Flying Wild Alaska

About the show

You might say the Tweto family business has taken off, despite the sometimes unforgiving conditions in which it operates. The Twetos -- dad Jim, mom Ferno, and daughters Ariel and Ayla -- run Era Alaska, an airline that transports life's necessities to the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. Whether it's carrying sled dogs bound for the Iditarod race, medicine for sick children or food supplies to miners working on the North Slope, the Era Alaska crew serves as a lifeline for many of the state's residents.

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Upcoming episodes

May 24th
400a

Return To Diomede

The epic Iditarod dog sled race begins in Anchorage. Pilot Doug Stewart tests his limits while landing on a runway that is melting into the ocean. Pilot John Kapsner races to locate two snow-machiners that are lost overnight deep in the Alaskan Bush.
May 24th
100p

Prop, Drop & Ball

Pilots John Dronenberg & Justin Essian try to fly 1600lbs of volatile propane to a secluded fishing lodge. Luke Hickerson battles failing equipment over the remote tundra and Ponts challenges Ariel to make the perfect landing.
May 25th
200a

Prop, Drop & Ball

Pilots John Dronenberg & Justin Essian try to fly 1600lbs of volatile propane to a secluded fishing lodge. Luke Hickerson battles failing equipment over the remote tundra and Ponts challenges Ariel to make the perfect landing.
May 25th
400a

Radio Silence

In the skies above western Alaska, Ariel disappears from radio contact, putting emergency services on high alert. Over the remote village of Hooper Bay, pilot Erik Snuggerud battles to touch down on a dangerously narrow runway.
May 31st
400a

Into The Wind

Jim makes an impossible landing in Unk. Pilot Sarah Fraher battles strong headwinds while attempting to deliver 2,000 pounds of fuel to the research station. Pilot Ben Pederson braves 50 mph winds to retrieve an elusive priest for Easter service.
May 31st
100p

New Wings Over Alaska

Sarah Fraher has her first flight in a 208 and faces a new set of dangers. Ariel hunts for seagull eggs 50 feet off the ground and Erik Snuggerud fights to keep his plane in the sky over one of Alaska’s most notorious runways.
Jun 1st
200a

New Wings Over Alaska

Sarah Fraher has her first flight in a 208 and faces a new set of dangers. Ariel hunts for seagull eggs 50 feet off the ground and Erik Snuggerud fights to keep his plane in the sky over one of Alaska’s most notorious runways.
Jun 1st
400a

End Of An Era

In the series finale, after 30 years of running Era Alaska, Jim Tweto sets his eye on a new path. Doug loses all avionics while flying over the North Slope. Ariel comes face to face with the FAA in the last step of getting her pilot’s license.