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CV-580 During Early Years of Tweto Family

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

All of you might remember Flying Wild Alaska tv show featuring Jim Tweto, his wife, and his two daughters as well as his airline Era Airline.  

During early years of Tweto family when their two daughters were babies, presenting Era flight many moon years ago from PAUN Unalakleet Airport located one nautical mile north of the central business district of Unalakleet, Alaska to PAOM Nome Airport located two nautical miles west of the central business district of Nome,  of Alaska.

At gate waiting to be boarded

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Yes it is FREEZING COLD at the gate!!!

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Starting engines

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Starting to taxi to short of runway 14 where you can see in background Jim Tweto's famous red plane and ERA's famous green building. If you can see the pickup truck next to the green building, that is the same truck that a rookie pilot would later accidentally wrecks the driver's door not realizing the winds would be too strong enough to wreck it when opening it!!

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Taxiing to short of runway 14

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Holding short on runway 14

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Spooling engines to warm them before starting take off

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Take off!!!

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Airborne retracting landing gear while starting climb to FL140

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Nice view of the airport

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Powering to climb to FL140

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You can see whole airport where the Tweto family works!!!!  Look at the famous red plane and Era building!!

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Climbing

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Turning right toward west with background view of clean icy waters of Norton Sound

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Cruising at FL140

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Because of regulations of the forums not allowing more than 20 screenshots per post, please be kind enough to go to this hyperlink as seen below to view rest of the flight.

 

Here is the hyperlink: http://vatil.org.il/forum/index.php/topic/42675-cv-580-during-early-years-of-tweto-family/

Thank you for viewing!!  Stay tuned for next flight!!!!

Regards,

Aharon

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Neat plane and very nice shots Aharon!  With all your cold weather flying lately, I hope you're planning a flight in the tropics soon

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All of you might remember Flying Wild Alaska tv show featuring Jim Tweto, his wife, and his two daughters as well as his airline Era Airline.

 

Funny you mention it, my ex-wife used to work for Era and knows the Tweto's. I used to love that show, to bad the Tweto's decided not to do it anymore, but I can understand their reasons for not wanting to.

 

Nice pics btw.

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Cmpbellsjc,  Bernd111, and FDX777,

 

Thanks for kind words.

 

Cmpbellsjc,  why did Twetos give up their airline business?

 

Regards,

Aharon

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The last episode Mr. Tweto indicated he wanted to retire and he went off with the family and built a small cabin away from everything.  At least that was the TV version of it :rolleyes:

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Martinrex007, 

 

Thanks for answer!! Who did Tweto family sell Era airline to?

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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Cmpbellsjc, why did Twetos give up their airline business?

 

Regards,

Aharon

I didn't say they gave up their business, I said they decided not to do anymore episodes of the show.

 

Also, to correct myself I wrote that my ex - used to work for Era, she still does under the name Ravin. She's now based at their operation at PANC.

 

As for why they decided not to do the show, read below the next quote.

The last episode Mr. Tweto indicated he wanted to retire and he went off with the family and built a small cabin away from everything. At least that was the TV version of it :rolleyes:

According to my ex, they decided not to do the show because they thought they might damage the company name and reputation due to the way the show sometimes portrayed them as taking unnecessary risks. Of course they didn't but to make the show seem more interesting, they would edit it to make it seem that way. In businesses, especially air travel, creating reputational risk can be just as bad or worse as being factually risky.

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Cmpbellsjc,

 

Thanks for interesting explanations!!!

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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