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    Re: Flying to Antarctica
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2019 Jan 20, 18:09 -0800


    Yes, we all got out of the airplane.  We knew it was a once in a lifetime experance.  Not much to see though.  Fron the air everything was WHITE.  Not a large place as I rember.

    I did not know much about celnav then. Day time and the Nav climbed up on his stool to look through the sextant a few times.  What I do rember was we ( the pilots ) were flying grid - the chart we used was special for the polar region and had grid lines instead of lat and long.  The Nav had taken over the HSI ( pilot's compass ) and it did not show the same heading that our wiskey compass did.  The approach to the runway was in grid heading.

    It was early in my flying career and I was luckly to be on the crew.  There were three pilots ( and two navs, if I rember corect ) so we could have a 24 hour crew duty day.  I had attended Arctic Survival School which was a requirement to go.  Most of my polar flying was up north.

    John H.

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