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Ice Pilots NWT - The Series

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Norm Richards

Ice Pilots - NWT, The Series Opens Jan. 31, 2017


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It's the last frontier. And these are the last of the true arctic aviators. Young pilots with a taste for adventure have come here to earn their wings, flying vintage steel built for war. But it's a different war now: a war against bitter cold and constant breakdowns, a war to get the job done, a war to stay alive flying in the toughest conditions on the planet.


The job: to haul people and vital fuel and supplies to far flung outposts in the Canadian North. Piloting sturdy old warbirds built for punishment, they're learning with every hard knock, pulling together even as they compete to rise up the ranks. It's an impossible job with antique equipment in a merciless place. It's Ice Pilots NWT.


Ice Pilots – NWT, (known in the UK and the US as Ice Pilots), was a reality television series broadcast on History Canada that portrayed Buffalo Airways, an airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Buffalo mainly flies WWII-era propeller planes year-round in the Canadian North. The show ran from November 18, 2009 to December 17, 2014, comprising 6 seasons.

Ice Pilots NWT is back! The hugely popular documentary series following the adventures of the renegade Arctic airline Buffalo Airways returns as a brand new AKA VA Series. Here at Alaska Adventures VA will recreate the Ice Pilots NWT routes by episode for our AKA pilots to fly in our VA environment so stay tuned as we introduce you to "Ice Pilots - NWT".  Season One, Episode One (part-A) first aired back on 18 November 2009. 

A full and comprehensive background, story line and history document of the "Ice Pilots - NWT" will be included as a part of the first Ice Pilots - NWT tour download.




Most of the flights of the Ice Pilots - NWT take place in the North West Territories: where the Cold, Ice and older aircraft make it a real challenge to fly! 

We will kicking off with the DC-3/C-47, then following with the Curtiss Wright C46A Commando and later the Lockheed L-188 Electra and the Canadair CL-215.



IP-S01E01A1. Introduction to Ice Pilots - NWT - "The Sked" (Intro-Version) - with the C-47 or the DC-3 - Scheduled opening January 31st, 2017. 



IP-S01E01B1. Ice Pilots - NWT - The Mackenzie Valley Run - with the new Curtiss Wright C-46A Commando - Scheduled opening February 06, 2017. 





IP-S01E01A2. Ice Pilots - NWT - "The Sked"  (10 Round Trips Sked) - with the C-47 or the DC-3 - Scheduled opening February 13, 2017.





Ice Pilots NWT - S01E02 - Pre-Christmas Rush - Opening March 13, 2017.





Ice Pilots NWT - S01E03 - Fuel to Uranium City - Opening April 10, 2017.



So Stay tuned: Introduction to Ice Pilots - NWT - is here at Alaska Adventures. Be sure to obtain the tour download for each tour as they contain important supporting documentation and conditions.



AKA Flight Director

Norm AKA995

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