Harrison Ford is Definitely Capable of Flying Planes

Harrison Ford Plane

Harrison Ford’s wife Calista Flockhart may want her actor husband to stop flying…however, aviation experts say there’s nothing wrong with his piloting skills!

Calista Flockhart Trivia

The 72-year-old actor made a crash landing after experiencing engine failure last week while flying his 70-year-old World War II-era  aircraft.

Ford has passed all the necessary task and skills necessary to be considered “airworthy.”

All private pilots over the age of 40 are required by the FAA to undergo an evaluation  every 2 years for vision, hearing, blood pressure and mental acuity. Their flying skills are also put the test as well.

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Harrison Ford Trivia 
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#15).
  • Harrison Ford was a master carpenter before becoming a movie star, a craft he still does as a hobby.
  • Revealed on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he has some false teeth; two were pulled by a dentist after some others were damaged when he fell on a gun during a stunt for a television appearance early in his career.
  • He provided the whip-cracks on the song “Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)” for Jimmy Buffett’s album “Last Mango in Paris”
  • Private pilot, single engine fixed wing and helicopter. Owns a Bonanza, Gulfstream IV, DeHavland Beaver, and Bell 407 helicopter. Destroyed first 407 during simulated “engine-out” practice. Regularly flies himself between New York City and Wyoming homes. Has a loft in Tribeca, New York City.
  • Chosen as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
  • Ranked #1 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. [October 1997]
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • Listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet. Disney clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (1997), which Ford’s second wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote. [December 1996]
  • Studied at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, but left without obtaining a degree.
  • His ex-wife, Melissa Mathison, wrote the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
  • Considers The Mosquito Coast (1986) to be the favorite of all his movies.
  • Lives in a white-painted ranch house that he built himself in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Has a scar on his chin which he got in 1968 when he tried to “buckle up” while already driving, and lost control of the car. The scar has been explained in two of his films: in the River Phoenix introductory sequence in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), an inexperienced young Indy hits himself in the chin the first time he tries to use the whip; and in Working Girl (1988), he first says that he got the scar in a knife fight, then admits that the true story is that he knocked his chin on a toilet after fainting during an ear-piercing.
  • He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between him and silent-screen actor Harrison Ford. He actually has no middle name.
  • While in college Ford appeared as Mac the Knife in the musical play “The Threepenny Opera”.
  • Older brother of Terence Ford.
  • Piloted his helicopter to rescue dehydrated 20-year-old hiker Sarah George from Table Mountain near his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. [July 2000]

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