2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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McMurdo Station

McMurdo-based aircraft (Helicopters, Twin Otter, Basler and LC-130 fixed-wing aircraft) will continue to support USAP researchers and program logistical functions.

PHI
PHI will provide helicopter support

PHI will provide helicopter support with five helicopters (two AS-350-B2 "A-Stars" and three Bell 212s) based out of McMurdo Station and Pine Island Glacier (PIG) camp. From the beginning of October to the beginning of December the five helicopters will support research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Royal Society Range and on Ross Island. From the beginning of December through the end of January two AS-350-B2's will be stationed at PIG; leaving the 3 Bell 212's in McMurdo to support the local region. In addition, Antarctic New Zealand will be providing a Eurocopter - EC130 from approximately the beginning of November through mid February.

http://www.phihelico.com/External Non U.S. Government Site

New York Air National Guard (ANG)
New York Air National Guard will provide re-supply and research support to South Pole Station

The New York Air National Guard will provide re-supply and research support to South Pole Station. They will support research activities at deep field locations including Siple Dome, WAIS Divide, Byrd Station, PIG, and various open field landing locations.

http://www-105aw.ang.af.mil/External Non U.S. Government Site

Kenn Borek Air
Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Kenn Borek Air will be used by a number of projects throughout the USAP area of operations

Twin Otter and Basler aircraft, operated by Kenn Borek Air, will be used by a number of projects throughout the USAP area of operations.

http://www.borekair.com/External Non U.S. Government Site

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Curator: Esther L. Hill PhD, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Alexandra Isern, Division of Polar Programs