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Ice Pilots 2011

  • 2016-11-02T20:00:00-04:00s at 2016-11-02T20:00:00-04:00 on National Geographic
  • 2011-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 2 days, 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Reality
What’s it about: This documentary series follows the pilots of the Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways, which still flies Second World War airplanes to transport people around the north. Reminds us of: Ice Road Truckers in the air. The buzz: Since History Television is using words like “ice pilots,” blizzards” and “frozen lakes,” I’m going to go out on a limb and say this will be like Ice Road Truckers, but with airplanes. Does that mean I won’t watch? Are you kidding?? I’ll be glued to the set. The chance to see pilots dealing with crappy weather, loopy passengers and potentially dangerous cargo – all being shipped around in planes made in the 1940s – is a recipe for disaster. And great TV.

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