Airplane Repo TV Show In The Works And We Can't Wait
If you loved the passenger antics show Airline, but wish it showed a lot more behind the scenes, then have we got some news for you. Like we've said before, the recession hasn't been kind to the airlines and as a result, more than 1,700 planes will be taken out of service.
One man who strongly figures into the final days of an airliner is the repossessor Nick Popovich, and the producers of the DIscovery Channel show "Dirty Jobs" are working on creating another show to follow him on his day-to-day fun of taking back big-ticket items from struggling companies and individuals.
Since the repo firm nets between $600,000-$900,000 per job and claims past highlights like taking 203 helicopters from a struggling flight school, this show means some high stakes and high flying. Just listen to what the man himself has to say about the job:
Every case is different. Maybe it's a small airline in Scandinavia that bought a 747. He has to figure out how to get past airline security and grab the plane. He plans it like a military operation. Sometimes he's in disguise. Often it gets a little hairy.
Nick is also no stranger to being held at gunpoint or being hauled to jail for busted attempts; no one likes loosing the Gulfsteam for which they worked so hard conning people out of their money. It all sounds a little James Bond, a little Airline, and a little Dog the Bounty Hunter.
While the show is still being shopped around to different networks, we are already chomping at the bit for it. We'll occasionally watch Ice Road Truckers or Extreme Loggers, but this is something to plan a day around.
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