Other than Snoopy...?

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Besides Snoopy, are there any other popular cartoon characters who had a pilot/aviator persona?
     
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    Lauchpad McQuack! Scrooge McDuck's Pilot in Duck Tales!

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    Per Wikipedia, he's a lot like me :rofl:

     
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    Warner Bros' Marvin the Martian is on the Mars Rover Spirit and the launch patch. I forget which one is on Opportunity - Taz Devil maybe?
     
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    Heck, Johny Quest had a jet.
     
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    Wow! There's someone else here as old as me! I was wondering if there was going to be anyone old enough to mention Steve Canyon.
     
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    Shouldn't forget Space Ghost, and his phantom cruiser.
     
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    Batman has an airplane too...
     
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    At some point I had the entire series run of that on a hard drive. I wonder if I could find it again...
     
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    I know, not the most accurate. I love the era of packaging, imagery though. I think an artist buddy of mine calls it stylistic realism or something.
     
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    goofy was a glider pilot

     
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    IIRC, Milton Caniff was a stickler for technical accuracy in his daily cartoons. The comic book is "Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon," so it's likely to have been licensed out and produced without Caniff's guidance.

    "Steve Canyon," in the later years, also regularly featured a main character who flew a common GA aircraft (Piper Cherokee).

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    Amazon has it for sale. My local library has it on DVD as well. I already put the request in. So excited :)
     
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    I didn't see anybody mention Clutch Cargo. My kids loved that program.
     

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    That was Bitsy Beekman, a pal of Steve's ward Poteet Canyon. Her airplane was "Bitsy's Bug".
     
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    Terry and the Pirates. Another Milton Caniff strip. And I think I'm still dealing with the pirates in real life. :D
     
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    Yeah. There was another episode, with him flying an airplane that had gremlins aboard.
     
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    Trixie...Speed Racer's girlfriend flew a helicopter.
    Hayata from the Space Patrol in Ultra Man...which is based on a Japanese comic which is close to a carton.
    Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon
    Sulu...Star Trek TOS was made into a carton.
     
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    The animation was creepy.
     
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    G.I. Joe cartoons had lots of aircraft.
    MASK had cars that transformed, some into aircraft.
    Transformers cartoons.
    Thunder Cats I want to say had them as well, but I am not sure...
    I seem to recall Porky Pig flying a biplane from time to time as well.
     
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    Bullwinkle Moose (a couple of images of him) and of course Rocket J. Squirrel

    Bullwinkle and Rocky!!!

    Boris Badenoff and Natasha!!!

    The crazy captain....what was his name??? Remember upsidedownium?
     
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