Pilots that fly in the coldest parts of the world have a code, 40/40/40, the trifecta of no-fly weather. The temperature is minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the air, on the ground and at the flight's destination. These sub-zero temperatures cause lethal flying conditions The pilots encounter the menace of wind shear at notorious Bear Rock and now that the Turkish waterbomber deal has gone through, it's up to lead mechanic Cory Dodd to turn two lightweight, summertime planes into aircraft able to withstand the rigours of a North Atlantic flight in the middle of a brutal winter.
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Buffalo Airways is an airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. They mainly fly WWII-era piston powered propeller planes in minus 40 degrees and land on tiny strips of tarmac in the tundra.
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04:30 Trans Atlantic Water Bomber
18:00 Sub-Zero Engine Repair
26:30 Freezing Engine Fails Mid-Flight
34:37 Flying Into Brutal Wind Shear