One thing that was immediately clear when Star Wars first hit theaters was that pilots were held in especially high regard. Luke believed his father was one of the best pilots in the Star Wars galaxy (he wasn't wrong), and Luke was a pretty good pilot himself. Well, more than pretty good, seeing as he managed to fly through the Death Star's trench to take advantage of a womp rat-sized hole. Most of the heroes of the Rebellion were all exceptional pilots - but how much does the average fan know about Wedge Antilles, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and all the rest?
Of course, the movies aren't the only source of information when it comes to identifying the best pilots of X-wings, TIE fighters, and other spacecraft. There are plenty of comics and video games like Rogue Squadron that delve into the lives of the galaxy's best pilots. This list aims to highlight some of the more interesting things you probably didn't know about the best pilots in Star Wars. Check the facts out below, and be sure to upvote your favorites!
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Garven Dreis And Jon Vander Were Able To Attend The Battle Of Scarif Thanks To Some Found Footage
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Hera Syndulla Was Pregnant Or Had Just Given Birth To Her Son During The Battle Of ScarifPhoto: Star Wars Rebels / Disney XD
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Wedge Antilles Trained Poe Dameron And Considered Him To Be His Best Student
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Luke Saved His Uncle Owen’s Life After He Was Thrown Off A Cliff In His T-16 SkyhopperPhoto: Marvel Comics
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Surprisingly After The Battle Of Yavin, Han Solo Did, In Fact, Herd NerfsPhoto: Marvel Comics
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Plo Koon Was One Of The Jedi Order's Best Pilots... After Anakin, Of Course