Ever since A New Hope there has been the talk of greatest pilots in the galaxy and throughout the nine films there have been many incredible pilots that have come and gone and I’m here to tell you which characters I think are the most awesome pilots in the galaxy. Enjoy!
I didn’t realize how great a pilot Chewbacca was until I saw his piloting skills on full display in The Last Jedi and I have to say, I was kind of stunned. His maneuvers through the Crait caverns was very, very impressive and it’s really cool to see Chewbacca take the helm of his best friend’s ship, the Millenium Falcon.
6. Lando Calrissean
Don’t forget, Lando owned the Millenium Falcon way before Han Solo ever did and so it’s no surprise that he can fly the iconic ship very well. In Return of the Jedi he performed some impressive piloting as he flew through the internal boundaries of the incomplete Death Star. Those were some very tight spaces they had to fly through and he took that large ship through there like it was easy. And that is why Lando is on this list.
5. Anakin Skywalker
For all of Anakin’s faults one thing he is really good at is piloting a vehicle. He was the only human to be able to participate in the Buunta Eve Podracing competitions and he, as a nine-year-old boy, destroyed the Trade Federation’s main ship and ended up saving Naboo from being taken over. That’s pretty extraordinary. And as an adult his piloting skills only continued to evolve and that’s why there’s no doubt that he was definitely one of the greatest pilots in the galaxy.
4. Han Solo
There is no denying that Han Solo is a fantastic pilot. His maneuver through the asteroid field in The Empire Strikes Back tells as much amidst the countless other impressive things he did behind the steering controls of the Millenium Falcon. I mean even in The Force Awakens as an old man he literally jumped into Starkiller Base straight out of hyperspace and prevented him, Chewbacca, and Finn from smashing against the cliffs of the snowy planet. That takes some serious skill.
Rey is awesome for so many reasons and one of those reasons is that she’s such a magnificent pilot. I remember when I saw her pilot the Millenium Falcon for the first time. I was utterly flabbergasted because she was flying the iconic vessel better than its owner, Han Solo. Some people thought it wasn’t realistic that she was able to fly the ship so well after never having flown a ship in her life but I thought it was truly incredible and it did make sense. She might never have flown a ship before but she knew how ships worked and so of course she would be able to fly the Millenium Falcon well.
As you can see from this list there aren’t a lot of major female characters who are great pilots as well but I’m glad to say that Rey is an exception. Rey’s so awesome!
2. Kylo Ren
I figured because Kylo Ren was the son of the incredible pilot, Han Solo, he would most likely be a stunning pilot but I didn’t know he was going to be as incredible as he was. Seeing him pilot his Tie Silencer is truly a work of art. He might’ve had only a brief time in the Tie Silencer cockpit but the damage he did to the Resistance in the amount of time that he had was extensive and rather impressive. If I was a rebel I would be deathly afraid if I recognized Kylo’s ship in a space battle because he is a frighteningly good pilot. What he did to the Resistance was awesome and terrible at the same time. I love Kylo Ren. He’s so cool. 🙂
1. Poe Dameron
Is this even a surprise? I remember when The Force Awakens was starting to ramp up publicity and I was able to read the descriptions on the new characters. When it was said that Poe was the greatest pilot in the galaxy I was skeptical. And then I watched The Force Awakens and it was official. He really was the greatest pilot in the galaxy.
His piloting skills are just magical to watch. From the scene in The Force Awakens when he took out, what 13 different enemies, at Maz Kanata’s castle in like a dozen seconds to his incredible piloting skills in The Last Jedi. Poe is truly a super pilot and I love it whenever he’s in the cockpit ready to kick First Order butt.
Now I will admit, it was almost difficult deciding whether Kylo Ren was a better pilot than him but Poe has proven time and time again how awesome he is. If there was a Kylo Ren/Poe showdown though I would have no idea who would win. It would probably be the most epic space fight ever.
Well, I thank you for reading this post and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force Be With You.