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5th Aug '17 10:55:02 PM paul6334
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* The ''Warbirds'' RPG is focused on the player characters being mercenary fighter pilots in a setting where that role is analogous to "rock star who shoots people". Bluntly, if you're not a skilled pilot, you're probably an NPC. In the Guild, anyone with ten dogfighting kills is a "dogfight ace", while ten strafing kills is a "strafing ace"; there are certain plane upgrades you can only take if you've reached this status, and some require you to have fifty in one category (an "Elite Ace") - you get free plane upgrades as your killcount rises, although if it gets shot down you need to start over or drop a lot of money on getting your kite back up to scratch.

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* The ''Warbirds'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warbirds}}'' RPG is focused on the player characters being mercenary fighter pilots in a setting where that role is analogous to "rock star who shoots people". Bluntly, if you're not a skilled pilot, you're probably an NPC. In the Guild, anyone with ten dogfighting kills is a "dogfight ace", while ten strafing kills is a "strafing ace"; there are certain plane upgrades you can only take if you've reached this status, and some require you to have fifty in one category (an "Elite Ace") - you get free plane upgrades as your killcount rises, although if it gets shot down you need to start over or drop a lot of money on getting your kite back up to scratch.
30th Jul '17 12:18:50 PM HighCrate
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*** Tieria Arde is very much a Plugger, with his preference for MightyGlacier mecha loaded with {{BFG}}s that can take a considerable pounding and give it right back with interest.

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*** Tieria Arde is very much a Plugger, with his preference for MightyGlacier mecha loaded with {{BFG}}s that can take a considerable pounding and give it right back with interest.
25th Jul '17 10:51:05 AM vtarira
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* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' has Farrier shooting down several Stukas, including [[BigDamnHeroes taking one out]] over the titular beach [[UpToEleven while gliding on no fuel]] (having spent it all on getting there from the UK). [[spoiler:Unfortunately, his reward for his efforts is having no choice but to land in German-controlled territory, where he presumably spends the rest of the war as a POW.]]
12th Jul '17 3:08:06 AM foxley
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* Lord Richard Quackett from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is implied to be one, having flown in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -
as a balloon buster (see below in the Real Life section) and lived to tell.

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* Lord Richard Quackett from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is implied to be one, having flown in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -
- as a balloon buster (see below in the Real Life section) and lived to tell.tell.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Chassis}}'', anyone who competes in the Aero-run has to be an ace pilot by definition. This includes ActionGirl Chassis [=McBain=].
24th Jun '17 10:10:40 AM nombretomado
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549 US Airways Flight 1549]], called the "Miracle On The Hudson," with only 3 injuries and no deaths when, due to sudden loss of power from a bird strike, there was no choice left but to ditch in the Hudson River. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully glided the plane to a floating stop while avoiding river traffic, is the most well-known, but according to TheOtherWiki, the entire crew of Flight 1549 was later awarded the Master's Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549 US Airways Flight 1549]], called the "Miracle On The Hudson," with only 3 injuries and no deaths when, due to sudden loss of power from a bird strike, there was no choice left but to ditch in the Hudson River. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully glided the plane to a floating stop while avoiding river traffic, is the most well-known, but according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the entire crew of Flight 1549 was later awarded the Master's Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.
19th Jun '17 5:47:25 PM HeroGal2347
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* Launchpad of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fame is an excellent pilot capable of flying anything. ''Landing'' it, on the other hand... In the comics continuation of ''Darkwing Duck'' Launchpad even claimed he could fly the [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Ranger Plane]] in a CutawayGag. Gadget (not a bad pilot herself) disagreed.

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* Launchpad of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fame is an excellent pilot capable of flying anything. ''Landing'' it, on the other hand... In the comics continuation of ''Darkwing Duck'' Launchpad even claimed he could fly the [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Ranger Plane]] in a CutawayGag. Gadget (not a bad pilot herself) disagreed.disagreed (though she probably said it because Launchpad is too big for the Ranger Plane).
18th Jun '17 8:47:04 PM CASCHero
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* Eddie in ''Webcomic/JackieRose''. Despite his skittish nature, he can fly an airplane expertly to get through narrow crevices and even shot down three planes in a dogfight. This even goes all the way into his past when he managed to pull up a plane when it was nosediving ''when he was no more then 11 years at that point''.
10th Jun '17 2:50:30 PM nombretomado
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* Lord Richard Quackett from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is implied to be one, having flown in WorldWarI-as a balloon buster (see below in the Real Life section) and lived to tell.

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* Lord Richard Quackett from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is implied to be one, having flown in WorldWarI-as UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -
as
a balloon buster (see below in the Real Life section) and lived to tell.
7th May '17 11:59:05 AM HawtDawg87
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* in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'', the two protagonists exemplify the Steamroller and the Sniper, respectively. Io Flemming is an adrenaline junkie, Jazz-obsessed BloodKnight whose job is to charge headfirst into a Zeon occupied debris field. Meanwhile, Darryl Lorentz is an amputee who starts the story in an obsolete and barely mobile Zaku-I manning a mounted cannon, and yet stays calm as a cucumber as he plays soothing pop music.

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*** In his last ever sortie (the penultimate episode of Season 2), he switches to a Steamroller style, disabling enemy MS (and one Halfbeaks-class ship) left and right.
**By the time season 2 comes around, Vidar [[spoiler:who is actually Gaelio Bauduin under a mask]] is a Plugger, using his Gundam's increased mobility [[spoiler:which, thanks to his newly installed AV Type E system, he can take full advantage of without any of the drawbacks]] (and sub-arm-mounted shields later on) to deflect and evade any and all enemy attacks. Hell, he gave Mikazuki a hard time while fighting him. When the boy who destroyed the mobile armor Hashmal singlehandedly can barely land a good hit on you, yep. You're pretty much an ace.
* in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'', the two protagonists exemplify the Steamroller and the Sniper, respectively. Io Flemming is an adrenaline junkie, Jazz-obsessed BloodKnight whose job is to charge headfirst into a Zeon occupied debris field. Meanwhile, Darryl Lorentz Daryl Lorenz is an amputee who starts the story in an obsolete and barely mobile Zaku-I Zaku II manning a mounted cannon, and yet stays calm as a cucumber as he plays soothing pop music.
4th May '17 2:59:14 PM RockRaider
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* Sally Skunk from ''Webcomic/SilentSillies'' is one in the "Mavericks and Mummies" story.
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