A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2019 Jan 19, 14:12 -0800
Here Frank said:
In aviation, commercial flights are prohibited from flying over Antarctica
Why is that? Is it for safety reasons?
I can't see any difference between dying in bitter-cold waters of southern seas (when avoiding to enter Antarctica's latitudes) and freezing to death in the midst of Antarctica itself.
Or is it for ecological reasons - not to spoil Antactica with airplanes' debris? Or simply the fuel-savings are not big enough to validate all the risks?