2008, Rose D’Or Award in the sitcom category
The airplane is the most popular and comfortable mode of transport. How many of us have flown at least once? But what takes place in the cockpit remains a mystery to most. ‘Pilots’ is a mini-sitcom that reveals what goes on in the cockpit during the long hours of flight.
The lead characters are Captain Enrico Gasparini and his co-pilot Max Conti (played by Enrico Bertolino and Max Tortora respectively), employees of Pigeon Airlines, a low-cost company owned by Mister ‘Slave driver’ Piccione. Enrico’s Milanese fastidiousness and conceit put together with Max’s Roman carelessness and traditional beliefs act as the spark that trigger comic situations that border on the absurd and surreal. They will be accompanied on their long-distance flights by lovely, airheaded Josephine and war-veteran Silvana.