Harrison Ford is all that is man.
He has played two of the most iconic roles in cinematic history. His global box office grosses amount to a sum equal to the GDP of three Sierra Leones. And in his spare time the 70-year-old Harrison Ford goes before Congress to talk about airplanes:
The “Indiana Jones” star – who is also a pilot – will join members of the House General Aviation Caucus [on Tuesday] to discuss “issues of importance to the general aviation community,” Missouri Rep. Sam Graves’s office announced in a press release on Monday.
“I’m pleased to welcome Harrison Ford to tomorrow’s discussion, and look forward to hearing his thoughts on the timely issues of importance to America’s pilots,” Graves, a co-chair of the caucus, said in the release.
This is hardly the first time Harrison Ford has gone to Congress to talk about planes: In October 2011, Ford stopped by the Senate General Aviation Caucus during discussions about jet fuel and tax burden on pilots. Ford’s background in aviation includes piloting a Bell 407 helicopter to rescue a dehydrated hiker in Idaho in 2000 on behalf of a sheriff’s department (“I can’t believe I barfed in Harrison Ford’s helicopter,” remarked the grateful 20-year-old hiker Sarah George). “Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones,” is probably Ford’s most Harrison Ford-y comment on planes. There’s also this ingeniously terse statement on planes, which doubles as an edict on muscular foreign policy:
Basically, Harrison Ford spends most of his time talking about planes and helicopters, rescuing strangers with helicopters, and going to Congress to talk about planes.