Posts Tagged ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

Discovery Employees Worldwide Volunteer on the Third Annual ‘Impact Day’

June 14, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Tomorrow marks the third annual Discover Your Impact Day, an opportunity for Discovery Communications employees to volunteer in their communities and give back to the planet that inspires us daily at Discovery. More than 3,300 employees from 40 offices around the world will contribute their time and sweat to over 155 service activities that will leave a lasting impact.

Discover Your Impact Day LogoJoining our employees will be a few members of the larger Discovery family, including Ariel Tweto of Discovery Channel‘s Flying Wild Alaska in Los Angeles, Paul Brown of Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings (with his family) in Atlanta, and Jeannette Torres-Alvarez of Discovery Familia in Miami.

Discovery employees worldwide will help restore and organize schools and homeless shelters, clean parks and beaches, prepare animals for adoption… and much more. You can follow Discovery Communications on Twitter at @DiscoveryComm and follow the hashtag #ourimpact to learn more about what we’re doing on Friday!

Third Season of ‘Flying Wild Alaska’ Takes Off Tonight on Discovery Channel

June 8, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Ariel TwetoJust as summer heats up, Discovery Channel is cooling things down by heading back to Alaska for the premiere of Flying Wild Alaska. The series follows Jim Tweto and his family as they run their airline, Era Alaska. The Twetos live in isolated Unalakleet, Alaska (with a population of 750 people) and have to battle the elements to get passengers and supplies to some of the most remote Alaskan locations.

In tonight’s episode, Jim and Ferno’s daughter Ariel, having recently received her pilot’s license, joins in on a desperate search to find a missing friend. Despite the tense situation on tonight’s season premiere, Ariel is her usual bubbly self in the clip below, from her recent appearance on Extra with Maria Menounos. For a daily dose of Ariel’s adventures (and larger-than-life personality), follow her at @ArielTweto on Twitter. Flying Wild Alaska premieres tonight on Discovery Channel at 10pm ET/PT.

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!

Flying Wild Alaska’s Ariel Tweto Heads to Capitol Hill, Raises Awareness for Aviation Careers

October 19, 2011 | by aharris

In May, Discovery Communications unveiled the Discover Your Skills initiative — a multimedia public affairs campaign designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to critical resources for obtaining marketable job skills. This evening, Flying Wild Alaska‘s Ariel Tweto and Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel, announced a new PSA featuring the Alaska native at a reception for the bipartisan Congressional General Aviation Caucus in Washington, DC, recognizing the important role the general aviation industry plays in the U.S. economy.

Discovery Channel's Clark Bunting, Senator Mark Begich (Alaska) & Flying Wild Alaska's Ariel Tweto

Discovery Channel's Clark Bunting, Congressional General Aviation Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, and Flying Wild Alaska's Ariel Tweto

In addition to Tweto’s PSA, several new videos featuring Discovery talent raising awareness for the skilled trades made their debut online. Check out her PSA below, and view others and learn more about Discovery’s job skills initiative at

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

February 2, 2011 | by gweiswasser

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series.

Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and Dirty Jobs. American Chopper: Senior vs Junior in particular had a great month, with last Monday’s 9pm ET/PT premiere enjoying the highest ratings for the series since 2004, with 3.16 million viewers.

ID LogoInvestigation Discovery, similarly, had its best January on record last month, as it celebrated its third anniversary with double digit year-over-year growth. ID also cracked the top 25 of all ad-supported cable for the month, ranking #22 on Mondays, #23 on Thursdays, and #23 on Sundays among W25-54 in prime delivery. ID will soon launch five new original series in the span of four weeks, including Nothing Personal (which will be hosted by Steve Schirrippa of The Sopranos), exploring the sinister world of contract killings.

Science Channel HD LogoFinally, Science Channel scored a big win in January with its new series An Idiot Abroad. Fans have fallen in love with Karl Pilkington (and his round head) and, since its debut on January 22, 4.3 million viewers have watched the series, making An Idiot Abroad the network’s highest rated series ever.

What have you been tuning into on Discovery ‘s nets?

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!