Mike Kennedy might be the most interesting man in the world. With an academic background in zoology, Kennedy is an animal wrangler, motorcycle stunt rider, weapons trader, and has the ability to fly almost any aircraft. Kennedy, one might say, is tailor-made for his job as an airplane repo man. (When a shady financier defaults on a Gulfstream and it's tucked far away from the bank's clutches in Bali, someone has to go get it.)
From flying half-broken planes to hanging out with his pet cobras, Mr. Kennedy has allowed the Discovery Channel's cameras in on the action, and his show Airplane Repo, now in its second season, airs Friday nights on Discovery. We caught up with Kennedy earlier this week to discuss his high-octane career, motorcycles, and exotic animals. Fasten your seat belt for take off.