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Parents' Guide to

Flying Wild Alaska

By Elka Karl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Alaska family pilots unfriendly skies in warm reality show.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

unique alaskan family

no matter the things that go wrong everyone keeps moving ahead in a positive way

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This exciting reality series keeps the complications coming for the Tweto family. From broken down airplanes to fuel shortages and scary back country landings, FLYING WILD ALASKA offers fast-paced entertainment that's appropriate, and interesting, for a range of ages. There's also a lot of educational information to be gleaned from the show. The art of marshalling (guiding planes onto the runway and into parking spots) is touched upon, as are the complications of running a small business in an extremely remote location. There's plenty to learn about fuel contamination, the rate of small plane crashes, and the skills involved in flying small aircraft in Alaska. That's not to say that the show is dry -- all of the information is presented in a way that feels less like a school lesson and more like straight entertainment.

The main stars of the show, even when competing with the stunning Alaskan wilderness and the tough little planes that fly through it, are the Tweto family. Not only do they obviously love and respect each other, they actually seem to genuinely enjoy each other's company -- a definite positive for families looking for some entertainment to enjoy together.

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