Jonathan Banks, the actor and director of the hit TV series “The Wire,” has made it clear that he’s not a “pilot” in the traditional sense.
The pilot who flew an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter during the filming of the show’s fourth season is also not a pilot in the sense of flying a fighter jet.
Rather, Banks says he’s a pilot for the military.
Banks told ABC News he was in the military to “be a hero” and “to protect the country.”
Banks’ use of the military designation was a reference to his involvement with the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a secretive US military unit that’s often referred to as “the best of the best.”
He said that in addition to flying his F-22 Raptor jet, he has also flown a B-1 bomber, an F/A-18 Super Hornet and a Harrier jet.
When asked about the use of “pilots” in a 2014 interview with The Guardian, Banks said, “It’s the military’s way of saying ‘we want you to fly these things.'”
The military is often referred a slang term for people who don’t fit traditional roles, such as pilots, mechanics, or doctors.
“The military is the military, so I would say that I am a pilot.
That’s what they want me to be.
I am going to be a fighter pilot, but I’m not going to have a pilot’s license,” Banks said.
When The Washington Post asked Banks whether he was a pilot under military rules, he responded, “I think so.
I would be a pilot if I was.”
Banks said that the military does use pilots as part of their training, and he believes that “the military is just really good at recruiting, so it’s hard for them to do that, especially with the way they train.”
Banks is a well-known actor who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the film “The Hangover Part II.”
The series has become a worldwide phenomenon, and Banks has been seen in dozens of movies and TV shows.
Banks has said that he was drawn to the role of a fighter-jet pilot because it allowed him to explore “what it’s like to be an American.”
In his acceptance speech for the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Banks referred to himself as a “fighter pilot.”
“I’m a fighter, and I’ve never been a pilot,” Banks told the crowd.
“It was the pilot that taught me what I was capable of, and the pilot was my greatest ally.”