While the plane was being prepared for the journey, the pilot was in the cockpit, and overheard the burlier mechanic challenging an escaped Indiana Jones to a fight after the latter knocked out the second mechanic.
During the ensuing tussle the pilot tried to intervene using a luger, but was knocked unconscious by Marion Ravenwood. He then fell on the Flying Wing's controls and started the engines up accidentally, setting into motion a sequence of events that would lead to his own death when the plane exploded. Jones and Ravenwood managed to escape.
Behind the scenesEdit
As an interest fact, Marshall stated that the reason for which he accepted the role of the Pilot was due director Steven Spielberg's petition. However, the result was three days in a hot cockpit (given the factor that the warm clothing that the character wore), reason for which he joked was over "140 degrees" and whether it would not be that the stuntman that was originally to play the Pilot became sick to purpose.
In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, the Pilot actually survives the plane fight, as he leaves the Flying Wing after landing the plane, yelling at the German Mechanic before getting a motorcycle ride to the Nazi camp. Marion Ravenwood thus enters the plane unopposed.
The Pilot is absent from both LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and its sequel, but is present in the Flying Wing set released by LEGO, along with minifigures of Indiana Jones, the German Mechanic and Marion Ravenwood.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! (Non-canonical appearance)