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  • ALASKA WING MEN

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Airplanes are the lifeblood of Alaska, transporting critical supplies and rescuing the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach. But violent weather and extreme terrain make these the most dangerous skies in the country, and bush pilots often go beyond the call of duty to get the job done. The three-part special Alaska Wing Men goes inside this perilous profession to witness firsthand the risks they face.

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  • Alaska Wing Men: Fatal Crash
    Airplanes are the lifeblood of Alaska, transporting critical supplies and rescuing the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach. But violent weather and extreme terrain make these the most dangerous skies in the country, and bush pilots often go beyond the call of duty to get the job done.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Gold Rush
    Airplanes are the lifeblood of Alaska, transporting critical supplies and rescuing the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach. But violent weather and extreme terrain make these the most dangerous skies in the country, and bush pilots often go beyond the call of duty to get the job done.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Deadly Skies
    Airplanes are the lifeblood of Alaska, transporting critical supplies and rescuing the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach. Violent weather and extreme terrain make these the most dangerous skies in the country, and bush pilots often go beyond the call of duty to get the job done. The three-part special Alaska Wing Men goes inside this perilous profession to witness firsthand the risks they face.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Alaska Wing Men - 201
    Alaska Wing Men face violent weather and extreme terrain as they transport critical supplies and rescue the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Suicide Sled Race
    Alaska Wing Men face violent weather and extreme terrain as they transport critical supplies and rescue the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Alaska Wing Men - 202
    Alaska Wing Men face violent weather and extreme terrain as they transport critical supplies and rescue the lost and injured in areas where roads don't reach.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Sky Fishing
    When sac roe herring season presents the opportunity to make more than one million dollars in just a few hours, some captains hire pilots to spot the fish from the sky and point the boats in the right direction.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Alaska Wing Men - 204
    A 911 call from a bear hunter on Alaska's remote Kodiak Island sends pilot Keller Wattum out into some rough weather. The hunter is safe, but needs help transporting his prize kill: a massive Kodiak brown bear.
  • Alaska Wing Men: Ski Chopper Daredevils
    Helicopter pilot Dustin Carroll drops pro skiers atop mountains for a movie they're filming on the extreme slopes of Alaska. Meanwhile, another pilot helps a young Texan find a remote spot to propose to his girlfriend.
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    Risky Landing

    Bush pilot Jack Barber attempts to successfully deliver dangerous fuel to a dirt strip in a...

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