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Ice Pilots NWT Star Mikey McBryan Will Share Arctic Flying Experiences at EAA

March 8, 2017 - Mikey McBryan, a member of the family featured on the popular Ice Pilots NWT History Channel TV series, will talk about his unique experiences flying in northern Canada on Thursday, March 16, at the EAA Aviation Museum as part of the Aviation Adventure Speaker Series.

Beginning in 2009 and running for six seasons through 2014, Ice Pilots NWT followed the exploits of Buffalo Airways, the air cargo transport company founded by McBryan’s father, Joe. Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in Canada, Buffalo Airways maintained a fleet of vintage cargo airplanes and hauled people, animals, and cargo through frigid arctic conditions. The TV series chronicled the family and staff of the company, including young pilots who came to the far north to gain flying experience.

McBryan and Buffalo Airways are no strangers to Oshkosh, as they brought one of their vintage DC-3 airplanes to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in in 2010. They used that experience as part of an Ice Pilots NWT episode that aired in 2011, the series’ second season.

Since the conclusion of the Ice Pilots NWT series in late 2014, McBryan has continued his flying exploits and served as a consultant in the Canadian drama series Arctic Air. He has also developed and produced programming that includes the documentary Pixelated Heroes that is scheduled to premiere later this year.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Founders’ Wing and is open to the public. It is free of charge for EAA members and $5 for nonmembers.

EAA’s Aviation Adventure Speaker Series brings notable aviation personalities to Oshkosh throughout the year. Other upcoming presenters include:

  • April 20: John Monnett, Sonex Aircraft
  • May 18: Spirit of St. Louis anniversary presentation
  • June 15: Kara White (Martinelli), My Very Dearest Anna World War II documentary project
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