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    Default Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    I really enjoyed watching the series Flying Wild Alaska, which followed the Tweeto family and their air service business.

    Jim died with one other person on the 16th of June, in a crash.

    https://youtu.be/51YKBWVxn_M
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    R.I.P.

    Was a good man & great pilot. Followed his flying with great interest.
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Sad news. Really enjoyed their series. He was a calm, down to earth and experienced pilot. But it is a harsh area to fly in.
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Sad news. Really enjoyed their series. He was a calm, down to earth and experienced pilot. But it is a harsh area to fly in.
    Appears he struggled to gain altitude after takeoff and crashed.
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Those guys flew illegally a lot, and it was on t.v This is with regards to the weather and regulations about what can and cannot be done.
    Sometimes fate is waiting...

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    I really enjoyed this book about pioneering days of Alaska Bush Pilots incase anyone is intrested and can get their hands on a copy:

    The Flying North by Jean Potter
    The thrilling story of Bush Pilots in Alaska 1920 -1945
    Printed by Ballantine Books, New York, 1945, 1972 and 73.

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Very Sad news indeed !!!

    He was and excellent pilot with amazing skills and massive amount of experience.

    RIP

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Phew…. We love the series
    Ex Aircraft Tech here, so close to my heart.
    I hope he eventually retired to enjoy his last days bush flying.

    R.I.P Jim

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Thanks for sharing - very sad to hear of Jim's passing.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I really enjoyed watching the series Flying Wild Alaska, which followed the Tweeto family and their air service business.

    Jim died with one other person on the 16th of June, in a crash.

    https://youtu.be/51YKBWVxn_M
    Yip, also enjoyed FWA. Pity about Jim, but must say he was flying some high risk manouvres with that little red plane of his (which they also crashed in now).
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Oh no man.
    That is so sad. I loved following him and his family on the show.

    He was a really awesome human being.
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Not sure if it's the story but it is a story:

    https://youtu.be/Q-g-rXcXu-0
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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Beat-up rat rod of a '96 Nissan Patrol that bears the evidence of many wonderful adventures (and a few stupid indiscretions).

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    Default Re: Jim Tweeto of Flying Wild Alaska dies in Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post

    Sounds plausible, "windshear" during take off with a high load on board.
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