Reality television’s latest stars are the people and planes of Buffalo Airways, featured in the new History Television series, Ice Pilots NWT. Bringing a new dimension to reality television, the Ice Pilots NWT website, introduces an interactive story map to which visitors can upload personal stories about flying in Canada’s North.
In addition to these real-life dramas, tall tales, and vivid memories of veterans of high arctic aviation, the Ice Pilots story map features a real-time map display of the current position and flight trail of Buffalo’s working fleet of vintage DC-3s, DC-4s, and C46s. Real time geo-positioning data is being fed to the Ice Pilots story map by Latitude Technologies Web Sentinel data service.
While Buffalo’s airplanes may be vintage, the company’s fleet is outfitted with state-of-the-art flight following, flight data transmission, and satellite telephone systems supplied and supported by Latitude Technologies.
Ice Pilots NWT airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on History Television.