FourPoints Television, producers of “The Aviators,” has signed Vince Neil, lead singer of the rock band Mötley Crüe, to head-up a new reality series based on his exploits as a newly-certified pilot. The series, “Vince Neil Escapes,” will follow Neil in his dream to finalize his pilot’s license, for which flight training occurred on-camera during season three of the PBS aviation program. In the process Vince and an entourage head for the skies in a series of flights to glamorous party destinations.
Episodes will accompany Neil and his entrepreneur girlfriend, his semi-famous rocker manager, and his soft-spoken female mentor and flight instructor, as they embark on various whirlwind flights across North America and the Caribbean, enjoying rock-star level treatment along the way. Throughout the season, Vince battles FAA regulations to earn the right to fly on his own (due to a long history of DUI convictions, including one fatal collision), working with a quirky medical practitioner… and accordion player.
Yet Neil’s more enduring challenge is to strike a balance between his hard-partying nature and the sobriety and focus required to fulfill his dream of being a full-fledged pilot. Neil’s flight instructor and “angel on the shoulder” warns that the only variable between Vince enjoying a casual flight and dying in a fiery disaster is Vince himself, the producers note.
“We get to see a developing side of Vince that lifts the series above the typical celebrity reality fare,” said Anthony Nalli, producer and creator of Vince Neil Escapes, as well as a long-time pilot and host of The Aviators. “He’s faced with some choices that could have life-and-death consequences, and is called upon to summon a serious side that many ‘Vince-haters’ doubt even exists. It’s a classic battle of temptation that we all face — only on a Rock Star scale.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of the series. It’s a great ride,” said Neil. “We do a lot of crazy partying in our travels, for sure, but what I’ve learned from this experience goes way past that. Flying has always been a huge dream for me, but the reality of learning something this disciplined has had a life-altering effect. It’s taken time for it to sink in, but I’ve definitely gone through some unexpected changes.”
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