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Colin Cowling
Character Information



Aaron Fullogas


Racing Sports Network Cameraman
Sports newscaster


Brent Mustangburger

Voiced by

Colin Cowherd (US)
Tomasz Zimoch (PL)

Movie Appearances


Video Game Appearances

Planes: The Video Game (heard only)

Colin Cowling is the Racing Sports Network blimp who is best known for his Eye-In-The-Sky-Sports reportings.



Affable blimp Colin Cowling attended the prestigious Zeppelin Broadcasting School and began his career as the play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast Balloon Races. He got his big break — so to speak — when his Eye-In-The-Sky-In-Sports weekly recap show was noticed by producers of Racing Sports Network (RSN).[1]

Colin is seen reporting the Wings Around the Globe with Brent Mustangburger.

Planes: The Video Game

Colin is heard announcing the WATG races in Planes: The Video Game.


Colin has black and gray striping with red lines, and his cockpit is painted gray. He has the RSN logo on his sides.


Cowling is an Aaron Fullogas.


Colin Cowling is the RSN blimp.


  • His character artwork is the same of Al Oft.
  • He is voiced by and modeled after Colin Cowherd.
  • In the United Kingdom version, he is renamed Lofty Crofty and is voiced by David Croft.[2] Additionally, some of Lofty's dialogue is different to Colin's (although the Blu-ray and DVD subtitles in the UK still show Colin's lines despite being changed to show Lofty's name).
    • When explaining about who should be coming in second to Ripslinger, Lofty adds "the" before saying "...three-time defending champ..." Additionally, he shortens "who is" to "who's" when saying that Ripslinger is seeking to become the first four-time winner in the Wings Around the Globe.
    • When Colin announces the racers coming onto the runway, he says "The racers are making their way to the runway." Lofty instead says "Here come the racers onto the runway."
    • After the first leg starts, Colin says "The winner of the leg today is the first to take off tomorrow." Lofty instead says "The winner of today's leg will be the first to take off tomorrow." Also, Lofty says "Well" before saying "That's right, Brent."
    • During the Germany to India leg, Colin says "Brent, this could be Crophopper's leg, all the way." Lofty instead says "Brent, this is a leg made for Crophopper."
  • In the Polish version, he is called Karol Kozak.
    • In the Polish version, Brent Mustangburger calls him the Zimoch Editor in a certain scene.
      • This is a reference to the name of Tomasz Zimoch, the Polish actor who gave the voice of Colin/Karol in the Polish version.



  1. ‘Planes’ Official Character Descriptions, Casting and Character Poses (Hi-Res)
  2. David Croft: From Formula 1 commentator to the voice of an airship in new movie Planes