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Entertaining, funny, and unexpected
on February 2, 2012
Writer Michael Vlessides, who used to live in Yellowknife, heads back up north and spends time with the Buffalo Airways pilots and crew, including Mikey McBryan and Buffalo Joe, telling behind-the-scenes stories and weaving in anecdotes about Native people in the north, dog sledding, bush pilots, and aviation history. His determination to crack the hot-tempered Joe becomes part of the story, with Joe occasionally softening up and sharing stories about his childhood in a mining camp and about his early days of flying, and being taught by his mentor, famous bush pilot Chuck McAvoy. There's tons of information in it that you don't get to see on the show, and it's fast-paced and funny. Recommended for fans of Ice Pilots NWT, Arctic Air, the north and aviation.