1) RE: The Bachelor. I actually watched the first episode of this show, not having watched it at all before, but my girlfriend wanted to check it out and she said the guy was a pilot, which intrigued me. I believe he's actually an airline pilot and seeing as he's from Dallas and the footage they showed of him at work was in what looked like a 757/767 cockpit, I'm guessing he works for American, even though all of the exteriors they showed were of Southwest 737's. In the first episode, there were something like 24 women that he met and he had to kick half of them to the curb. The rest of the season, he'll be 'rejecting' one each week. Ironically enough, one of the women dismissed in the first batch was a smoking hot corporate pilot.
2) An aviation-themed reality show would be awesome! 'Freight Dogs' would be cool, but I'm not so sure about traffic pilots. It could be interesting, but I think I'd rather see air ambulance pilots - LifeFlight, PHI Airmed, etc. Even the fixed wing transports as well - the Texas Children's Hospital here in Houston has a Citation that's fit out as an airborne ICU to bring kids in critical condition to Houston to get the care they need.
Another aviation-themed 'reality' show that fits in with the other competition/elimination shows (a la Top Chef, Survivor, etc.) would be a show that brings in a group of people to learn to fly. This could go two ways: a) it could be a group of primary students learning the PTS maneuvers and each week they're tested on the maneuvers they've learned and have to pass a weekly "checkride" or b) it could be a group of commercial pilots going into training and competing for an airline job. Again, they would have to pass weekly "checkrides" and be kicked off the show based on their level of performance.
Does anyone remember 'Airline' about behind the scenes at Southwest? I'd like to see that show come back. Wasn't there also a show about becoming a flight attendant and Frontier? That would be good to bring back too.
eaglepilot wrote:Jack mentioned that he just finished "Flight of Passage" by Rinker Buck.
I have recently read it, and I highly recommend it to anyone, aviation oriented or not. I have loaned it out a couple of times, and all who have read it, like it.
+1. I've read it in the past - it is excellent!