar 22, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 08:21 AM
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Dave Villwock - Miss Bud driver
Tom Cruise
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Back in the early free flight days,Henry Fonda ,James Stewart, Edddie Anderson (Rochester from the Jack Benny Show). Bill Conrad(played Cannon on telly)
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Bobby Keyes, Sax player for the Rolling Stones
Jeff Dunham, comedian. Flies a trex 250 when on the road. Was in our LHS buying parts when in town for a show.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I think you can add Paul Teutul, Jr. (of "American Chopper" fame) to the list as well.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Thanks, I'm updating the list as we go along. The only one I couldn't verify so far is Tom Cruise. I did find a quote from him where he is talking about overcoming dyslexia "When I was studying for my pilot's license, I kept a model airplane nearby as reference and pictures of a cockpit in front of me so I could study the instruments." Also, in an unauthorized bio, a mention that as a kid he collected plastic airplanes, but no mention of anything flyable.

Can anyone verify this one?

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Old Mar 22, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Roy Orbison,
In fact, the last thing he did before dying was flying his planes with his sons
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Mike Oldfield - rock composer.

Ralf Schumacher - ex-F1 racing driver.

Vernon Kaye - BBC TV and radio presenter.


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Old Mar 22, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Mike Oldfield - rock composer.

Ralf Schumacher - ex-F1 racing driver.

Vernon Kaye - BBC TV and radio presenter.


tim
Thanks Tim,

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Old Mar 22, 2010, 03:41 PM
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EDITED: Because there are babies around apparently...
???? Sorry I missed this one, I think

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Old Mar 22, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Add the late, great, Ayrton Senna. I recall seeing an interview with him in his hobby room.
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