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Old 08-06-2015, 07:38 PM
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Default RVs on Airplane Repo

The latest episode of the quazi-reality show Airplane Repo was taped at SNF this year. It aired last night and I was happy to see my -9, Catalina, in a background shot for a few seconds. The big repo guy was bench pressing a Glasair in HBC. (I'm not sure why and I hope he had permission) I also recognized Jay's "Borrowed Horse".
There were other RVs in the episode. Check out this episode if your plane was in HBC this year.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:03 PM
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I've watched the show, but just for the enjoyment of seeing various airplanes. Even then while watching, I have an inner battle with myself contemplating why I'm watching such a fake and fraudulent television show.

You can take it to the bank, anything and everything on the show is scripted.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:19 PM
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I have that same inner battle when watching that show; to be fair they do state the stories are recreated. They also say they're true, but I think 'based on truth' would be more accurate.

Didn't the show open with a bunch of RV's in formation?
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:36 PM
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Default Season and Episode?

Bruce, what season number and episode number?
I'd like to see it!
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:49 AM
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Bobby, I'm not sure about the numbers but it is the latest show, so it will probably be repeated a few times. The discovery channel here seems to replay these shows fairly often.
Nevermind, I just found it, season 4 episode 5 "Mid-Air Repo"
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:09 AM
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I have to watch that show on mute.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:20 AM
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Default Fake

I watched until they repoed a falcon 20 somewhere in Mississippi that was actually based in Lafayette La. And the falcon expert copilot was the planes owner! I worked on his aircraft for him!
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:42 AM
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Default sad spiral downward to mediocrity

like all these shows, reality just ain't interesting enough....
even AIR SHOW has pilots gritting their teeth, then switching it off!
My apologies that much of it is filmed in Canada, where, apparently, none of the pilots EVER fly with enough fuel, or in decent weather, and parts are always falling off, and our aircraft FALL FROM THE SKY!.....
you know the Repo series is in trouble when; the cameraman is already in the hangar/plane when they break in, & they get out the night vision gear, and for no apparent reason, only involve women with tattoos and push-up bras.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:42 AM
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>> to see my -9, Catalina

That's one of those fancy planes that VIP's and business men must use...
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:52 AM
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Thumbs up Hollywood vs Real

Yes, what you see in Discovery Channel's 'Airplane Repo' series is absolutely all "Hollywood", and for those of us involved in aviation activities it's just wrong at every level.

What's REAL however are the activities of the actors when they're off camera. The photo below was taken at SnF this year with a group of Eagle's Nest students from Circle Christian school in Florida. At first glance it may appear to be nothing more than a PR shot... not so. Kevin Lacey's passion is aviation and sharing his passion with youth. As Kevin was entering the HB parking area with his film crew, he was told not to enter, that he needed to elsewhere for an interview, and not to visit our kids. Yes, I heard first hand Kevin say; "Well ya'll just call security cause I'm going out to visit with those kids"... and he did.

Kevin's home airfield is Aero Country in McKinney, Texas, and when he's not wearing his Hollywood hat he's visiting local schools and conducting Aero Country Young Eagles Flights.

Stay tuned for an announcement coming soon... a new Eagle's Nest Project at McKinney High School. Thank you Kevin Lacey!
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