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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Great Arctic Air Adventure... The Film


“Take the worlds northernmost skies and explore the planet’s “last imaginary place”—The enigmatic Arctic. The Great Arctic Air Adventure is the story of Seattle’s Mark Schoening and Doug DeVries, who piloted their de Havilland Beaver seaplanes around Canada via the famed Northwest Passage. Over six weeks of battling miserable weather, frozen tundra and inaccessible terrain in one of the least populated places on earth, the pair builds a lasting bond and discovers that in the unyielding Arctic, adaptation is key.” Run Time 01:18:55

And the adventure continues... all the way into your living room. The Great Arctic Adventure will be airing on local television:

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 pm on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima and on KYVE 47Yakima

On the September 7th showings, there will be an opportunity to purchase the DVD as part of a small pledge. However, if you’re unable to watch the show on September 7th, the DVD can still be purchased from The Museum of Flight by clicking HERE.

50% of the proceeds are going to

The Museum of Flight.

Meet one of the pilots, Doug DeVries, by clicking HERE. He's supported Women of Aviation, and is a great contributor to The Museum of Flight. He and his wife, Robbi, are two of the most gracious people of Seattle and dedicate their lives to giving. Life is an adventure, and they prove it daily. They also make really great wine: Tailwind Cellars.

Click HERE and check out The Great Arctic Adventure's new website.

Enjoy the Journey!

XOX Karlene

Future shows:

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 pm on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima, and KYVE 47Yakima

Friday, September 9, 11:00 pm on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima, and KYVE 47Yakima

Thursday, September 15, 11:30 pm on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima, and KYVE 47Yakima

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 am on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima, and KYVE 47Yakima

Thursday, September 29, 1:00 am on KCTS 9 HDSeattle/Yakima, and KYVE 47Yakima


  1. This sounds fantastic! I love that it's supporting the museum. I'm off to click on the links.

  2. I WANT TO SEE THAT BEAVER AGAIN. That was one of the greatest flights I ever went on.


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