Ice Pilots NWT season three premieres on Wednesday, October 12 on History Television

Vintage warplanes, challenging conditions, and maverick pilots on dangerous missions – Ice Pilots NWT, the hit docu-series, is taking off for a bigger-than-ever third season.

Tune in for 13 new one-hour episodes featuring the wild adventures of renegade Arctic airline Buffalo Airways, and the determined crew that risks everything to haul passengers and cargo in the unforgiving North.

Ice Pilots NWT Season Three premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History Television (please check local listings).

“Fans can’t seem to get enough of Ice Pilots NWT,” says creator and series producer, David Gullason. “The response to the last two seasons has been overwhelming. We’re excited to return this fall to follow Joe, Mikey, their pilots and crew for more adventures in their amazing World War II planes.  Buffalo Airways is the most extraordinary airline in the world and it’s a privilege to tell this iconic Canadian story.”

As Season Three of Ice Pilots NWT unfolds, young pilots Gord and Sean face a terrifying loss of oil pressure inflight in the high Arctic, Adam travels to a military station at the top of the world and Devan struggles with the sudden failure of the C-46’s hydraulic controls while on approach. Also this season, the vintage C-46 faces extinction due to a growing scarcity of parts, new senior manager Duane Hicks stirs up a storm by pushing to modernize Buffalo, Joe butts heads with his sons, crusty mechanic Chuck Adams reaches the end of his rope, and a new golden boy shakes up the rampie roster.

 

New social media game component to Ice Pilots NWT

This season, viewers will also have a chance to win an amazing Grand Prize.  Omni Film is launching the social media game Ice Pilots NWT: Air Hunt and the mini-game Arctic Cargo Collectors’ Challenge at www.icepilots.com. Players earn points by collecting cargo hidden throughout the Ice Pilots NWT online world. Weekly prizes will be awarded to players with the highest points and after the season finale, the player with the most total points will claim the Grand Prize.

“With weekly rewards and the grand prize of a behind-the-scenes visit to Buffalo Airways, we’ve really ramped up our online and social media initiatives for the third season,” says Omni partner and Executive Producer, Gabriela Schonbach. “Fans of Ice Pilots NWT can connect with the series and with Buffalo Airways in new, exciting ways, making the experience of the show much more comprehensive and hands-on. We’re confident viewers will enjoy this new level of interactivity.”

Ice Pilots NWT is produced by Omni Film Productions Ltd. in association with Shaw Media and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program. The series is created and produced by David Gullason, and executive produced by Gabriela Schonbach, Michael Chechik, and David Gullason.

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