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List of famous aviators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top aviators in the world? This includes the most prominent aviators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable aviators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic aviators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned aviators.

Items here include everything from George Bush to Harrison Ford.

From reputable, prominent, and well known aviators to the lesser known aviators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the aviator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous aviators ever?" and "What are the names of famous aviators?" then you're in the right place. (1004 items)
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician Author, + more

Credits: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference

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#88 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#5 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#44 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#52 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in the 1982 neo-noir ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Profession: Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter, Actor

Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner

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#24 on The Best Actors Working Today

#20 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#38 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#16 on The Best Living American Actors

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Psychologist, Film Producer Author, + more

Credits: Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Late Show with David Letterman, Through Your Eyes

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Terry Deitz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Terry Deitz is a retired U.S. Navy pilot, television host, and 3rd place finisher on the twelfth season of the American reality television show Survivor. He is currently a commercial airline pilot and host of Great Planes on the Military Channel. ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Matawan, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Presenter

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#42 on The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

#10 on One-Time Survivor Castaways We Want Back

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Baby

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#4 on The Best Actors Working Today

#6 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#1 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#12 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor

Credits: Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder

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#6 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#10 on The Best Actors in Film History

#64 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#76 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, Kick-Ass, Saving Grace

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#20 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#43 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#90 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#14 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Aviators
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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1905-1976)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Humble

Profession: Pilot, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Philanthropist, + more

Credits: The Outlaw, Scarface, Hell's Angels, Son of Sinbad

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