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Old 07-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Airplane Repo On Discovery Channel

This is a joke right?

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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I'd call the whole show a joke, just like the Alaskan Bush-Pilot show. Lots of dramatic "We've got to get this airplane in limited time without getting caught!!" drama, yet somehow, having a camera crew follow our heroes doesn't highlight them.

And somehow, they always have time to mount belly-cameras----more than one----on these airplanes they are in a 'hurry' to takeoff with. On a Canadair, I assume they used more than duct-tape.

I saw it the other night (surfing through it). They took a Cessna from a ranch in Texas. A ranch-hand gave chase to one of the guys on the ground. The guy who took the plane buzzed him repeatedly to drive him off.

Now, unless this was done with the full blessing of the FAA (under the auspices of an 'air show'), only a dunce would allow video of such an event to actually be broadcast.

Staged, mindless spectacle for the uninformed. Next.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Totally staged and a joke , I would guess about 14 percent of what you see is really true . The rest is drama for ratings , which I understand , the public wants drama .

Next new show , jersey shore cast gets the ppl and does the repos themselves !
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Whatever happened to that reality show where they had a variety of people competing in flight training for some prize?
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breaking into private ranch airstrips and hangars, in Texas ? show may get renamed "Deathwish"
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Whatever happened to that reality show where they had a variety of people competing in flight training for some prize?
You mean they filmed UPT?
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You mean they filmed UPT?
No..... that one went belly up after two episodes I think (remember the F-15 RTU program?)
They had a similar one with the F/A-18 training that I thought as a little better up in Canada. Of course I might be a little bias
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You mean they filmed UPT?
Tom, that is hilarious!
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Best Aviation reality shows were Carrier on PBS and there was a documentary called Speed and Angels (I think that was the name) that was also fairly good.

*Both available on Hulu I believe.
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I loved Carrier. Once I started watching I couldn't stop. To bad they don't have it in HD.
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