Discovery Channel

Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, the Tweto family battles unforgiving weather and terrain to transport life's necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no motorway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. Wildly determined Jim runs his company with passion and looks to his tiny but fierce wife, Ferno, for support, and their two daughters. Battling -40F degree winters and hurricane-like winds, the airlines intrepid pilots are among the best in the world, transporting champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod race, medicine for sick children and groceries for miners working on the North Slope. Valued at millions, Era Alaska handles everything from cross state commuter flights to tiny off-airport "bush" flights. Year round, Jim and his family are motivated by the fact that the livelihoods of thousands of people depend on their business and employees every day. More about the show


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