Mötley Crue frontman launches reality TV series as newly minted pilot

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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