Executive officer at the USS Flysenhower
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USS Flysenhower (second in command)
Captain Tom Stinger was a forklift that, served in the United States Navy with the rank of captain. He was the executive officer and second in command at the USS Flysenhower aircraft carrier.
In 2013, an air racing pilot, Dusty Crophopper, got lost on the Pacific Ocean while competing in the Wings Around the Globe, and had performed a emergency landing at the USS Flysenhower aircraft. While in the radar room, Stinger had ordered the crew to prepper the landing lane and deploy the barricade to catch him.
Stinger was a forklift with beige livery. He wore the blue hat with writing "USS Flysenhower" on it and a brown glasses.
- He was named and designed after Tom "Stinger" Jordan, a character from the Top Gun, a 1986 action drama film. In the movie, he was a commander of the USS Enterprise, a United States nuclear aircraft carrier.
- In Polish dubbing version of Planes, Stinger was voiced by Stacy Keach as a guess came. He also had voiced Skipper Riley in the original version of the film. The actor is married to Polish-speaking actress, Małgosia Tomassi and in 2015 had received the Polish citizenship.
- Captain Tom Stinger is the executive officer (XO), and second in command, of the Flysenhower. He commands all the planes and helicopters assigned to the ship, including Echo and Bravo. Stinger spends most of his time managing flight operations from the radar room of the Flysenhower, where he can get a complete picture of both the deck operations and the airspace around his command.
- source: Meet the Planes