Flying Wild Alaska

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Flying Wild Alaska

After 30 years of running Era Alaska, Jim Tweto sets his eyes on a new path. Doug loses all avionics while flying. Ariel takes the final steps towards getting her pilots license.

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Season 3
Pilot Sarah Fraher battles strong headwinds while attempting to deliver fuel to the research station and Ben Pederson braves 50mph winds to retrieve a priest for Easter Service.
Ariel disappears from radio contact, putting emergency services on high alert; Erik battles to touch down on a narrow runway.
On Alaska's North Slope, pilots Doug and John battle to keep their plane from careening off an icy runway. Meanwhile, in Unalakleet, Ariel receives a surprise visitor.
Pilot Doug tests his limits while landing on a melting runway, and pilot John Kapsner tries to locate two missing snow-machiners. Meanwhile the Iditarod dog sled race starts.
Villagers in Wainright lose their water supply due to the Arctic cold. Solar flares leave Ponts and Ben in harm's way. In Unalakleet, a criminal is on the loose.
Alaska's harshest winter in years wreaks havoc on Era's fleet, causing Doug's brakes to freeze on an icy runway and Sarah's aircraft door to malfunction mid-flight.
Era tries to survive a brutal winter; Ariel joins in the search to find a missing friend; Sarah attempts a difficult landing to aid a pilot; Ponts tries an emergency medical drop.
Season 2
Sarah Fraher has her first flight in a 208, Ariel hunts for seagull eggs, and Erik Snuggerud fights to keep his plane in the sky over one of Alaska's most notorious runways.
John Dronenberg and Justin Essian try to fly volatile propane to a fishing lodge, Luke Hickerson battles failing equipment and Ponts challenges Ariel to make the perfect landing.
Ariel takes to the skies in a new plane with dangerous results and lead pilot Erik Snuggerud battles heavy turbulence with a very special delivery.
Era Alaska provides aid to a village devastated by floods. Two pilots get lost off the Russian coast while delivering ammunition. In Anchorage, Jim's Cessna 180 goes up in smoke.
Jim searches for a group of missing mountain climbers; Luke races to transport a village elder to the hospital and a pilot attempts to set a world speed record to the North Pole.
Jim must fly a group of world-renowned rock climbers from Unk to the remote Brooks Range; To feed their hungry community, Luke flies a Barrow whaling crew over the sea ice.
Two pilots push their limits to land vaccines on Alaska's most treacherous runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel Tweto takes to the skies and proves that she still has a lot to learn.
A storm threatens to shut down Era Alaska's operations; Ben faces dangerous conditions on his way to St Michael; and Erik resorts to drastic measures to get medicine to a village.
Two pilots try to deliver a speciality drill; Luke brings the first ever ATM to Wainwright, along with cash; Erik races to deliver passengers and supplies before a storm arrives.
John Ponts fights turbulence and passengers on a flight; Jim and Ferno leave the pilots in charge of the terminal and Sarah's rescue flight turns into a battle for survival.
The Iditarod dog sled race arrives; Ferno, Ayla and Ariel Tweto run with the reindeer; a pilot battles malfunctioning controls and a tsunami warning threatens the West Coast.
Villages of western Alaska are in desperate need of supplies; Jim attempts a risky landing on a frozen river; Luke has problems taking off; a pilot flies to the Russian border.