2013-14, 12 x 1 hr, Discovery Channel Canada
Great Pacific Media
Big Risk – Bigger Stakes – And the Biggest Egos. And that’s before they even get to the show.
Airshow is a never before told twelve-part observational documentary series that takes viewers behind the scenes to the most dangerous part time profession on the planet. From the ground, it looks glamorous, but every year more airshow pilots are killed than in any other job in the entertainment industry. To survive on the circuit you need to be part salesman, part stuntman, and part crazy. The harder you push, on the ground and in the air, the more likely you are to succeed. But, push too hard and you will crash.
Money is always tight, there are never enough bookings to pay the bills and a steady stream of newbies are constantly trying to undercut. Airshow follows the lives of producers, performers and technicians through the 2013 season as they face breakdowns, bad weather, and each other’s egos.