'Flying Wild Alaska' Returns for a Third Season Friday, June 8

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via press release:

THE NATION’S BRAVEST PILOTS ARE BACK AS FLYING WILD ALASKA RETURNS FOR A THIRD SEASON FRIDAY, JUNE 8 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL

– Providing a Lifeline to America’s Last Frontier, the Twetos Battle the Worst Winter in Decades –

 

(Los Angeles, CA) – For the small, isolated communities of Northern Alaska, the only way in (and the only way out) is by bush plane. Here, the Tweto family – husband and wife Jim and Ferno and their daughters Ariel and Ayla – provide the only lifeline to America’s last frontier via their regional airline, Era Alaska. For season 3 of FLYING WILD ALASKA, which begins Friday, June 8 at 10PM ET/PT, the Twetos and Era Alaska’s skilled pilots operate in the worst weather Alaska has seen in decades.

Among the Season 3 highlights:

 

·         Ariel Tweto continues her quest to get her pilot’s license and faces the biggest obstacle of her career

·         Massive solar flares wreak havoc on airplane equipment across the state

·         Pilot Sarah Fraher has a sudden mid-air breach at 3,000 feet — in -40 degree F temperatures

·         Ariel joins a search and rescue team to help find a missing friend

·         Pilot John Ponts is once again the rookie as he is transferred to Era’s most unforgiving hub: Barrow, Alaska

·         Pilot Erik Snuggerud’s moose hunt turns into a fight for survival

·         Pilot Doug Stewart attempts to land on a treacherous runway to fly schoolkids out for their first visit ever to the mainland

·         John Kapsner and his co-pilot race to find stranded snow machiners who have been out overnight in the deadly cold

·         Pilot Ben Pedersen attempts to retrieve a priest in 40 mph winds so he can deliver Easter mass in the villages

·         Jim Tweto hopes to build a new cabin and gold mine, but must get 15,000 lbs of equipment across a thawing river to make his dream a reality

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