Zach Braff, the longtime star of the Scrubs TV show, got some positive press recently for GA when he flew his Cirrus from New York to California to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show and talked about it during his appearance (click here for the video). He brought along his dog and an experienced pilot friend as co-pilot, and showed some pictures from the flight on the show, describing it as "just miraculous." Braff wrote about his decision to learn to fly to overcome his fears in an article for BestLife magazine early last year. He said earning his certificate was "one of the coolest moments of my life." Braff now joins Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Angelina Jolie, and other celebrities in helping to convince the masses that it's fun to fly GA.
Freeman bought his first jet last month, an SJ30 built by Emivest Aerospace, and already has flown it to Africa and back while promoting his new movie, Invictus. Freeman said the $7.4 million jet is a "huge time saver." He earned his pilot's certificate in 2002 at the age of 65.