Patriots Jet Team Pilot Robert “Scratch” Mitchell Will Talk Reality TV in High-Risk Environments at 2014 NAB Show; Moderated by “Got Your Six” Managing Director Chris Mar

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The fighter pilot will offer production techniques and project management tips.

Robert “Scratch” Mitchell will be the featured presenter in an hour-long session as part of the Creative Masters Series in this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. The session, entitled “A Fighter Pilot’s Take on Reality TV: Managing Goals, People and Risk in High Stakes Environments” will offer tips on how production teams can increase efficiency by applying a pilot’s approach to time, team and project management.

Mitchell, a veteran RCAF F-18 and Snowbird demonstration pilot and current Patriots Jet Team pilot, has management experience both as a commanding officer and as a reality-show producer. He has served on production teams for Discovery Channel’s “Highway Thru Hell” and Discovery Canada’s upcoming reality series “AIRSHOW”. The session will include high-speed, action-packed footage from these shows.

“Producing a reality-show is similar in many ways to piloting a multi-million dollar jet,” says Mitchell. “Both require precise timing, team management and often involve finding your way through high-risk situations. I’m thrilled to share some practical techniques that I’ve learned during my years serving in multiple leadership roles with this year’s NAB Show participants.”

“Scratch” Mitchell’s session will be held Monday April 7th from 3-4 p.m. in the South Hall Meeting Room S220. Attendees will also learn about NAB Show’s public service initiative for 2014, “Got Your Six,” a collective impact campaign to bridge the civilian-military divide and ensure that veterans are seen as leaders and civic assets. The campaign unites the entertainment industry with top nonprofit organizations and the federal government to change the conversation in America around veterans and military families.

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Mitchell will also be available before and after the session at the Patriots Jet Team and Exact Market Exhibit, which will feature an authentic MiG fighter jet. Visitors will be able to sit inside the MiG, take photos with team members and learn about exciting marketing and team sponsorship opportunities. The exhibit will be located outside in the Silver Lot at #SV1003.

Learn more about the MiG and the Patriots Jet Team on its 2014 NAB Show landing page.

About Robert “Scratch” Mitchell

Robert “Scratch” Mitchell is a third-generation military pilot, producer and actor based out of Vancouver, Canada. He is a 20-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force where he flew the F-18 and performed with the Snowbirds. He is currently the featured left wing pilot for The Patriots Jet Team, the only civilian-owned aerial jet team in the United States.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategy and Management and has experience managing projects in the airshow entertainment business. After 20 years with the RCAF, Scratch retired to pursue his dream of acting and producing full-time. He has worked on production teams for the Discovery Channel, Discovery Canada and has consulted on a number of projects involving aviation. Learn more at:

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NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at

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