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    Re: Why no airtraffic over Antarctica?
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2019 Jan 19, 14:57 -0800

    Tony,

    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.

    John H.

       
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