Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots

Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots

  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons

Island Air, flying out of Kodiak Island, Alaska, is home to the bravest pilots on the planet. "Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots", produced by Orion Entertainment, is a new television series in production and scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel in mid-2015. The Island Air team pilot de Havilland Beavers - single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven bush planes - fly anywhere they need to go. Their mission is to move explorers and adventure seekers, hunters and anglers, tourists and locals, archeologists and surfers and prospectors deep into the Kodiak back country; taking off and landing on water, dirt, dry stream beds, on the sides of mountains, amid bolder fields, even on glaciers. Navigating the island's geography requires extreme flying skills, but it's the weather that makes their world utterly unpredictable. Flying around fog, through rain, snow, and sleet, transporting essential supplies and life-saving materials to the ends of the earth is all in a day's run for a Kodiak bush pilot and the staff and crew of Island Air. But when the weather doesn't cooperate, tensions run high - it's the pilots who must make the call about whether it's safe to fly - and staying grounded is seldom a popular decision. It may be a clich

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Without a Trace
8. Without a Trace
October 17, 2016
Tanalian Aviation pilots Joel Natwick and Josiah Freeman help with a search and rescue for an accomplished hiker deep in the winter wilderness.
Ice Climbers
7. Ice Climbers
October 17, 2016
Tanalian Aviation fights winter weather to transport ice climbers onto the Knik Glacier.
Flying High
6. Flying High
October 10, 2016
The Tanalian bush pilots transport extreme paragliders to Moose Creek, in the Talkeetna Range, for a once-in-a-lifetime airborne experience.
Salvage Gone Awry
5. Salvage Gone Awry
October 10, 2016
Joel and Mark Barker tempt fate and fly into no man's land to find and salvage a white airplane in a snowy forest, and fight hypothermia along the way.
Hanging by a Thread
4. Hanging by a Thread
October 3, 2016
Tanalian Aviation bush pilots Joel and Josiah earn their keep slinging a stranded snow machine.
Heaven at 5,000 Feet
3. Heaven at 5,000 Feet
October 3, 2016
Pilot Josiah Freeman takes professional snowboarder Mark Barajas to the Chugach Mountains.
On Thin Ice
2. On Thin Ice
September 26, 2016
The bush pilots have to use all their skills - scuba diving, underwater rigging and expert flying - to try and salvage a de Havilland Beaver wing at the bottom of the 6 Mile Lake.
On Thin Ice
1. On Thin Ice
September 26, 2016
On a rare day off, Josiah and his friends white water raft where few have gone before - on top of the massive Knik Glacier.
Description

Island Air, flying out of Kodiak Island, Alaska, is home to the bravest pilots on the planet. "Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots", produced by Orion Entertainment, is a new television series in production and scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel in mid-2015. The Island Air team pilot de Havilland Beavers - single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven bush planes - fly anywhere they need to go. Their mission is to move explorers and adventure seekers, hunters and anglers, tourists and locals, archeologists and surfers and prospectors deep into the Kodiak back country; taking off and landing on water, dirt, dry stream beds, on the sides of mountains, amid bolder fields, even on glaciers.

Navigating the island's geography requires extreme flying skills, but it's the weather that makes their world utterly unpredictable. Flying around fog, through rain, snow, and sleet, transporting essential supplies and life-saving materials to the ends of the earth is all in a day's run for a Kodiak bush pilot and the staff and crew of Island Air. But when the weather doesn't cooperate, tensions run high - it's the pilots who must make the call about whether it's safe to fly - and staying grounded is seldom a popular decision. It may be a clichAlaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on March 30, 2015.

Where to Watch Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots

Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots is available for streaming on the Outdoor Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    March 30, 2015