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'''Jock Lindsey''' was an American freelance pilot. He was frequently hired by [[Indiana Jones]] to fly the archaeologist to remote parts of the world. Easygoing and affable, Lindsey notably butted heads with Jones on one subject: his pet [[snake]], [[Reggie]].
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'''Jock Lindsey''' was an [[United States of America|American]] freelance pilot. He was frequently hired by [[Indiana Jones]] to fly the [[archaeologist]] to remote parts of the world. Easygoing and affable, Lindsey notably butted heads with Jones on one subject: his pet [[snake]], [[Reggie]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
An [[United States of America|American]], Jock Lindsey cut his teeth as a stunt pilot performing in Midwest US airshows and relocated to [[Venezuela]] after a rumored flight-related tragedy.
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An [[United States of America|American]], Jock Lindsey was a breed of an airplane pilot who enjoyed flying the less-traveled skies above [[South America]]. He did a lot of flying around South and [[Central America]], transporting American businessmen searching for oil, surveyors charting new settlements and even explorers. Jock also got a few contacts at the airfields he frequented during his travels. He used to cut his teeth as a stunt pilot performing in Midwest US airshows and aerial demonstrations, but relocated to [[Venezuela]] after a rumored flight-related tragedy.<ref name="RotLA Sourcebook" />
   
In [[1934]], Lindsey flew [[Indiana Jones]] to [[South America]] to search for the [[Calendar of the Sun]] after the [[archaeologist]] was stranded in [[Havana]].
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In [[1934]], Lindsey flew [[Indiana Jones]] to [[South America]] to search for the [[Calendar of the Sun]] after the [[archaeologist]] was stranded in [[Havana]].<ref>''[[Indiana Jones Adventure World]]''</ref>
   
In the June of [[1936]], Lindsey flew Jones and [[Marcus Brody]] to [[Tibet]], in search of [[Francis Beresford-Hope]] and his piece of the [[Key to the Tomb of the Gods|key]] to an underground [[Siberia]]n [[Tomb of the Gods|tomb]]. While Jones and Brody went to [[Beresford-Hope's Cave]], Lindsey stayed with the plane, [[OB1]], in the valley. Lindsey was relaxing peacefully in the cockpit when he heard Jones yelling to start the plane - Jones, Brody, and [[Alex Beresford-Hope]] were running to the plane, being chased by Tibetan bandits. Lindsey started taxiing the plane, while the three boarded, accompanied by [[Tibetan Bandit|one of the bandits]]. As the plane started to take off, the engines died, and the plane fell off of a cliff. Luckily, Lindsey was able to restart the engines and avoid crashing. After the bandit was kicked out of the plane with a parachute, Lindsey flew the three men to [[Shanghai]].
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In June [[1936]], Lindsey flew Jones and [[Marcus Brody]] to [[Tibet]], in search of [[Francis Beresford-Hope]] and his piece of the [[Key to the Tomb of the Gods|key]] to an underground [[Siberia]]n [[Tomb of the Gods|tomb]]. While Jones and Brody went to [[Beresford-Hope's Cave]], Lindsey stayed with the plane, [[OB1]], in the valley. Lindsey was relaxing peacefully in the cockpit when he heard Jones yelling to start the plane - Jones, Brody, and [[Alex Beresford-Hope]] were running to the plane, being chased by Tibetan bandits. Lindsey started taxiing the plane, while the three boarded, accompanied by [[Tibetan Bandit|one of the bandits]]. As the plane started to take off, the engines died, and the plane fell off of a cliff. Luckily, Lindsey was able to restart the engines and avoid crashing. After the bandit was kicked out of the plane with a parachute, Lindsey flew the three men to [[Shanghai]].<ref>''[[Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods]]''</ref>
   
 
[[File:JockLindsey.jpg|right|thumb|100px|Lindsey in his flight gear.]]
 
[[File:JockLindsey.jpg|right|thumb|100px|Lindsey in his flight gear.]]
   
Later that same year, Lindsey took [[Indiana Jones]] to [[Peru]] in his biplane [[OB-CPO]], where the archaeologist retrieved (and immediately lost) the golden [[Chachapoyan Fertility Idol|Chachapoyan idol]] before demanding a hurried retreat. While Jones was escaping from the [[Hovitos]], Lindsey relaxed by trying to fish from the pontoon of his seaplane. Jones' arrival necessitated a hasty departure, and the fishing rod was lost. While the flight out was uneventful for Lindsey, Jones was aghast at having to share the front seat with [[Reggie]].
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Later that year, Lindsey took [[Indiana Jones]] to [[Peru]] in his biplane ''[[OB-CPO]]'', where the archaeologist retrieved (and immediately lost) the golden [[Chachapoyan Fertility Idol]] before demanding a hurried retreat. While Jones was escaping from the [[Hovitos]], Lindsey relaxed by trying to fish from the pontoon of his seaplane. Jones' arrival necessitated a hasty departure, and the fishing rod was lost. While the flight out was uneventful for Lindsey, Jones was aghast at having to share the front seat with [[Reggie]].<ref name="RotLA" />
   
Following his adventures with the [[Ark of the Covenant]], Jones hired Lindsey in order to get an aerial view of some ruins in the [[Aleutian Islands]].
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Following his adventures with the [[Ark of the Covenant]], Jones hired Lindsey in order to get an aerial view of some ruins in the [[Aleutian Islands]].<ref>{{FAIJ|The Sea Butchers|The Sea Butchers: Island of Peril!}}</ref>
   
In [[1938]], Lindsey took Jones over [[Florida]] to help the archaeologist in his hunt for the location of the [[Fountain of Youth]]. During that time, Lindsey spotted [[Disney Springs|a small town]] and was so taken with it that he eventually returned in [[1948]] to establish a hangar on its waterfront with [[Jock Lindsey's "Air Tours"|an air tour service]] to which he invited fellow members of the [[Society of Explorers and Adventurers]] to drink. In [[1955]], the small airfield [[Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar|was established as a hangar bar]].
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In [[1938]], Lindsey took Jones over [[Florida]] to help the archaeologist in his hunt for the location of the [[Fountain of Youth]]. During that time, Lindsey spotted [[Disney Springs|a small town]] and was so taken with it that he eventually returned in [[1948]] to establish a hangar on its waterfront with [[Jock Lindsey's "Air Tours"|an air tour service]] to which he invited fellow members of the [[Society of Explorers and Adventurers]] to drink. In [[1955]], the small airfield [[Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar|was established as a hangar bar]].<ref>''[[Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (attraction)|Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar]]''</ref>
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
[[File:IndyLindsey.jpg|thumb|250px|Photograph of Indiana Jones and Lindsey]]
 
[[File:IndyLindsey.jpg|thumb|250px|Photograph of Indiana Jones and Lindsey]]
Jock Lindsey liked to fish and kept exotic pets. He was particularly fond of his pet [[snake]] [[Reggie]]. Lindsey was also a fan of [[baseball]] and wore the cap of the [[New York Yankees]].
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Jock Lindsey was a trustworthy and fairly good pilot. He preferred a calm and peaceful lifestyle attuned to his personal tempo, as demonstrated when he relocated from the [[United States of America]] to [[South America]] even if flying there didn't promise him more money than he got back during his days as stunt pilot.<ref name="RotLA Sourcebook" />
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Lindsey liked to fish and kept exotic pets, whom he played with a lot. He was particularly fond of his pet [[snake]] [[Reggie]].<ref name="RotLA Sourcebook" /> He even let Reggie rest on his [[OB-CPO|biplane]], much to his employer [[Indiana Jones]]' disgust.<ref name="RotLA" /> Lindsey was also a fan of [[baseball]] and wore the cap of the [[New York Yankees]], often listening baseball games on the radio.<ref name="RotLA Sourcebook" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==

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"Oh, that's just my pet snake, Reggie."
Jock Lindsey[src]

Jock Lindsey was an American freelance pilot. He was frequently hired by Indiana Jones to fly the archaeologist to remote parts of the world. Easygoing and affable, Lindsey notably butted heads with Jones on one subject: his pet snake, Reggie.

BiographyEdit

An American, Jock Lindsey was a breed of an airplane pilot who enjoyed flying the less-traveled skies above South America. He did a lot of flying around South and Central America, transporting American businessmen searching for oil, surveyors charting new settlements and even explorers. Jock also got a few contacts at the airfields he frequented during his travels. He used to cut his teeth as a stunt pilot performing in Midwest US airshows and aerial demonstrations, but relocated to Venezuela after a rumored flight-related tragedy.[1]

In 1934, Lindsey flew Indiana Jones to South America to search for the Calendar of the Sun after the archaeologist was stranded in Havana.[3]

In June 1936, Lindsey flew Jones and Marcus Brody to Tibet, in search of Francis Beresford-Hope and his piece of the key to an underground Siberian tomb. While Jones and Brody went to Beresford-Hope's Cave, Lindsey stayed with the plane, OB1, in the valley. Lindsey was relaxing peacefully in the cockpit when he heard Jones yelling to start the plane - Jones, Brody, and Alex Beresford-Hope were running to the plane, being chased by Tibetan bandits. Lindsey started taxiing the plane, while the three boarded, accompanied by one of the bandits. As the plane started to take off, the engines died, and the plane fell off of a cliff. Luckily, Lindsey was able to restart the engines and avoid crashing. After the bandit was kicked out of the plane with a parachute, Lindsey flew the three men to Shanghai.[4]

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Lindsey in his flight gear.

Later that year, Lindsey took Indiana Jones to Peru in his biplane OB-CPO, where the archaeologist retrieved (and immediately lost) the golden Chachapoyan Fertility Idol before demanding a hurried retreat. While Jones was escaping from the Hovitos, Lindsey relaxed by trying to fish from the pontoon of his seaplane. Jones' arrival necessitated a hasty departure, and the fishing rod was lost. While the flight out was uneventful for Lindsey, Jones was aghast at having to share the front seat with Reggie.[2]

Following his adventures with the Ark of the Covenant, Jones hired Lindsey in order to get an aerial view of some ruins in the Aleutian Islands.[5]

In 1938, Lindsey took Jones over Florida to help the archaeologist in his hunt for the location of the Fountain of Youth. During that time, Lindsey spotted a small town and was so taken with it that he eventually returned in 1948 to establish a hangar on its waterfront with an air tour service to which he invited fellow members of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers to drink. In 1955, the small airfield was established as a hangar bar.[6]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Photograph of Indiana Jones and Lindsey

Jock Lindsey was a trustworthy and fairly good pilot. He preferred a calm and peaceful lifestyle attuned to his personal tempo, as demonstrated when he relocated from the United States of America to South America even if flying there didn't promise him more money than he got back during his days as stunt pilot.[1]

Lindsey liked to fish and kept exotic pets, whom he played with a lot. He was particularly fond of his pet snake Reggie.[1] He even let Reggie rest on his biplane, much to his employer Indiana Jones' disgust.[2] Lindsey was also a fan of baseball and wore the cap of the New York Yankees, often listening baseball games on the radio.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jock Lindsey was portrayed by professional pilot Fred Sorenson in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Jock has the distinction of being Sorenson's sole acting credit. Following the release of Raiders, Sorenson opted for a quiet life as a commercial airline pilot. However, he "collaborated" again with director Steven Spielberg when he flew to Kauai to save Spielberg and the crew of Jurassic Park after a hurricane stranded them.

In Lawrence Kasdan's screenplay drafts for the film, Jock is British, and Campbell Black's novelization further specifies him as being Scottish. However, the character's accent in the final version of the film clearly identifies him as American, with which the Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook agrees.

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