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Dusty Crophopper
Background information
Feature films Planes
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Television programs
Video games Planes: The Video Game
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Dane Cook
Performance model
Inspiration Lightning McQueen
Air Tractor AT-502, Cessna and the PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Strut Jetstream
Personality Kind, dreamer, nice
Appearance Orange and white spray plane, with black stripes and blue eyes
(in the first two legs of the Wings Around the Globe): Jolly Wrenches insignia on his model, white "D7" on tailfin
(after the race to Germany): Black stripes changed to different-shaped blue stripes, a black-outlined white circle with the number 7 on his sides and right wing, his name inscribed on the sides, and his tailplane is also changed from orange to blue.
(in his turbo design): Blue stripes on his wings are changed back to black, the white at the bottom back of him is changed to orange, his front is changed from orange and white to gray, his vertical stabilizer and tailplane additionally have a bit of gray, and the orange on his wings is removed and put on the ends.
(after being honored by the Jolly Wrenches): Gray navy paint job
Occupation Crop Duster
Racing Plane
Goal To race in the Wings Around the Globe Rally
Home Propwash Junction
Allies Skipper Riley, Chug, Dottie, Sparky, El Chupacabra, his love interest Ishani, Blade Ranger, Lil' Dipper, Windlifter, Cabbie, Bravo and Echo, Leadbottom, Bulldog, Rochelle, El Chu's pitty, Franz, Drip, Blackout, Avalanche, Ryker, Cad Spinner, Pinecone, Dynamite, Secretary of the Interior, Ol' Jammer, Pulaski
Enemies Ripslinger, Ned and Zed
Likes Racing, friends
Dislikes Heights (formerly), betrayal
Powers and abilities Crop dusting, racing, flight, speed, intellect
Weapons Propeller, sprayer
Fate Wins the race, and joins Skipper on the Flysenhower.
Quote "I'm afraid of heights."
"You know what? I finally get it. You're afraid of getting beat by a crop duster!"
"Last one back to Propwash buys!"
Disney's Planes - Meet Dusty(01:32)
Meet Dusty
Dusty Crophopper is the protagonist in Planes and Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Official Bio

Dusty is a plane with high hopes-literally. Crop duster by trade, this single-prop plane sees himself soaring alongside his high-flying heroes in an international race. The fact that he’s not really built for competitive racing doesn’t deter him from pursuing his dream—but his fear of heights just might. With a little help from his friends—and a WWII vet with wisdom to spare—Dusty takes off on an adventure of a lifetime, going prop-to-prop with champions while daring to reach heights he never imagined possible.[1]


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Dusty's daydream
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In Planes, Dusty is first seen dreaming of out-running two fighter jets. He is introduced as a crop duster that works for Leadbottom, and dreams of competing in the Wings Around the Globe rally, but is afraid of heights. After qualifying for the competition, Dusty comes in sixth place, meaning he can't be in the competition. However, the next day, Roper comes to Propwash Junction and tells Dusty and his team that the plane ahead of him was using illegal fuel, and was disqualified, so Dusty was now eligible to compete. After meeting his racing idols, most of which were mean to him for being "just a crop duster", Dusty made friends with El Chupacabra. He was told by Bulldog that it was a competition, and that every man was in it for themselves. During the first leg, Bulldog sprung an oil leak, and the wind forced the oil into his eyes, blinding him. Dusty saved Bulldog by navigating him through the castle. At the next leg of the race, Dusty fell in love with Ishani, who gave him advice
Ishani gives Dusty advice
to fly low, so he didn't get scared when flying high. Dusty followed Ishani's advice, only to nearly die by being hit by an oncoming train. Later in one of the legs, Ripslinger's henchman Zed broke off Dusty's antenna, and he got lost at sea, but was rescued by two fighter jets. On the way back to where he should be, Dusty was caught in a storm, and sunk, but
El Chupacabra gives Dusty new wings
was rescued once again by a pitty. At the hospital, Dusty was severely damaged, including having a broken wing. The next day, all of the competitors gave Dusty new parts so he could race again. While Dottie repaired him, Chug watched some of Ripslinger's races, and figured out that before every victory, Ripslinger turns to his right side so the cameras can get good photos of him. During the final leg, Dusty fought Ned and Zed, while Skipper took on Ripslinger. After Ned and Zed got stuck
Dusty and Skipper about to take off
between each other in between two rocks, Dusty caught up to Ripslinger when he was close to the finish line, and when Ripslinger leaned to his side, and Dusty saw the chance he was looking for, and sped by Ripslinger at the last second.

At the end of the film, Skipper and Dusty were onboard the flight deck of the Jolly Wrenches ship, and the two flew over the sea, back to Propwash Junction.

Planes: The Video Game

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Artwork of Dusty from Planes: The Video Game
Dusty appears as a playable character in both versions of Planes: The Video Game. His five chapters are Training Mode, Trouble in Propwash (cleaning up a damaged Propwash Junction), Himalayan Hero (helping out the local village), Ripslinger's Revenge (a race against Ripslinger wanting revenge while finding a sponsor in Dubai), and Blown out of Proportion (Dusty facing off against tornadoes).

Dusty has his Racing and Turbo skin exclusive to the console version, and his navy paint job and modifications, exclusive to the handheld versions.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper returns to hometown Propwash Junction after another victorious racing season, the former crop duster revels in his new career success until a fateful training run changes his course with a career-ending injury. Forced to shift gears, Dusty decides to train with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base as a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT). The heroic, often life-threatening efforts involved are admirable—but seemingly impossible to master—particularly if you’re a crop duster-turned-racer with an injury that can’t be ignored.[2]

In Planes: Fire & Rescue, when Dusty gets news of the possibility of never being able to race again due to engine damage, he ends up finding himself joining a crew of aircraft vehicles that work to protect Piston Peak from wildfires.


Dusty is brave and courageous, although he was formerly afraid of heights.


  • Dusty's racing number is #7, which some say is a lucky number.
  • Jon Cryer was originally set to play Dusty, but he dropped out. Instead, he was voiced by Dane Cook.
  • Dusty's wingspan is 23 feet (7 meters).
  • Dusty is inspired by the Air Tractor AT-502, Cessna and the PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader.[3] He has a horsepower of 680 1/2. 
  • Dusty's crop sprayer is a M5000 model.
  • In his turbo design, Dusty is equipped with a four-bladed Sky Slycer Mark Five propeller and two T33 wings.
  • His flying style is keeping it nice and low, but keeping his speed up.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Dusty Crophopper.


  1. ‘Planes’ Official Character Descriptions, Casting and Character Poses (Hi-Res)
  2. Meet the Characters from Planes: Fire & Rescue
  3. Disney’s ‘Planes’ Hi-Res Stills, Fun Facts and Activity Sheets

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