World Famous Celebrities Who Are Pilots

Ever thought about flying a plane? What would your reaction be if the Pilot about to take you off on a 35,000 feet above the ground journey to your destination is your favorite celebrity?
For the avoidance of doubt; some of your well known celebrities are licensed to fly aircraft, some others even own aircraft and they fly it themselves.
For this people to get licensed shows a level of commitment, tenacity and hard work because Civil Aviation Authorities do not issue license on fame. If they can do it so can you!
In this article, we share a list of celebrities across the world that actually fly aircraft.
We are very sure one or more of your celebrity is on this list

  • 1. Angelina Jolie

Starred in Wanted, Salt, Mr. and Mrs. Smith etc. She owns a Cirrus SR22.


  • 2. Dennis Quaid

Starred in The Intruder, Footloose, Vantage Point, Innerspace, etc. He owns a Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna 421 and Citation II.

  • 3. Morgan Freeman

Starred in Million Dollar Baby, Street Smart, Invictus, Lucy, The Sum of all Fears, Bruce Almighty, Wanted, RED, etc. He owns a Cessna 414 and a Citation 501 and served in the Air Force as a mechanic.

  • 4. Tom Cruise

Starred in Mission Impossible, Top Gun, Risky Business, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, etc. He owns a P-51 Mustang, Gulfstream IV.

  • 5. John Travolta

Starred in Face Off, Swordfish, Wild Dogs, Get Shorty, Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, etc. Owns several airplanes including Boeing 707 and challenger 601. Licensed to fly  11 different categories of airplanes and has a runway in his facility.

  • 6. Harrison Ford

Owns a variety of planes including; Cessna 172, Waco biplane and a Citation, he has also crashed his helicopter and vintage WWII era Ryan PT-22 Recruit. The Hollywood Actor became famous for starring as Han Solo in Star Wars; also starred in other movies as Blade Runner, Witness etc.

  • 7. Phil McGraw

Popular for appearances on Oprah Winfrey show and eventually his show on TV, Dr. Phil.

  • 8. Kurt Russell

He starred in Escape from New York, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

  • 9. Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw: Singer and actor, acted in the Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, The Shack etc. Owns a Cirrus SR22 (customized with embroidered seats and a “faith” sticker in the window).

  • 10. Clint Eastwood

American actor, filmmaker, musician and politician. Starred in Western TV series Rawhide, Dirty Harry etc.

  • 11. Gisele Bundchen

Brazilian Model and Actress, has been among the highest paid models in the world and was the world richest woman in entertainment industry in 2007. Played a supporting role in Taxi, The Devil Wears Prada and was the executive producer of the cartoon, Gisele and the Green Team.

  • 12. Dierks Bentley

American Country Music Singer and song writer. He owns and fly his Cirrus SR22T Xi.

  • 13. Jimmy Buffet

An American musician, actor, song writer and business man. He owns a fleet of airplanes including Grumman Goose and a 2009 Caravan on floats.

  • 14. Kris Kristofferson

American musician and actor. He starred in Blade, Heaven’s Gate, A Star is Born etc.

  • 15. Phil Mickelson

An American Professional Golfer. He owns and flies a Gulfstream V

  • 16. Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe

Participated in and won Big Brother Nigeria in 2017

  • 17. Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood actor, producer, television host and former politician. He starred in Zanjeer, Sholay etc. He owns a plane and flies one too.

  • 18. Sushant Singh Rajput

Indian actor, dancer and philanthropist. Starred in Chanda Mama Door Ke, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy etc

  • 19. Asin

Bollywood actress, model and dancer. She starred in Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi etc.

  • 20. Shashid Kapoor

Bollywood actor, starred in Mausam etc. He is the only Bollywood actor who has flown an F-16 fighter plane

  • 21. Vivek Oberoi

Bollywood actor, starred in Krrish 3

  • 22. Gul Panag

Indian actress, voice actress, model and beauty queen. She starred in Dor, Dhoop, Hello etc.

  • 23. Brad Pitt

American actor and film producer. He starred in Thelmer and Louise, Flight Club, Troy, Mr and Mrs Smith etc and produced 12 Years a Slave, the Departed, etc. He owns a WWII-era Supermarine Spitfire.

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