Chilcotin pilot flies high on History Channel – Williams Lake Tribune

A pilot from the Chilcotin Plateau, west of Williams Lake, flies over the Peace region of British Columbia in a new reality TV series.

Jessica James stars in Lost car rescue on History, as the team driver.

James is the granddaughter of Vernon “Mulligan” and Lorraine James, who founded the Chilanko Rosa Ranch in downtown Chilcotin.

In the series, James operates a small 1948 Stinson fixed-wing aircraft to help spot rare cars from the air.

The team, led by Matt Sager, searches for rare and valuable classic cars in the Peace region of northern British Columbia and the show documents the process of locating, buying and extracting car bodies. classic.

James had met Sager in flight school, according to the show’s press release, and while Sager pursued other things, James was gaining more flight experience and getting his business license.

Most recently, James flew commercial seaplanes from Vancouver and Victoria before being laid off due to the pandemic.

“I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Because of that, it led me to this great new adventure, ”James said in a trailer for the show.

Her vast experience and small-town charm made her the perfect pilot for work flying over remote parts of British Columbia when Sager was on her team, the trailer noted.

The team also includes Sager’s brother, a mechanical specialist, a bodywork expert and a vehicle extraction specialist.

Lost Car Rescue also highlights the stories of the places, people, and vehicles the team recovers.

The show will premiere on History on Thursday, January 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Williams Lake Tribune will be chatting with Matt Sager and Jessica James next week to learn more about the series and their adventures.

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