Airplane Repo

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Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo.png
Genre Reality television
Narrated by
  • Austin Keyes - Pilot Episodes 1-3 and Season 1
  • Mike Rowe - Seasons 2 and 3
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 31
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Matt Renner
  • Dan Ilani
  • Ethan Prochnik
  • Joseph Boyle
Running time 40-45 minutes
Production company(s) Undertow Films
Release
Original network Discovery Channel
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12) – present
External links
Website www.discovery.com/tv-shows/airplane-repo/

Airplane Repo is an American documentary-style reality TV show following repossession agents hired by financial institutions to recover aircraft (and occasionally other high-value assets) from owners who have fallen behind on their payments.[1] The Discovery Channel show first premiered on December 12, 2010 with a three episode pilot season. A two-year production hiatus elapsed before a full series premiered on July 11, 2013. Agents Nick Popovich (first three episodes),[2] Ken Cage, Mike Kennedy, Kevin Lacey[3] and Danny Thompson (from season one)[4] appear in the show, along with Heather Sterzick, a former military air traffic controller (from season 2).[5] Popovich says later episodes are unrealistic.[6] Beginning with Season 3, the episode intro states that events have been recaptured and some details have been changed. This is to help clarify and explain the use of fixed-security cameras, used in the repo events, in an attempt to duplicate or produce found footage style cinematography.[7]

Season 2 premiered on August 22, 2014.[8] Season 3 premiered on July 15, 2015.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
0 3 December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12) June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)
1 10 July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11) September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)
2 8 August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22) October 10, 2014 (2014-10-10)
3 10 July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)

Season 0 (2010–11)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "Best in the Business" December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12)
2 2 "Not Ready to Fly" April 21, 2011 (2011-04-21)
3 3 "International Situation" June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
4 1 "We've Got an Emergency Situation" July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
5 2 "Spies in the Night" July 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)
6 3 "Armed and Airborne" July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)
7 4 "Narrow Escape" August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01)
8 5 "Alone in Alaska" August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)
9 6 "Undercover and Out of Time" August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)
10 7 "Mid-Air Collision" August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29)
11 8 "No Rescue Repo" September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)
12 9 "Flying Blind" September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19)
13 10 "Repo Roulette" September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
14 1 "Armed on Arrival" August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22) 0.905[10]
15 2 "Repo Rat Race" August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29) 1.097[11]
16 3 "The Blonde Bomber" September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05) 1.285[12]
17 4 "Panic at 10,000" September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) 1.017[13]
18 5 "Blood and Mud" September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19) 1.155[14]
19 6 "Wounded Warbird" September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) TBA
20 7 "Flying Blind" October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) 0.947[15]
21 8 "Get Rich or Die Flyin'" October 10, 2014 (2014-10-10) 1.049[16]

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
22 1 "Ken Gets Played"[17] July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) 0.950[18]
23 2 "South of the Border"[17] July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22) 1.079[19]
24 3 "Two If By Air, One If By Sea"[17] July 29, 2015 (2015-07-29) 0.954[20]
25 4 "Mid-air Repo"[17] August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05) 1.072[21]
26 5 "Saint Croix Swipe"[17] August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12) 1.236[22]
27 6 "No Safe Harbor"[17] August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19) 1.129[23]
28 7 "Hired Guns"[17] August 26, 2015 (2015-08-26) 1.124[24]
29 8 "Diving for Repos"[17] September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02) 1.119[25]
30 9 "Guns, Girls & Gambles"[17] September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09) 1.244[26]
31 10 "Repo 911" September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16) 0.861[27]

Broadcast[edit]

In Australia, the first season premiered on the Discovery Channel on December 10, 2013.[28] Season 2 premiered from October 7, 2014[29] and the third season premiered from August 11, 2015.[30]

References[edit]

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