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Kevin Lacey in "Airplane Repo"
Kevin Lacey Airplane Repo
Kevin Lacey in "Airplane Repo" - © Discovery Channel
Kevin Lacey from "Airplane Repo" stars in the Discovery Channel reality docu-series. He is known as "The Sly Fox" on the show.

Kevin Lacey, a smooth talking Texan, has been in the business for over 40 years with over 450 repos around the globe. From Africa to Brazil, Kevin's jobs have provided him multi-million dollar rewards, but without numerous run-ins with the law and other hair-raising situations. Luckily, Kevin's best friend and "repo" partner, Gary Cobb, helps Kevin out of some of the tightest
situations. Kevin is a vintage plane junkie, muscle car racer, and a good old boy.

Lacey knows aircraft inside and out, having rebuilt his own as a 20-year-old mechanic with dreams of becoming a pilot. "Mechanics don't fly," they told him, but Lacey proved them wrong by having so much knowledge of corporate Cessna they couldn't avoid putting him in the cockpit. Since then he's racked up many titles: crew chief, state department pilot, director of operations. He even started his own FBO. But being a high-value asset repo man gives him the biggest smile.

Kevin "liberated" his first plane at the ripe age of 21. The money was good and the rush was undeniable. He was hooked. Since then, he's done more than 450 repos around the globe, often risking life, limb and the bitter end of the law. Detainment and jail don't frighten him. He's experienced both more times than he can recall, from Africa to Brazil, and always been acquitted. Kevin will be the first one to say he has a mean competitive streak. He's been known to wait-out bureaucracies and foreign governments for nine months at a time, sleeping in hangars and eating where he can find food, waging wars of attrition until his quarry is good to go. Then he sinks his teeth into that multi-million dollar repo and trots off with his prize.



Back home in McKinney, Beverly, Kevin's business partner of 7 years (and most valuable asset) manages their business Texas Air Fleet/Rangers, while Kevin dedicates his downtime to racing vintage planes with his pal Gary, and building his RV-7.


KEVIN LACEY (AIRPLANE REPO): FACTS

Where does Kevin Lacey live? Find out here.

Age: ∼56 years old
Current Residence: McKinney, TX




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