Doug Stewart from "Flying Wild Alaska" stars in the Discovery Chanel reality docu-series. He is a pilot for the Era Alaska airline.

Doug Stewart ("Flying Wild Alaska") obtained his pilot's license in Seattle during his senior year of high school. After a brief stint as an actor on "All My Children," he arrived in Nome and was immediately given the nickname "Hollywood" by the other pilots. His favorite thing about flying in Alaska is the freedom, the lack of air-traffic, and the lack of people on the radio telling you what to do. But with that freedom comes risk.

Doug recalls his most harrowing experience as being when he had to perform the "Rockford Maneuver" while landing on the Diomede Island ice runway years ago. This maneuver is named after the "J-Turn" frequently used in the car chase scenes in "The Rockford Files" TV show. The tires of Doug's Piper Navjo were slipping on the wet icy surface and with the end of the runway fast approaching, he spun the plane 180 degrees and used forward thrust to prevent an imminent crash. It was a gutsy maneuver that saved his life, but one he hopes to never repeat.

Ariel Tweto Talks 'Flying Wild Alaska,' Calls BS On Seeing Russia From Anyone's House


Where does he live? Find out here.

Nickname: Hollywood
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Current Residence: Nome, AK

'Flying Wild Alaska' Season 2 Takes Flight a Week Early — The premiere date of the new season of the Discovery Channel series, about by an Alaskan airline, has been moved up a week to Friday, October 28. Read more...
Discovery Channel Reveals Fall 2011 Line-Up — New series center around dinosaurs, used cars, firearms, lies and weed, while returning shows include "Gold Rush: Alaska," "MythBusters," "Dirty Jobs," "Storm Chasers" and more. Read more...
'Flying Wild Alaska' Opens Big for Discovery Channel — The show delivered the highest-rated new series premiere of all time on the network in households and adults. Read more...

Who is he dating? What do you think of him?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
  BB code and links are not permitted.