13 Celebrities Who Have Their License To Fly and the Planes They Pilot

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#13 Arnold Palmer

The golf legend, Arnold Palmer became interested in flight at a young age. People close to him believe it’s because he grew up less than one mile from the Latrobe Airport in Pennsylvania, the same place that awarded him his flying license in 1956.

photo credit: airportjournals.com
photo credit: airportjournals.com

He made a name for himself within the aviation community in 1976 when he circumnavigated the globe in his Lear 36. The total trip took him 57 hours to complete. He landed in Boston, Tehran, Sri Lanka, Manila, and Honolulu to refuel. PGA.com reported that Arnold made his final flight as a licensed pilot in 2011 when he made the short trip from Palm Springs to Orlando.

Fun Fact:the Latrobe Airport in PA has since been renamed the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, in honor of the retired 86 year old.

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