Harrison Ford, 78, looks every bit the Hollywood legend as stops by the Hawthorne Airport near Downtown LA
As of 2019, Harrison Ford‘s wildly success career in Hollywood, including a slew of legendary films, has grossed over $9.3 billion at the worldwide box office.
But when he’s not taking down the evils of the world in adventurous movies such as blockbuster franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones, you just may Ford engulfed in his passion for aviation.
Harrison Ford, 78,stopped by the Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Hawthorne, California, which is 20 miles from Downtown Los Angeles
Still looking like the fit leading man he has for decades, the 78-year-old actor kept it casual but cool in the fashion department in fitted dark blue jeans and a blue button-down short.
He also donned brown suede boots, dark sunglasses and his grey hair cut short.
In adherence to health and safety protocols as the COVID-19 pandemic continues it dangerous trend upwards, Ford wore a black protective mask over his mouth and nose.
Rock solid: The legendary actor and pilot looked leading man fit in jeans, button-down shirt and suede boots
Ford is a licensed pilot for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, who’s been flight training since the 1960s.
Like some of his heroic characters on the silver screen, the Illinois native has put his skills into use to provide emergency services, which included one instance where local authorities in Wyoming asked him to help rescue a hiker overcome by dehydration.
Ford has also found himself involved in close calls in his piloting career.
Back in 1999, he was involved in a crash of a LongRanger helicopter during a routine training flight, resulting in the craft landing hard and flipping on its side. Neither Ford or the pilot instructor were seriously hurt.
His other passion: Ford is a licensed pilot for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, who’s been flight training since the 1960s
Close call: Ford suffered serious injuries when he made an emergency landing, due to engine failure, with his World War II-era Plane on to Penmar Golf Course n Venice, California.
In 2015, Ford’s World War II-era plane made an emergency landing, due to engine failure, on the Penmar Golf Course n Venice, California. He suffered a broken pelvis and broken ankle, among other injuries.
And most recently in 2017, at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Ford mistakenly flew low over an airliner with 110 people aboard while it was taxing on a runway. He was supposed to have landed on a runway that runs parallel to the taxiway.
Most recently, at Hawthorne Airport this past April, Ford was piloting a plane when he crossed a runway where another aircraft was landing.
Lifelong passion: The Hollywood legend has also helped people during emergency situations; he’s pictured in Wisconsin in 2016