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The Aviators television series is an educational and informational show, that shows the viewer what the world of flying looks like in every single detail. It goes into detail all the various aspects of the job of flying all types of aircraft. From small private propeller airplanes, up to and including the commercial jumbo jets. It also covers all military aircraft as well.

The Aviators series also investigates the training, language and job demands of the Air Traffic Controller. The various hosts of The Aviators series were Kurtis Arnold, Sara Rependa, Jeff Lewis and Raeleen Ranger. All these people are pilots of one form of aircraft or another. They are fully trained to explain to the viewers the entire world of flying, and surviving crashes.

On one episode the viewer was shown how to escape from an aircraft, which is upside down in the water. The language that pilots, and air traffic controllers use is explained in the show, so it doesn't sound like a complete foreign language. The viewer is actually taken inside the cockpit of all types of aircraft. The various types of military aircraft, and the pilots of these aircraft are put on display for the viewers.

The training and experiences that military pilots have to have, before they ever get into the cockpit of their aircraft is explained. The series also investigates how these planes are made. Even the private luxury jets, owned by millionaires, are looked at in detail in this series.

The series also looks deep into the world of aircraft mechanics, baggage handlers and stunt pilots. The Aviators series also interviews women and their experiences as aviators. The Air Force Blue Angels pilots are even interviewed. The show also interviews the announcer at stunt shows.

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4 Seasons, 49 Episodes - New Series
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The Aviators Full Episode Guide

  • Aircraft Mods: A look at how aerodynamic tweaks can improve performance and increase speed. Soaring: Anthony tries to keep his cool while flying without the reassuring sound of a roaring engine.

  • How to fly an ILS Approach: Kurtis shows you how to land an aircraft when you can't see the ground using only your flight instruments. Airplane Parachutes: Can a parachute strapped to the back of an aircraft really save the lives of it passengers? 777-300ER: We examine the history and showcase the latest variant of the Boeing 777.

  • Savannah: We profile this capable and affordable light sport homebuilt aircraft. Huey: A lot of people may recognize this helicopter from the film “Apocalypse Now”, but this bird has a lot more history than just that. Flying Formation: Kurtis expands his warbird flying experience and tries his hand at formation flying.

  • GlasAir: We go flying in this blazingly fast low-wing, two-seat homebuilt aircraft. Legend Cub: The Cub is an aviators†favorite and the Legend Cub is todayâ€s most popular American-manufactured light sport aircraft. Terminals: How are airport terminals designed? We check out the form and function of terminals from the design of the arrivals and departures areas to how the gates arranged to park aircraft.

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