We all remember Ice Road Truckers, and probably wont forget it. Every time we run into someone from the south it is always “Do you the Ice Road Truckers, isn’t that show great”. When in actual reality we know that the show was exaggerated because there is no way trucks would be driven on that ice if there was the risk that is portrayed in the show.
Well the History Channel is back at it again, this time with a new industry to exaggerated. Don’t get me wrong though, I do enjoy watching these shows and I’m sure it brings tourism and publicity to the north. But I can’t help pointing out that somethings in these show,like many reality shows, are just not true.
The new show will be spotlighting Buffalo Airways and will be called Ice Pilots NWT. They were filming here in Yellowknife over last winter and is set to premier November 18 at 10pm ET. The show will be focusing on Buffalo Airways operations, personal (including the infamous Buffalo Joe) and of course the retro Douglas DC-3’s. I have included the trailer below.
Now I’m curious to your thoughts on these shows. I think it is clear how I feel about them above, do you agree? Or Disagree? What are some of the benefits of having these shows up here in Yellowknife? and the Cons? Would you ever sell out for a TV deal?