Nathaniel Hale grew up in Rochester, New York. Named after the legendary war hero, Hale’s father was an officer in the Air Force stationed at the McGuire AAFB. At a young age, Hale hated the military and what it stood for, but loved to fly. Hale began flying Cessna’s at age 14. Years of flying have given him a solid understanding of mathematics, weather patterns, geography, flight dynamics, some basic physics and mechanical skills.
All these skill sets are displayed in a myriad of ways throughout the series. When asked what he remembers, Hale recounts the memory of flying from Washington, DC to Toronto when he entered severe storms and turbulence with extremely poor visibility.
It was almost like flying through an ash cloud which seemed to come out of nowhere.
TO BE PLAYED BY TYLER BLAKE SMITH
Tyler Blake Smith is a Toronto actor who starred in the feature film Gear (2017) which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has appeared on numerous hit TV shows including Murdoch Mysteries, 12 Monkeys, The Expanse, Dark Matter, and Reign, and stars in the CSA nominated digital series Petrol.