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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedThe Aviators debuts
 
EAA 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.

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