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.
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.
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.
In Bethel, pilot Erik Snuggerud is plagued by mechanical issues. On Alaska's North Slope, pilots Doug Stewart and John Rende battle to keep their plane from careening off an icy runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel receives a surprise visitor.
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.
Alaska's harshest winter in years wreaks havoc on Era's fleet. Sarah Fraher's aircraft door opens mid-flight. Doug's brakes freeze on an icy runway while carrying explosive chemicals. Jim attempts a risky landing atop the frozen Anvik River.
Villagers in Wainright lose their water supply due to the Arctic cold. Solar flares leave Ponts and Ben in harm's way. In Unalakleet, a criminal is on the loose and the Twetos are on edge.
Era digs deep to survive a brutal winter. Ariel joins in on a desperate search for her missing friend. Sarah Fraher attempts a difficult landing to aid a pilot stranded mid-runway. Ponts attempts an emergency medical drop over the isolated Kavik camp.
In the wildest regions of Northern Alaska, the only way in -- and the only way out -- is by bush plane. It's a world of dangerous weather, harsh conditions and small communities bonded by native customs, whose very survival depends on air travel. Watch as the Tweto's battle the elements to deliver precious goods.
Era Alaska ferries fire crews to combat wildfires. Ponts navigates a deadly pass on his first training flight. Ariel braves dangerous Alaskan skies.
Sarah flies a 208 for the first time and faces a new set of dangers. Ariel hunts for seagull eggs from the air. Erik flies over a notorius runway.
John & Justin fly 1600lbs of propane to a secluded fishing lodge. Luke battles failing equipment and Ponts challenges Ariel to make a perfect landing.
Ponts' old crew builds a skate park for local kids, Ariel flies a new plane with dangerous results and Erik flies a special delivery in turbulence.
Pilots aid a village devastated by heavy flooding. Pilots get lost in a sea of fog off the Russian coast and Jim's prized Cessna 180 goes up in smoke.
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.
Jim flies rock climbers deep into the remote Brooks Range. Luke flies a Barrow whaling crew to search for a whale to feed their hungry community.
Doug transports Iditarod dogs to Fairbanks for 4-time champion Lance Mackey.
Ariel is a master at preparing a native Stink Flipper delicacy.
Jim Tweto starts a pilot program to help the Alaskan youth.
Ariel learns the skills she'll need to run the family flying business.
An icy landing strip is stands between Jim and safety.
A remote town is home to Jim Tweto and the hub for ERA Alaska Airlines.
Ariel Tweto flys solo for the first time!
Ariel Tweto receives an invitation to go crabbing on the frozen Bering Sea.
Jim Tweto looks for a safe place to land for easy access to mountain climbing.
Ariel Tweto loves her ground crew duties but she's got a lot to learn.
Ben Pederson accepts a task as a favor to a competing airline company.
John is not pleased with Ariel's lack of seriousness.
Ariel, Ayla and Ferno participate in the running of the reindeer.
Ariel Tweto tries to apply her new knowledge in the pilot seat.
With temperatures 65 below zero, every second counts.
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