Thanks to his role as Ted Striker in the classic 1980 comedy Airplane! actor/producer/director Robert Hays has been synonymous with air travel for the past 41 years. The last time this real-life pilot sat in a pilot's seat on screen was for Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) when he made a memorable cameo in the hit Syfy franchise. Now the popular actor is back, helming the controls of A&E's Fasten Your Seatbelt, a caught-on-camera exposé of the good, the bad and the sometimes-ugly side of all things airplane. "This whole thing has been so much fun," Hays said during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "Everyone here that put this together has been absolutely wonderful, and a pleasure to work with. I always like [things] to have a really great feeling, as it makes you want to go to work every day -- which is better than asking yourself, 'What am I doing here?' and developing an ulcer.
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