The Aviators

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The Aviators
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Written byAndrew Johnston
Directed byAnthony Nalli
Narrated byAnthony Nalli
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes87
Executive producerAnthony Nalli
Running time30 minutes
Original network
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2010 (2010-09-04)

The Aviators is a weekly Canadian television docuseries about aviation. Hosted by Anthony Nalli, the program is a behind-the-scenes look at airplanes and the people who fly or work with them.[1]

The series came from a column of aviation stories Nalli was writing, called “Close Calls.”[2] The series premiered on the Global Television Network Saturday, September 4, 2010. It could also be seen on CHEK-TV in Canada and has been distributed to all 356 Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States for broadcast in numerous markets starting in September 2010. The series was broadcast overseas on Discovery Channel Asia starting in spring 2010. The series became available on Hulu in February 2011. It began airing its ninth season in May 2021.[3]

In its third season, Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil was featured trying to earn his pilot's license.[4]


  1. ^ "Vince Neil soars in 'The Aviators'". Entertainment Weekly. December 5, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "'The Aviators' producer in Wichita thanks, in part, to a deflating guidance counselor". Wichita Business Journal. May 17, 2021. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  3. ^ "Behind the scenes of the globally successful series: The Aviators". Skies Magazine. May 17, 2021. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  4. ^ "New Vince Neil Reality Show to Follow Rocker's Pursuit of Pilot's License". Ultimate Classic Rock. September 15, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2021.

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