Flying Wild Alaska

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  • 2011
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.1  (568)

Flying wild Alaska is a reality television show that depicts the daily lives of pilots that own and operate a family business of transporting goods, services and people into and out of the most remote parts of the state of Alaska to show accurately depicts the conditions of flying in one of the most dangerous environments in the world each episode has segments from the air bases and airports. They demonstrate how the planes are loaded cared for and maintained in the extremely harsh conditions. Everything from deicing the wings to keeping the engine warm to making sure the weight distribution for each load is just right. The other part of the show is actually flying with the pilots themselves to deliver the goods and/or services to the remotest parts of the state. This allows the viewers to get a firsthand look at just how dangerous flying in the remote wilderness can actually be everything from landing and taking off on a frozen river to landing on the side of the mountain and taking off from the mountain again to transporting someone from a remote native village. That is in need of serious medical attention. The bravery and courage and flying skills of the pilots that can be viewed in this show is absolutely amazing it takes an extremely unique individual to be able to pull off some of the aromatic feats of these pilots and will leave the viewer with a great appreciation for just exactly what these individuals do and the role they play in keeping the remotest parts of the wilderness connected to the outside world. The other intriguing part of the show is of course the drama that comes with not only operating a business but a family business and all the little bumps in the road today expands on a daily basis. Trying to make sure the company runs as smoothly as possible so that the customers get the services they desperately need, all while trying to keep family life completely separate from business flying which adds the viewer can see from watching any episode is not always as easy as it sounds.

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Seasons
End of an Era
8. End of an Era
July 20, 2012
In the series finale, Jim considers a new career path after 30 years, and Ariel is met by the FAA in the last step to obtain her pilot's license.
Into the Wind
7. Into the Wind
July 20, 2012
Sarah takes on a windstorm while transporting fuel to a research station; Jim completes a difficult landing; Ben retrieves a priest for an Easter service.
Radio Silence
6. Radio Silence
July 13, 2012
Ariel disappears from radio contact and emergency services are alerted. Over the remote village of Hooper Bay, pilot Erik Snuggerud battles a narrow runway.
Money Pit
5. Money Pit
July 6, 2012
In Bethel, pilot Erik Snuggerud struggles with mechanical issues. On Alaska's North Slope, pilots Doug Stewart and John Rende work to keep their plane from veering off an icy runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel receives a surprise visitor.
Return to Diomede
4. Return to Diomede
June 29, 2012
Pilot Doug Stewart's skills are tested when he has to land on a runway melting into the ocean. Pilot John Kapsner searches for two snow-machines lost in the Alaskan Bush.
Zero Cabin Pressure
3. Zero Cabin Pressure
June 22, 2012
Era's fleet deals with the harshest Alaskan winter in years. Sarah Fraher has a challenge when her aircraft door opens during flight. With explosive chemicals on board, Doug deals with his brakes freezing. Jim tries to land on the frozen Anvik River.
Solar Flare Danger
2. Solar Flare Danger
June 15, 2012
Villagers in Wainright have no water due to the Arctic cold. Solar flares leave Ponts and Ben in danger. In Unalakleet, a criminal is on the loose and the Tweto's are on edge.
Running Out of Time
1. Running Out of Time
June 8, 2012
Era works to survive a harsh winter. Ariel joins the search effort to find her missing friend. Sarah Fraher tries to help a stranded pilot. Ponts tries to assist in an emergency medical drop over a Kavik camp.
Description

Flying wild Alaska is a reality television show that depicts the daily lives of pilots that own and operate a family business of transporting goods, services and people into and out of the most remote parts of the state of Alaska to show accurately depicts the conditions of flying in one of the most dangerous environments in the world each episode has segments from the air bases and airports. They demonstrate how the planes are loaded cared for and maintained in the extremely harsh conditions. Everything from deicing the wings to keeping the engine warm to making sure the weight distribution for each load is just right.

The other part of the show is actually flying with the pilots themselves to deliver the goods and/or services to the remotest parts of the state. This allows the viewers to get a firsthand look at just how dangerous flying in the remote wilderness can actually be everything from landing and taking off on a frozen river to landing on the side of the mountain and taking off from the mountain again to transporting someone from a remote native village. That is in need of serious medical attention. The bravery and courage and flying skills of the pilots that can be viewed in this show is absolutely amazing it takes an extremely unique individual to be able to pull off some of the aromatic feats of these pilots and will leave the viewer with a great appreciation for just exactly what these individuals do and the role they play in keeping the remotest parts of the wilderness connected to the outside world.

The other intriguing part of the show is of course the drama that comes with not only operating a business but a family business and all the little bumps in the road today expands on a daily basis. Trying to make sure the company runs as smoothly as possible so that the customers get the services they desperately need, all while trying to keep family life completely separate from business flying which adds the viewer can see from watching any episode is not always as easy as it sounds.

Flying Wild Alaska is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2011.

Where to Watch Flying Wild Alaska

Flying Wild Alaska is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Flying Wild Alaska on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Discovery, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 14, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (568)