The BEST episodes of Flying Wild Alaska

Every episode of Flying Wild Alaska ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Flying Wild Alaska!

Meet the unconventional Tweto family that rules Alaska's most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, they battle unforgiving Alaskan weather and terrain to transport life's necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. From champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod to medicine for sick children to groceries for miners working on an operation on the North Slope, the goods that the intrepid pilots ship on any given day are crucial to everyday life.

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One Flying Family
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8.89
101 votes

#1 - One Flying Family

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/20/2012

Era Alaska ferries fire crews to combat wildfires across the state; Ariel flies solo for the first time; Ponts navigates a deadly pass on his first training flight.

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New Wings Over Alaska
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8.85
101 votes

#2 - New Wings Over Alaska

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2012

Ariel looks for seagull eggs; Erik has a rough flight over a notorious runaway; Sarah takes her first flight in a 208.

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End of an Era
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8.69
75 votes

#3 - End of an Era

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/27/2012

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.

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Tundra Taxis
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8.68
136 votes

#4 - Tundra Taxis

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/11/2011

In Bethel, construction crews race to finish ERA's newest hanger before the unforgiving winter snows arrive. But when Jim flies in to inspect the progress, he is far from happy. In Unalakleet, fierce crosswinds blow John Ponts' tiny 207 all over the sky.

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Breakup
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8.66
100 votes

#5 - Breakup

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/23/2011

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.

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Cakes on a Plane
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8.59
102 votes

#6 - Cakes on a Plane

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/30/2011

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.

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Prop, Drop & Ball
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8.54
108 votes

#7 - Prop, Drop & Ball

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2012

Two pilots carry propane to a secluded fishing lodge; Luke wrestles with failing equipment over the tundra; Ponts challenges Ariel to execute a perfect landing.

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Bush Brawl
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8.44
106 votes

#8 - Bush Brawl

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/4/2011

A dangerous frozen river landing leaves Jim and Ferno skating on thin ice, while Ariel's flying lessons end in disaster. The biggest snowstorm of the season hits, shutting down all of Western Alaska and leaving several Era pilots up in the air.

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Meet the Twetos
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8.44
96 votes

#9 - Meet the Twetos

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/14/2011

In the frigid Alaskan town of Unalakleet, the Tweto's and their family-run airline Era Alaska Aviation battle the arctic elements to transport supplies and passengers to some of the most non-accessible spots in North America.

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Radio Silence
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8.24
102 votes

#10 - Radio Silence

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/13/2012

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.

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Solar Flare Danger
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8.23
77 votes

#11 - Solar Flare Danger

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2012

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 Tweto's are on edge.

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Every Dog Has Its Day
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8.06
104 votes

#12 - Every Dog Has Its Day

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2011

The Iditarod dog sled race brings big business to Era Alaska. Ferno, Ayla and Ariel Tweto run with the reindeer in Anchorage. A pilot battles malfunctioning trim control over the frozen Norton Sound and a tsunami warning threatens the entire West coast.

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Top of the World
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8.06
71 votes

#13 - Top of the World

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/16/2011

Jim searches for a group of missing mountain climbers lost somewhere in Alaska's Brooks Range.

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Return to Diomede
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8.00
75 votes

#14 - Return to Diomede

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/29/2012

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.

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Blow It Up
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7.99
141 votes

#15 - Blow It Up

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/28/2011

In a dangerous mission, pilot Doug Doherty flies along Russian airspace to transport volatile explosives to the island of St Lawrence. In Unk, Ben slams into a large bird mid-flight.

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Into the Wind
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7.97
76 votes

#16 - Into the Wind

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/20/2012

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.

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Zero Cabin Pressure
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7.95
73 votes

#17 - Zero Cabin Pressure

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2012

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.

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Life or Death
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7.94
151 votes

#18 - Life or Death

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/21/2011

Pilot Luke Hickerson transports dangerous chemicals to Atqasuk; Jim makes arrangements for the transportation of the first casualty of winter.

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Blizzard BBQ
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7.93
73 votes

#19 - Blizzard BBQ

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/2/2011

A late winter storm threatens to shut down Era Alaska's operations. Ben encounters dangerous icing conditions on his way to St. Michael. Lead pilot, Erik, resorts to drastic measures to get desperately needed medicine to a snowed in village.

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Money Pit
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7.86
78 votes

#20 - Money Pit

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/6/2012

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.

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Money in the Sky
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7.85
111 votes

#21 - Money in the Sky

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2011

Two pilots attempt to deliver a specialty drill through a sea of fog. Luke brings the first ever ATM to Wainwright, along with a planeload of cash. Erik races to deliver passengers and critical supplies before a spring storm shuts him down.

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Deep Freeze
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7.85
78 votes

#22 - Deep Freeze

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/25/2011

A canine delivery to Iditarod champion Lance Mackey in Fairbanks.

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Indian Summer
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7.73
112 votes

#23 - Indian Summer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/4/2011

Unseasonably warm weather sends Jim up to the Brooks Range to look for potential landing strips. Ferno and Ariel prepare an Eskimo feast for returning pilot John Ponts and the week ends with an icy plunge into the Unalakleet River.

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Tomorrow Island
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7.72
113 votes

#24 - Tomorrow Island

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2011

Two pilots push their limits to land vital vaccines two miles from Russia on Alaska's most treacherous runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel Tweto takes to the skies once again and proves that she still has a lot to learn.

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Era Alaska Rises Again
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7.70
107 votes

#25 - Era Alaska Rises Again

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2011

After two months of darkness, the villages of Western Alaska are desperate for fresh supplies. Jim attempts a risky landing on a frozen river and Luke has problems getting his plane in the air. A pilot flies to the Russian border to deliver vaccines.

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