Arctic Air a Flight of Fancy for Star – Postmedia News

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Arctic Air a flight of fancy for star

Adam Beach leads new ensemble in throwback to adventure stories of yesteryear

By Alex Strachan, Postmedia News January 10, 2012

ARCTIC AIR

When: Premieres Jan. 10 at 9 ET/PT

Where: CBC

All in all, Adam Beach would rather be flying. He wouldn’t be stuck in Vancouver traffic on this early morning, for one thing, while driving his way to work on Arctic Air, writer-producer Ian Weir’s Yellowknife-set ensemble drama about renegade bush pilots in Canada’s Far North.

Beach plays a young, would-be business tycoon who feels “he’s left a lot of unturned stones in his life,” after he chose business school over the romance of the skies. His character, Bobby Martin, grew up the son of a legendary Dene bush pilot and, as a child, he would hang out in aircraft hangars, watching his father pore over battered vintage Second World War planes in an effort to make them airworthy. After his father died, however, Mar-tin opted to pursue a career as a venture capitalist, instead.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Arctic+flight+fancy+star/5971628/story.html#ixzz1j4TxkML7

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