AARP Studios has launched “Badass Pilot: The Series.”
The unscripted five-part series follows jet pilot Art Nalls and his journey to buy and fly one of the rarest and most elusive planes in the world, a Harrier jet.
“I think the title of this show says it all. Art is, in fact, a badass pilot, and the perfect example or embodiment of how age doesn’t define anything,” said AARP Studios Vice President Jeffrey Eagle. “Art certainly answers the question ‘How do you become the only civilian to own a Sea Harrier Fighter jet?’ but there’s a lot more to the series than that. Art’s purchase of the plane was just the beginning of the adventure.”
Today, Nalls spends his time spreading his enthusiasm for the Harrier jet with the public by performing at air shows. He is committed to training additional pilots and to passing on his love of aviation and Harriers to a new generation of aviators.
In this series, we meet Art’s team and a potential protégé who is defying expectations in her very own way.
The original series showcases the retired test pilot’s passionate pursuit to restore and share a piece of military history becoming one of the only private citizens to own and fly a sea harrier jet.
Across the five episodes, viewers will witness Nalls’ journey as he purchases the jet and reassembles it from more than 5,000 parts. Returning the Harrier jet to its former glory, Nalls and his team of retired pilots and aircraft mechanics show what is possible at any age.
The digital series will be released weekly starting Nov. 14 throughout mid-December. The first episode, How to Buy a Harrier Jet, is now live on AARP Studios YouTube page.
Avril Corkscrew says
There is no aircraft, under the earth, on the earth, or over the earth, that I hate more than the Harrier. And that has everything to do with the noise factor. (Prop noise = good. Jet noise? Eh… not so much.)