Chuck Adams

Electra Engineer

49 years old

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"I think we would have better success building a space ship and going to Mars."

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Chuck is a surly, foul-mouthed mechanical genius with a contempt for pilots and a gift for disappearing when the boss is in the hangar. When Chuck isn't "shooting the bull" with his fellow mechanics, he's the man in charge of Buffalo's Electra maintenance team. And when he's not at work, he's building model airplanes in his garage.

The Electra, or "electrical nightmare" as Chuck calls it, is the only turbine-propelled aircraft in Buffalo's fleet. This presents a whole new world of engineering challenges for Chuck and his team. We'll see Chuck repair an engine in the middle of nowhere in minus 40 conditions, and we'll see him take the Electra on her maiden revenue trip to the Arctic.

Be prepared for his unique brand of humour. His colourful quips can only be described as "Chuckisms."

 

Sean Barry

Senior Co-Pilot

30 Years Old

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"Let's do it!"

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Known for his easygoing ways, Sean has made his way through the ranks at Buffalo Airways to become a co-pilot on the DC-3, DC-4 and Lockheed Electra – a long way from his stocking duties at a Yellowknife grocery store a few years ago! Because of his diverse skill set and good nature, Sean often gets pulled off the sched for behind-the-scenes tech support and multi-tasking duties. Could hsi accomodating personality be jeopardizing his goals for logging critical flight time in the arctic skies?

 

Ian Bottomley

Co-Pilot

26 Years Old

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"Team Player"

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Committed, hardworking and persistent, employee Ian Bottomley has established himself as an essential member of the Buffalo hangar team. With a goal to bulk up his hours and earn his place on the sched, Ian got a taste of the action when he co-piloted the C-46 this summer. A shy family man and team player by nature, how will Ian negotiate the dog-eat-dog race for hours?

 

Gord Cooling

Co-Pilot

25 years old

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"I'm only 130 co-pilot hours away from getting my ATPL (captain's license), so I'm going to be jumping on every valley and DC-3 flight that I can..."

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The "Wayne Gretzky" of pilots, this baby-faced son of an Air Canada captain has the potential to fly amongst the greats. This season he gets his chance to become one of the youngest DC-3 captains in the world. But this causes big problems for long-suffering fellow co-pilot, Scott Blue.

 

Raman Srivastava

Ramp Hand

24 years old

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"My dream was always to become a pilot. That was my childhood dream."

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Raman left a lucrative career in IT to pursue his childhood fantasy of becoming a pilot. On the recommendation of his friend Jeremy, whom he met in flight school, Raman traveled from his home in Kanpur, India, to work the ramp at Buffalo Airways in Canada's frigid North.

How will this 5'2' vegetarian computer wiz from India survive a life of heavy lifting in 40 degrees below zero? Big hearted and determined to acclimatize to northern life and culture, he works hard to fit in at Buffalo &ndash but will the locals accept him?

Just when things start going well for Raman, an unexpected turn of events threatens his future at Buffalo and his dream.

 

Alex Wagner

Co-Pilot

27 years old

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"I just like to fly machines, I don't want to be flying computers. I want to have my hands on the controls and fly something where you really need a pilot onboard."

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This hot shot ex-flight school instructor from Quebec will help rampies like Wilf and Jeremy achieve their goals while learning a few lessons of his own, such as how to fly the massive Douglas DC-4 fuel freighters and the amphibious CL-215 fire fighting waterbombers.

 

Sophie the Dog

Mascot and Co-Pilot

11 years old

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"Ruff Ruff"

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Rescued from a shelter in Red Deer, Alberta, Sophie is an 11-year-old mutt who has logged more hours in the cockpit than most of Buffalo's co-pilots. More at home in the air than on the ground, Sophie has a tendency to run away when she's on terra firma a habit that has resulted in over $5000 in 'pick-up and return' fines since 2001. Despite her costly explorations, Sophie is adored by passengers and crew alike and is a vital member of the Buffalo family.

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