Arctic Air

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Arctic Air
Title card for Arctic Air.jpg
GenreDrama
Created byIan Weir
Starring
Theme music composerTim McCauley[1]
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)Omnifilm Entertainment
DistributorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) – April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
External links
Website
 
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Arctic Air
Title card for Arctic Air.jpg
GenreDrama
Created byIan Weir
Starring
Theme music composerTim McCauley[1]
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)Omnifilm Entertainment
DistributorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) – April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
External links
Website

Arctic Air is a Canadian drama television series that began airing on CBC Television on January 10, 2012. The series was canceled on March 17, 2014, due to government budgetary cuts.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Arctic Air is about a Yellowknife-based maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The owners are Mel Ivarson, an old school bush pilot, and Bobby Martin, the son of Ivarson's deceased partner. Episodes focus on interpersonal conflicts between the characters as well as dramatic flying missions with their aging fleet of Douglas DC-3s, de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters and other aircraft. Each episode has one or more flying missions.[3]

Productions[edit]

In some episodes, the production crew used Buffalo Airways' hangar in Yellowknife as backdrop.

Cast[edit]


Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
11"Out of a Clear Blue Sky"Paul ShapiroIan Weir1.055[4][5]January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
Bobby returns to Yellowknife; a dangerous storm forces Mel to ditch his plane. 
22"All In"James DunnisonJames Phillips0.885[6]January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
Bobby gambles Mel's plane in a poker game; a DC-3 runs out of fuel at 5000 feet. 
33"Hijacked"Mike RohlBob Carney1.074[7]January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
An Arctic Air flight is hijacked while flying rig workers to Yellowknife. 
44"All the Vital Things"[8]Robert LiebermanSarah Dodd0.891[9]January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
Bobby lies to gain the trust of an elder. 
55"Northern Lights"[8]Anthony AtkinsJordan Wheeler0.718February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
Arctic Air may be involved in a drug overdose in a remote community. 
66"C-TVAK"[8]Mike RohlPenny Gummerson0.734February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
Bobby puts Cece's life at risk to find out how his father died. 
77"Vancouver is Such a Screwed-Up City"[8]Stacey Stewart CurtisSusin Nielsen0.784[10]February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Bobby travels south with Mel and Krista to buy a new plane and his old life in Vancouver comes back to haunt him. 
88"The Professional"Kevin FairIan Weir0.723[11]February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
Lives are at a risk when a hitman comes to Yellowknife. 
99"New North"James DunnisonIan Weir0.658[12]March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
Arctic Air gets more than it bargained for when Bobby convinces his high-rolling college roommate to invest in the company. 
1010"Drop in for Lunch"Gary HarveySarah Dodd0.963[13]March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
A routine flight from Watson Lake to Yellowknife turns deadly. 

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
111"Wildfire"Anthony AtkinsR.B. Carney0.842[14]January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
Bobby and Krista attempt to rescue a group of stranded tourists from a raging forest fire, but they need help from the rest of the Arctic Air crew if they're going to make it out alive. 
122"Bombs Away"Anthony AtkinsJordan WheelerJanuary 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
Bobby's sister Deanna is arrested for eco-terrorist bombings, but as Bobby works to clear her name, he learns that there's one more bomb and it's been planted on an Arctic Air plane -- with Krista aboard. 
133"Open Season"Gary HarveyPenny E. GummersonJanuary 23, 2013 (2013-01-23)
Bobby and Caitlin fly to the northern hunting grounds, where they discover Nelson has been shot by the hunters he was sent there to guide. 
144"Stormy Weather"Anne WheelerSara SnowJanuary 30, 2013 (2013-01-30)
Inclement weather traps Bobby, Krista, and Blake inside an abandoned radar station, where a hidden threat lurks. 
155"Old Wounds"Gary HarveyIan WeirFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
Bobby makes a final bid to save his diamond claim by sponsoring Jim McAllister in a boxing match. 
166"Dangerous Cargo"Anne WheelerSarah DoddFebruary 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)
A biologist resorts to terrorism out of desperation, holding Krista and Bobby at gunpoint in the Arctic Air headquarters. 
177"There's Gold in Them Thar Hills"Mike RohlR.B. Carney & Penny GummersonFebruary 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)
Arctic Air goes up against Bruce Ward and the Comstock Brothers when a dying trapper tells Dev and Cece the location of a gold claim. 
188"Secrets & Lies"Neill FearnleySarah Dodd0.693[15]March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)
Petra suspects her ex-husband is behind Connor's disappearance, leading her to team with Bobby in search of them. 
199"Hell Hath No Fury"Mike RohlIan WeirMarch 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
Bobby is tasked with reining in a troubled rock star during the northern leg of her comeback tour. 
2010"Skeletons in the Closet"Neill FearnleyLarry BambrickMarch 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)
Bobby and Mel are left stranded in an isolated community when their DC-3 is shot up on the airstrip. 
2111"Blood Is Thicker Than Water"Kevin FairSusan Nielsen0.605[16]April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
Krista's mother comes to town and turns her daughter's life upside down. 
2212"Fool Me Once"Amanda TappingDerek Thompson & Ian WeirApril 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
Blake's sister crashes a couples weekend in Calgary; where Krista learns Bobby and Petra kissed. 
2313"Ts'inada"Kevin FairR.B. Carney, Sara Snow
& Jordan Wheeler
April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)
Kidnappers capture Caitlin, but instead of a ransom they demand a trade for Nelson. 

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

On April 2, 2013, CBC renewed Arctic Air for a third season that began airing in January 2014.[17]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
241"The River"Ian WeirJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
Arctic Air launches a search and rescue operation for Dev and Astrid. 
252"High Water"Ian WeirJanuary 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
Bobby fights against time and politics to evacuate a community before an upstream dam bursts. 
263"The Fling"Ian WeirJanuary 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
Krista and Tag’s relationship is tested when an emergency landing leaves them stranded. 
274"The Finish Line"Ian WeirJanuary 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
A high-stakes plane race raises ghosts from Mel’s past, forcing Krista and Tag to confront a crisis in their relationship. 
285"The Devils You Know"Ian WeirFebruary 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
Bobby fights to save Petra’s life savings when Bruce Ward’s involvement in a business deal causes violence and destruction. 
296"On the Edge"Ian WeirFebruary 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
Krista faces a grisly choice when her team attempts a life and death rescue. 
307"Flying Solo"Ian WeirMarch 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
Bobby and Loreen race to save Caitlin when her first solo flight goes dangerously wrong. 
318"The Fugitive"Ian WeirMarch 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)
A prisoner transport becomes a life and death struggle for Blake and Lindsay, as Krista and Tag reach an impasse in their relationship. 
329"Rites of Passage"Ian WeirMarch 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
Bobby and Connor’s weekend on the land becomes a fight for survival, while a high altitude flight puts Mel and Krista in peril. 
3310"Last Drop"Ian WeirMarch 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
Bobby blames Bruce Ward for his foster sister’s death in a dry community, as Blake and Lindsay pursue a murder suspect. 
3411"The Fall - Part 1"Ian WeirApril 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
Krista’s SAR crew is pushed to the limit during a high-altitude rescue, while Bobby is the target of an attack in YK. 
3512"The Fall - Part 2 (Season Finale)"Ian WeirApril 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
When disaster strikes, Krista’s SAR team is trapped, and Tag clings to life on the mountain; Bobby and Mel race to save them. 

DVD release[edit]

On November 20, 2012, Entertainment One released the complete first season on DVD in Canada.[18]

Ratings[edit]

According to CBC, the total audience for the first episode was just over 1 million viewers.[4]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)No.PremieredEndedTV SeasonViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Tuesday 9:00pm10
January 10, 2012
1.055[4]
March 13, 2012
0.963[13]20120.965[19]
2Wednesday 9:00pm13
January 9, 2013
0.842[14]
April 17, 2013
N/A2013N/A

Man of the North[edit]

CBC Television has created an online series titled Man of the North as a supporting material. Episodes are 2–3 minutes each.[20]

Online games[edit]

In support for the show, there has also been online games on the official website. The game is titled Arctic Air Adventure.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Download the Arctic Air Theme Song - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (March 17, 2014). "Canada's CBC Cancels 'Arctic Air,' 'Cracked' as Budget Chops Bite". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "About the Show - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "ARCTIC AIR SOARS TO RECORD HEIGHTS IN SERIES DEBUT ON CBC TELEVISION". CBC Television. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Arctic Air: Episode Guide". Zap2it. TvGuide.ca. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "TV Feeds My Family: The Brioux Report: Canada's Got Ratings". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. March 7, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Brioux, Bill (March 14, 2012). "TV Feeds My Family: The Brioux Report: Big Bang wins another week". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Brioux, Bill (March 21, 2012). "TV Feeds My Family: Brioux Report: Big Bang goes Missing". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "TV Feeds My Family: Murdoch Mysteries lifts CBC's premiere week". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. January 13, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/309815927829061632
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/319954457473449988
  17. ^ "Battle of the Blades returns to CBC - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News". Cbc.ca. April 3, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Arctic Air DVD news: Announcement for Arctic Air - The Complete 1st Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. May 25, 2007. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ Wild, Diane. "Arctic Air boasts record season for CBC | TV, eh?". Tv-eh.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Arctic Air | Webisodes - Man of the North (Ep.1) - Lights, Camera, Action! | Watch Full Episodes Online". Cbc.ca. January 11, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Arctic Air Adventure - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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