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Blade ranger
Blade Ranger
General Information
Gender

Male

Color

Red, black, gray

Eye Color

Blue

Occupation

Fire and Rescue Helicopter

Series Information
First Appearance

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Performer

Ed Harris

Blade Ranger is a helicopter who appears in Planes: Fire & Rescue.

History

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Blade Ranger, a veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter, heads up the Piston Peak Air Attack team. Haunted by a storied past, he’s a tough and demanding air boss with a wry sense of humor, and he’s not exactly enthusiastic about his new trainee Dusty. But Blade is a pro and does everything he can to bring the new SEAT up to speed.

As partly explained by Maru (and known by all members of his current team), Blade was a former actor for the television show CHoPs alongside Nick "Loopin'" Lopez (both being police helicopters), until Nick was unexpectedly killed in a stunt accident during the filming of the show's 139th episode, which Blade could do nothing to save. Traumatized by this loss, he left, causing the show to be cancelled, and started working for the Piston Peak Air Attack team, an organization he now leads, as a fire chief, so that he can be a rescue service member for real. Blade at first doesn't like Dusty Crophopper since he is not meant to be a firefighter and only sent there for qualifications. During the scooping of water for retardant, Dusty ignores Blade's warning about flying too low resulting in them both being swept down a river, off a waterfall, and being trapped inside a mine to escape the worsening fire. Blade's engine is severely damaged by the heat, and is grounded for repairs while Windlifter assumes command during his absence. However, when the fire traps Harvey and Winnie at Augerin' Canyon's burning bridge, Dusty and the smokejumpers have their water supply cut off and simply have to use the remaining water for retardant, which is not enough to put out the fire Blade recovers just in time to save the two RVs while Dusty's gearbox fails completely and he crashes in the woods and is airlifted to the base. After Dusty is fixed, Blade and the smokejumpers all head to Propwash Junction to celebrate Dusty's bravery.

Appearances

Feature Films

Merchandising

Profiles and statistics

  • Bio
    • "Blade is the leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team. A veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter, he is an all-purpose aircraft equipped with a drop tank and hoist. Flying at 120 knots under a maximum cruising altitude of 13,500 feet, Blade is a tough and demanding air boss with a wry sense of humor. Earlier in his life, he was known as "Blazin' Blade" and played a rescue chopper on the hit TV show CHoPs (California Helicopter Patrol). After the tragic loss of his on-screen partner, Blade struggled with his purpose in life; however, he soon got a second chance when he trained to become a real fire-and-rescue helicopter. Now, instead o pretending to save lives, Blade saves 'em for real."[1]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Save for himself and most of his crew, the only other character that knows Blade's history is Cad Spinner.

References

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Characters
Dusty CrophopperBlade RangerLil' DipperWindlifterCabbieMaruPatchDynamitePineconeAvalancheBlackoutDripNick Loopin' LopezSergeant "Rhodey" Rhodes GraeterZed CustardChuck ShocksPeggy and PintaCad SpinnerAndréOl' JammerSecretary of the InteriorPulaskiRakeRance ColdstartHarvey and WinnieMuirVinnie and VeraSteve MariottiTed YaleSylvia HysterBoat ReynoldsMarty StatlerBo MetheusD.O.N.Chris CompassLinus LinesTrudy TrailwayValerie VistaviewBuck and DoeBalsa and Baby ThrushRykerKurtzBarbara and Brody EnidCarl "Cranky" CaseAlice BrockFlapKitt LiftSharpesGreg and MegHonkers RegularsTex, Millie, and LukeMaydayChugDottieSparkyKateSkipper RileyLeadbottomLightning McQueenSargeLJH 86 SpecialLittle KingAntonioGunnar VikingJoey DundeeFonzarelliTsubasaMiguelBrent MustangburgerBeau NanzaBessie C. FlywellGregory Piper
Cast
Dane CookJulie BowenCurtis ArmstrongEd HarrisWes StudiDale DyeRegina KingCorri EnglishBryan CallenDanny PardoMatt JonesFred WillardJerry StillerAnne MearaErik EstradaJohn Michael HigginsBarry CorbinHal HolbrookKevin Michael RichardsonPatrick WarburtonBrad GarrettTeri HatcherDanny MannStacy KeachCedric the EntertainerBrad PaisleyBrent MusburgerJohn RatzenbergerSteve SchirripaRené AuberjonoisKari WahlgrenCaroline AaronFerrell BarronBobs GannawayKate MicucciMasasa MoyoFred TatascioreJamie TheakstonEmma BuntonBear Grylls
Crew
Bobs GannawayFerrell BarronJohn LasseterJeffrey M. HowardPeggy HolmesMark MancinaDan Molina
Songs
Still I FlyRunway RomanceAll In
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