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Flying to Antarctica
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2019 Jan 20, 12:38 -0500
In another thread, you wrote:
When flying into Little America - McMurdo from Christchurch, NZ
That certainly caught my attention! Wow!
Did you navigate there using CN? How was it landing in Antarctica? Did you ever take an aircraft to the South Pole?There is/was commercial flight. Last I checked it was a $33k roundtrip, same day return.
Please do tell us more of your experiences. Particularly the navigation aspect, but any other tidbits would be more than welcome.
Let me just repeat Wow!
It is not because of the cold, it is because there is no place to land. When I flew over the north pole region there was always a place to divert to in an emergency. There are airports in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and of course. Russa.
When flying into Little America - McMurdo from Christchurch, NZ my only divert was back to NZ. There is nothing close to most of Antarctia but ocean.
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