It's the last frontier. And these are the last of the true Arctic Aviators. From rookie pilots chasing a dream to mechanics defying the odds, the crew at Buffalo Airways, the world's toughest airline, fly impossible missions despite a fleet of museum-piece aircrafts and the brutal Northwest Territories winter. Despite the toughest conditions on the planet, they fly people, food and vital supplies.
Mikey links up with Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station. Problems mount while trying to get a frozen DC-4 airborne. A landing gear collapse on the runway sends the entire crew scrambling.
Rookie co-pilot David faces a remote Arctic airstrip with sketchy landing gear. Mikey drafts a Buffalo hockey team to face off against an NHL squad in a charity shootout. Chuck gets a chance to shine on the ice.
Joe races a quirky antique snowmobile - with an airplane engine and no brakes. The water bomber crew struggles to get two planes out of Turkey. Cocky rampie Chris Staples tries to prove himself in the C-46.
A cold snap triggers massive challenges. Devan runs into gear problems while he ferries a mothballed DC-3 across the country. And Justin has to make a snap decision with his newborn son aboard his plane.
The Electra returns from repairs and the crew takes it right back to the ice strip that it set off from before the crash landing last year. Tyler works up the courage to confront Joe about a big decision. A hotshot Australian pilot tries to earn a job.
Facing Joe's wrath, Rod and Cory head to the UK to make urgent water bomber repairs. David tries to prove himself to Devan in the C-46 but ends up infuriating Devan. Will makes an ultimatum in Hay River.
Mikey trains for High Arctic survival with the Canadian Rangers. The Air Force invades Chuck's hangar. Joe faces tough competition at a California plane auction.
AJ and James battle a DC-4 engine fire. It's Joe's 69th birthday - and he's never flown a helicopter before, so Mikey plans a special gift of chopper flight lessons.
Cory, Chuck and Brian watch as a 5,000-pound power unit smash to the ground, denting the Electra and putting it out of commission. Mikey scrambles to manage the crisis while Joe races to England to try and purchase a backup Electra.
Co-pilot Graeme's fumbles his Electra training landings. Chris stresses over his C-46 check ride. Adam rescues a stranded C-46.
Joe and Mikey head to England to bring home a new plane. Devan does target-practice in the DC-4.James builds a Buffalo-style soapbox racer.
Joe flies with the Snowbirds during the Hamilton air show and later teaches Mikey to fly. A surprise departure shakes up Buffalo.
Ice Pilots NWT celebrates a milestone with a look back at the last five years, a peek behind the camera and reflections from the Buffalo crew.