“The Aviators is the only show that stays on my TiVo.” -Jack Pelton, Former President, Cessna Aircraft Co.
The Aviators is a weekly magazine-style TV series featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, the coolest technology and the best fly-in destinations. See all 13 episodes of season three!
Train to fly an F-16 with the USAF Thunderbirds, go along with Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil as he takes pilot lessons, tour the inside of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, learn how to prepare your plane for cold weather and find out how to make a living in aviation.
- 13 episodes; approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes of exciting content
- Hosted by pilots for real aviation fans and people who work with and fly aircraft
- Go along with Vince Neil, lead singer of Mötley Crüe, as he takes pilot lessons
- Train to fly an F-16 with the USAF Thunderbirds and go inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- How to prepare your plane for cold, winter months, and how to make a living in aviation – besides being a pilot
- The third season of The Aviators skyrocketed to No. 3 in iTunes’ Top 50 Non-Fiction TV Series after its premiere on September 18th, 2012!
3.01: Meet Rob Reider, the famous voice of some of the largest air shows in the world; The Aviators’ Cessna 210 gets a brand new glass panel cockpit; Kurtis earns his wings in a T-6 warbird.
3.02: Where does your bag go once it leaves your hands at an airport; Kurtis takes you back in time to see what it was like to fly in the P-51 Mustang.
3.03: Different methods to keep yourself and your plane warm up in winter months; we take a look inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner; Meet the Black Diamond Jet Team!
3.04: Kurtis and Anthony take us night flying; Wayne Boggs introduces us to his historic P-19 trainer aircraft; a behind the scenes look at the U.S. Air Force air demonstration squadron and their F-16s.
3.05: Experience an aviation emergency where the calm voice on the other end of the radio helps get our pilot out of trouble; follow one of our producers as she trains and flies with the USAF Thunderbirds; Fifi, the infamous B-29 bomber from WWII.
3.06: Kurtis experiences oxygen deprivation at Embry Riddle University; We unlock the cockpit door to show what goes on inside the areas of a commercial flight that have always remained mysteriously secret.
3.07: T-28,We profile the U.S. Air Force and Navy training aircraft that also was flown during the Vietnam War; we celebrate the birth of the U.S. Navy at the home of the Star Spangled Banner; very light jets -- a rising trend in high-end single pilot flying, we look at the technology inside the Eclipse 500.
3.08: Basler DC-3 Conversions, just when you think a classic old airliner might be ready for retirement, it’s converted into a modern marvel; Anthony visits the University of North Dakota to learn some of the many other ways to make a living in aviation besides being an airline pilot.
3.09: We look at all the steps pilots take on the ground to make sure things go as planned in the air; Anyone can predict the weather, but this team of rugged North Dakota cowboys actually tames Mother Nature and makes it; meet the Aerostars, a precision aerobatic team that flies Yak 52s.
3.10: We get to know a man who flies a stock 1947 Stearman like no one else on the planet; we explore the T-45 Goshawk aircraft that introduces fighter pilots to carrier landings; quiet and peaceful, hot air balloons require unique skills to fly.
3.11: A look at what makes helicopters interesting; Sara flies the Mitsubishi MU-2 and learns why it has such a loyal following of pilots; the Wisconsin Air National Guard add a jet-powered punch to the end of the national anthem at a NASCAR race.
3.12: The F-22, the world’s most advanced stealth jet fighter and its home at the Nellis Air Force Base; light sport aircraft sport aviation is the fastest growing category of aviation; hang out with Mötley Crüe’s lead singer Vince Neil as he starts taking flight lessons!
3.13: Take to the skies with former fighter pilots to dogfight other aircraft in air combat; Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe continues his training as his instructor surprises him by unexpectedly calling for his first landing; meet the Skytypers, a formation team that besides performing with military precision actually types long-lasting messages in the sky.