If you or a loved one has ever thought that flying was a risky line of work or hobby, how about being a pilot and flying around the world to repossess multimillion dollar aircraft – including ones owned by dictators in Haiti or the Congo?
ABC News’ Nightline recently aired a segment profiling an airplane repo man named Nick Popovich (we also mentioned a New York Times story about an airplane repo man back in March) who has been in the airplane repossession business for 30 years and has done more than 1,340 repossessions. Nick has seen and experienced just about everything the business has to throw at him, from being thrown in jail for a week in Haiti during the fall of Baby Doc’s regime to having guns pointed at him (“The first time scares the hell out of you…”)
Nick says he is “scared every time he goes” given that he never knows if he will meet “crazy people” or if the “airplane could be bad.” However as he states: “Its what I do for a living!”
In other words, its just another day job for him!