If you are a Star Wars fan or have enjoyed watching the film, The Frisco Kid, or even delved into the 60s television cop show, Mod Squad*, you will easily recognize the face of actor Harrison Ford. From shooting bad guys in The Raiders of the Lost Ark, to shooting Replicants in Blade Runner, to shooting office secretaries in Working Girl, he is best known for being the loveable blockade runner, Han Solo, in Star Wars. He flies the Millenium Falcon in and out of dangerous spots always coming out unscathed. But if you have turned on any of the alphabet networks (abccnnnbccbsmsnbcfoxnewsetc) in the last few years you would certainly notice that Harrison has had a few misadventures flying his private airplane in this galaxy, far far away from the acting stages of Hollywood. A few years back, his plane developed ‘pilot error’ and Harrison made a crash landing on a golf course. He escaped with a minor concussion. Just a few days ago, Harrison Ford’s private plane developed another case of ‘pilot error’ when he flew over a passenger plane carrying 110 souls taxiing for takeoff at John (“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”) Wayne Airport. The same fella who was able to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs can barely fly a propeller plane without putting innocent lives in danger.
Harrison might very well have benefited by practicing how to fly with The Lad’s computer game. Maybe he’ll come across it if he is ever browsing in our local Goodwill. He would benefit.
* he is listed as ‘beach patrol officer’ (uncredited) in a 1968 episode titled The Teeth of the Barracuda.
Proverbs 22:29 Observe people who are good at their work—
skilled workers are always in demand and admired;
they don’t take a backseat to anyone.