List of famous male fighter pilots, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male fighter pilots list contains the most prominent and top males known for being fighter pilots. There are thousand of males working as fighter pilots in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic fighter pilots have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a fighter pilot then the people below should give you inspiration.
List ranges from Ed Broadbent to Ilan Ramon and more.While this isn't a list of all male fighter pilots, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male fighter pilots?" and "Who are the best male fighter pilots?"
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an ...more
Birthplace: Coco Solo
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Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a former U.S. Air Force officer and a Command Pilot. ...more
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America
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Ronnie Walter Cunningham, better known as Walt Cunningham, is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian astronaut, and has also been a fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author of The All-American Boys, lecturer, and host of the radio show Lift-off to Logic. Walter Cunningham attended UCLA. ...more
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Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. ...more
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