is a one-hour adventure series set in the booming Arctic, about a maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it.
After living the good life in Vancouver for the past ten years, Bobby Martin returns to his hometown of Yellowknife to seal a lucrative diamond deal on behalf of his venture capital firm. But when he learns that Arctic Air
, the airline founded by his late father, is on the brink of bankruptcy, he faces a difficult decision: stay and save the company or retreat back to the big city once again. Bobby will have to work side by side with Mel Ivarson, the crusty co-founder of the airline, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter Krista, but together they will face breath-taking challenges on a daily basis as they fly in the world's most bleak and beautiful and inhospitable environment. This is strictly a starting point, and the airline is just our entrée into a wider world.
That world is Yellowknife, and the High Arctic that lies beyond. The vast terrain and unforgiving climate mean the stakes are sky-high. This is life without a safety net.
starts with flyers, and there's always the thrill of adventure pulsing through it. But it's ultimately the story of a community. It's a series about all of us - about who we are and how we live - refracted through the unique dramatic prism of the Canadian North.
Each Arctic Air
episode will involve at least one flying mission - the challenges, exhilaration's and frequently the life-and-death stakes of Northern flying are ever present in our storytelling. The pilots and crew will often be stretched to the limits of their nerve and resourcefulness, as they deal with savagely unpredictable weather and precious little margin for error. But the stakes are high for many others as well. The company provides a lifeline to individuals and whole communities, isolated across the far-flung Canadian North. Routine flights for Arctic Air
pilots involve delivery of life-giving medical supplies, or an emergency generator for a faraway village that is stranded with no heat and light.
6.4/10 (5 Votes cast)