Ice Pilots NWT 2009 | TV Show Watchlist
A reality series following pilots who fly people and cargo through the frozen Northwest Territories in World War II-era propeller planes.
Premiered: November 18, 2009
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Justin and Cory are stranded in Croatia while trying to complete the delivery of two CL-215 water bombers to Turkey. Metal rock band Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson flies Buffalo's DC-3 from Edmonton to Yellowknife ? then tries his hand at the four engine DC-4. Mikey goes on a fitness blitz to meet the weight requirement to fly in an CF-18 fighter jet during the Yellowknife Airshow.
Joe and Mikey hire a helicopter for a salvage mission to retrieve the rare tailpiece from a Lockheed 10-A that crashed in the Yellowknife woods forty years ago. It's a personal quest for Joe; he flew that plane at the beginning of his career. Justin and Cory battle severe icing that threatens to send them plummeting into the frigid North Atlantic on the longest ocean leg of their CL-215 water bomber journey to Turkey.
Greenland's Narsarsuaq airport ? known as one the world's most dangerous approaches ? looms on the horizon as Cory and Justin begin a trans-global journey to deliver two CL-215 water bombers to Turkey. Christine pushes to become a DC-3 co-pilot, but Joe throws a wrench into her plan. Mikey travels to Denmark, for the new Polarland attraction at the Legoland theme park, featuring exhibits inspired by Buffalo Airways, including Lego versions of Joe and Mikey.
In South Korea, Cory and Justin meet the ship delivering Buffalo's water bomber plane to new buyers there. But the boys are frustrated by the buyers' poor planning. Tempers flare when they try to get the plane off the ship and delivered to its final destination. After taking part in a military paratrooper jump, Mikey brings in fashion model Kate Eaton to join his team for the Frostbite 45 snowshoe marathon.
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- Premiered: November 18, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A reality series following pilots who fly people and cargo through the frozen Northwest Territories in World War II-era propeller planes. (more)