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* In the second ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie, the Human Torch flies next to the plane in which the rest of the Fantastic Four is flying, annoying the Thing. Yes, you read that right, the Fantastic Four were flying on a ordinary, mundane plane. Johnny had told them, "I don't fly coach."

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* In the second ''Film/FantasticFour'' ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' movie, the Human Torch flies next to the plane in which the rest of the Fantastic Four is flying, annoying the Thing. Yes, you read that right, the Fantastic Four were flying on a an ordinary, mundane plane. Johnny had told them, "I don't fly coach."



* ''Film/IronMan1'' is a example of the "fight military aircraft" portion of the trope. And it is awesome.

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* ''Film/IronMan1'' is a an example of the "fight military aircraft" portion of the trope. And it is awesome.


* In ''ComicBook/{{PS 238}}'', Captain Clarinet starts out with a pathological fear of flying, due to having repeated nightmares of being [[TurbineBlender sucked into a jet-engine]]. It doesn't particularly improve matters when Zodon "helpfully" reminds him that his invulnerability ensures that, should that happen, he'd come out on the other side unscathed... while the plane plummets to the ground in flames with the passengers aboard. ... And then Zodon plays a "practical joke" on him that results in it happening in real life. It backfires spectacularly in that it ends up curing the good captain of his phobia instead of compounding it when is forced to use his flight to put the damaged plane down safely.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{PS 238}}'', Captain Clarinet starts out with a pathological fear of flying, due to having repeated nightmares of being [[TurbineBlender sucked into a jet-engine]]. It doesn't particularly improve matters when Zodon "helpfully" reminds him that his invulnerability ensures that, should that happen, he'd come out on the other side unscathed... while the plane plummets to the ground in flames with the passengers aboard. ... And then Zodon plays a "practical joke" on him that results in it happening in real life. It backfires spectacularly in that However, it means the good captain is forced to use his flight to put the damaged plane down safely, which ends up curing the good captain of his phobia instead of compounding it when is forced to use his flight to put the damaged plane down safely.it.


* In the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series, Rogue once sat on the wing of a plane when she needed to think, and didn't notice the passengers freaking out.

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* In the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, Rogue once sat on the wing of a plane when she needed to think, and didn't notice the passengers freaking out.


* Played with in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' where two rich passengers on a jet see Launchpad and Scrooge seemingly flying without a plane [[spoiler:(They're actually flying a jet that can turn invisible, but they aren't wearing one of the suits that turn them invisible too, so they're still visible.)]] and simply assume that they're flying on one of those "no-frills airlines."

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* Played with in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' where two rich passengers on a jet see Launchpad and Scrooge seemingly flying without a plane [[spoiler:(They're actually flying a jet that can turn invisible, but they aren't wearing one of the suits that turn them invisible too, so they're still visible.)]] and simply assume that they're flying on one of those "no-frills airlines."


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', the folly of doing this is shown during the "no capes" montage in which a female hero flying by a jetliner and waving at a kid is [[TurbineBlender sucked into the engine]] when her cape gets caught.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', the folly of doing this is shown during the "no capes" montage in which a female hero flying by a jetliner and waving at a kid is [[TurbineBlender sucked into the engine]] when her cape gets caught. [[spoiler: It happens to Syndrome, too.]]


* A 1970s ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' comic has the title heroes engaged in a battle against {{Thanos}}'s starfleet. The heroes are flying around in small, vaguely ''Franchise/StarWars''-ian ships, but [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] is flying around smashing apart enemy ships under his own power!

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* A 1970s ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' comic has the title heroes engaged in a battle against {{Thanos}}'s ComicBook/{{Thanos}}' starfleet. The heroes are flying around in small, vaguely ''Franchise/StarWars''-ian ships, but [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] is flying around smashing apart enemy ships under his own power!


* [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Muttley]] is able to use his tail as a propellor after the Vulture Squadron screws up another mission to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon and crashes out their planes.

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* [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines [[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Muttley]] is able to use his tail as a propellor after the Vulture Squadron screws up another mission to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon and crashes out their planes.


* ComicBook/{{Rogue}} does this in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics, buzzing UsefulNotes/AirForceOne and giving ol' [[RonaldReagan Ronnie Reagan]] a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.

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* ComicBook/{{Rogue}} does this in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, buzzing UsefulNotes/AirForceOne and giving ol' [[RonaldReagan [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ronnie Reagan]] a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.


* During the climax of ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]'', the baby somehow gets catapulted high enough to come eye-to-eye with a commuter plane... specifically, the one that's currently flying the AlphaBitch and her family home from the disaster that was summer camp.

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* During the climax of ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]'', ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'', the baby somehow gets catapulted high enough to come eye-to-eye with a commuter plane... specifically, the one that's currently flying the AlphaBitch and her family home from the disaster that was summer camp.


* Rogue does this in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics, buzzing UsefulNotes/AirForceOne and giving ol' [[RonaldReagan Ronnie Reagan]] a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.

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* Rogue ComicBook/{{Rogue}} does this in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics, buzzing UsefulNotes/AirForceOne and giving ol' [[RonaldReagan Ronnie Reagan]] a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.


* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' did this. It would have looked cooler if there wasn't a hiccup with his rocket pack just then.
** More like he was [[HowDoIShotWeb still figuring it out]] - he hit the starter on his jetpack on his helmet!
*** Actually, it looks more like he forgot that the rudder on his helmet would mean turning his head turns him, so when he looked over at the passenger on the plane, he suddenly jinked, startling him and causing him to let up on the throttle, causing the jetpack to shut off. He should have paid attention when Peevy told him how his gear worked.
*** No, you can clearly hear the buzz of the starter button being pushed. And the exhaust from the rocket pack shut off right after that. It's pretty clear he was trying to give a patriotic salute to the people on the plane but accidentally smacked the starter button against his helmet, shutting off the rocket pack and sending him plummeting to the ground.

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* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' did this. It would have looked cooler if there wasn't a hiccup with his rocket pack just then.
** More like
he was wasn't [[HowDoIShotWeb still figuring it out]] - he hit and shut off the starter on his jetpack on by accidentally hitting his helmet!
*** Actually, it looks more like he forgot that the rudder
throttle button (indicated by an audible "buzz") on his helmet would mean turning his head turns him, so when he looked over at the passenger on the plane, he suddenly jinked, startling him and causing him to let up on the throttle, causing the jetpack to shut off. He should have paid attention when Peevy told him how his gear worked.
*** No, you can clearly hear the buzz of the starter button being pushed. And the exhaust from the rocket pack shut off right after that. It's pretty clear he was trying to give
attempts a patriotic salute to the people on the plane but accidentally smacked the starter button against his helmet, shutting off the rocket pack and sending him plummeting to the ground.salute.



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* A variation occurred in early in the life of the [[CoolPlane C-130]] when for a test, one landed on the Aircraft Carrier USS Forestall. While that may not sound too impressive at first, just take a look at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/C130-Forrestal.jpg this picture]]. As you can see, there isn't much room for error on the pilot's part. But where the trope comes into effect, is that the flight crew painted "Look Ma! No Hook!" on the side of the [[http://navyphotos.togetherweserved.com/2129897.jpg aircraft]], probably in an attempt to mock the many pilots who have to rely on a tail hook to land on a carrier deck.
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* A variation occurred in early in the life of the [[CoolPlane C-130]] when for a test, one landed on the Aircraft Carrier USS Forestall. While that may not sound too impressive at first, just take a look at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/C130-Forrestal.jpg this picture]]. As you can see, there isn't much room for error on the pilot's part. But where the trope comes into effect, is that the flight crew painted "Look Ma! No Hook!" on the side of the [[http://navyphotos.togetherweserved.com/2129897.jpg aircraft]], probably in an attempt to mock the many pilots who have to rely on a tail hook to land on a carrier deck.
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet Nightmare at 20,000 Feet]]" starring Creator/WilliamShatner is the ultimate "scared passenger" example, and one of the few that can be said to be evil. This example also is true for TheMovie. A remake of this episode used JohnLithgow as Shatner's character. ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' worked in a double ShoutOut when one episode had Dick Solomon (Lithgow) claiming to see something on the wing of the plane, and a later one has the previously-only-mentioned Big Giant Head (Shatner, [[LargeHam of course]]) gets off the plane drunk, saying the same thing (with Dick excitedly saying "That happened to me too!") and explaining that the crew gave him liquor to calm him down.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet Nightmare at 20,000 Feet]]" starring Creator/WilliamShatner is the ultimate "scared passenger" example, and one of the few that can be said to be evil. This example also is true for TheMovie. A remake of this episode used JohnLithgow Creator/JohnLithgow as Shatner's character. ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' worked in a double ShoutOut when one episode had Dick Solomon (Lithgow) claiming to see something on the wing of the plane, and a later one has the previously-only-mentioned Big Giant Head (Shatner, [[LargeHam of course]]) gets off the plane drunk, saying the same thing (with Dick excitedly saying "That happened to me too!") and explaining that the crew gave him liquor to calm him down.

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*** No, you can clearly hear the buzz of the starter button being pushed. And the exhaust from the rocket pack shut off right after that. It's pretty clear he was trying to give a patriotic salute to the people on the plane but accidentally smacked the starter button against his helmet, shutting off the rocket pack and sending him plummeting to the ground.

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