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Ice Pilots: Rampie Chris “Sr” is hard at work in the Buffalo Airways hangar, hauling an air duct for a vital piece of equipment known as a “frost fighter”. Photo credit: Gabriela Schonbach

Ice Pilots: The stellar beauty of the northern skies is the perfect backdrop to showcase the Buffalo Airways fleet of vintage aircraft. Photo credit: Ed Araquel

Ice Pilots: A rampie signals the “all clear” for Joe to start the number two engine on the DC-3. Photo credit: John Driftmier

Ice Pilots: A Buffalo Airways DC-4 makes its way over the frozen expanse of Alexandra Falls in the Northwest Territories. Photo credit: John Driftmier

Ice Pilots: Cargo is loaded onto the WWII-era Curtiss C-46 Commando in the blistering cold at dawn. Photo credit: John Driftmier