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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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6 Seasons, 75 Episodes - New Series
September 4, 2010
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  • We explore the vision that gave rise to the 'everyman's airplane' and examine the revolution in Piper designs from its traditional structure to modern construction. So watch the Cub ROAR and the Piper soar as we celebrate what is perhaps one of the most recognized airplanes in general aviation. Taking a comprehensive look at the origins, revisions, and ultimate success of this truly sensational and accomplished aircraft - The appropriately titled Super Cub!

  • What is skytyping? See it accomplished with five aircraft flying in impressive formation, emitting biodegradable vapor puffs in a dot matrix pattern to create what is known as the original the sky. Afterward we feature the Sonex Jet which started as a pet project of founder John Monett who's always wanted a personal jet, and what he developed was a tiny plane with a big impact!

  • We focus on the flying unit known as Tuskegee Airmen, who served as the first African American flying unit to see action in World War II and meet the Tuskegee Airmen Glider Demo Team who fly TG-7A motorgliders which are basically a combination of wings from the SGS 1-36, the tail of the SGS 2-32, and a Lycoming O-235-L2C engine on the nose.

  • Introduction to the Very Light Jet category of aircraft - The Eclipse 550, the new production twin-engine jet from Eclipse Aerospace. With the ability to fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet and a max cruise of 430 mph, all while consuming a mere 59 gallons of fuel per hour, the Eclipse 550 is the most efficient twin-engine jet on the planet. Then we visit Embry Riddle for a lesson in why turning back for the runway is commonly fatal in the event of engine failure while Anthony considers his options in a forced landing simulation with an unexpected turn on take-off.

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