Airplane Repo The TV Series

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  1. Stingray Don

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    Also interesting that he landed supposedly running on fumes, but the fuel gauges were about 3/4 full tanks.
     
  2. Luigi

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    The bullet holes looked like those stickers kids put on their cars!
     
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    Well I don't know what the producers had been "smokin" when they thought up last nights episode, but they really entered the realms of fantasy with that one.....

    Honey pots......shooters.....casinos ....oh dear oh dear...:rofl:

    I can't wait for next week.....:popcorn:
     
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    This is "Lizard Lick Towing" for airplanes.

    Just embrace the ridiculousness.
     
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    I always explain it when people ask me is, its a show that takes stories of past repo's (true or not) and then re-creates them. So there might have been a story of a guy repo-ing a floatplane, and had to scuba in to get it. So the producers re-create that and amp up the drama to sell.

    The wife loves the drama side and asks some decent questions, and I watch because I like the in air videos.
     
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    Exactly what I thought, too. Looked like a 50cal shot up the plane, not a 9mm
     
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    I saw an episode yesterday where the characters astroprojected through a door in the back of some airport diner to my airport LHZ (LHZ has a snack vending machine but that is it) while they were tracking down a helicopter for repo. There was even a shot of my Mirage parked outside of the FBO.

    Obviously total fabrication but amusing. My airplane is a star :)
     
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    DAMN YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I swore off this show as I don't like producers thinking thinking that we are so stupid. I haven't seen it in a couple of years.

    But now there's shooting and airplanes? DAMN! I think I'm going to have to pour myself a Bombay Safire on the rocks with stuffed olives, and watch an episode or two.

    I hate you guys. ;)

    :D
     
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    Oh come on! That was an Archer II not a 140.

    That's gotta be worth at least $20k, though, right?:D

    I did laugh out loud when they referred to it as a business executive travel plane.
     
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    Let's face it: Facts don't matter when you're pandering to the lowest common denominator!
     
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    Just finished this weeks.

    At the end as he's descending to the runway the narrator says, "Kevin is now losing altitude at a rate that would make most pilots panic."

    As if every single pilot isn't taught to do engine out landings.

    lol
     
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    You watching political speeches or Airplane Repo? ;)

    I read the paper until the actual flying starts. All the other stuff is just filler. :lol:

    Cheers
     
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    OP here... Never thought my trying to let you know that there was a new aviation show on would generate a 450+ post thread:dunno:. I just love watching any aviation related shows on TV...:yes: If I can't fly I like watching others flying...:yes: The producers failure to get the facts correct is crazy, but there are planes...:goofy: So I watch it, and on some level it's entertaining...:yes:
     
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    I just wish they would include a disclaimer that the series is fictional, and that any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental!
     
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    Season 3 final show last night ..Today Ken Cage issued this statement ...

    "Ken Cage - Airplane Repo
    I wanted to reach out to each of you and thank you for your support of ‪#‎AirplaneRepo‬ in this, the 3rd season. We had a crowd estimated at over 275 people at the event last night. Some more numbers for you. In the 10 episodes Danny & I repod 13 assets valued at $13,850,000. The stated commission on these was $1,240,000. We had 10,000,000 people watching through the 1st 9 weeks and are hopeful to cross over the 11MM mark in total viewers. I was able to do 4 interviews on Sirius radio, 2 to Tony Bruno, and approximately 30 other interviews across the globe. It was a good year...scratch that a GREAT season considering the incredible obstacles we had to overcome. Thank you to each and every one of you for your kindness and your support. It was not unnoticed and it was appreciated more than you know."

    Some big numbers quoted there.....
     
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    Is a "stated commission" anything like a real commission?:rolleyes:

    Cheers
     
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    The only thing I learned last night is the airport security in Alaska patrols the area with pellet guns.

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  20. Xscaliber

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    :dunno:

    I wonder if the IRS will ask the same question... :eek:
     
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    Hey Ken, this is Bob from the IRS... we need to talk about your stated income on last season's I mean year's tax return!

    Anyway, here is the reality of the reality show

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/14/business/14repo.html?_r=0
     
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    Mike Kennedy's neighbors can now sleep -- his escaped King Cobra was captured in a woman's garage under her clothes dryer. The snake has been returned to Mike. He still has to go to court about not reporting the escape for two days.
     
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    I wonder how she "ran across it"?

    I'd be really, really ****ed if I were her. I wonder if she can sue Kennedy for it...?


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    Said she was in the garage by the dryer and heard a "hissing" sound. Knowing about the escape, I'm sure she thought SNAKE. Said she really wasn't surprised when it turned up but glad she found it before it bit someone. Called wildlife management and they came and captured it. Really cool about the whole thing but then living in FL as I did for 19 yrs you get use to snakes. I'm actually surprised Mike got the snake back with his court date pending. Snake was probably glad to go back home, too. Regular meals, safe environment, etc.
     
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    I don't care how staged it is. It's a flying show on TV. Speaking of which, is Air Pressure even still airing?
     
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    Being ****ed doesn't generally give rise to a cause of action. :no: Now, if she'd just have let it bite her, she'd be rich....:yikes:
     
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    Or dead with nothing to worry about...:yes::yikes: