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User currently offlineGhYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 258 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11880 times:

Now that we’re a month or so into the series…..anyone still watching?? Sure it’s “Reality TV” with a lot of personal stories woven in…..but that aside, and seeing the vintage aircraft, the DC-3 on the YZF <> YHY “Sked”…..then last evenings start of the of the “VFR” delivery run of the CL-215 Water Bombers to Turkey…..I’m watching…..especially now with HD on the new TV Santa just brought!!

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User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11792 times:

Just found out about this. How cool is that?!?!?

I phantasize about flying up there one day myself.

Is there anyway these programs can be purchased on DVD or downloaded or similar? I live in Europe and couldn't otherwise watch them.

Thanks


User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11790 times:
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Looks entertaining.

http://www.icepilots.com/#/trailer

Buffalo Airways:

http://www.buffaloairways.com/index.htm

BA84


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11791 times:

I haven't had a chance to catch it yet, but a friend at work has been really enjoying the series. And he's not even a hardcore aviation geek!! I intend to watch it at some point though.


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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11772 times:

I wish they would show it here in the states.  Sad


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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11773 times:
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Quoting Mozart (Reply 1):
Is there anyway these programs can be purchased on DVD or downloaded or similar? I live in Europe and couldn't otherwise watch them.

It's too early to say if they'll go to DVD.

If they did, it would be NTSC, not PAL.

Someone will put them on YouTube.

BA84


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11741 times:

All we're getting on youtube is about 24 seconds of the beginning of each program. They need to sell this to a cable channel in the states, i.e. Discovery, History, etc.


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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11741 times:
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Photos at A.net:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...falo%20Airways&distinct_entry=true

BA84


User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11715 times:
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 6):
They need to sell this to a cable channel in the states, i.e. Discovery, History, etc.

It's on Canadian History channel.

You should contact US History channel.

Tell them you want to see it. If there's enough interest, they'll pick it up.

BA84


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11672 times:

Unfortunately, there's no connection between the Canadian channel and the U.S. one.

I have contacted the History Channel and as of yet, have not received a reply.



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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11646 times:
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 9):
Unfortunately, there's no connection between the Canadian channel and the U.S. one.

I have contacted the History Channel and as of yet, have not received a reply.

Then contact Discovery as well.

BA84


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11559 times:



Quoting BA84 (Reply 10):
Then contact Discovery as well.

Just did......we'll see what happens.



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User currently offlineDgehfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11133 times:

Canadians, at least, can watch the episodes at: http://www.history.ca/video/default.aspx . I'm not sure whether it's blocked for viewers outside Canada.

It's an amazing show! I'm addicted!


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11124 times:

It's blocked for people outside of Canada.

I'm in the UK and it said the standard "This video is not available in your country".

So that's what years of being part of the empire gets us?  Wink


User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11089 times:

I hope the History Channel or Discovery Channel on Sky here in the UK decide to get it. It looks like it could be very interesting! My guess is the History Channel will get it, especially after the success of Ice Road Truckers which has just finished it's 3rd series!

Dave(SAAB900).


User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10927 times:
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Buffalo Airways has 49 planes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Airways


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10885 times:

I've been watching most of it. Overall I think the show is definately over-dramatized in a few areas, so I only half-a*sly follow the storylines. But it's still worth watching for the hours of great DC-3, DC-4, and C-46 shots; and having been born in Yellowknife and lived there for the first 10 years of my life seeing the local area on TV is pretty cool too...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10823 times:
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Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 16):
Overall I think the show is definately over-dramatized in a few areas, so I only half-a*sly follow the storylines.

That's because you always have food on the shelves in Whitehorse.

I find the stress and pressure to deliver groceries and cargo very believable.

BA84


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10797 times:

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 16):
But it's still worth watching for the hours of great DC-3, DC-4, and C-46 shots; and having been born in Yellowknife and lived there for the first 10 years of my life seeing the local area on TV is pretty cool too...

Coincidentally, one of their C-46s (built 1945) had to shut an engine down between Norman Wells and Yellowknife a few days ago (January 4). I'm sure it's not the first time. They've never had a fatal accidednt as far as I can tell, although they've written off 2 or 3 aircraft in accidents. Excerpt from the Transport Canada incident report.

While en route from Norman Wells, NT to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), the number one engine on the Buffalo Airways Ltd. Curtiss Wright C-46D, C-FAVO, began to run rough and backfire. The engine (Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51M1) was shut down, and the aircraft continued to CYZF.

[Edited 2010-01-12 11:58:07]

User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1393 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10717 times:

It's a pretty interesting show, obviously dramatized to make it more for "TV" but still interesting. Gives you an idea of what it's like as a pilot starting out in Canada. I'd like to hear how many applications their getting for a job there now that it's on TV from pilots who think it would be "cool" to fly the old birds.
Anyhow, here's a good read from AVCanada on the subject.
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=58040

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10653 times:



Quoting BA84 (Reply 17):
I find the stress and pressure to deliver groceries and cargo very believable.

There is a lot of pressure, I'll give them that. But I'm currently working for the only scheduled carrier into another fly-in only community (anything going there either goes on one of our Hawkers, or you charter a plane for yerself) and in our case getting things up to Old Crow is a big deal, but not remotely close to being as dramatic as the tv show.


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineHotelDJRomeo From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10426 times:

Courtesy of my facebook newsfeed (is that a reliable source? lol)

Quote:
Ice Pilots NWT It's been killing me to keep mum, but now I can shout the good news to the world. Ice Pilots NWT will be back for a second season!! No doubt because it's the highest rated Canadian show for History Television.

So it looks like there will be a season number two next year (and we're barely half way through this season!).

Congrats to the Buffalo folks!



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User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 841 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10394 times:



Quoting BA84 (Reply 17):
That's because you always have food on the shelves in Whitehorse.

I find the stress and pressure to deliver groceries and cargo very believable.

BA84

So have people only just started living in these areas? What did they do before it was feasible to air lift food in? – That sounds a bit sarcastic no matter how I write it, it’s not meant to be, I’m curious.

For those that have access to a usenet server all the episodes are available to download - Standard 400 meg DivX rips. I’ve also just noticed that pretty much the entire ITVV DVD collection has been posted (Full DVD Rips), including both Concord DVDs  Smile


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10384 times:



Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 22):
So have people only just started living in these areas? What did they do before it was feasible to air lift food in? – That sounds a bit sarcastic no matter how I write it, it’s not meant to be, I’m curious.

Not necessarily.....it's just that it's become put on TV. I can imagine that things have been airlifted into those communities since the 1930's.



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3023 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10340 times:
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 23):
Not necessarily.....it's just that it's become put on TV. I can imagine that things have been airlifted into those communities since the 1930's.

this is correct, prior to that Innuit communities were subsistance level and much smaller and more spread out than today... and disease and infant mortality were measures in the double digits.

The late 1800s started some river/ocean access, but its wasn't until the 30s and later when planes like JU52s and Norsemen started to open up the north. Post war the dewline REALLY shot activity up in the region

Most of the planes in the Buffalo fleet had their Canadian genesis as haulers thanks to the Dewline contract.



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25 Daysleeper : Sorry for my ignorance here, but I don’t know a great deal about Canada. I’m guessing there has to be oil or some other natural resource which is
26 A346Dude : In the Northwest Territories, there are significant diamond and gold mines, as well as some oil, and continuous exploration for new deposits. In addi
27 Post contains links GhYHZ : This is the land of the "Bush Pilots" and where airlines such as Canadian Airways and Canadian Pacific got their start. Check out these old schedules
28 Daysleeper : Ahh... Thanks. It does look like there is going to be the typical reality TV over dramatisation then. If people have chosen to live there then they h
29 JoeCanuck : Dry goods are shipped in by barge in the summer or ice road in winter. Everybody expects planes to break down at -40 and nobody is relying exclusivel
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