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

Apr 10th
300a

Blizzard BBQ

A late winter storm threatens to shut down Era Alaska's operations. Ben encounters dangerous icing conditions on his way to St. Michael. Lead pilot, Erik, resorts to drastic measures to get desperately needed medicine to a snowed in village.
Apr 11th
300a

Tomorrow Island

Two pilots push their limits to land vital vaccines two miles from Russia on Alaska's most treacherous runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel Tweto takes to the skies once again and proves that she still has a lot to learn.
Apr 17th
300a

Guts and Glory

A group of world-renowned rock climbers arrive in Unk and Jim must fly them deep into the remote Brooks Range. Luke flies a Barrow whaling crew over the sea ice in search of a site to hunt the Bowhead whale so that they can feed their hungry community.
Apr 18th
300a

Top of the World

Jim searches for a group of missing mountain climbers lost somewhere in Alaska's Brooks Range. Up in Barrow, Luke races to transport a village elder to the hospital before it's too late and a pilot attempts to set a world speed record to the North Pole.
Apr 24th
300a

Breakup

Era Alaska provides aid to a village devastated by heavy flooding. Two pilots get lost in a sea of fog off the Russian coast while trying to deliver desperately needed ammunition. In Anchorage, Jim’s prized Cessna 180 goes up in smoke.
Apr 25th
300a

Cakes on a Plane

Ponts’ old skate crew arrives to build a skate park for local kids on Unk’s newly paved roads. 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.