On one trip from Fairbanks to Kotzebue, Archie and the bird were flying in pilot Maurice King's plane. King had his hands full with some of the roughest turbulence either pilot had ever encountered. The plane dropped and rolled violently. The parrot went berserk, screaming and screeching. Archie tried to control it, to help King focus on the flying, but to no avail. They eventually made it, but the parrot hated Archie thereafter, always biting and cursing him. A short time later, Archie's dog somehow caught and ate the bird.