First science crew off to WAIS!
Today, Nov 25th, at 9:17 AM local, our first science crew lifted off
for WAIS in an LC-130 turbo prop.
WAIS is about 1020 some miles from McMurdo. The flight is about 3
hours and 15 minutes.
All your bags, as well as yourself, need to be weighed in so the plane
overloaded. We must wear our "ECW," Extreme Cold Weather gear per
regulations. Here is Nicolai at weigh-in.
Geoff's birthday is today, and he received an imprompto party before
Patrick and Krissy modeling our snack pack "meals" we receive on the
Here's the plane taking off with our crew headed for WAIS from the ice
runway at McMurdo.
Note the skis on the plane.