25 Crazy Stories And Anecdotes About Pilots

Being a pilot is probably the dream of every little kid. Who wouldn’t want to wear one of those awesome uniforms and look cool as you stroll through the airport. But there is more to being a pilot than just looking cool. It’s a lot of hard work. And even more than that, it’s a lot of responsibility. You have the lives of everyone in the plane in your hands. You have to be able and ready to react in numerous situations and take control of a huge machine that is barreling through the air going hundreds of miles per hour. Of course, being a pilot has a lot of perks. Typically it is a well payed job. Along with doctors, lawyers, and engineers it also tends to receive respect and prestige. Besides that, being a pilot allows you to travel around the world and see places that you otherwise would never see. One week you might be in Tokyo and the next week you’ll be in New York City. It doesn’t sound too bad right? Well, everything has its pros and cons. It just depends on who you ask about them. These are 25 crazy stories and anecdotes about pilots!

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Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, served in WWII with a pilot named Kim Noonien Singh. Gene lost contact with Kim but named the villain in the Star Trek after Kim hoping that he would notice and get in touch

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, served in WWII with a pilot named Kim Noonien Singh. Gene lost contact with Kim but named the villain in the Star Trek after Kim hoping that he would notice and get in touchSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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In 1956, Thomas W. Attridge's jet was shot down during a test flight. It was later found that he had run into his own bullets that he had just fired.

In 1956, Thomas W. Attridge's jet was shot down during a test flight. It was later found that he had run into his own bullets that he had just fired.Source: check-six.com, Image: wikipedia
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In 1953, No Kum-sok, a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15. He received a $100,000 reward from the US military thanks to Operation Moolah. This operation was an American led effort to acquire a MiG aircraft.

In 1953, No Kum-sok, a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15. He received a $100,000 reward from the US military thanks to Operation Moolah. This operation was an American led effort to acquire a MiG aircraft.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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During the Cold War, SR-71 blackbirds were tasked with flying over foreign ceremonies to create sonic booms when heads of state were greeting each other

During the Cold War, SR-71 blackbirds were tasked with flying over foreign ceremonies to create sonic booms when heads of state were greeting each otherSource: youtube, Image: wikipedia
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Art Scholl, the pilot who did camera work for Top Gun died while filming when his plane couldn't recover from a flat spin

Art Scholl, the pilot who did camera work for Top Gun died while filming when his plane couldn't recover from a flat spinSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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