Flying Wild Alaska 3 Seasons 2011
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1. Meet the Twetos In the frigid Alaskan town of Unalakleet, the Tweto's and their family-run airline battle the arctic elements to transport supplies and passengers to some of the most inaccessible areas on the planet.
2. Life or Death Pilot Luke Hickerson transports dangerous chemicals from Barrow to the remote village of Atqasuk. Then, in Unalakleet, the cold and dark winter claims its first casualty and Jim must make arrangements to transport the casket.
3. Blow It Up In a dangerous mission, pilot Doug Doherty flies along Russian airspace to transport volatile explosives to the island of St Lawrence. In Unk, Ben slams into a large bird mid-flight.
4. Indian Summer Unseasonably warm weather sends Jim up to the Brooks Range to look for potential landing strips. Ferno and Ariel prepare an Eskimo feast for returning pilot John Ponts and the week ends with an icy plunge into the Unalakleet River.
5. Tundra Taxis In Bethel, construction crews race to finish Era's newest hanger before the unforgiving winter snows arrive. But when Jim flies in to inspect the progress, he is far from happy. In Unk, fierce crosswinds blow John Ponts' tiny 207 all over the sky.
6. Greenhorn Ben Pilot Yuri Ivanoff trains in Bethel for a potential promotion to fly the 208 Caravan. But danger strikes when heavy ice forms on the wings. In Unalakleet, weeks of rain force Jim to do a river landing and a greenhorn arrives.
7. Deep Freeze Era Alaska makes a special canine delivery to four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey in Fairbanks. After the first snow in Unalakleet, Jim and Ferno cope with an influx of schoolteachers on their busiest day of the year.
8. Bush Brawl A dangerous frozen river landing leaves Jim and Ferno skating on thin ice, while Ariel's flying lessons end in disaster. The biggest snowstorm of the season hits, shutting down all of Western Alaska and leaving several Era pilots up in the air.
9. Trick or Tweto Halloween in Alaska brings vicious crosswinds that wreak havoc on Era's small planes. Ariel hopes to learn the family business in Unk, but a power blackout tests her abilities when she takes over as station manager.
10. Goodbye Sun The approaching winter darkness fuels a mass exodus from Unalakleet. In Barrow, a bootlegger attempts to smuggle in illegal liquor and Luke races to complete a daring rescue before the sun sets for two months straight.
|Supporting actors||Ayla Tweto, Ariel Tweto, Jim Pratt, K.C. Bodily, Jason Driskill, John Dronenburg, Kara Hansen, John Hastie, John Koeppen, Judy Kotongan, John Ponts, Phillip Sampson, Vance Sasinowski, Doug Stewart, Harry Wrase|
|Executive Producer||Tommy Baynard|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
I like this show. ERA airline owners seem like a nice family and the show gives a lot of insight into life in rural Alaska and how essential planes are to keeping the small towns... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bob K
It's OK, but not fantastic. There is a lot of repetition that could be eliminated. Another problem is the first season is on Amazon Prime, and after that you have to pay to view. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Louis G. Decker
The drama is really fake, but this is a fun show with amazing views of Alaska. Not much to not like here.Published 1 month ago by Justin H
Having once lived in Unalakleet this show is extra special. It shows the wild side of Alaska and the great people that live there. Its a show my husband and I can enjoy together. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colleen Gregory
I love the reality of the problems of not only incredible flying but the daily economic challenges of such an operation.
I have to salute Jim Tweto and his pilots. Read more
Quite interesting. Not just a series about flying, it show life in Alaska. I enjoy watching to see the scenery, villages and people, not just the flying.Published 2 months ago by jfb
I'm a pilot and I love to see what these guys do. Esp. When I feel the same way in the little guys I fly too!Published 2 months ago by Leo 1171
I love to see people who love to fly doing what they love to do. The Tweto family, I am sure, has problems like any other family. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kenneth W Arney
very interesting show, but like most shows today it is over dramatized. I am looking forward to watching season two.Published 2 months ago by P. Klein