Favorite Fictional Aircrew Member

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  1. Flyboy2

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    I was just wondering who was everybodies favorite fictional aircrew member and reason why. This can be a pilot, bombardier, gunner, just anybody who was an aircrew member. Also, this doesn't have to necissarily be in the air, space pilots and such can count as well. So I'll get things started, I have two favorites.
    1) Captain John Yossarian Catch-22
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    Probably my favorite person to board an airplane in fiction. Yossarian is incredibly funny and a genius at bending words. His scheme's to get out of difficult missions are always creative and his "insanity" makes him extremely awesome. He is going to "live forever or die in the attempt".
    2) Major T.J. "King" Kong Dr. Strangelove
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    Major Kong is just such a likable guy, with his cowboy hat and strong accent. I'm pretty sure he was the prototype George W. Bush. Besides being the best B-52 cowboy pilot in the USAF, he has one of the best deaths ever, riding an atomic bomb straight down to the B-52's Soviet targets... "YE-HAW!"

    And so I'm wondering what everybody elses favorites are either from literature or film... I'm looking forward to what you guys post.
     
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    #2 piet, Nov 20, 2009
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    Capt. Wild Bill Kelso

    reason: john Belushi is so funny in this movie
     

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    Barthlomew Bandy of the Bandy Papers
    Moggy Catermole in A Piece of Cake
    Slim Pickens in Dr Strangelove
     
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    Bruno Stachel from The Blue Max

    But it's hard to beat Slim Pickens
     
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    agree with bartholemew bandy, have reread all those books dozen of times
     
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    Got a number of favorite fictional pilots...hard to say who's my top fav, though.

    Here's a few:
    Col. R. E. Hogan - Hogan's Heros
    Joe Sullivan, Commander of the Flying Legion - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Maj. D. Kirby, VMF-247 - (John Wayne) Flying Leathernecks
    And, let's not forget Hpt. K. Volk - http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/stories/109-comic-16389.html
     
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    Major Cleve Saville - "THE HUNTERS"

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    Porkins off of Star Wars:

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    Pity he ended up Kentucky Fried...
     
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    :lol: That's awesome!
     
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    Barf(olemew)
     

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    In addition to those listed, theres Capt. Fank Towns (Jimmy Stewart who also did a pretty good Charles Lindbergh - although hes not a fictional character)
     

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    All great choices.


    Wheels
     
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    William 'Husker' Adama, from BSG. I know he was a battlestar commander, but he did fly vipers.
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    Gees, how could I forget about Col Wilma Deering from Buck Rogers. My first true love....
     

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    General Bradley Elliot from dale browns novels Flight of the old dog , day of the cheetah etc the man is an all round first class nut job
     
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    She was a very good reason to watch the show.


    Wheels
     
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    Jester and Iceman from Top Gun. That movie was my favorite movie of the decade.




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