Al trains for airline behind “Flying Wild Alaska” TV show

Al Ticknor trained maintenance crews for airline featured on the popular Discovery Channel show, “Flying Wild Alaska.” North Star Aviation’s president and owner, Al trekked to Anchorage in Feburary for a maintenance class with Era Alaska, the airline taking the Alaska’s skies and America’s televisions by storm on the Discovery Channel.

Here’s what the Discovery Channel has to say about the show and Era Aviation:

“Flying Wild Alaska follows the unconventional Tweto family that rules Alaska’s most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, they battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life’s necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. From champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod to medicine for sick children to groceries for miners working on an operation on the North Slope, the goods that the intrepid pilots ship on any given day are crucial to everyday life.

“Join their adventures every Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.”

While Al may not be making an on-screen appearance any time soon, he has helped some of the maintenance folks at Era earn their credentials and keep the Tweeto family safely flying Era airplanes.