Harrison Ford takes lucky teenager for a spin in his plane

Actor treated Jodie Gawthrop to a flight in Wisconsin

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Harrison Ford Takes Teenage Passenger on Flight

Harrison Ford invited a lucky teenage girl to fly with him in his DeHavilland Beaver on Thursday.

The Star Wars actor was at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show in Wisconsin when 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop won a national content through the Young Eagles programme, which introduces children to flying.

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Ford was the scheme's chairman from 2004 to 2009.

Following the 15-minute flight, Ford told the Associated Press that he and Gawthrop talked shop in the air.

"It was really, really fun. We spent some time talking about the airplane and what I was doing and going through the checklists," Ford said.

"Jodie actually asked me if celebrities use checklists. I said, 'absolutely. They need them.'"

Gawthrop, from Illinois, has 10 flight hours under her belt through the Civil Air Patrol.

She said she was "really excited" about meeting the Indiana Jones actor.

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