HARRISON FORD (Actor)
PRIVATE PILOT 05/06/2005 (Last Update)
AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND
AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE SEA
AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND
Type Ratings: P/CE-525
Long before he was the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford had an interest in flying. In the ‘60s he took aviation classes at the Wild Rose Airport in Wisconsin, but couldn’t afford the money for lessons. 50 years later, Ford became a pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He has provided emergency helicopter services on several occasions, including one instance where he rescued a dehydrated hiker.
Ford owns eight aircraft, including a Bell 407 helicopter, a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (a plane which he flies more than any other), a 1929-vintage Waco Taperwing, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, a Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, a Cessna Citation Sovereign, an Aviat A-1B Husky, and his green-colored private jet named Hans.
In 2004, Ford became chairman of the Young Eagles program of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a title he held for four years. He’s an honorary board member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope, and he has even survived a helicopter crash.
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