Posts Tagged ‘Era Alaska’

Friday Nights Are Solid with the Return of ‘Gold Rush’ on Discovery

October 27, 2011 | by aharris
Gold Rush' Todd Hoffman and Dave Turin Strike Gold in NYC

Gold Rush' Todd Hoffman and Dave Turin Strike Gold in NYC

At One Discovery Place the Rush is on: Gold Rush. Discovery Channel‘s hit series is back for a second season, as we follow the miners from Oregon in the search of solid gold for their families.

Discovery debuted a special episode, The Off-Season, online last week so fans could catch up on Todd Hoffman and the crew as they head north for another season, and today Todd and Dave Turin took to NYC in anticipation of tomorrow’s premiere. With many folks working hard to make ends meet, Discovery Channel is also inviting people in Chicago, DC and LA to fill up with $20 worth of free gas on Friday morning. The locations will be announced on at midnight tonight and you can enter you email address to get an alert.

Ariel Tweto

Flying Wild Alaska's Ariel Tweto

Finally, as you tune in on Friday at 9pm ET/PT to the premiere, you can join Todd and his dad Jack Hoffman at and ask your questions during the episode. Also, the adventure doesn’t stop with Gold Rush; the new season of Flying Wild Alaska is up immediately after, as we follow the Twetos and the family-run Era Alaska. Will Ariel earn her pilot’s license this season? Tune in Fridays at 10pm ET/PT to find out and join her, @ArielTweto, on Twitter at 10pm ET as she live-tweets the premiere!

Discovery Channel Takes to the Alaskan Skies in ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

January 14, 2011 | by gweiswasser

It’s all in the family on the new Discovery Channel series Flying Wild Alaska, premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT.  The series follows the Twetos, the first family of the Alaskan skies, as they operate Era Alaska, an airline that transports everyday necessities to one of the most remote and extreme parts 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, the goods that the pilots ship on any given day are crucial to daily life. (In one episode, they even have to deliver a toilet seat!)

Get to know the intrepid Tweto Family &mash; Jim, his wife Ferno, and daughters Ariel and Ayla — and read more about the show here. And check out a sneak peek below!