You can now order Ice Pilots NWT Season One, an amazing 3 DVD set:
In this amazing TV series not only do we get to experience classic propliners up close and personal earning their keep in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, we also get to meet the amazing people that make it all happen. The Buffalo family includes Joe McBryan and son Mickey, Chief Pilot Arnie Schroeder, Kelly the Cargo Manager, Maintenance Director Rod McBryan, Chief Engineer Chuck Adams, plus a whole host of other interesting employees that keep the props turning at Buffalo Airways.
It goes without saying that this amazing DVD set is without question must-have viewing material for all red-blooded propliner enthusiasts. The DVD set is presented in region-free NTSC format which will play on most worldwide DVD players.
The IIyushin IL-18 IL-20 aborts its take off roll at Cabinda, Angola on September 26, 2008, and runs off the runway into a cloud of dust and smoke. The pilot hit the brakes fairly hard as evidenced by the temporary sparks and fire on the main gear. A very impressive video clip, but the quality is not that great as it was probably shot with a cell phone. No injuries reported.
This TV news report from 1989 shows footage of an emergency landing of an Interflug Illyushin IL-62 at a grass airfield. I think the pilots could not lower the flaps to landing settings so he came in very fast.