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http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2012/04/11/celebrities-brought-down-to-earth/

 

I applaud Jamie's viewpoint, even if I'm not quite so enthusiastic about his choice of celebrities; P-51 or no P-51 that Cruise dude has a major software glitch:eek:

 

My first choice would be someone like Harrison Ford or Stuart Woods - author. Locally, I guess Dick Smith is an obvious choice, even if he tends to polarise aviation people. Anyone else?

 

 

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I heard at Temora that Tom Cruise while a guest of James Packer's took a real liking to flying ultralights while in Australia... enough so that he flew a Quicksilver to the airport to meet his private jet on departure... That makes him pretty cool in my book.

 

 

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Still on Australians...

 

Mick Doohan (AM) flies a Eurocopter (then again so does the owner of Canberra airport, Terry Snow)

 

http://www.carsales.com.au/reviews/2007/mercedesbenz/cls/inside-micks-toybox-5160

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Doohan

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Snow

 

 

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Ah yes, how could I forget about Mick Doohan, he has a highly enviable set up on a big chunk of land just off the Broadwater here on the 'Coast - chopper generally resides on the property. I occasionally see the chopper overhead - entirely fortuitously we are just off centre on the western VFR route around Coolangatta airspace:) He certainly appears to enjoy the money he earned over the years.

 

There are at least two other moneyed types here on the 'Coast, who through a wrinkle in the law are able to operate their helicopters from large jetties jutting out into the Nerang River, in the midst of what is otherwise downtown Broadbeach. Much as I love boats, that trumps any vessel in my books.

 

Edit: Found a real estate photo of the one place.

 

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