his trusty 1930
s bomber jacket
, and goggles
, Launchpad McQuack is a classic cartoon character
. He has appeared in both DuckTales
and Darkwing Duck
as the maniac pilot
Launchpad was born to Ripchord and Birdie McQuack, and has a sister named Loopy. When Launchpad was very small, his family, "The Flying McQuacks", would tour around the world at air shows as barn-stormers, performing spectacular crashes, over and over again. Unfortunately for Launchpad, his new occupations involve keeping the airplane whole, a task which he is only mildly successful at.
Launchpad is reliable transportation in nearly any vehicle, however, so long as you don't mind a crash here or there. His duties with Scrooge McDuck ended when the show Darkwing Duck began, where he now works with Drake Mallard and Gosalyn to fight Nega-Duck, F.O.W.L., and the Fearsome Five.
His personal quote: "Any crash you can walk away from is a good crash."