The Aviators

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Take a ride behind the scenes to find out how airline pilots train, how planes are built, and how ATC works. The Aviators profile aviation businesses and showcase aviation products as well as provide safety tips for private and recreational pilots and career tips for professional pilots.

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Eclipse 500 – The Aviators

The Aviators profile the T-28, the premiere U.S. Air Force and Navy training aircraft that was flown during the Vietnam War. Take a look at the technology inside the very light Eclipse 500.

The Cockpit – The Aviators

Kurtis experiences oxygen deprivation in the High Altitude Lab at Embry Riddle University, then we unlock the cockpit door of a commercial flight and reveal it’s mysteriously secrets.

Fly By Night – The Aviators

Fly by night with Kurtis and Anthony and take a look at some of the most beautiful and dangerous flight paths around.

P-51 Mustang – The Aviators

Take a journey as your luggage, literally, as The Aviators take a look at where bags go from airport conveyor belt to your destination. Kurtis learns to fly a P-51 Mustang.

T-6 Warbird – The Aviators

The Aviators’ Cessna 210 get’s a makeover with a brand new glass panel cockpit and a host of new gadgets, and Kurtis earns his wings with some WWII pilot training as he takes on the T-6 Warbird.

Vegas Aerial Dog Fight – The Aviators

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil continues his flight training and attempts to land for the first time, we find more fun in Las Vegas as two of our crew take to the sky in an aerial dog fight.

F-22 Raptor – The Aviators

Unmatched in maneuverability and stealthy to boot, we’re taking a look at the F-22 Raptor. Take a home-built sonics aircraft for a spin and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil takes his first steps to becoming a private pilot.

Black Diamond Jet Team – The Aviators

Get an in-depth look at Boeing’s new luxurious and efficient 787 Dreamliner, then meet the Black Diamond Jet Team, one of the few, civilian-owned seven-ship aerobatic jet teams.

TH-357 C-Ranger – Aviators

Ever wonder how to do a helicopter pre-flight? We find out as we look at the TH-357 C-Ranger, and get inside the Wisconsin Air National Guard as they do a fly-over at Road America.

T-45 Goshawk

The Aviators climb inside the Navy’s jet trainer, The T-45 Goshawk and explore the oldest form of human flight, Hot Air Ballooning.

The Aerostars – The Aviators

Meet the Aerostars, the precision aerobatic team that flies the Yak 52s while performing a captivating aerial show in tight formation at air shows all over North America.

Flight School – The Aviators

Host Anthony visits the University of North Dakota to learn some of the many ways to make a living in the world of aviation besides being an airline pilot.

Red Bull Air Racing – The Aviators

The Aviators attend the Aviation Summit in Long Beach, take a ride with the LAPD aerial unit, and satisfy their need for speed with Red Bull Air Racing.

The Thunderbirds – The Aviators

Meet the calm voice on the other end of an aviation emergency who helps pilots get out of trouble, then join the USAF’s Las Vegas-based air demonstration squadron the Thunderbirds for a day of intense training.

Model Planes – The Aviators

The aviators dive into the world of model plane aviation and one lucky pilot gets the opportunity to fly a T-33 Jet Fighter.

Warbirds – The Aviators

The aviators check out the largest Biplane in the world, see how pilots are using the iPad in the cockpit, and meet up with the Devil Dog Squadron to check out their B25 Bomber.

Behind The Scenes – Aviators

We continue our behind the scenes look at one of America’s biggest air shows. It’s the exciting conclusion to the two-part special including an up-close look at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Day In The Life – The Aviators

We take you behind the scenes for an exclusive look at the inner workings of one of America’s biggest air shows and the day in the life of an air show performer.

ATC Gibberish – The Aviators

The Aviators break down complex sounding radio chatter, learn to escape a submerged seaplane, and take to the air with a team of formation pilots flying WW2 era planes.

Aviation 101 – The Aviators

An explanation of some of the very basics of aviation, and a closer look at the hosts of The Aviators including Sara, Kurtis, Anthony, and new host, country music singer George Canyon.