Celebrity Pilots UK.  Famous People Who Fly Light Aircraft
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Celebrity Pilots UK. Famous People Who Fly Light Aircraft

September 26, 2019


In this video, we’re going to list some of
the more well known faces who have a UK Private Pilots Licence. If you find yourself doing a double take at
someone who walks past you on the apron, or in the aero club café, it may be because
you’re looking at someone out of context. You may have seen them on TV, film, or media
but then you see them carrying out a pre flight check on a Cessna one seven two. In the UK, celebrities who are also pilots
are not as rare as you might think, and in the world of General Aviation there is a strong
chance you might see one or two familiar faces, as you frequent flying clubs, flight training
schools, and the airfields and airports. Of course, the thing about flying is that
it doesn’t matter whether you’re famous or not. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got millions
in the bank, or if you’ve had to scrimp and save for an hour’s flying. The thing that really counts is airmanship.
In other words, your attitude and your skills as Pilot in Command. Famous or not, it’s how you fly and communicate
with other aviators that counts. The consequences of errors or poor judgement don’t discriminate
between the wealthy and famous, and the less well-off. The list includes people from the world of
music, sport, and entertainment as well as other walks of life. Although we’ve tried to make certain, it’s
not known whether all those on this list are still current license holders. There are a lot of musicians in this list
and you’ll probably notice that there are very few women pilots. This has long since begun to change as more
women take up flying, having been inspired by other women pilots, and those who have
 championed women in aviation, like Carol Vorderman. In the USA there are plenty of familiar faces
to be seen at airfields; Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gisele Bundchen, Harrison Ford, John
Travolta, Tom Cruise, to name a few, but this list is specifically about the UK pilots. If you can add to it or correct it in any
way, then please leave a comment below the video. Alain de Cadenet, TV Presenter.
Lord Alan Sugar, Businessman. Alex James, Musician.
Bruce Dickinson, Musician. Carl Palmer, Musician.
Carol Vorderman MBE, Media Personality. Chris Evans, TV Presenter.
Dave Greenfield, Musician. David Essex OBE, Musician.
David Gilmour CBE, Musician. David Gower OBE, Sportsman.
Sir David Jason OBE, Actor. David Rowntree, Musician.
Don Maclean KSS, Actor. Eddy Izzard, Comedian.
Gary Numan, Musician. Iain Banks, Author.
Sir Ian Botham OBE, Sportsman. Jack Dee, Comedian.
Jack Higgins, Author. James Blunt, Musician.
James May, TV Presenter. Jay Kay, Musician.
Jim Corr, Musician. Joe Pasquale, Comedian.
John Reynolds, Motorbike Champion. Lembit Opik, Politician.
Les Ferdinand MBE, Sportsman. Martin Shaw, Actor.
Sir Michael Gambon CBE, Actor. Michael Owen, Sportsman.
Mike Oldfield, Musician. Nicholas Lyndhurst, Actor.
Nick Mason, Musician. Nigel Mansell CBE, Sportsman.
Noel Edmonds, TV Presenter. Richard Hammond, TV Presenter.
Rick Wakeman, Musician. Rory Underwood MBE, Sportsman.
Sir John Stevens, Former Police Commissioner. Sir Norman Foster, Architect.
Stephen Fry, Author. Willie Carson OBE, Sportsman. Have you seen
any famous faces at an airfield lately? Post a comment below describing who you saw,
and at which airfield. Thanks for watching. Please like and share
this video with others interested in aviation. Happy Landings!

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  1. The actor Eric Richard (Sgt Cryer from The Bill) used to fly from Biggin Hill when I was learning to fly in the mid 90s.

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