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9th Jun '18 3:18:43 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] claims he is this and proves it by being able to safely steer through a small crevice in an Asgardian rockface at high speed which is just ''barely'' wide enough for the ship--a lesser pilot would've crashed.


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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki claims he is this and proves it by being able to safely steer through a small crevice in an Asgardian rockface at high speed which is just ''barely'' wide enough for the ship--a lesser pilot would've crashed.
9th Jun '18 12:19:14 PM salvadorfranz
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* Rean Schwarzer from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' grows into one. His specialty is both a Steamroller and a Plugger.
9th Jun '18 9:45:47 AM josh6243
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* Asemu doesn't get Soul in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' but he gets the Super Pilot ability, which gives him a 20% damage boost.
** While the usual standards for grabbing the ace bonuses apply, people consider Amuro to be the greatest pilot among X-Cross in-universe for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX''.



* Asemu doesn't get Soul in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' but he gets the Super Pilot ability, which gives him a 20% damage boost.
19th May '18 2:56:11 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] claims he is this and proves it by being able to safely steer through a small crevice in an Asgardian rockface at high speed which is just ''barely'' wide enough for the ship--a lesser pilot would've crashed.
23rd Apr '18 2:45:35 AM Sir
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** Anakin, who was outflying professional fighter pilots by the time he was 9!

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** Anakin, Luke's father Anakin Skywalker, who was outflying professional fighter pilots by the time he was 9!9! Obi-Wan referred to him as "the best star-pilot in the galaxy".
19th Apr '18 8:15:33 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/TheBloodyRedBaron'' by Creator/KimNewman is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, that sees Literature/{{Biggles}}, Captain Midnight and Radio/TheShadow go up against the Red Baron, [[Comicbook/EnemyAce Hans von Hammer]] and ComicBook/{{Airboy}}'s ally the Heap. Oh, and they're ''all vampires!''

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* ''Literature/TheBloodyRedBaron'' by Creator/KimNewman is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, that sees Literature/{{Biggles}}, Captain Midnight and Radio/TheShadow go up against the Red Baron, [[Comicbook/EnemyAce Hans von Hammer]] and ComicBook/{{Airboy}}'s ally the Heap. Oh, and they're ''all vampires!''vampires!'' Extra-superpowered vampires powered by WeirdScience, even.
19th Apr '18 8:13:47 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Marvel had ThePhantomEagle, a pilot who fought for the USA. Because he had relatives in Germany, he had to fly as a masked mystery man.

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* Marvel had ThePhantomEagle, a pilot who fought for the USA.USA in World War I. Because he had relatives in Germany, he had to fly as a masked mystery man.
12th Apr '18 2:16:38 PM Laevatein
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* ''Snipers'' are similar to bushwhackers, but rather than using skill to escape a duel, have the accuracy and firepower to end each duel the moment it begins. They hide behind asteroids and colonies, popping up to take potshots at their targets, and try to avoid close combat at all costs.

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* ''Snipers'' are similar to bushwhackers, but rather than using skill to escape a duel, have the accuracy and firepower to end each duel the moment it begins. They hide behind asteroids and colonies, popping up to take potshots at their targets, and try to avoid close combat and running battles at all costs.
12th Apr '18 8:23:08 AM thekeyofe
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Note that mere ImprobablePilotingSkills nor ImprobableAimingSkills do not guarantee anyone becoming an ace. The most important factor is luck; that is, to actually meet enemies and face them in the air. In WWII, only 50% of American fighter pilots ever met Axis airplanes in the air. On the other hand, in a target-rich environment, such as which RAF faced at Malta, ''any'' pilot will eventually become an ace if he survives long enough. The second important factor is rank: it must not be too low nor too high. Most kills are scored by flight and squadron leaders. Ranks below First Lieutenant usually serve as wingmen, while Lieutenant Colonel and higher ranks are usually preoccupied on desktop jobs. Many pilots actually ''refused'' from promotion in order to be able to fly and score victories.

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Note that mere ImprobablePilotingSkills nor or ImprobableAimingSkills do not guarantee anyone becoming an ace. The most important factor is luck; that is, to actually meet enemies and face them in the air. In WWII, only 50% of American fighter pilots ever met Axis airplanes in the air. On the other hand, in a target-rich environment, such as that which the RAF faced at Malta, ''any'' pilot will eventually become an ace if he survives long enough. The second important factor is rank: it must not be too low nor too high. Most kills are scored by flight and squadron leaders. Ranks below First Lieutenant usually serve as wingmen, while Lieutenant Colonel and higher ranks are usually preoccupied on with desktop jobs. Many pilots have actually ''refused'' from promotion in order to be able to fly and score victories.



* ''Snipers'' are similar to bushwhackers, but rather than using skill to escape a duel, have the accuracy and firepower to end each duel the moment it begins. They hide behind asteroids and colonies, popping up to take potshots at their targets, and try to avoid close combat and running from battles at all costs.

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* ''Snipers'' are similar to bushwhackers, but rather than using skill to escape a duel, have the accuracy and firepower to end each duel the moment it begins. They hide behind asteroids and colonies, popping up to take potshots at their targets, and try to avoid close combat and running from battles at all costs.



Another classification, cited to Finnish Air Force, are pilots who fly on their "brains" and pilots who fly on their "muscles". Those who fly on their brains usually have superb mathematical and 3D skills, who manage the situation like a computer and are able to form a view of the chaotic schene of battle and are excellent shots and who do not take unnecessary risks but rather attempt to attack enemy at his blind angle and break off ASAP. Those who fly on their "muscles" are superb pilots, extremely aggressive, prefer dogfights and manouevres and good on aerobatics while not necessarily crack shots. Either can become aces. "Bushwackers" and "snipers" are "brain" pilots while "steamrollers" and "pluggers" are "muscle" pilots. The difference is best illustrated on von Richthofen brothers: Manfred (80 kills) was "brain" pilot, while his little brother Lothar (40 kills) was a "muscle" pilot.

Civilian examples exist as well, and [[BadassDriver not just for aircraft]]. While civilian pilots, obviously, don't ''technically'' meet the military definition because the goal of civilian flight is to ''not'' kill people (which means most who weren't military before do not have kills), some civilian pilots have saved lives and property with overwhelming skill and capability, overcoming multiple engine failures, hydraulic failure, and ''many'' other incidents which would fall under NoOneCouldSurviveThat.

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Another classification, cited to coming from the Finnish Air Force, are is differentiating pilots who fly on with their "brains" and versus pilots who fly on with their "muscles". Those who fly on with their brains usually have superb mathematical and 3D skills, who being able to manage the situation like a computer and are able to and form a clearer view of the chaotic schene scene of battle and battle. They are excellent shots and who do not take unnecessary risks but rather attempt to attack the enemy at from his blind angle spots and break off ASAP. Those who fly on with their "muscles" are superb pilots, extremely aggressive, prefer dogfights and manouevres maneuvers, and are good on with aerobatics while but not necessarily crack shots. Either can become aces. "Bushwackers" and "snipers" are "brain" pilots while "steamrollers" and "pluggers" are "muscle" pilots. The difference is best illustrated on by the von Richthofen brothers: Manfred (80 (the original RedBaron with 80 kills) was a "brain" pilot, while his little brother Lothar (40 (with 40 kills) was a "muscle" pilot.

Civilian examples exist as well, and [[BadassDriver not just for aircraft]]. While civilian pilots, obviously, don't ''technically'' meet the military definition because the goal of civilian flight is to ''not'' kill people (which means most who weren't military before do not have kills), some civilian pilots have saved lives and property with overwhelming skill and capability, overcoming multiple engine failures, hydraulic failure, and failures, or ''many'' other incidents which would fall under NoOneCouldSurviveThat.
6th Apr '18 5:36:51 AM iroanxi
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* Stol, the longtime helmsman of the ''Enterprise-B'' from ''Roleplay/ToBoldlyGoAStarfleetQuest''.
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