The Pilot was a Nazi aviator that was stationed at the Tanis dig site. He was scheduled to fly the German Flying Wing carrying the Ark of the Covenant from the site to Germany. 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. 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 the sequence of events that would lead to his own death when the plane blew up.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The pilot was played by Frank Marshall in a cameo.
- In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, the pilot actually survives during 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 right before the fight between Indy and the German Mechanic begins unopposed.