It is finally happening. We are getting flights! The very first LC-130 of the season just landed. It carried a bunch of firefighters and our ARFF vehicle, both now a requirement for any passenger flights.

The first LC-130 of the season

South ARFF vehicle

My toasty fellow winter-overs were supposed to leave on this flight but because of some minor mechanical problem they won’t be taking any passengers back. Let’s hope that the weather holds and everyone gets out on the second LC-130 flight of the day.

[tags]Antarctica, South Pole, LC-130, Basler, Kenn Borek[/tags]

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4 Responses to “Flights!”

  1. abhijeet
    March 6th, 2009 08:32

    How long you were in antarctica?

  2. Steffen
    March 28th, 2009 05:19

    Almost seven years by now.

  3. Kiran
    March 28th, 2009 22:46

    Hi … im very interested in comming to dis place buddy…can u plzz help meout,…
    I live in India..Thank you

  4. Julia Zakharova
    October 30th, 2009 23:45

    Dear Steffen,
    Greeting from Russia, Moscow!
    Would you so kind to me…is it possible to find an aircraft for 6-7 passengers to make a flight from Eduardo Frei Montalva Station, King George Island Airport to South Pole?
    Thank you in advance,