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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.



Mike Kennedy in "Airplane Repo"
Mike Kennedy Airplane RepoJuly 1, 2013

Ken Cage in "Airplane Repo"
Ken Cage in "Airplane Repo"
Ken Cage in "Airplane Repo" - © Discovery Channel
Kevin Lacey in "Airplane Repo"
Kevin Lacey in "Airplane Repo"
Kevin Lacey in "Airplane Repo" - © Discovery Channel
NEW YORK, NY — Discovery Channel explores the high adrenaline, "cat and mouse" world of airplane repossession. "Airplane Repo" follows three teams of repossession experts as they take on the legal, yet extremely challenging, task of repossessing the planes of the nation's wealthiest. The ten episode, one-hour series, "Airplane Repo," premieres Thursday, July 11th at 10 PM E/P.

Hired by banks, these bounty hunters of the sky repossess high-end assets from some of the wealthiest who have fallen behind on their payments. These "repo" men face numerous obstacles with each new job including violent altercations with the owners, the risk of arrest and unknowingly flying a damaged plane. The series chronicles these nail-biting, high-stakes jobs as these men only have minutes to inspect the functionality of the plane before they take off in the air. Will they succeed reclaiming these luxury planes or yachts or will their gamble lead to nothing but trouble?



Meet the "Airplane Repo" cast:

Mike Kennedy - Known as the "lone wolf" of luxury repos, Mike 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.

Kevin Lacey - Kevin, a smooth talking Texan, has been in the business for over 40 years with over 450 repos around the globe. From Africa to Brazil, Kevin's jobs have provided him multi-million dollar rewards, but without numerous run-ins with the law and other hair-raising situations. Luckily, Kevin's best friend and "repo" partner, Gary Cobb, helps Kevin out of some of the tightest situations.

Ken Cage - This family man and CEO of International Recovery Group (IRG) has successfully completed over 1,200 repossessions ranging from planes to construction equipment. Facing more extreme confrontations with each job including conflicts at gunpoint and nearly run-over by a car, Ken hired former bounty hunter and MMA fighter, Danny Thompson, to add some muscle behind his "repos."

"Airplane Repo" is produced for Discovery Channel by Undertow Films with Matt Renner, Ethan Prochnik and Dan Ilani serving as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Denise Contis is executive producer.