This past year of life has been just crazy. This coming season 4 of Ice Pilots has documented it and will start airing here in Canada on October 25th!! I got big plans for this blog and starting September 3rd, I’m going to be starting my “next year”. But before I explain I would like to do a quick recap of the highlights of the last year starting last Summer.
Ice Pilots was nominated for the Gemini awards and I flew down to Toronto and attended the award banquet. I was lucky enough to take Kate Eaton as my date and I even dressed up in a suit lol. We sat with the series Executive Producer David Gullason, who is the main reason we have a TV show. We didn’t win the big one, but we did go home with two! I have more pics of trashing hotel rooms with Michael Hicks, but I leave those alone lol
Right when I got back to the hangar we started shooting the CBC TV show “Arctic Air”. Now that was a real blast. Getting meet the whole crew and get to see behind the scenes of what it takes to make a real drama show. I became friends with almost every crew member, on screen crew and off screen crew! There where some crazy after parties and I highly enjoy working with everyone when they come to Yellowknife.
A random cool thing happened when Reggie Leach and his son Jamie Leach came to visit us in the hangar. Reggie won the Stanley Cup with the Flyers during the Broadstreet Bullies era (My favorite time in Hockey!… I know I know) and his son Jamie won the Cup with Mario and the boys in the early 1990’s. Meeting a father son team that were fans of the show and both had cup wins and they let me wear their rings!!! That was easily a true highlight.
Even got into the Halloween spirt and dressed up as Kermit the frog, Kenny dressed up as Kermit’s nephew Robin (that’s a real muppet!… Google it haha)
Our Annually Christmas For Misfits 4 poster. We have this party in Hay River for all us guys that get kicked out of normal x-mas parties lol!! I will release the #5 poster this November for this years party!
Well we finished working on Season 1 of Arctic Air, now a hollywood type premier party with all the stars and crew. Here is the YK crew Jay, Pablo and myself. We had the best time ever at the after party (pics to crazy to post)
Here is my Tweet to celebrate Ice Pilots NWT going back on the Air in the USA on the Weather Channel, did I mention I love the weather Channel! AMERICA!!!
Here is a soot of me in the back of a Military Herc. This is an Ice Pilots thing so I cant say much, but what I can say is EPIC!
We worked with the Military lots this year, here is a shot of of Hangar and the PPCLI Paratroopers getting there gear on!
Oh Ya I did my first acting job, I’m a natural at fighting out side the gold range. For more info check out http://www.Collective9.com
Pond Hockey this year was AWESOME!! the boys/gals in Hay River sure can throw a Hockey Tourny!!! Here is our team the “Buffalo Pond Stars” lol
Here is my team for the Frostbite 45. Ya thats right we did a snowshoe marathon(More on season 4… sorry)
To help me get into shape I did a lot of snow shoeing!! Here is Back Bay outside of my house, Check out the Norseman on the dock. still on floats lol
I got to sneak in a vist with my Sliver friend the Cup on one of my trips to Toronto.
Scotty got me tickets to watch the leafs lose to OV and we even got a game puck and a tour of the dressing room!!
Now this is a huge honour, Hay River but My sister, brother and myself on there $5 dollar coin!! PURE MONEY hahaha I LOVE HAY RIVER!!!!
My Buddy Serge and I went to watch the payoff game where the Sens beat the Rangers in overtime!! It was the most fun I ever had at a hockey game!!
AJ and I searching for long lost Airplanes (Season 4 stuff lol)
I Got to be the special guest at the Hamilton Airshow!! So awesome, I love the posterBuffaloAirWear.com sponsored a racing team out of Ontario check out My buddy’s at http://www.facebook.com/risok.sport
Another cool thing happen, LEGO asked us to be a part of their theme park LEGOLAND in Denmark. Here is a sneak shot of inside the “Buffalo Hangar” notice the doors hahaha. So very cool, you can see the whole thing on a upcoming episode of Ice Pilots.
Outside of the Hangar is where you will find the LEGO version of my Father and my self flying an Airplane. If you are in Denmark CHECK IT OUT!!
This is a truly amazing moment of my life. Im flying in the Lancaster (middle) and there is a B-25 on our left wing and the only fling B-29 on our right wing. Also there is a Mustang Fighter doing loops around us. We flew in this formation to Buffalo NY were I got to fly in the B-29. This was all publicly for the Hamilton Airshow. in the future ill write a blog post just about this and show you guys the awesome footage from my phone!A shot of me looking just behind the captain.
The Airshow was so fun. Cooper came with me for the show and here is a pic of us in front of the best airshow display i have ever seen!!! Check them out HERE
The GNWT asked me to go to Vancouver for Canada Day to help promote the North. He is a shot of Arctic Air’s Adam Beach and I before heading up on stage to talk to the crowd.
No its not Tom Cruise, more like Tommy Boy
Here is me getting strapped in for the ride of my life!!!!!
Here is me trying to figure out how to change the channel on the on board TV lol
Iron Maiden during Aces High (my fav song) we where in the Sound stage area.
Here is a cool shot I took of Bruce as I was heading back stage to grab a beer lol.
My Friend Kristy from Australia was touring Canada and came up to visit us in Yellowknife, so Kenny and I kidnapped her and brought her to the concert. Here is a shot of us outside our personal “Green Room at the Iron Maiden Concert.Here is me flashing our back stage passes and grabing one of our free beers lol. There was none left of course!!
Here is Bruce right after the show, we are in his van heading to the pub for a night cap.
Bruce and I sitting in the Cockpit of the DC-3 WZS on our way from Edmonton – Yellowknife.
My favourite pic of Emma Rae showing Bruce how to really scream!!
Maybe he will come back and try his hand on the 46???
At the Black Knight here in Yellowknife enjoying a Pint. Well Summer is now coming to an end and I now have to top last year some how… As you can see with the pictures I have lost a bunch of weight. My next blog post is going to tell you how I did it and what this next year holds for me (ITS GOING TO BE ALOT OF WORK 😉
Anyway!I hope you like this blog so far. On Monday I will introduce a friend of mine who is going to help me write on this blog.Cheers,