Alaska Wing Men - Episode Guide

Season 1

Explosive Cargo

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2011

Explosive Cargo

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.

Gold Rush

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2011

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.

Deadly Skies

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2011

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.

Season 2

Suicide Sled Race

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jan 2, 2012

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.

Ski Chopper Daredevils

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jan 9, 2012

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.

Sky Fishing

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jan 20, 2012

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.

Grizzly 911

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jan 27, 2012

Grizzly 911

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.

Convict on Board

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2012

Convict on Board

Small Alaskan towns like Noorvik face challenges when it comes to overcrowded prison cells, so pilot Zaz Staheli must transport an intoxicated female prisoner to the nearest jail.

Escape from Bear Island

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Feb 10, 2012

Escape from Bear Island

The untamed wilderness of Alaska can be as dangerous as it is exciting. Though weather is often an obstacle, it's not the only danger. So Don Lee teaches his student the finer points of gunplay and how to shoot and kill a charging bear.

Deadly Descent

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2012

Deadly Descent

Keller Wattum is the "eye in the sky" for a fishing vessel in Kodiak Island's annual herring run. And in Juneau, chopper pilot Dustin Carroll is responsible for getting technicians to the cell towers to find a problem - 4,000 ft. up in the mountains.

High Voltage Hazard

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Mar 2, 2012

High Voltage Hazard

In Juneau, Dustin Carroll and Jag Garrard are flying support for the local power company. They must reconfigure a nearly 50-mile chain of power lines running through the mountains that has been damaged by avalanches in recent years.

Fire Fight

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Mar 9, 2012

Fire Fight

In Haines, Drake's apprentice suggests a scouting flight to new undiscovered mountain locations. Outside of Juneau, Dustin Caroll battles a forest fire that threatens the homes of nearby residents and the nesting grounds for a group of Bald Eagles.

Man Down

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Mar 16, 2012

Man Down

Ryan McCue transports supplies and personnel to a desolate mining site on Prince of Wales Island when bad weather forces him to weigh the risks of a forced landing. Meanwhile, Don Lee helps a group rebuild a Cherokee Six airplane from the 60's.