The Aviators (TV series)

The Aviators

For everyone who has ever gazed skywards



Created by

John Lovelace

Directed by

John Lovelace


Anthony Nalli
Kurtis Arnold
Jeff Lewis
Sara Rependa

Narrated by

Anthony Nalli

Country of origin


No. of seasons


No. of episodes



Executive producer(s)

Anthony Nalli

Running time

30 minutes


Original channel

Syndication, PBS, Global Television Network, CHEK-TV, Discovery Channel (Asia, 2011)

Picture format

16:9 HDTV

Original airing

September 4, 2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Aviators is a new weekly magazine-style TV series featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, current technology and fly-in destinations. The show’s site describes subject matter as follows: “We will take you behind the scenes to show you how airline pilots train, how planes are built, and how ATC works. We will profile aviation businesses and showcase aviation products. We will provide safety tips for private and recreational pilots and career tips for professional pilots.”

The Aviators will be premiered on the Global Television Network on Saturday, September 4, 2010. It can also be seen on CHEK-TV in Canada and be is distributed to all 356 Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States for broadcast in numerous markets starting in September of 2010. On September 1, 2010 the producers announced that a deal had been signed with Discovery Channel Asia that will see the series broadcast overseas in the spring of 2011.

Released Preview Segments

  • EAA AirVenture – Sara Rependa visits AirVenture for the first time and sees such attractions as the Airbus A380, the USAF C5M, and the VMS Eve.
  • Julie Clark – Kurtis Arnold interviews legendary airshow pilot and women’s aviation pioneer Julie Clark.
  • Russian MiG 15 – Jeff Lewis takes us for the ride of a lifetime on the most reproduced fighter jet ever made.
  • Flat spin – Neil Spooner describes how he survived an unsurvivable flat spin.

Episode guide

13 x 30 HD, In Production (Subject to change)

  • E01: EAA AirVenture: America’s largest aviation celebration, The US Air Force’s C5M Supergalaxy, The Tiger Moth bi-plane, Miracle on the Hudson hero Jeff Skiles, Flat spin survivor
  • E02: Chartright corporate charters, Cross Canada Century Flight, Air show pilot Julie Clark, Affordable helicopters
  • E03: Legacy of the Cessna brand, Float training, How to land an airliner, Aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff, Russian MiG 15
  • E04: Sun ‘n Fun special from Lakeland, FL
  • E05: Can a private pilot land an airliner?, Delfin L-29 fighter jet, Aircraft annual inspection, Airbus A380
  • E06: Can a non-pilot land an airliner?, Zaon collision avoidance PCAS, Women in Aviation, Light sport aviation
  • E07: Air Traffic Control Tower, Walkaround checks, Quesnel air show, Pilot profile: John Lovelace
  • E08: Mid-Continent instruments, Aerobatic pilot Rick Volker, Ultralights, Corvair engines, Bush flying
  • E09: Homebuilt industry, Cross-border flying, Boundary Bay air show, Air Traffic Control: En route control
  • E10: Destination: Dominican Republic, Flight above the Arctic Circle, Behind the scenes of The Aviators, Helicopter flying
  • E11: Wetaskawin Air Museum, Atlin, BC, Mustang experimental class, Float flying
  • E12: A day in the life of an airline pilot, Airline environmentalism, Airliner maintenance
  • E13: Midnight Sun Challenge into the Yukon, Splash-in: Float plane fly-in, Air North, Harvard trainer profile

List of Correspondents

  • Anthony Nalli (Private IFR pilot)
  • Kurtis Arnold (Commercial IFR pilot, ATC)
  • Jeff Lewis (Airline and aerobatic pilot)
  • Sara Rependa (Commercial multi-engine pilot)

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