Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance (World War I)
Occupation: Fighter pilot
Group Membership: Spirits of Vengeance / Ghost Riders, possibly Air Service of the American Expeditionary Service (see comments)
Affiliations: Formerly Zadkiel
Enemies: Luftwaffe, demons, Kid Blackheart, Zadkiel
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Demon of the air, Lightning Sword of Hell (see comments)
Base of Operations: Western Europe
First Appearance: Ghost Rider VI#33 (May, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: The Ghost Flyer flew a biplane that shot machine gun blasts of hellfire, and which was presumably much faster and more maneuverable than regular biplanes. Like most of the Ghost Riders, the Ghost Flyer presumably possessed superhuman strength and durability.
History: (Ghost Rider VI#33 (fb)) - The Ghost Flyer was an American aviator during World War I. During one dogfight above Germany he easily took down over a dozen Luftwaffe plains single-handedly, cackling insults towards his foes as he slew them.
Rider: Heaven's on Fire#6 - BTS) - Like all past Ghost Riders, the Ghost
Flyer was revived to take part in defending Heaven from both the now-rogue
Zadkiel and then Kid Blackheart's demon army.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and Tony Moore.
Like all the other Ghost Riders depicted in the flashbacks in Ghost Rider VI#33, there is limited information given about this character. The script confirms his two nicknames. Since he presumably had to have access to a biplane in his human guise, I would guess he was a member of the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Service; in theory he could have joined the war ahead of his countrymen by enlisting with one of the other Allied countries as some Americans did, but the text noting that the Ghost Rider was there when Americans needed avenging suggests he wasn't active until his fellow countrymen joined the conflict en masse.
Profile by Loki.
The Ghost Flyer is definitely connected to, but should not be confused with
but has no known connections to
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Ghost Rider VI#33, p7, pan2 (main image)
Ghost Rider VI#33, p7, pan1 (his biplane)
Ghost Rider: Heaven's On Fire#6 (February, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (art), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Last updated: 03/16/14
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