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Archive for February, 2009

Bye bye Daisy… bye bye Air Unit…

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 4 Comments »

Early start today to say 'au revoir' to the BAS Air Unit. With the field season over the Air Unit have been packing up over the last week and the first two Twin Otters departed earlier in the week. ...

A quiet afternoon in the office…

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 3 Comments »

Thursday afternoon was looking like a pretty quiet shift on ops in the tower. The Dash-7 had flown north in the morning with a full load of pax and you could tell there were less people on station. Weather was ...

Good weather before the final push…

Friday, February 13th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 13 Comments »

It's been a week of good weather here at Rothera and that has happily coincided with a relatively quiet period in the flying programme. We're nearly at the end of the summer field season, most of the field parties have ...

Two weeks at Fossil Bluff and now back on base…

Friday, February 6th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 4 Comments »

What ho peeps, I'm back on base after an excursion down to Fossil Bluff (71°20' S 68°17' W). I didn't make it as far south as Sky Blu but I'm not complaining as two weeks flying the flag at ...