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 lost mountain climbers. Luke transports a village elder to the hospital and a pilot attempts to set a world speed record.
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.
Jim Tweeto rescues a pair of rafters stranded up the Unakleet River.
Ariel has lots of fun and hard work filling her mother's shoes at Era.
Jim Tweeto checks out the new Barrow hangar, but it still has problems.
Luke must take extra precautions while transporting dangerous chemicals.
Jim Tweto escorts a worker to help fix a miniature power plant in Koyukuk.
Two pilots must get back to Unalakleet before the first winter storm arrives.
John takes Ariel for a flying lesson, but they run into a problem mid-flight.
Greenhorn pilot Ben Pedersen experiences his first midair collision with a bird!
In Alaska, staying warm during the winter is much more important than style!
Jim Tweto flies a pair of true frontier folks home to their secluded cabin.
Era pilot Sarah Fraher must battle heavy downdrafts just to get airborne.
Luke Hickerson spots a group of polar bears roaming the land.
Luck struggles to fit four planes in a hangar designed to only fit three.
Jim Tweto battles the snow that's slowing his takeoff speed.
A dangerous landing on a frozen sandbar leaves Jim skating on thin ice.
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