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Alaska Wing Men Fire Fight

The arrival of summer brings drastic change to Alaska and our pilots, as they cater to seasonal tourists, fight wildfires and access the tallest peak in North America.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Alaska Wing Men Grizzly 911

When it comes to wilderness and adventure, Alaska is often referred to as the "last frontier." Because most of the state is untamed and inaccessible by car, those eager to venture into its wild will need to rely on a competent bush pilot to get them there... and back. Keller spends his days flying tourists, hunters and fishermen to some ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Alaska Wing Men Suicide Sled Race

The Iron Dog is known as the longest, toughest, most extreme snowmobile race in the world. Racers brave wildly dangerous terrain, bitterly cold temperatures and speeds well over 100 miles an hour in this 2,000-mile endurance race. To make their journey possible, the snowmobile racers on the ground rely on their Alaska Wing Men to be their flying “pit-crew”. Pilots ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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Alaska Wing Men Convict on Board

In Alaska, extreme weather is a bitter fact of life. In parts of the state where aircraft are the only way in or out, bush pilots survive by using their skills and instincts to tame the turbulent skies. Drake Olson is a former racecar driver who is as unpredictable as the weather. With an off-the-grid hangar and a rough-hewn manner, ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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Alaska Wing Men Sky Fishing

The Sitka herring run is intense and competitive fishing. Fishermen can make a lot of money in a short period of time and so can pilots. Boat captains hire pilots to work with them, spotting fish from the sky. But this type of flying is not safe: people have collided midair and died while spotting herring. Young twin pilots Jay ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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Alaska Wing Men Deadly Descent

Untamed terrain and dangerous beauty draw people to Alaska from all walks of life, but it takes highly skilled bush pilots to fly people in and out of its remote wilds.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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Alaska Wing Men Man Down

Ryan McCue is transporting supplies and personnel to a desolate mining site on Prince of Wales Island when bad weather forces him to weigh the risks of a forced landing. In Kodiak, Keller Wattumm is spotting fish from the sky for the crew of the Crimson Beauty during the annual herring fishery. Meanwhile, Don Lee helps a group of aviation ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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Alaska Wing Men High Voltage Hazard

In Alaska’s untamed wilderness even the simplest jobs can be filled with danger, and it takes expert pilots like Drake Olson, Dustin Carroll and Jag Garrard to make sure the state’s most basic services keep running.
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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