or


[12/01/08 - 02:11 PM]
TruTV Heads to Hawaii for Exciting New Series Maui Chopper
The series, due on December 8, follows chief helicopter pilot Don Shearer and his crew at Windward Aviation.

[via press release from truTV]

truTV Heads to Hawaii for Exciting New Series MAUI CHOPPER

Series Follows the Brave Men and Women of Windward Aviation as They Risk Their Lives In One of the Most Beautiful � But Perilous � Places on Earth

MAUI CHOPPER Premieres Monday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET)

On the island of Maui, breathtaking beaches are a dream destination for vacationers and inhabitants alike. But with crashing waves, looming cliffs and deep ravines, it's also the kind of place where a beautiful day can turn into tragedy. When danger strikes, chief helicopter pilot Don Shearer and his crew at Windward Aviation may be the only chance of survival for tourists or residents trapped in life-threatening situations. truTV follows this brave group of first-responders in the exciting new real-life series MAUI CHOPPER, premiering Monday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET).

Based at Kahului Airport on the island of Maui, Windward is one of the best utility helicopter companies in Hawaii. Windward operates on Kauai, Oahu, the Big Island and Molokai, as well as Maui.

Maui's search-and-rescue, lifeguard and fire departments all team with Shearer for emergencies. Because of people like Shearer and his crew, Maui remains one of the safest and most beautiful places for visitors from all over the globe.

In MAUI CHOPPER, viewers will be in the thick of the action as single-engine helicopter pilots work in dangerous environments. A pilot will �slingload,� or hook, a rope to the bottom of a helicopter, then attach an EMT worker to drop into locations to rescue injured people. All the while, a pilot must keep a helicopter steady in high winds, to ensure rescuers 200 feet below don't crash into rocks. Any loss of concentration, even for a second, can cause a chopper to lose control and further jeopardize the safety of the injured.

In episode 1 of MAUI CHOPPER, a fire threatens to engulf an entire neighborhood. Shearer is the first on the scene and, with very little water nearby, is forced to dip into local swimming pools. A second fire starts, and Shearer calls for reinforcements. The fire refuses to go out, and the pilots have to decide whether to fly at night to save houses and their inhabitants. Flying in the dark is extremely dangerous but, for these pilots, there is no other choice.

Later, a hiker falls unconscious after hitting her head on a rock. With no way out by foot, the Maui Fire Department calls Shearer to lift her to safety. Hovering low above a gushing river in 45 knot winds, a rescue team on the ground tries to load a stretcher with the injured hiker. This job is as difficult as it gets for a helicopter pilot � but, for Shearer, it's all in a day's work. It is vital that he get the victim to a waiting ambulance before her condition worsens.

Finally, during a lighter moment, a photographer wants to shoot beautiful models for a catalog on a beach that is accessible only by helicopter. Who better to call than Shearer and Windward Aviation?

Al Edgington and Mark Koops serve as executive producers of the series, which is produced for truTV by Reveille and 2 Roosters Media LLC. For truTV, Jon Crowley serves as executive producer and Robyn Hutt as executive in charge of production.

truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 90 million U.S. households and enjoying more than a year of solid and consistent ratings growth, truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. Among truTV's primetime fan favorites are the original series Smoking Gun Presents, Most Daring, Speeders, Ocean Force, Principal's Office, Forensic Files and Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name IN SESSION.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





  [december 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· MAUI CHOPPER (TRUTV)









[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Constantine" Jumps 38% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Hit Its Highest Rating Since Its Series Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday for November Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Hits Season Highs Across the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.

[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
Disney XD to Sneak Preview New Original Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" on Friday, December 5
Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler guest stars as The Snowman.

[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
These original episodes join the previously announced holiday music specials as well as perennial holiday favorites.

[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 to Air Special Encore Presentation of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6PM and 10PM
Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and an All-New Network Special
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "Lip Sync Battle" from Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
"Home & Family" Primetime Holiday Special Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 24th
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.

[11/21/14 - 09:46 AM]
First Look Photo from the New Season of the Hit Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful"
The new season is currently in production in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 debut on the network.

[11/21/14 - 09:17 AM]
William Shatner Joins "Haven" Cast As Recurring Guest Star
Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.