Directed byCeleste Laudisio
StarringEnrico Bertolino
Max Tortora
Country of originItaly
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes416
ProducerRosario Rinaldo
Running time5 mins
Production companyMagnolia Fiction
Original networkRai 2
Original release5 April 2007 (2007-04-05)

Piloti (Pilots) is an Italian sitcom, produced by Magnolia TV [it] and aired on Rai 2 for three seasons starting in spring 2007.

Format and situation

The programme consists of five-minute unedited "sketch-com" episodes, three of which were broadcast every evening, five days a week.[1][2] The first season began on 5 April 2007 and included 150 episodes;[1][3] the second season began on 15 November 2008 and included 86 episodes;[4] the third season of 180 episodes began on 20 April 2009.[2]

The setting is a budget airline, Piccione Airlines, where Enrico Gasparini (Enrico Bertolino [it]) and Max Conti (Max Tortora) are pilots; many episodes take place in a cockpit.[5] Some characters, including the company head (Gianni Quillico) and Gasparini's wife (Carla Chiarelli) are unseen, heard on the crew's mobile phones or on aircraft communications.[1]

Gasparini and Conti first explored the budget airline setting in a 2003 RAI comedy, Bulldozer.[3][6]


Pamela Prati guest starred in Series 3 as the wife of an important politician.[2]


Piloti won a 2008 Rose d'Or award in the sitcom category.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Nexta (10 April 2007). "Sitcom. Enrico Bertolino e Max Tortora diventano 'piloti'". Film.it (in Italian). Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Piloti - la terza serie, torna su Rai Due". Newspettacolo.com (in Italian). 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sere (3 April 2007). "Piloti – una sitcom per Rai Due". Televisionando (in Italian). Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Sceneggiati e Fiction 2008 - 2009 -Rai Teche". teche.rai.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  5. ^ Davide Maggio (19 February 2007). "PILOTI, la nuova sitcom della RAI". Davide Maggio.it (in Italian). NanoPress. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. ^ "I programmi di Rai Premium: Piloti" (in Italian). RAI. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Sketch-Comedy: Piloti" (in Italian). Cross Productions. Retrieved 25 July 2018.