Mike Kennedy Airplane Repo
Mike Kennedy in "Airplane Repo" - © Discovery Channel
Mike Kennedy from "Airplane Repo" stars in the Discovery Channel reality docu-series.

Known as the "lone wolf" of luxury repos, Mike Kennedy is a charter pilot who has been doing repo for twenty years. He implements some of the industry's most innovative, yet riskiest methods to reach his target planes, including snow machines, scuba gear and parachuting equipment. His high-risk interests do not end there as his other day job includes rescuing tigers, cobras and other exotic animals.

As a world-class motorcycle stunt rider, skydiver and aircraft daredevil, Kennedy has a need for speed and danger. A high-end recovery expert, weapons trader and exotic animal dealer, Mike finds himself in hotel rooms and backwaters all over the globe, often with potentially deadly altercations brewing right outside his door.

Normally working solo, but sometimes with a small and seasoned crew, Mike — who can fly just about anything — is deft with flight permits, fuel stops, customs issues, import, export and capturing the elusive log-book. His kids grown and his youth behind him, a voice in his head dogs Mike to get the most out of life. "There's just not enough time," he'll say.

Meanwhile, the high-adrenaline lifestyle has taken its toll on his body, and though he's in better shape than men half his age, he's feels it in the morning. But when he gets the call, his muscle memory fires up like a rifle kick, and he goes into high gear- be it to recover a drug lord's Learjet in default, delivering lethal weapons into the hands of good guys, or finding a distrustful leopard a new peaceful home — it's one endless carpe diem and he's his own boss.

Still, being the Lone Wolf has its downside: every time he captains his repo off the runway, there's the nagging white-knuckle question — did he check absolutely everything?


Age: ∼59 years old

Discovery Takes to the Skies with 'Airplane Repo' — Premiering Thursday, July 11, the new reality docu-series explores the high adrenaline, "cat and mouse" world of airplane repossession. Read more...

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