Reality TV Stars from Buffalo Airways to Bring DC-3 to AirVenture Ice Pilots to Film Episode in Oshkosh
Buffalo Airways, the subject of the popular Canadian reality television series Ice Pilots NWT, will be bringing at least one of their DC-3 aircraft to AirVenture later this month. The passenger and cargo airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories will make AirVenture part of the plotline as the series producers plan to film an Ice Pilots episode in Oshkosh.
Ice Pilots NWT is a 13-episode real-life docu-series about an unorthodox airline in the Canadian North. Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways flies WWII-era propeller planes – big old aircraft built by "Rosie the Riveter" that have remained virtually unchanged over the years. Rookie pilots defy bone-chilling temperatures to fly cargo and passengers through blizzards, breakdowns, and transatlantic journeys. It's an impossible job in a merciless place.
EAA Multimedia Journalist Brady Lane and EAA Sport Aviation Columnist Lauran Paine, Jr. spent time with the Ice Pilots this past winter and they will warm you with tales of their experiences in the August issue of Sport Aviation. Brady's new video about the Ice Pilots can be seen here.
At AirVenture, the people of Buffalo
Airways will be presenting two forums on July 28 at 11:30 a.m. and July
31 at 2:30 p.m., both to be held at the Honda Pavilion. The Ice Pilots
will also present at Theater in the Woods on July 26 where an episode of
the television series will be shown. Later in the week Ice Pilots
"Buffalo Joe" and Mikey McBryan will participate in the
Theater in the Woods program "DC-3 Today, Going Strong" on
July 29. If you get frozen out of one of their earlier events the Ice
Pilots will make one final appearance Saturday, July 31, on EAA Radio
Live from the EAA Welcome Center at 11 a.m.
DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3;
2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30