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Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 20:15
by codeonemagazine
Trying to complile a list of celebrities who have received incentive rides in F-16. Here's what I have so far:
  • Wayne Newton
  • Bruce Willis
  • Tom Cruise (maybe at Osan, know he sat in cockpit--checking)
  • Steffi Graff
  • Candice Bergen
  • Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani from Friends--I think he got one with Thunderbirds recently--checking)
  • Greta Van Sustren (at Nellis)
  • Gary Sinise (Aviano)
  • Tom Watson (Hill)
  • John Travolta (maybe, not sure)
  • Buzz Aldrin 90-0843 in 1997
  • Chris Cagle (country western singer)

RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 20:23
by mcashe
Several members of the Denver Broncos

RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 20:24
by codeonemagazine
Need actual names.

RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 20:27
by mark
  • John Stockton (388th Hill)
  • Karl Malone (419th Hill)
  • Bruce Jenner (419th Hill)
  • Bill Elliot (419th Hill)
  • Rusty Doornan (388th Hill)

RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 22:42
by Jon
What is that guys name from Star Trek? Michael Dorn?

RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2005, 23:01
by mark
Jon wrote:What is that guys name from Star Trek? Michael Dorn?


yes

Re: RE: Celebrity Backseaters

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 00:06
by swanee
mark wrote:
Jon wrote:What is that guys name from Star Trek? Michael Dorn?

yes

Michael Dorn is a huge aviation buff... a good guy too. Got a chance to take him up in a Blanik L-13 out in Yuma arizona when I was 18...

Micheal Dorn

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 01:33
by Occamsrasr
I might be wrong but I think Worf has flown with both the Angels and T-Birds.

Add to your list Steve Irwin, the croc hunter guy. Can't tell you what unit he flew with but it was on TV.

RE: Micheal Dorn

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 02:18
by Jon
Yes, I also remember that Steve Irwin aka Croc Hunter did fly with the 56th FW at Luke AFB. The episode that he flew in was pretty good.

Wonder if you should contact the T-birds and see if they have kept a list.

RE: Micheal Dorn

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 02:44
by TC
Former Miami Dolphins Quarterback Dan Marino. I can't remember if it was a ride at Homestead, or one with the Thunderbirds, but I clearly remember him receiving a ride. If he flew with Homestead, it was before my time. I'm thinking it was the Thunderbirds though.

I believe John Elway flew with the COANG at Buckley. I also believe it was sometime around the time the Broncos won the Super Bowl.

Tom Cruise (the lucky B@$t@rd) did indeed get a Viper ride. This tacked on with the 3 Tomcat rides he received during the filming of Top Gun.

Rod Stewart said it best..."Some Guys Have All the Luck"...of course, he got to tap Rachel Hunter, so I don't wanna hear him b*tch.

Now, if someone gave TC a choice between a Viper ride and Rachel Hunter...8) :wink:

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

RE: Micheal Dorn

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 03:18
by vinnie
Crystal Gayle (63rd MacDill) 1980s - Had seat cushion with her name on it displayed in AMU

Greg Norman (MacDill) - During opening of 2nd golf course.

Scotty from original Star Trek (sat in Cockpit only).

List coming

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 03:58
by MrFalconFixer
Funny this came up. The Thunderbirds are actually putting a list together right now. I will post it as soon as I get a copy. :D

RE: List coming

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 04:15
by Wender
Joe Rogan from fear factor did too.

RE: List coming

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 04:30
by MATMACWC
Tom Cruise did indeed get a F-16 from the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan AB, ROK. The person giving the ride (sts) told Tom that the Fiends needed a new popcorn machine and a few months later a 12,000 dollar popcorn machine showed up thanks to him.....

RE: List coming

Unread postPosted: 24 Feb 2005, 04:57
by Wender
Good ol' Dubya did too didn't he?