AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 audiences got another advance look at a major
television event Friday evening when The Aviators premiered at the
Theater in the Woods.
Developed and produced by Canada’s
FourPoints Television Productions, The Aviators embraces not only the
broad story potential of series television, but also print and online
media to take the broad spectrum of aviation to the world.
Nearly two years in production, season
one of The Aviators spans 13 episodes filled with stories from which
both pilots and non-pilots will learn new aspects of flying in the vast
ocean of air above us.
Starting in September, PBS stations
across the United States and national Canadian network Global and CHEK-TV
will begin presenting the series to their viewers, according to Anthony
Nalli, executive producer.
“We’re thrilled by the number of
stations across the country eager to air the show,” said Nalli. “There’s
obviously a demand for intelligent, entertaining aviation television,
and stations and viewers are excited that it’s finally here.”
The premier episode shown here Friday
told aviation stories from EAA AirVenture shot during prior-year visits;
enlightened viewers about the workings of the mammoth Lockheed C-5—like
the one that flew on to AirVenture Thursday evening; profiled Jeff
Skiles, first officer on the
Miracle on the Hudson ditching; and spoke
to the survivor of a flat-spin accident.
Highlights from the remainder of season
one include such diverse subjects as flying charter, affordable
helicopters, Sun ’n Fun, and aircraft types from diminutive
ultralights to the massive Airbus 380.
Season one was made possible by the
support of aviation companies including Mid-Continent Instruments of
Wichita, Kansas, and Zaon Flight Systems of Addison, Texas, as well as
the cooperation of aviation organizations EAA and AOPA.
Learn more details and watch episode
trailers by visiting with the producers in Exhibit Hangar C, Booth
3072B, or by going to www.TheAviators.TV.