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Ice Pilots NWT currently in production of third season

"Buffalo" Joe McBryan and the rest of the crew will be back in November for a third season

Hang onto your hats, boys -- season three of Ice Pilots NWT is currently in production. 

The series is currently airing its second season after being ranked as the highest-rated Canadian television show to ever air on the History Channel during its first season. 

The show is based around Buffalo Airways and the challenges that come with operating an airline out of Yellowknife, North West Territories. 

Asked what viewers should expect in the third season, David Gullason, executive producer of Omni Film Productions, said, “the pressure continues on Buffalo to modernize and to have a more formal management system, so they bring a new manager into the place. And of course, there’s a crop of new rampies who are hoping to become pilots. So we have that again. And then there’s just the general weather and the big job stories that we've done in past seasons. But I think the big change is Buffalo’s growing pains as it goes from kind of a family-run airline to something more. It just follows the evolution of the McBryan family.”

Plane fanatics and history buffs will notice the World War II aircrafts that these pilots fly, to transport both passengers and cargo. 

Gullason believes that it’s mainly the characters that make this show so popular with audiences.

“The characters are so unique and the situation is so interesting and unusual," he said. "You know, flying WWII planes in some of the toughest conditions, and the whole history with ‘Buffalo’ Joe and his family running this extremely unorthodox and unique airline in Canada. You just like the people, and they’re all such self-made men and women that you can’t help but watch what they do.” 

Watch for the third season, which is set to come out sometime around November 2011. 

Season two of Ice Pilots NWT is currently airing on the History Channel every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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