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.
Wildfires rage across the state and Era Alaska must ferry fire crews to combat the blazes. Ponts has to navigate the deadly Merrill pass on his first training flight and Ariel braves the treacherous Alaskan skies on her own for the very first time.
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.
Pilots John Dronenberg & Justin Essian try to fly 1600 lbs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Flying Wild Alaska's Ariel Tweto!
The Tweto family has a little competition in leg wrestling.
Ariel Tweto and John Ponts go blow off some steam by sledding down suicide hill.
Ariel learns the skills she'll need to run the family flying business.
A dangerous landing on a frozen sandbar leaves Jim skating on thin ice.
The Twetos offer their planes to help the family of a suicide victim.
Pilots struggle to get off the ground due to their brakes locking on the runway.
When black smoke appears outside of town, police quickly have an arson suspect.
Ariel covers for DJ Sam's morning show at the local Unalakleet radio station!
Jim Tweto escorts a worker to help fix a miniature power plant in Koyukuk.
Ariel Tweto loves her ground crew duties but she's got a lot to learn.
Ariel, Ayla and Ferno participate in the running of the reindeer.
For her upcoming crabbing trip, Ariel Tweto performs her "Good luck crab dance."
In Alaska, staying warm during the winter is much more important than style!
Jim Tweto inspects construction on the Bethel maintenance hangar.
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